Lyoto MachidaWith multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. This time around, it’s the light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions that see some major shifts. Without further ado: Light-Heavyweight 1. Jon Jones 2. Alexander Gustafsson 3. Phil Davis 4. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (5) 5. Glover Teixeira (6) 6. Rashad Evans (7) 7. Dan Henderson (8) 8. Ryan Bader (9) 9. Gegard Mousasi (10) 10. Emanuel Newton (NR) The biggest cause for a shake-up at light heavyweight was not actually from someone losing, it was due to Lyoto Machida vacating the division and heading to 185 pounds. His victory over Mark Munoz last month means he’s no longer in our rankings at 205 pounds. Everyone moves up a spot and Emanuel Newton debuts at number 10 after defeating King Mo for the second time this year at Bellator 106 over the weekend. Middleweight 1. Chris Weidman 2. Anderson Silva 3. Vitor Belfort 4. Jacare Souza 5. Yushin Okami 6. Michael Bisping 7. Lyoto Machida (NR) 8. Francis Carmont (7) 9. Costa Philippou (8) 10. Luke Rockhold Lyoto Machida debuts at 185 after knocking out Mark Munoz in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 30 main event in Manchester. He not only knocked Munoz out in their fight, he also knocks “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” out of the top 10 in our rankings, as he was previously ranked number nine. Welterweight 1. Georges St-Pierre 2. Johny Hendricks 3. Carlos Condit 4. Martin Kampmann 5. Rory MacDonald 6. Jake Ellenberger 7. Dong Hyun Kim 8. Jake Shields (NR) 9. Demian Maia (8) 10. Robbie Lawler (9) Jake Shields debuts in our rankings, most likely an oversight after defeating Demian Maia via split decision in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 29 last month. His presence knocked off long-time top 10 fighter Josh Koscheck, who’s been idle for a significant time while recovering from injuries. Lightweight 1. Anthony Pettis 2. Ben Henderson 3. Gilbert Melendez 4. TJ Grant 5. Gray Maynard 6. Josh Thomson 7. Rafael Dos Anjos 8. Nate Diaz 9. Eddie Alvarez (NR) 10. Michael Chandler (9) Eddie Alvarez returns to the top 10 in the lightweight division after handing Michael Chandler the first loss of his professional career this past weekend in the main event of Bellator 106 to capture the Bellator lightweight title. Alvarez earned some revenge against Chandler, the man who dethroned him from the promotion’s top spot.


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