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#8 Michael Bisping defeated Jorge Rivera by TKO at UFC 127, but will be remembered more for what appeared to be an intentional illegal knee to the head in the first round and spitting at Rivera's corner after the fight. Already Bisping has been called out by #3 Chael Sonnen and #4 Nate Marquardt.
#20 Chris Weidman made his UFC debut by winning a decision over #24 Alessio Sakara.
#1 Anderson Silva is awaiting the result UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre's UFC 129 clash with #14 Jake Shields to see if he'll get the super fight fans have been clamoring for or if he'll finally have to defend his title against #2 Yushin Okami.
UFC 132 will hopefully feature a bout between #7 Vitor Belfort and #10 Wanderlei Silva.
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.