#14 Dennis Siver showed that a little takedown defense goes a long way against #13 George Sotiropoulos at UFC 127 where he took home a decision victory. Both will return to action at UFC 132, Sotiropoulos against #17 Evan Dunham and Siver against unranked Matt Wiman.
#3 Gilbert Melendez will rematch #8 Tatsuya Kawajiri at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.
#1 Frankie Edgar and #2 Gray Maynard are still scheduled to fight a third time at UFC 130, this time hopefully with one of them emerging victorious.
#10 Anthony Pettis will take on #12 Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in June.
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.