MMA Nation August 2012 Consensus Rankings: Light Heavyweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 300 UFC 1
2 Dan Henderson 285 UFC 2
3 Rashad Evans 271 UFC 3
4 Lyoto Machida 263 UFC 5
5 Mauricio Rua 261 UFC 4
6 Phil Davis 222 UFC 6
7 Alexander Gustafsson 209 UFC 8
8 Ryan Bader 201 UFC 7
9 Quinton Jackson 170 UFC 9
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 154 UFC 10
11 Forrest Griffin 151 UFC 12
12 Gegard Mousasi 144 Strikeforce 11
13 Muhammed Lawal 103 Bellator 14
14 Rafael Cavalcante 100 Strikeforce 13
15 Glover Teixeira 79 UFC 18
16 Thiago Silva 75 UFC 15
17 Ryan Jimmo 71 UFC 17
18 James Te Huna 68 UFC 22
19 Vladimir Matyushenko 63 UFC 16
20 Renato Sobral 61 One FC 19
21 Stephan Bonnar 56 UFC 20
22 Brandon Vera 55 UFC 25
23 Stanislav Nedkov 50 UFC 21
24 Mike Kyle 48 Strikeforce 26
24 Attila Vegh 48 Bellator 29

Upcoming Bouts:

Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort on September 22, 2012.

Mauricio Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson on December 8, 2012.

Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira on October 13, 2012.

Forrest Griffin vs. Chael Sonnen on December 29, 2012.

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado on October 13, 2012.

Matt Hamill vs. Vladimir Matyushenko 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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