We're still waiting for #1 Jose Aldo's UFC debut at UFC 129 where he'll defend his title against #8 Mark Hominick. The winner's next challenge will likely come from the winner of Kenny Florian vs. #7 Diego Nunes which is being contested at UFC 131.
UFC 131 will also feature #6 Michihiro Omigawa trying to bounce back against Darren Elkins and #12 Dustin Poirier vs. #15 Rani Yahya.
#13 Eric Koch is coming off a vicious KO of #20 Rafael Assuncao in his UFC debut at UFC 128 where he was originally scheduled to face #4 Manny Gamburyan.
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.