Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Featherweight

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Frankie Edgar makes an appearance at the bottom of the top 25 without ever fighting in the division.

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

Upcoming Bouts:

#1 Jose Aldo vs. #22 Frankie Edgar on February 2, 2013

#2 Chad Mendes vs. #18 Hacran Dias on December 14, 2012

#4 Ricardo Lamas vs. #8 Erik Koch on January 26, 2013

#6 Hatsu Hioki vs. Clay Guida on January 26, 2013

#7 Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan on December 8, 2012

#9 Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins on December 15, 2012

#10 Diego Nunes vs. #20 Nik Lentz on January 19, 2013

#24 Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev on December 7, 2012

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jose Aldo 175 UFC 1
2 Chad Mendes 161 UFC 2
3 Pat Curran 159 Bellator 3
4 Ricardo Lamas 144 UFC 4
5 Chan Sung Jung 133 UFC 5
6 Hatsu Hioki 129 UFC 6
7 Dennis Siver 128 UFC 8
8 Erik Koch 109 UFC 7
9 Dustin Poirier 102 UFC 10
10 Diego Nunes 93 UFC 9
11 Tatsuya Kawajiri 86 One FC 12
12 Cub Swanson 80 UFC 11
13 Daniel Straus 70 Bellator 13
14 Robert Peralta 56 UFC 15
15 Hiroyuki Takaya 51 DREAM 16
15 Darren Elkins 51 UFC 24
17 Marlon Sandro 48 Bellator 17
18 Hacran Dias 46 UFC 14
18 Manny Gamburyan 46 UFC 18
20 Nik Lentz 43 UFC 19
21 Mike Brown 41 UFC 21
22 Patricio Freire 40 Bellator NR
22 Frankie Edgar 40 UFC NR
24 Bart Palaszewski 39 UFC 20
24 Charles Oliveira 39 UFC 23
24 Rad Martinez 39 Bellator NR

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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