Bloody Elbow September 2013 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC owns nearly every spot in the Middleweight top 25.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Chris Weidman 250 UFC 1
2 Anderson Silva 240 UFC 2
3 Ronaldo Souza 215 UFC 7
4 Vitor Belfort 207 UFC 5
5 Michael Bisping 206 UFC 4
6 Mark Munoz 198 UFC 6
7 Yushin Okami 188 Free Agent 3
8 Luke Rockhold 185 UFC 8
9 Francis Carmont 154 UFC 18
10 Tim Kennedy 119 UFC 10
11 Mamed Khalidov 112 KSW 12
12 Constantinos Philippou 108 UFC 9
13 Tim Boetsch 101 UFC 11
14 Hector Lombard 88 UFC 13
15 Cung Le 86 UFC 14
16 Alexander Shlemenko 75 Bellator 15
17 Alan Belcher 68 UFC 15
17 Rich Franklin 68 UFC 15
19 Thales Leites 54 UFC 20
20 Ronny Markes 49 UFC 22
21 Roger Gracie 47 Free Agent 21
22 Lorenz Larkin 41 UFC 23
23 Rousimar Palhares 39 UFC 24
24 Brad Tavares 38 UFC 27
24 Andrew Craig 38 UFC 27

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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