Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Cung Le finds himself ranked once more after his devastating knock out of Rich Franklin.

Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.

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

#4 Michael Bisping vs. #7 Vitor Belfort on January 19, 2013

#5 Tim Boetsch vs. #25 Constantinos Philippou on December 29, 2012

#9 Alan Belcher vs. #10 Yushin Okami on December 29, 2012

#14 Hector Lombard vs. #25 Rousimar Palhares on December 14, 2012

#16 Mamed Khalidov vs. Kendall Grove on December 1, 2012

#20 Chris Leben vs. Karlos Vemola on December 29, 2012

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 175 UFC 1
2 Chris Weidman 162 UFC 2
3 Chael Sonnen 150 UFC 4
4 Michael Bisping 148 UFC 3
5 Tim Boetsch 140 UFC 5
6 Luke Rockhold 137 Strikeforce 6
7 Vitor Belfort 134 UFC NR
8 Mark Munoz 119 UFC 7
9 Alan Belcher 100 UFC 8
10 Yushin Okami 100 UFC 8
11 Brian Stann 86 UFC 10
12 Jake Shields 82 UFC 11
13 Ronaldo Souza 77 Strikeforce 12
14 Hector Lombard 71 UFC 14
15 Cung Le 65 UFC NR
16 Rich Franklin 58 UFC 13
16 Mamed Khalidov 58 KSW 15
18 Tim Kennedy 54 Strikeforce 16
19 Roger Gracie 51 Strikeforce 18
20 Chris Leben 49 UFC 17
21 Alexander Shlemenko 48 League S-70 19
22 Jorge Santiago 46 Titan Fighting 20
23 Wanderlei Silva 45 UFC 21
24 Lorenz Larkin 44 Strikeforce 22
25 Rousimar Palhares 42 UFC 22
25 Constantinos Philippou 42 UFC 24

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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