Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva isn't the top middleweight in the world any more. (David Becker / Associated Press / July 30, 2013)

Anderson Silva’s historic run of success as UFC middleweight champion finally came to an end in the main event of UFC 162, and he pays the price by dropping out of the top spot in The Times' rankings.




1. Cain Velasquez

2. Junior Dos Santos

3. Fabricio Werdum

4. Daniel Cormier

5. Antonio Silva

6. Alistair Overeem

7. Josh Barnett

8. Frank Mir

9. Travis Browne

10. Stipe Miocic


The biggest heavyweight fight of August takes place on its final day when Josh Barnett makes his return to the UFC after 11 years against fellow high level veteran Frank Mir. Barnett has fought in most of the sport’s top organizations while Mir has fought his career almost exclusively in the UFC. Another big fight takes place August 17 in Boston, when Alistair Overeem looks to rebound from a TKO loss to Antonio Silva against 14-1-1 Travis Browne.