MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Light Heavyweight


Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 325 UFC 1
2 Dan Henderson 309 UFC 2
3 Rashad Evans 296 UFC 3
4 Mauricio Rua 289 UFC 4
5 Lyoto Machida 273 UFC 5
6 Phil Davis 240 UFC 6
7 Alexander Gustafsson 224 UFC 7
8 Ryan Bader 212 UFC 8
9 Quinton Jackson 198 UFC 9
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 167 UFC 11
11 Forrest Griffin 164 UFC 10
12 Gegard Mousasi 156 Strikeforce 12
13 Rafael Cavalcante 143 Strikeforce 13
14 Muhammed Lawal 115 Strikeforce 14
15 Tito Ortiz 96 UFC 15
16 Thiago Silva 80 UFC 16
17 Vladimir Matyushenko 77 UFC 17
18 Glover Teixeira 65 UFC 22
19 Ryan Jimmo 64 UFC 20
19 Renato Sobral 64 Strikeforce NR
21 Stanislav Nedkov 62 UFC 18
21 Stephan Bonnar 62 UFC 19
23 Brandon Vera 50 UFC 21
24 Mike Kyle 46 Strikeforce 23
25 Thales Leites 45 Amazon Forest Combat 24

Upcoming Bouts:

#1 Jon Jones vs. #2 Dan Henderson on September 1.

#4 Mauricio Rua vs. #23 Brandon Vera on August 4.

#5 Lyoto Machida vs. #8 Ryan Bader on August 4.

#11 Forrest Griffin vs. #15 Tito Ortiz on July 7.

#6 Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado on August 4.

#19 Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh on July 21.

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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