Bloody Elbow November 2012 Meta-Rankings: Bantamweight

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Upcoming Bouts:

#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

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Renan Barao 169 UFC 2
2 Urijah Faber 160 UFC 3
3 Dominick Cruz 156 UFC 1
4 Michael McDonald 151 UFC 4
5 Eddie Wineland 131 UFC 7
6 Bibiano Fernandes 129 One FC 8
7 Brian Bowles 125 UFC 5
8 Brad Pickett 115 UFC 6
9 Marcos Galvao 84 Bellator 12
9 Raphael Assuncao 84 UFC 13
11 Tyson Nam 81 Shooto Americas 14
12 Eduardo Dantas 77 Shooto Americas 9
13 Scott Jorgensen 73 UFC 10
14 Mike Easton 71 UFC 11
15 Luis Alberto Nogueira 50 Bellator 16
16 Zach Makovsky 48 Bellator 17
17 Alexis Vila 46 Bellator 18
18 Joe Warren 44 Bellator NR
19 Masakatsu Ueda 43 One FC 22
20 Marlon Moraes 43 WSOF NR
21 Miguel Torres 42 WSOF 15
22 Ivan Menjivar 41 UFC 20
22 Ian Loveland 41 Vale Tudo Japan 20
24 Joseph Benavidez 40 UFC NR
25 Takeya Mizugaki 39 UFC 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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