Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Light Heavyweight

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Despite relative inactivity there has been some reshuffling of the top five beneath Jon Jones.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post

Upcoming Bouts:

#1 Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen on April 27, 2013

#2 Rashad Evans vs. #10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Feburary 2, 2013

#3 Lyoto Machida vs. #5 Dan Henderson on February 23, 2013

#4 Mauricio Rua vs. #6 Alexander Gustafsson on December 8, 2012

#7 Phil Davis vs. #12 Forrest Griffin on December 29, 2012

#9 Quinton Jackson vs. #11 Glover Teixeira on January 26, 2013

#13 Gegard Mousasi vs. #26 Mike Kyle on January 12, 2013

#20 Attila Veigh vs. Christian Mpumbu on December 14, 2012

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 175 UFC 1
2 Rashad Evans 159 UFC 3
3 Lyoto Machida 155 UFC 4
4 Mauricio Rua 152 UFC 5
5 Dan Henderson 150 UFC 2
6 Alexander Gustafsson 133 UFC 6
7 Phil Davis 132 UFC 6
8 Ryan Bader 127 UFC 8
9 Quinton Jackson 100 UFC 9
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 83 UFC 10
11 Glover Teixeira 78 UFC 12
12 Forrest Griffin 77 UFC 13
13 Gegard Mousasi 72 Strikeforce 11
14 Muhammed Lawal 61 Bellator 14
15 Anthony Johnson 56 WSOF 18
16 Rafael Cavalcante 55 Strikeforce 16
17 Ryan Jimmo 52 UFC 15
18 Renato Sobral 49 One FC 17
19 James Te Huna 49 UFC 20
20 Attila Vegh 46 Bellator 21
21 Matt Hamill 45 UFC 22
22 Thiago Silva 43 UFC 24
23 Thales Leites 40 Amazon FC 23
24 Jan Blachowicz 39 KSW 25
25 Brandon Vera 38 UFC 25

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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