MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Middleweight


Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 350 UFC 1
2 Chael Sonnen 332 UFC 2
3 Chris Weidman 320 UFC 9
4 Tim Boetsch 278 UFC 6
5 Michael Bisping 276 UFC 5
6 Vitor Belfort 271 UFC 4
7 Mark Munoz 266 UFC 3
8 Luke Rockhold 258 Strikeforce 7
9 Yushin Okami 203 UFC 8
10 Brian Stann 195 UFC 10
11 Alan Belcher 181 UFC 13
12 Ronaldo Souza 151 Strikeforce 12
13 Hector Lombard 130 UFC 11
14 Rich Franklin 128 UFC 15
15 Tim Kennedy 117 Strikeforce 14
16 Chris Leben 103 UFC 16
17 Rousimar Palhares 100 UFC 17
18 Mamed Khalidov 98 KSW 18
19 Jorge Santiago 81 Titan Fighting 20
20 Wanderlei Silva 77 UFC 21
21 Alexander Shlemenko 75 Bellator 23
22 Constantinos Philippou 68 UFC 27
22 Roger Gracie 68 Strikeforce NR
24 Demian Maia 67 UFC 19
25 Lorenz Larkin 64 Strikeforce NR

Upcoming Bouts:

#6 Vitor Belfort vs. #11 Alan Belcher on October 13, 2012.

#10 Brian Stann vs. #5 Michael Bisping on September 22, 2012.

#12 Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson on August 18, 2012.

#9 Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts on August 11, 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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