|1||Georges St. Pierre||400||UFC||1|
|23||Dong Hyun Kim||68||UFC||27|
#8 Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama on February 26, 2012.
#6 Josh Koscheck vs. #5 Johny Hendricks on May 5, 2012.
#10 Martin Kampmann vs. #12 Thiago Alves on March 3, 2012.
#13 Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills on April 21, 2012.
#15 Ben Askren vs. Douglas Lima on April 6, 2012.
#18 Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada on April 14, 2012.
#25 Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki on March 3, 2012.
#23 John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss on May 5, 2012.
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.