Power Rankings: Middleweight

Updated: February 18, 2014, 8:28 AM ET
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UFC Fight Night 36 played like a miniature middleweight tournament and, no surprise, two heavy favorites came out on top. Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza are each deserving of a middleweight title shot, but there can be only one No. 1 contender and as of right now, it has to be Machida. We've known about this guy's skill set for years, but we never knew just how fast he was and he looks as comfortable as he's ever been at 185 pounds. Is this the Machida Era, Take 2?