Bloody Elbow October 2013 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

Matt Roberts

Top fighters changing weight classes continues to shake up the rankings.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 250 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 240 UFC 2
3 Carlos Condit 230 UFC 3
4 Rory MacDonald 220 UFC 4
5 Jake Ellenberger 194 UFC 6
6 Demian Maia 191 UFC 5
7 Ben Askren 178 Free Agent 7
8 Martin Kampmann 164 UFC 8
9 Jake Shields 150 UFC 12
10 Matt Brown 149 UFC 9
11 Robbie Lawler 117 UFC 10
12 Hector Lombard 98 UFC NR
13 Nick Diaz 97 Retired 11
14 Dong Hyun Kim 90 UFC 21
15 Tarec Saffiedine 75 UFC 15
16 Josh Koscheck 73 UFC 14
17 Mike Pyle 66 UFC 16
18 Josh Burkman 59 WSOF 13
19 Tyron Woodley 55 UFC 19
19 Rousimar Palhares 55 Free Agent NR
21 Rick Story 53 UFC 22
22 Steve Carl 45 WSOF NR
23 Jon Fitch 42 WSOF 19
24 Nate Marquardt 41 UFC 22
24 Douglas Lima 41 Bellator 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 Meta-Rankings.

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