Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Heavyweight

The only real news in the heavyweight division is the reappearance of Andrei Arlovski in the bottom of the top 25.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Upcoming Bouts:
#1 Junior dos Santovs vs. #2 Cain Velasquez on December 29, 2012

#3 Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring on January 12, 2013

#4 Fabricio Werdum vs. #9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on June 8, 2013

#6 Alistair Overeem vs. #7 Antonio Silva on February 2, 2013

#11 Roy Nelson vs. #28 Matt Mitrione on December 15, 2012

#15 Ben Rothwell vs. #20 Gabriel Gonzaga on January 19, 2013

#16 Mike Russow vs. Shawn Jordan on January 26, 2012

#21 Richard Hale vs. #27 Alexander Volkov on December 14, 2012

#21 Andrei Arlovsk vs. Mike Hayes on December 16, 2012

#21 Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson on December 8, 2012

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Junior dos Santos 200 UFC 1
2 Cain Velasquez 192 UFC 2
3 Daniel Cormier 176 Strikeforce 3
4 Fabricio Werdum 172 UFC 4
5 Frank Mir 161 UFC 5
6 Alistair Overeem 151 UFC 9
7 Antonio Silva 144 UFC 7
8 Josh Barnett 143 Strikeforce 6
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 134 UFC 8
10 Stefan Struve 101 UFC 10
11 Roy Nelson 77 UFC 11
12 Shane Carwin 75 UFC NR
13 Travis Browne 72 UFC 12
14 Mark Hunt 71 UFC 13
15 Ben Rothwell 66 UFC 15
16 Mike Russow 63 UFC 14
17 Cheick Kongo 63 UFC 16
18 Sergei Kharitonov 58 Russian MMAC 18
19 Damian Grabowski 56 Bellator 17
20 Gabriel Gonzaga 54 UFC 19
21 Brendan Schaub 49 UFC 20
21 Andrei Arlovski 49 Battle of Moscow NR
21 Richard Hale 49 Bellator NR
24 Stipe Miocic 48 UFC 22
25 Kenny Garner 47 M-1 Mix-FC 21

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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