USAT/SBN April 2011 MMA Consensus Rankings: Bantamweight

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Dominick Cruz 100 UFC 1
2 Joseph Benavidez 95 UFC 2
3 Brian Bowles 91 UFC 3
4 Urijah Faber 88 UFC 4
5 Miguel Torres 83 UFC 5
6 Scott Jorgensen 83 UFC 6
7 Takeya Mizugaki 68 UFC 7
8 Brad Pickett 61 UFC 8
9 Demetrious Johnson 58 UFC 9
10 Masakatsu Ueda 53 Shooto 10
11 Wagnney Fabiano 42 UFC 11
12 Eddie Wineland 34 UFC 12
13 Damacio Page 30 UFC 16
14 Michael McDonald 28 UFC 13
15 Renan Barao 26 UFC 14
16 Zach Makovsky 25 Bellator 15
17 Charlie Valencia 25 UFC 17
18 Antonio Banuelos 24 UFC 19
19 Masakazu Imanari 23 DEEP 18
20 Hiroshi Nakamura 20 DEEP 20
21 Joe Warren 20 Bellator NR
22 Takafumi Otsuka 19 DEEP 22
23 Akitoshi Tamura 18 WVR 23
24 Shuichiro Katsumura 17 Shooto 20
25 Hiroyuki Takaya 16 Strikeforce 29


Undisputed #1 Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title and avenge a loss when he locks horns with #4 Urijah Faber at UFC 132.

That card will also feature #3 Brian Bowles taking on #7 Takeya Mizugaki in a bout that should be a good bit less competitive than their rankings would suggest.

#5 Miguel Torres will face natural flyweight #9 Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130 following an injury to his original opponent #8 Brad Pickett.

#6 Scott Jorgensen is still waiting to make his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale against Ken Stone.


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.


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