Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
The only thing surprising about this month's lightweight rankings is how little is being shown to Rafael dos Anjos.
Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.
#1 Ben Henderson vs. #4 Nate Diaz on December 8, 2012
#5 Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo on February 2, 2013
#7 Donald Cerrone vs. #9 Anthony Pettis on January 26, 2013
#8 Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki on January 26, 2013
#11 Jim Miller vs. #16 Joe Lauzon on December 29, 2012
#12 T.J. Grant vs. #18 Matt Wiman on January 26, 2013
#20 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares on January 19, 2013
#22 Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury on December 29, 2012
|15||Shinya Aoki||53||One FC||20|
|16||Rafael dos Anjos||53||UFC||28|
|22||Jadamba Narantungalag||38||Legend 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.