Bloody Elbow September 2013 Meta-Rankings: Lightweight

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With a fresh face at the top of the list, what other movement will we see at 155?

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anthony Pettis 250 UFC 4
2 Ben Henderson 239 UFC 1
3 Gilbert Melendez 227 UFC 2
4 T.J. Grant 221 UFC 3
5 Michael Chandler 208 Bellator 5
6 Josh Thomson 191 UFC 7
7 Gray Maynard 188 UFC 6
8 Rafael dos Anjos 165 UFC 11
9 Khabib Nurmagomedov 152 UFC 12
10 Nate Diaz 148 UFC 9
11 Eddie Alvarez 136 Bellator 8
12 Donald Cerrone 100 UFC 10
13 Jim Miller 94 UFC 13
14 Pat Healy 85 UFC 14
15 Diego Sanchez 78 UFC 16
16 Shinya Aoki 72 OneFC 15
17 Evan Dunham 67 UFC 17
18 Gleison Tibau 62 UFC 29
19 Michael Johnson 52 UFC 19
20 Matt Wiman 51 UFC 20
21 Myles Jury 50 UFC 18
22 Melvin Guillard 46 UFC 22
23 Joe Lauzon 43 UFC 21
24 Jamie Varner 43 UFC 23
25 Jorge Masvidal 40 UFC 25

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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