MMA Nation August 2012 Consensus Rankings: Middleweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 300 UFC 1
2 Chris Weidman 274 UFC 3
3 Chael Sonnen 267 UFC 2
4 Vitor Belfort 248 UFC 6
5 Tim Boetsch 236 UFC 4
6 Michael Bisping 235 UFC 5
7 Luke Rockhold 233 Strikeforce 8
8 Mark Munoz 221 UFC 7
9 Yushin Okami 176 UFC 9
10 Brian Stann 157 UFC 10
11 Alan Belcher 149 UFC 11
12 Ronaldo Souza 134 Strikeforce 12
13 Jake Shields 117 UFC NR
14 Rich Franklin 115 UFC 14
15 Hector Lombard 106 UFC 13
16 Tim Kennedy 92 Strikeforce 15
17 Chris Leben 90 UFC 16
18 Mamed Khalidov 85 KSW 18
19 Rousimar Palhares 79 UFC 17
20 Wanderlei Silva 64 UFC 20
21 Alexander Shlemenko 62 League S-70 21
22 Jorge Santiago 61 Strikeforce 19
23 Constantinos Philippou 56 UFC 22
23 Roger Gracie 56 Strikeforce 23
23 Lorenz Larkin 56 Strikeforce 25

Upcoming Bouts:

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

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

Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le on November 10, 2012.

Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping on September 22, 2012.

Jorge Santiago vs. Quinn Mulhern on September 29, 2012.

Wanderlei Silva vs. Patrick Cote on November 10, 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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