MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Middleweight


Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 325 UFC 1
2 Chael Sonnen 312 UFC 2
3 Mark Munoz 286 UFC 3
4 Vitor Belfort 263 UFC 4
5 Michael Bisping 256 UFC 5
6 Tim Boetsch 226 UFC 7
7 Luke Rockhold 224 Strikeforce 6
8 Yushin Okami 221 UFC 8
9 Chris Weidman 206 UFC 9
10 Brian Stann 206 UFC 10
11 Hector Lombard 171 UFC 11
12 Ronaldo Souza 156 Strikeforce 12
13 Alan Belcher 155 UFC 13
14 Tim Kennedy 134 Strikeforce 14
15 Rich Franklin 121 UFC NR
16 Chris Leben 103 UFC 16
17 Rousimar Palhares 100 UFC 15
18 Mamed Khalidov 96 KSW 20
19 Demian Maia 90 UFC 18
20 Jorge Santiago 83 Titan Fighting 21
21 Wanderlei Silva 81 UFC 19
22 Robbie Lawler 81 Strikeforce 22
23 Alexander Shlemenko 76 Bellator 23
24 Ronny Markes 66 UFC 24
25 Ed Herman 65 UFC 26

Upcoming Bouts:

#1 Anderson Silva vs. #2 Chael Sonnen on July 7.

#3 Mark Munoz vs. #9 Chris Weidman on July 11.

#7 Luke Rockhold vs. #14 Tim Kennedy on July 14.

#11 Hector Lombard vs. #6 Tim Boetsch on July 21.

#12 Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson on August 18.

#19 Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim on July 7.

#8 Yushin Okami vs. #17 Rousimar Palhares on August 11.

#22 Robbie Lawler vs. Lorenz Larkin on July 14.

#25 Ed Herman vs. #9 WW Jake Shields on August 11.

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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