|1||Junior dos Santos||375||UFC||1|
|8||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||266||UFC||9|
|11||Fedor Emelianenko||157||M-1 Global||11|
#1 Junior dos Santos vs. #4 Frank Mir on May 26, 2012.
#3 Cain Velasquez vs. #10 Antonio Silva on May 26, 2012.
#5 Fabricio Werdum vs. #16 Mike Russow on June 23, 2012.
#8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. #15 Cheick Kongo on July 21, 2012.
#11 Fedor Emelianenko vs. Pedro Rizzo on June 21, 2012.
#18 Cole Konrad vs. Eric Prindle on May 25, 2012.
#12 Travis Browne vs. #17 Ben Rothwell on August 4, 2012.
#14 Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman on May 26, 2012.
#19 Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson on May 26, 2012.
#20 Sergei Kharitonov vs. Tony Lopez on May 26, 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.