|3||Junior dos Santos||90||UFC||3|
|9||Fedor Emelianenko||71||M-1 / Strikeforce||9|
|10||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||53||UFC||10|
|18||Pedro Rizzo||24||Impact FC||19|
|25||Jeff Monson||18||Free Agent||25|
#1 Cain Velasquez is still on the shelf following shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready to return this Fall. His most likely opponent will be the winner of UFC 131's #3 Junior dos Santos vs. #4 Brock Lesnar.
#6 Shane Carwin will return to action at UFC 131 against unranked Jon Olav Einemo.
UFC 130 will feature a battle of two of the UFC's best heavyweight jiu jitsu practitioners when #8 Frank Mir takes on #12 Roy Nelson.
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.