|2||Junior dos Santos||95||UFC||2|
|11||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||43||UFC||11|
|12||Fedor Emelianenko||42||M-1 Global / Strikeforce||9|
|23||Pedro Rizzo||16||Impact Fighting Championships||25|
This Saturday at UFC 134, #10 Brendan Schaub looks to continue his climb up the rankings against #11 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
The Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals will feature #9 Josh Barnett vs. #13 Sergei Kharitonov as they battle for the right to take on the winner of #5 Antonio Silva vs. #20 Daniel Cormier. I think we can all agree that Cormier vs. Kharitonov is the finals matchup we've all been rooting for all along.
Finally, UFC 135 will close out the month with #16 Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton and #22 Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt.
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.