|12||Shinya Aoki||117||One FC||12|
|18||Rafael dos Anjos||61||UFC||19|
Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz on December 8, 2012.
Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy on September 29, 2012.
Gray Maynard vs. Joe Lauzon on December 29, 2012.
Eddie Alvarez vs. Patricky Freire on October 12, 2012.
TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham on September 22, 2012.
Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor on September 29, 2012.
Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos on November 17, 2012.
Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont on October 6, 2012.
Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman on September 29, 2012.
Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo on October 13, 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.