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Middleweight gets interesting (poll)

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Tonight's MW match-ups helped clear up the title picture in the UFC's least vaunted division. The inclusion of W.Silva and Sonnen, the rise of Maia and Marquardt, the patient Okami, the imminent return of Cote, the potential of Palhares, the possibility of GSP entering the mix...  It all makes for some tantalizing possible match-ups.

 

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Here's a ranking of the UFC MWs based, as purely as possible, on wins over other ranked opponents:

 

1. Anderson Silva

2. Dan Henderson

3. Rich Franklin

4. Yushin Okami

5. Demian Maia

6. Chael Sonnen

7. Thales Leites

8. Nate Marquardt

9. Wilson Gouveia

10. Patrick Cote

11. Jason MacDonald

12. Martin Kampmann

13. Michael Bisping

14. Jason Day

15. Alan Belcher

16. Denis Kang

17. Nate Quarry

18. Chris Leben

19. Kendall Grove

20. Rousimar Palhares

(Update: I reconsidered my stance on Kang, and removed Starnes because he is no longer in the UFC)

 

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\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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