Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.
#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
|5||Chan Sung Jung||133||UFC||5|
|11||Tatsuya Kawajiri||86||One FC||12|
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.