Latest UFC rankings/MMA rankings (middleweight)

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Anderson Silva is the best middleweight fighter in the world. I don't think anyone would dispute that. But what about the other nine? I'm glad you asked, as SB Nation has released its top 10 fighters at 185 pounds, below.

What better time to focus on the middleweight rankings?

There isn't one, now that we know Anderson Silva will finally return to the Octagon at (gasp) 185 pounds to defend his strap against Chris Weidman at the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (details here).

That takes care of number one and number two.

But what about the rest of the pack? Below is a list of the SB Nation top 10 for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- as well as every other major MMA promotion -- as compiled by MMA Mania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow.

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1. Anderson Silva
2. Chris Weidman
3. Vitor Belfort
4. Yushin Okami
5. Michael Bisping
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Constantinos Phlippou
8. Mark Munoz
9. Tim Boetsch
10. Ronaldo Souza

See how they stack up to the "official" UFC rankings here.

There are a couple of other key middleweight match-ups just around the corner, as well. Alan Belcher takes on Michael Bisping at UFC 159 and Mark Munoz goes head-to-head against Tim Boetsch at UFC 162. The winners from both of those fights could also move the needle in either direction.

Alright Maniacs, you've heard from us, now let's hear from you. Top 10 fighters at 185 pounds are...

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