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#1 Anderson Silva defeated #6 Vitor Belfort by knock out at UFC 126 and is now in line for a superfight with Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. This will delay #3 Yushin Okami’s title shot yet again, but that’s nothing new.
#7 Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza soundly defeated #13 Robbie Lawler to the surprise of exactly no one.
This weekend will see #9 Michael Bisping take on #25 Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 and will mercifully bring an end to Rivera’s awful YouTube videos.
#11 Wanderlei Silva has called out #6 Vitor Belfort and has explained his rationale for refusing a fight with #16 Brian Stann (he’s not interested in being boo’d).
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.