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Dominick Cruz, despite being ranked #1 by all but one source, has fallen to #3 overall after MMA Weekly dropped him due to inactivity.
Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.
#2 Urijah Faber vs. Vaughan Lee on February 2, 2013
#5 Eddie Wineland vs. #8 Brad Pickett on December 29, 2012
#9 Raphael Assuncao vs. #14 Mike Easton on December 8, 2012
#13 Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert on December 8, 2012
#16 Zach Makovsky vs. Anthony Leone on December 7, 2012
#22 Ian Loveland vs. Kyoji Horiguchi on December 24, 2012
|6||Bibiano Fernandes||129||One FC||8|
|11||Tyson Nam||81||Shooto Americas||14|
|12||Eduardo Dantas||77||Shooto Americas||9|
|15||Luis Alberto Nogueira||50||Bellator||16|
|19||Masakatsu Ueda||43||One FC||22|
|22||Ian Loveland||41||Vale Tudo Japan||20|
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.