At UFC 131, #12 Michihiro Omigawa dropped a unanimous decision to #19 Darren Elkins in his return to the UFC, while #9 Dustin Poirier continued to build momentum with a UD victory over Jason Young and #4 Kenny Florian made a statement in his featherweight debut defeating #8 Diego Nunes.
#23 George Roop TKO'd one time contender #25 Josh Grispi at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.
#16 Tyson Griffin successfully debuted at 145 against #5 Manny Gamburyan in a fight that our panelists have been slow to credit him for.
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.