Bloody Elbow December 2012 Meta-Rankings: Flyweight

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The top eight is already exclusively owned by the UFC.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Demetrious Johnson 200 UFC 1
2 Joseph Benavidez 188 UFC 2
3 John Dodson 181 UFC 3
4 Ian McCall 180 UFC 3
5 Jussier da Silva 155 UFC 5
6 Chris Cariaso 151 UFC 5
7 John Lineker 110 UFC 12
8 Louis Gaudinot 108 UFC 8
8 Darren Uyenoyama 108 UFC 10
10 Darrell Montague 103 Vale Tudo Japan 9
11 John Moraga 97 UFC 11
12 Tim Elliott 95 UFC 25
13 Yasuhiro Urushitani 89 UFC 7
14 Mamoru Yamaguchi 63 Vale Tudo Japan 15
15 Joshua Sampo 61 Legacy Promotions 13
16 Shinichi Kojima 56 One FC 16
17 Will Campuzano 55 Legacy Promotions 17
18 Antonio Banuelos 54 Legacy Promotions 14
19 Atsushi Yamamoto 51 Pancrase 18
20 Rambaa Somdet 41 Grabaka 19
21 Brandon Hempleman 38 CageWarriors NR
22 Sean Santella 37 Cage Fury FC 20
22 Kiyotaka Shimizu 37 Pancrase 33
24 Ulysses Gomez 36 UFC 29
24 Danny Martinez 36 Xplode Fight Series 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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