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This weekend's UFC 137 has only one light heavyweight bout scheduled and it's not that impressive. Eliot Marshall will square off against the somehow still ranked #25 Brandon Vera in a fight that it's possible someone cares about.
UFC 138 does only slightly better featuring #19 Cyrille Diabate against Anthony Perosh.
UFC 139, though, is chock full of quality light heavyweight fights. #2 Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and #6 Dan Henderson headline the show while #24 Kyle Kingsbury vs. Stephan Bonnar and #17 Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz fill out the undercard.
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.