Bloody Elbow January 2013 Meta-Rankings: Heavyweight

Cameron Spencer

Cain Velasquez' dominant decision victory over Junior dos Santos has him back on top.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Cain Velasquez 225 UFC 2
2 Junior dos Santos 216 UFC 1
3 Daniel Cormier 198 UFC 4
4 Fabricio Werdum 193 UFC 3
5 Frank Mir 182 UFC 5
6 Alistair Overeem 173 UFC 6
7 Josh Barnett 162 Strikeforce 9
8 Antonio Silva 160 UFC 7
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 154 UFC 8
10 Roy Nelson 126 UFC 10
11 Stefan Struve 114 UFC 11
12 Mark Hunt 87 UFC 12
13 Travis Browne 73 UFC 14
14 Gabriel Gonzaga 71 UFC 20
15 Cheick Kongo 68 UFC 16
16 Sergei Kharitonov 60 Russian MMA Championship 17
16 Andrei Arlovski 60 Battle of Moscow 19
18 Ben Rothwell 56 UFC 14
19 Stipe Miocic 55 UFC 20
20 Brendan Schaub 53 UFC 22
21 Alexander Volkov 52 Bellator 23
22 Damian Grabowski 49 Bellator 24
23 Jeff Monson 47 Strength & Honor Championship 25
23 Kenny Garner 47 M-1 Mix-FC 26
25 Shane Carwin 46 UFC 13

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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