MMA Nation August 2012 Consensus Rankings: Welterweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Carlos Condit 297 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 271 UFC 2
3 Martin Kampmann 270 UFC 3
4 Nick Diaz 258 UFC 4
5 Jake Ellenberger 245 UFC 5
6 Josh Koscheck 232 UFC 6
7 Jon Fitch 231 UFC 7
8 Nate Marquardt 192 Strikeforce 10
9 Rory MacDonald 171 UFC 9
10 B.J. Penn 139 UFC 11
11 Ben Askren 139 Bellator 12
12 Diego Sanchez 138 UFC 13
13 Siyar Bahadurzada 97 UFC 18
14 Jake Shields 87 UFC 8
15 Rick Story 87 UFC 16
16 Thiago Alves 86 UFC 15
17 Demian Maia 86 UFC 17
18 Mike Pyle 80 UFC 14
19 Tyron Woodley 78 Strikeforce 20
20 Erick Silva 75 UFC 19
21 Jay Hieron 74 UFC 21
22 Mike Pierce 69 UFC 22
23 James Head 61 UFC 24
24 Charlie Brenneman 60 UFC 23
25 Brian Ebersole 56 UFC 25

Upcoming Bouts:

Martin Kampmann vs. Johny Hendricks on November 17, 2012.

Carlos Condit vs. Georges St. Pierre on November 17, 2012.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron on October 5, 2012.

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story on October 13, 2012.

B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald on December 8, 2012.

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva on October 13, 2012.

Mike Pierce vs. Aaron Simpson on October 5,2 012.

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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