Bloody Elbow November 2013 Meta-Rankings: Bantamweight

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

Where does the bantamweight division stand according to the experts?

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Renan Barao 225 UFC 1
2 Urijah Faber 216 UFC 2
3 Michael McDonald 204 UFC 3
4 Raphael Assuncao 184 UFC 4
5 Eddie Wineland 181 UFC 5
6 Bibiano Fernandes 170 One FC 6
7 Brad Pickett 142 UFC 7
8 Eduardo Dantas 142 Bellator 8
9 T.J. Dillashaw 120 UFC 10
10 Marlon Moraes 117 WSOF 9
11 Scott Jorgensen 102 UFC 11
12 Takeya Mizugaki 98 UFC 12
13 Marcos Galvao 94 Bellator 13
14 Yuri Alcantara 78 UFC 14
15 Joe Warren 77 Bellator 25
16 Tyson Nam 68 WSOF 15
17 Wilson Reis 61 UFC 17
18 Erik Perez 59 UFC 21
19 Mike Easton 58 UFC 15
20 Bryan Caraway 55 UFC 19
21 Francisco Rivera 49 UFC NR
22 Dominick Cruz 38 Inactive 22
23 George Roop 38 UFC 19
24 Travis Marx 36 Bellator 18
24 Masakatsu Ueda 36 One FC 23

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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