Bloody Elbow November 2013 Meta-Rankings: Lightweight

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Where does the lightweight division stand according to the experts?

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anthony Pettis 250 UFC 1
2 Ben Henderson 240 UFC 2
3 Gilbert Melendez 229 UFC 3
4 T.J. Grant 219 UFC 4
5 Michael Chandler 197 Bellator 5
6 Eddie Alvarez 190 Bellator 10
7 Josh Thomson 185 UFC 6
8 Gray Maynard 182 UFC 7
9 Khabib Nurmagomedov 158 UFC 8
10 Rafael dos Anjos 147 UFC 9
11 Nate Diaz 132 UFC 11
12 Donald Cerrone 98 UFC 13
13 Jim Miller 90 UFC 12
14 Diego Sanchez 84 UFC 14
15 Pat Healy 82 UFC 14
16 Evan Dunham 63 UFC 16
17 Gleison Tibau 56 UFC 17
17 Matt Wiman 56 UFC 18
19 Myles Jury 53 UFC 20
20 Michael Johnson 52 UFC 19
21 Joe Lauzon 48 UFC 21
22 Jamie Varner 45 UFC 22
23 Melvin Guillard 40 UFC 24
23 Mark Bocek 40 UFC 25
23 Bobby Green 40 UFC 34

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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