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 242 UFC 6
7 Ryan Bader 224 UFC 8
8 Alexander Gustafsson 223 UFC 7
9 Quinton Jackson 197 UFC 9
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 169 UFC 10
11 Gegard Mousasi 168 Strikeforce 12
12 Forrest Griffin 166 UFC 11
13 Rafael Cavalcante 129 Strikeforce 13
14 Muhammed Lawal 115 Bellator 14
15 Thiago Silva 83 UFC 16
16 Vladimir Matyushenko 77 UFC 17
17 Ryan Jimmo 73 UFC 19
18 Glover Teixeira 70 UFC 18
19 Renato Sobral 66 Strikeforce 19
20 Stephan Bonnar 62 UFC 21
21 Stanislav Nedkov 61 UFC 21
22 James Te Huna 60 UFC 26
23 Tito Ortiz 58 Retired 15
24 Anthony Johnson 51 Titan Fighting 27
25 Brandon Vera 50 UFC 23
25 Mike Kyle 50 Strikeforce 24

Upcoming Bouts:

#1 Jon Jones vs. #2 Dan Henderson on September 1, 2012.

#4 Mauricio Rua vs. #21 Brandon Vera on August 4, 2012.

#5 Lyoto Machida vs. #7 Ryan Bader on August 4, 2012

#9 Quinton Jackson vs. #18 Glover Teixeira on October 13, 2012.

#6 Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado on August 4, 2012

#24 Anthony Johnson vs. Esteves Jones on August 24, 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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