Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Georges St. Pierre is back and he's still the best in the division.

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

Upcoming Bouts:

#9 Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine on January 12, 2013

#6 Jon Fitch vs. #12 Demian Maia on February 2, 2013

#10 Rory MacDonald vs. #14 B.J. Penn on December 8, 2012

#13 Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi on March 3, 2013

#15 Mike Pierce vs. Seth Baczynski on December 14, 2012

#17 Mike Pyle vs. #21 James Head on December 15, 2012

#18 Jay Hieron vs. #24 Erick Silva on February 2, 2013

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 200 UFC NR
2 Johny Hendricks 189 UFC 3
3 Carlos Condit 186 UFC 1
4 Martin Kampmann 161 UFC 2
5 Jake Ellenberger 156 UFC 4
6 Jon Fitch 156 UFC 7
7 Josh Koscheck 148 UFC 6
8 Nick Diaz 142 UFC 5
9 Nate Marquardt 121 Strikeforce 8
10 Rory MacDonald 111 UFC 9
11 Ben Askren 96 Bellator 10
12 Demian Maia 90 UFC 13
13 Diego Sanchez 72 UFC 11
14 B.J. Penn 68 UFC 14
15 Mike Pierce 62 UFC 15
16 Siyar Bahadurzada 61 UFC 12
17 Mike Pyle 55 UFC 16
18 Tyron Woodley 50 Strikeforce 17
18 Jay Hieron 50 UFC 17
18 Dong Hyun Kim 50 UFC NR
21 James Head 46 UFC 19
22 Brian Ebersole 45 UFC 20
23 John Hathaway 43 UFC 21
24 Erick Silva 42 UFC 22
24 Jordan Mein 42 Score Fighting Series 23

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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