|2||Junior dos Santos||95||UFC||2|
|10||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||64||UFC||10|
|12||Fedor Emelianenko||38||M-1 Global||12|
This weekend's UFC 137 card offers two clashes of ranked heavyweights. A slimmed down #15 Roy Nelson is set to take on #23 Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic as both look to climb back to relevance. The other heavyweight bout of note features #18 Matt Mitrione against his highest ranked opponent yet #13 Cheick Kongo.
UFC 138 offers no relevant heavyweight action, but the UFC's debut on Fox more than makes up for it by giving us a clear cut #1 vs #2 battle for the UFC Heavyweight Championship as Cain Velasquez will attempt his first title defense against Junior dos Santos.
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.