|21||Jorge Santiago||87||Titan Fighting||21|
|23||Alexander Shlemenko||80||Super Fight League||23|
|25||Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves||69||Bellator||NR|
#1 Anderson Silva vs. #2 Chael Sonnen on July 7, 2012.
#4 Vitor Belfort vs. #19 Wanderlei Silva on June 23, 2012.
#3 Mark Munoz vs. #9 Chris Weidman on July 11, 2012.
#6 Luke Rockhold vs. #14 Tim Kennedy on July 14, 2012.
#11 Hector Lombard vs. #10 Brian Stann on August 4, 2012.
#7 Tim Boetsch vs. #5 Michael Bisping on July 21, 2012.
#17 Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley on July 14, 2012.
#18 Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim on July 7, 2012.
#8 Yushin Okami vs. Luiz Cane on August 11, 2012.
#22 Robbie Lawler vs. Lorenz Larkin on July 14, 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.