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SB Nation looks at the flyweight division, where Demetrious Johnson reigns supreme.
The SB Nation rankings are back, this time with a look at the flyweight division. The main event of UFC on Fox 6 provided a clear picture of who the top flyweight in the world is at the moment - Demetrious Johnson. While John Dodson put up a good fight, Mighty Mouse was able to successfully defend his title and stand alone at the top of our list. And who is really second in the world might be decided this weekend at UFC 156 when Joseph Benavidez faces off with Ian McCall.
As usual, our panel consists of two members from each of the three SB Nation MMA sites - Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle from MMA Fighting; Thomas Myers and Brian Hemminger from MMA Mania; and finally, Dallas Winston and yours truly from Bloody Elbow. Here's a look at the chart, and an explanation of the point system is below.
(Scoring: Fighters are given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for a second, etc., down to one point for 10th place. The results are then tallied up and presented here. Official SB Nation rankings policy: Fighters under commission suspension are ineligible to be ranked during the duration of their suspension or if they have licensing issues)
As you can see, all six of us picked the same top four, albeit in different orders.And five out of the six had John Moraga at 5 and Jussier da Silva at 6. Things get murky after that though. No one at seven through ten made the list unanimously, and four a total of fourteen fighters received votes. So basically, the top of the division is pretty clear. It's the bottom half of the top 10 that really needs to sort itself out.