MMA Nation August 2012 Consensus Rankings: Featherweight

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jose Aldo 300 UFC 1
2 Chad Mendes 273 UFC 2
3 Pat Curran 256 Bellator 3
4 Ricardo Lamas 242 UFC 4
5 Chan Sung Jung 219 UFC 6
6 Hatsu Hioki 215 UFC 5
7 Erik Koch 201 UFC 8
8 Dennis Siver 198 UFC 7
9 Dustin Poirier 168 UFC 10
10 Diego Nunes 159 UFC 9
11 Daniel Straus 140 Bellator 11
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri 129 One FC 12
13 Marlon Sandro 110 Bellator 14
14 Hiroyuki Takaya 102 DREAM 15
15 Manny Gamburyan 92 UFC 17
16 Robert Peralta 85 UFC 18
17 Patricio Freire 84 Bellator 13
18 Bart Palaszewski 83 UFC 16
19 Cub Swanson 76 UFC 19
20 Tyson Griffin 63 Resurrection Fight Alliance
21 Darren Elkins 60 UFC 23
22 Takeshi Inoue 59 DREAM 22
23 Hacran Dias 59 UFC 20
24 Charles Oliveira 55 UFC 25
25 Michihiro Omigawa 49 UFC 26

Upcoming Bouts:

Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch on October 13, 2012.

Diego Nunes vs. Bart Palaszewski on October 5, 2012.

Robert Peralta vs. Jason Young on September 29, 2012.

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira on September 22, 2012.

Tyson Griffin vs. Efrain Escudero on November 2, 2012.

Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza on November 17, 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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