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UFC 134 will be headlined by #1 Anderson Silva defending his middleweight title against the last man to defeat him #2 Yushin Okami.
#3 Chael Sonnen returns from suspension at UFC 136 to test rising star #6 Brian Stann.
#7 Michael Bisping and #24 Jason Miller will both be on the shelf until December thanks to their being coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 14.
UFC 138 will see #11 Chris Leben attempt yet another upset when he faces #5 Mark Munoz.
Fresh off yet another UFC loss, #12 Jorge Santiago will try to get back on track against #9 Demian Maia at UFC 136.
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.