USAT/SBN May 2011 MMA Consensus Rankings: Middleweight

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 100 UFC 1
2 Yushin Okami 91 UFC 2
3 Chael Sonnen 89 UFC 3
4 Demian Maia 81 UFC 4
5 Nate Marquardt 78 UFC 6
6 Ronaldo Souza 77 Strikeforce 5
7 Vitor Belfort 69 UFC 7
8 Jorge Santiago 59 UFC 8
9 Michael Bisping 58 UFC 9
10 Hector Lombard 46 Bellator 11
11 Wanderlei Silva 44 UFC 10
12 Robbie Lawler 39 Strikeforce 12
13 Alan Belcher 32 UFC 17
14 Brian Stann 30 UFC 14
15 Mamed Khalidov 28 KSW 15
16 Jake Shields 28 UFC 13
17 Chris Leben 24 UFC 18
18 Tim Kennedy 22 Strikeforce 16
19 Mark Munoz 21 UFC 24
20 Rousimar Palhares 21 UFC 21
20 Yoshihiro Akiyama 21 UFC 23
22 Thales Leites 17 Superior Challenge 20
23 Dan Henderson 16 Strikeforce 19
24 Jason Miller 16 UFC 22
25 Chris Weidman 16 UFC 27

At UFC 134 fans will be treated to a true #1 vs #2 title fight when #1 Anderson Silva defends his belt against #2 Yushin Okami.

#4 Demian Maia will attempt to maintain his status as a contender when he takes on #19 Mark Munoz at UFC 131.

#5 Nate Marquardt will make his welterweight debut against Anthony Johnson at UFC on Versus 4.

#7 Vitor Belfort is looking to get back in the win column at UFC 133 where he'll face #20 Yoshihiro Akiyama.

At UFC 130, #8 Jorge Santiago is making his return to the UFC against #14 Brian Stann.

 

 

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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