|5||Junior dos Santos||298||UFC||5|
|9||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||245||UFC||9|
|12||Brett Rogers||133||Warrior-1 MMA||12|
|18||Pedro Rizzo||72||Impact Fighting Championship||21|
|19||Aleksander Emelianenko||70||Azerbaijan Pankration Federation||20|
|24||Tim Sylvia||56||Powerhouse Wolrd Promotions||22|
November was an utterly uneventful month for the heavyweight division. New UFC champ #1 Cain Velasquez did some media appearances. #2 Brock Lesnar went hunting and hasn't been heard from since. #3 Fedor Emelianenko continued his endless contract renegotiations with Strikeforce. #4 Fabricio Werdum did some rehab and also renegotiated with Strikeforce.
#10 Antonio Silva will be fighting this Saturday against Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Henderson vs Sobral. #8 Alistair Overeem will be participating in the K-1 2010 GP on December 11. #25 Stefan Struve will face Sean McCorkle at UFC 124 on the same date.
Rankings compiled by Richard Wade.
Based on the premise that all MMA rankings are subjective but that it’s still useful and informative to know who the online MMA community as a whole ranks as the best fighters in MMA, we collect and average the rankings of the top MMA websites to produce our consensus rankings. We compile the top MMA rankings from each of our sources and award 25 points for a first place ranking, 16 for a 10th place ranking, 1 for a 25th place ranking. A formula is used to "normalize" the data so all fighters are awarded points from those lists that do not include a full 25 fighters. This formula ensures that each ranking site awards the same number of total points regardless of how many fighters they choose to rank. Each fighter’s total is divided by the number of possible points to determine their standing in the Consensus Rankings.
We are now moving to what JCS of Fight Matrix has described as assumed rankings in an attempt to rank fighters who move between weight classes. This has been the biggest problem with the consensus rankings and we believe this new methodology will rectify that.