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Following a fight of the year performance against #4 Mauricio Rua in his return to the UFC, #2 Dan Henderson has vaulted ahead of inactive fighters such as #3 Rashad Evans, #4 Quinton Jackson and #6 Lyoto Machida.
Machida's inactivity is approaching its end though as he is set to challenge #1 Jon Jones for the title at UFC 140 next Saturday.
#12 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and #16 Tito Ortiz will also square off on December 10 as they both struggle to stay "in the mix."
The following weekend #35 Ovince St. Preux will face his toughest test to date in #9 Gegard Mousasi.
At UFC 141, #18 Vladimir Matyushenko will play springboard to another surging LHW prospect in #13 Alexander Gustafsson.
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.