USAT/SBN June 2011 MMA Consensus Rankings: Welterweight

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 100 UFC 1
2 Jon Fitch 95 UFC 2
3 Jake Shields 90 UFC 3
4 Josh Koscheck 83 UFC 5
5 Nick Diaz 81 Strikeforce 6
6 B.J. Penn 77 UFC 7
7 Carlos Condit 71 UFC 8
8 Thiago Alves 62 UFC 4
9 Rick Story 57 UFC 23
10 Diego Sanchez 45 UFC 9
11 Paul Daley 44 Strikeforce 10
12 Martin Kampmann 42 UFC 11
13 Matt Hughes 35 UFC 12
14 Anthony Johnson 31 UFC 13
15 Charlie Brenneman 29 UFC NR
16 Mike Pyle 28 UFC 14
17 Jay Hieron 28 Bellator 15
18 Paulo Thiago 27 UFC 17
19 Ben Askren 27 Bellator 16
20 Dong Hyun Kim 24 UFC 18
21 Jake Ellenberger 24 UFC 21
22 John Hathaway 22 UFC 19
23 Dan Hardy 19 UFC 20
24 Rory MacDonald 17 UFC 31
25 Chris Lytle 17 UFC 22
25 Siyar Bahadurzada 17 Ultimate Glory 24

#8 Thiago Alves dropped a unanimous decision to #9 Rick Story who then dropped a unanimous decision to #15 Charlie Brennaman leaving the loser of each fight awkwardly ranked above the winner.

#7 Carlos Condit will take on #20 Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132 this weekend in a bout that is likely less of a mismatch than the rankings might suggest.

UFC 132's feature match was originally scheduled to be #2 Jon Fitch vs #6 B.J. Penn, but injuries derailed the hotly anticipated rematch.


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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