Belcher is a fine fighter, but he isn't the best in the division, as he'd have you believe. The man lost to Sexyama for God's sake. And bad decision or not, he was unable to do what every other MW has been able to do - defeat Akiyama decisively. How that makes you better than all of those other MWs is beyond me. I don't buy into Belcher's self-hype, or Joe Rogan's fanboyism. Belcher is good. Quite good. But I'd not yet rank him alongside the elite of the division, as he simply hasn't proven it.
I'd match him up with Okami, just to see where he truly stands in the division. Despite the loss to Boetsch, Yushin is a tremendous test for most MWs.