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The UFC 136 co-main event will see #1 Jose Aldo defend his UFC belt for the second time as he faces arguably the toughest test of his career in #4 Kenny Florian.
Newly signed #2 Hatsu Hioki will attempt to position himself for a shot at the winner of Aldo/Florian when he makes his Octagon debut at UFC 137 against George Roop. That fight card will also see #9 Tyson Griffin try to build on his successful featherweight debut against Bart Palaszewski.
#3 Chad Mendes will take on #17 Rani Yahya at UFC 133 to remain on the short list of contenders for Aldo's belt.
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.