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1. Jon Jones

The current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion bounced back from the closest fight of his fight against Alexander Gustaffson at UFC 165 to demolish Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. It was vintage Jones, as he controlled the fight wherever he wanted it to go. That victory was his seventh title defence and took him to a very impressive 20-1. He now looks set to rematch Alexander Gustaffson sometime in August or September.

2. Jose Aldo

Aldo was a star when he fought in the WEC, however he is an even bigger one. The UFC Featherweight Champion has looked unstoppable in every fight under the Zuffa banner. Last time out against Ricardo Lamas was no different; he battered his opponent with technical striking and crisp combinations and extended his UFC title defences to six. 'Scarface' will now meet Chad Mendes at UFC 176

3. Cain Velasquez

In the trilogy fight against Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez removed any doubt that his victory of JDS was a fluke. The Mexican battered 'Cigano' for the second time in his career outstriking the man dubbed with the best boxing the the Heavyweight division, this time finishing the fight in the final round to retain his title. Velasquez will next meet Fabricio Werdum in what could be a very tough test after they serve as coaches on TUF: Latin America.

4. Demitirous Johnson

'Mighty Mouse' is without doubt the most under-rated fighter within the UFC. He was always fighting 10lbs too much at Bantamweight, but that didn't stop him gaining a title shot. Since his drop to Flyweight, he has looked fantastic. His last performance against Joseph Benavidez highlights that he has a lot of power, KOing his opponent in the very first round. Johnson next meets Ali Bagautinov next at UFC 174.

5. Johnny Hendricks

Despite losing via a very controversial split decision to Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks made it second time lucky. He defeated Robbie Lawler for the 170lbs title after GSP vacated it and 'Big Rigg' has beaten a who's who of names including Carlos Condit, Martin Kampmann and Jon Fitch.

6. Chris Weidman

Many people believed that Anderson Silva would retire as Middleweight champion. However in July 2013, Weidman TKO'd 'The Spider' and proved it was no fluke by defeating him again in December. Despite Silva breaking his leg in the fight, Weidman controlled the fight in the first round expertly and had all the momentum. Weidman next faces Lyoto Machida at UFC 175.

7. Anthony Pettis

Pettis came into the UFC as WEC Lightweight champion, however he was quickly derailed by Clay Guida. He learnt a lot from that fight and won four fights straight. His latest win was by far his most impressive, when he submitted Benson Henderson to capture the UFC Lightweight Champion. Pettis now is set up for to coach against Gilbert Melendez on 'The Ultimate Fighter' before the pair meet sometime in late 2014.

8. Alexander Gustafsson

Since The Swede's loss to Phil Davis, Gustafsson has looked a different fighter. He earned himself a title shot against Jon Jones, in which he lost by razor thin split decision. That was somewhat controversial and despite wanting an immediate rematch, he was forced to have another prep fight. 'The Mauler' got back to winning ways' finishing unbeaten Jimi Manuwa and earning himself another shot at Jones.

9. Daniel Cormier

Cormier is on a mission to capture the Light Heavyweight title. The former Olympic wrestler has a huge career at Heavyweight  winning the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and defeating the likes of Frank mir and Roy Nelson. 'DC' has continued that form at 205lbs as recently waltzed through legend Dan Henderson making a massive statement to Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson and the rest of the division. He awaits the winner of Jones vs Gustaffson.

10. Benson Henderson

Despite losing the UFC Lightweight title, 'Bendo' still is a top fighter. He has beaten the likes of Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. He most recently got back to winning ways when stepping in for the injured Anthony Pettis to defeat number one contender Josh Thompson. Although he is not the prettiest fighter to watch, he gets the job done. Henderson next meets Rustam Khalibov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42.

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