|7||Michihiro Omigawa||224||J-Rock Promotions||7|
|25||Chan Sung Jung||54||WEC||24|
Rankings compiled by Richard Wade.
Unlike last month and like the bantamweights this month, there's not a lot of movement here.
As we all know, now #1 Jose Aldo defended his title for the first time against #3 Urijah Faber at WEC 48. Aldo looked positively sensational in the bout, easily routing the California Kid while leaving the Team Alpha Male member unable to walk for days with damage left from brutal leg kicks. No word has yet been made official by the WEC, but expectations are that #2 Manny Gamburyan will square off against Aldo in the Brazilian's next title defense.
As we all know, #2 Gamburyan upset former WEC Featherweight Champion #4 Mike Thomas Brown at WEC 48, thereby likely placing himself in line for a shot at Jose Aldo. Since that event, Brown has stated his personal problems do not explain his loss despite even UFC President Dana White suggesting they might play a role.
No movement for #5 Bibiano Fernandes. After defeating #18 Joachim Hansen in DREAM's first featherweight tournament. There's no official word on when he's set to defend his title, however, the man he defeated to take the title is set to fight Hiroyuki Takaya at DREAM. 14.
#6 Hatsu Hioki stays in the sixth spot and is finally returning to action. He'll locks horn with #16 Lion Takeshi on May 30th for the Shooto promotion.
#7 Michihiro Omigawa stays in the same spot from last month after defeating ATT's Micah Miller at ASTRA's first ever event. The Yoshida Dojo product has openly expressed interest in competing in the WEC to test himself. He had a less than impressive run in the UFC at lightweight, but the featherweight class has proven to be a better fit for the judoka.
#8 Marlon Sandro remains in the eighth spot . He is set to take on #9 Masanori Kanehara (who remains in the ninth spot this month) at Sengoku Raiden Championships 13. That fight is currently the headliner for the event currently scheduled for June 20.
And one man could very well make a name for himself: either #10 Josh Grispi or #12 L.C. Davis. The two are set to meet in a highly competitive affair at WEC 49 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 20th.
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.