USAT/SBN June 2011 MMA Consensus Rankings: Light Heavyweight

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 100 UFC 1
2 Mauricio Rua 93 UFC 2
3 Quinton Jackson 89 UFC 4
4 Rashad Evans 87 UFC 3
5 Lyoto Machida 86 UFC 5
6 Forrest Griffin 78 UFC 6
7 Ryan Bader 69 UFC 8
8 Dan Henderson 68 Strikeforce 7
9 Phil Davis 64 UFC 9
10 Thiago Silva 46 UFC 10
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 44 UFC 11
12 Gegard Mousasi 44 Strikeforce 12
13 Rich Franklin 37 UFC 13
13 Rafael Cavalcante 37 Strikeforce 14
15 Muhammed Lawal 32 Strikeforce 15
16 Matt Hamill 25 UFC 17
17 Alexander Gustafsson 24 UFC 19
18 Renato Sobral 21 Strikeforce 18
19 Vladimir Matyushenko 19 UFC 29
20 Cyrille Diabate 18 UFC 20
21 Randy Couture 18 UFC 16
21 Roger Gracie 18 Strikeforce 21
23 Luiz Cane 17 UFC 26
24 Keith Jardine 16 Strikeforce 23
24 Stephan Bonnar 16 UFC 24

#3 Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeated #16 Matt Hamill at UFC 130 in one of the most predictable fights ever booked to main event a pay per view.

#7 Ryan Bader is scheduled to destroy unranked Tito Ortiz this weekend at UFC 132.

UFC 133 is set to be headlined by #4 Rashad Evans and #9 Phil Davis in a fight that ought to be very interesting.  The event will also feature two fighters battling to stay relevant in the shark tank that is the light heavyweight division as #11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira takes on #13 Rich Franklin.


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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