Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.
#1 Demetrious Johnson vs. #4 John Dodson on January 26, 2013
#5 Chris Cariaso vs. #11 John Moraga on December 29, 2012
#9 Darrell Montague vs. #15 Mamoru Yamaguchi on December 24, 2012
#17 Will Campuzano vs. Jimmy Flick on December 14, 2012
#25 Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian on December 15, 2012
|5||Jussier da Silva||117||UFC||5|
|9||Darrell Montague||74||Vale Tudo Japan||9|
|13||Joshua Sampo||58||Legacy Promotions||11|
|14||Antonio Banuelos||52||Legacy Promotions||13|
|15||Mamoru Yamaguchi||45||Vale Tudo Japan||15|
|17||Will Campuzano||41||Legacy Promotions||14|
|20||Sean Santella||34||Cage Fury FC||17|
|25||Nam Jin Jo||30||Shooto||22|
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.