MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Welterweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Carlos Condit 347 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 316 UFC 2
3 Martin Kampmann 314 UFC 2
4 Nick Diaz 303 UFC 5
5 Jake Ellenberger 285 UFC 8
6 Josh Koscheck 267 UFC 6
7 Jon Fitch 266 UFC 6
8 Jake Shields 251 UFC 9
9 Rory MacDonald 188 UFC 10
10 Nate Marquardt 168 Strikeforce NR
11 B.J. Penn 161 UFC 11
12 Ben Askren 156 Bellator 13
13 Diego Sanchez 143 UFC 12
14 Mike Pyle 100 UFC 15
15 Thiago Alves 96 UFC 16
16 Rick Story 96 UFC 18
17 Demian Maia 95 UFC NR
18 Siyar Bahadurzada 95 UFC 17
19 Erick Silva 88 UFC 20
20 Tyron Woodley 87 Strikeforce 14
21 Jay Hieron 82 Bellator 21
22 Mike Pierce 77 UFC 22
23 Charlie Brenneman 74 UFC 23
24 James Head 70 UFC NR
25 Brian Ebersole 66 UFC 19

Upcoming Bouts:

#3 Martin Kampmann vs. #2 Johny Hendricks on November 17, 2012.

#1 Carlos Condit vs. Georges St. Pierre on November 17, 2012.

#5 Jake Ellenberger vs. #6 Josh Koscheck on September 1, 2012

#8 Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman on August 11, 2012.

#11 B.J. Penn vs. #9 Rory MacDonald on September 22, 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.


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