He just toyed with & systematically obliterated Dmitry "The Vologonsk Hammer" Kudryashov to capture the WBC's vacant Silver cruiserweight title. He was already #4 in their rankings as of the last publication - with Gassiev (now inapplicable) the number one contender and Tabiti & Dorticós in the spots betwixt them. Given that Dorticós brutalized Tabiti yesterday to become the IBF champ, they are both going to be dropped from the rankings (Tabiti for the obvious reason of having been KTFO, and Dorticós because champs from another competing org are ineligible to be ranked) - which by default now means that Makabu sits in the mandatory slot, with the actual championship still vacant (Briedis vs. Głowacki was supposed to be for the interim belt in yesterday's main event, but the WBC retracted its sanctioning over some red tape issues). That means there's a very strong possibility he could be in the running to vie for the vacant title directly next time out - and if not, at the very least, he should have first dibs if the WBC opts to crown the WBSS champion later in the year. I'm not sure the southpaw boxer-puncher would be all that long-shot an underdog against Dorticós or Briedis. I think any combination of fights involving them (or Głowacki, since he still has a potential claim to be in the mix given the controversial anticlimax of his semifinal elimination) would be terrific capstones on what has continued to be a surprisingly high-level and thriving division in recent years.