MMA Nation August 2012 Consensus Rankings: Heavyweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Junior dos Santos 300 UFC 1
2 Cain Velasquez 287 UFC 2
3 Daniel Cormier 258 Strikeforce 4
4 Alistair Overeem 258 UFC 3
5 Fabricio Werdum 252 UFC 5
6 Frank Mir 242 Strikeforce 6
7 Josh Barnett 218 Strikeforce 7
8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 215 UFC 8
9 Antonio Silva 172 UFC 9
10 Shane Carwin 171 UFC 10
11 Mark Hunt 118 UFC 12
12 Travis Browne 113 UFC 11
13 Roy Nelson 109 UFC 13
14 Stefan Struve 106 UFC 14
15 Mike Russow 92 UFC 16
16 Cheick Kongo 91 UFC 17
17 Cole Konrad 89 Bellator 18
18 Ben Rothwell 88 UFC 19
19 Fedor Emelianenko 79 M-1 Global 15
20 Sergei Kharitonov 71 Strikeforce 20
21 Stipe Miocic 70 UFC 21
22 Brendan Schaub 69 UFC 22
23 Damian Grabowski 61 UFC 23
24 Matt Mitrione 56 UFC 24
25 Gabriel Gonzaga 55 UFC 25

Upcoming Bouts:

Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez on December 29, 2012.

Antonio Silva vs. Travis Browne on October 5, 2012.

Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson on December 1, 2012.

Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic on September 29, 2012.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos on October 13, 2012.

Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton on October 5, 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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