On the heels of his victory over C.B. Dollaway, Lyoto Machida is now third in the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
Machida passed Vitor Belfort, who will get the next crack at division champion Chris Weidman in 2015. Anderson Silva is first, followed by Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
There was just little change in the other divisions, as Dan Henderson dropped a spot to ninth at light heavyweight, Paige VanZant and Heather Clark flip-flopped for 10th in the female strawweight division, as did Dustin Ortiz and Brad Pickett for 12th at flyweight and Erik Perez and Alex Caceres for 12th at bantamweight.
In the featherweight Top-10, Hacran Dias moved in at 15th, Nik Lentz and Dennis Siver flipped for eighth and Max Holloway and Darren Elkins did the same for 13th.
Khabib Nurmagomedov fell out of a tie for first at lightweight with Rafael dos Anjos, while Eddie Alvarez surpassed Jim Miller for 10th in the same weight class.