#4 John Dodson was a tougher challenge for Demetrious Johnson than many expected, but he was unable to dethrone the champ.
Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.
|6||Jussier da Silva||154||UFC||5|
|8||Darrell Montague||128||Vale Tudo Japan||10|
|13||Joshua Sampo||72||Championship Fighting Alliance||15|
|15||Will Campuzano||63||Legacy Promotions||17|
|16||Alexis Vila||59||Championship Fighting Alliance||NR|
|17||Antonio Banuelos||54||Legacy Promotions||18|
|19||Mamoru Yamaguchi||42||Vale Tudo Japan||14|
|22||Shinichi Kojima||36||One FC||16|
|22||Sean Santella||36||Cage Fury FC||22|
|24||Danny Martinez||34||Xplode Fight Series||24|
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.