Well, I don't think defeating Palhares and Cote puts Belcher ahead of Weidman.
Even without beating those 2, Belcher is miles ahead of Whineybitch. Belcher has been toward the top of the MW division for a very long time. Whiney has only been a plausible contender for 1 fight. Hell, when you take into account that he's only a contender because he publicly called for a fight with Silva, he's not even top 5.