MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Bantamweight


Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Dominick Cruz 325 UFC 1
2 Urijah Faber 311 UFC 2
3 Renan Barao 295 UFC 3
4 Brian Bowles 273 UFC 4
5 Michael McDonald 268 UFC 5
6 Eddie Wineland 229 UFC 23
7 Brad Pickett 212 UFC 7
8 Eduardo Dantas 200 Bellator 9
9 Miguel Torres 180 UFC 10
10 Bibiano Fernandes 177 DREAM 8
11 Scott Jorgensen 165 UFC 6
12 Luis Alberto Nogueira 95 Bellator 14
13 Antonio Banuelos 93 DREAM 12
14 Chris Cariaso 86 UFC 11
15 Marcos Galvao 83 Bellator 17
16 Joseph Benavidez 82 UFC 15
17 Zach Makovsky 79 Bellator 12
18 Takeya Mizugaki 77 UFC 16
19 Alexis Vila 73 Bellator 20
20 Yves Jabouin 70 UFC 19
21 Ivan Menjivar 69 UFC 23
22 Travis Marx 67 Bellator 22
23 Masakatsu Ueda 66 Bellator 18
24 Demetrious Johnson 62 UFC 21
25 Raphael Assuncao 53 UFC 26

Upcoming Bouts:

#2 Urijah Faber vs. #3 Renan Barao on July 21.

#12 Luis Alberto Nogueira vs. #15 Marcos Galvao on August 24.

#20 Yves Jabouin vs Brad Pickett on September 29.

#14 Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson on July 11.

#25 Raphael Assuncao vs. Isse Tamura on July 11.

#18 Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland on September 1.

#21 Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton on July 7.

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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