Machida is dislodged from top ten MMA pound-for-pound list for the first time. Machida faced an unfortunate split decision defeat at the UFC 123 on Nov. 20 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich as two judges decided in favor Jackson.

Unexpected result of the UFC 123 ended up in displacement of Machida from MMA’s top ten fighters list. In place of Machida, WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has entered into the tenth spot. Cruz walked into the achievement thanks to his five-round spilt decision win in a rematch over Joseph Benavidez in August.

Jackson was named the winner of the UFC 123 bout, though he was absolutely dominated by Machida in the final quarter of the bout. But Rampage has displayed amazing performance in the first two stanzas of the bout with his aggressiveness.

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