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#8 Brian Stann vaulted into the top 10 following what had to be one of the least surprising upsets ever when he defeated #11 Jorge Santiago.
UFC 131 saw a somewhat more shocking upset when #5 Mark Munoz claimed a decision victory of #6 Demian Maia. That night also featured Chris Weidman squashing the unranked Jesse Bongfeldt in a squash mash that actually went according to plan.
#17 Chris Leben will face off against #14 Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva this Saturday night at UFC 132 in what has to be one of the more exciting fights ever on paper.
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.