Bloody Elbow February 2013 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Robbie Lawler returns to welterweight with a huge win over Josh Koscheck and is suddenly a top 15 fighter again.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 225 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 215 UFC 2
3 Carlos Condit 208 UFC 3
4 Demian Maia 182 UFC 11
5 Martin Kampmann 176 UFC 4
6 Jake Ellenberger 173 UFC 6
7 Nick Diaz 159 UFC 9
8 Rory MacDonald 158 UFC 7
9 Jon Fitch 148 Free Agent 5
10 Josh Koscheck 119 UFC 8
11 Ben Askren 116 Bellator 10
12 Robbie Lawler 90 UFC NR
13 Nate Marquardt 81 UFC 13
14 Tarec Saffiedine 77 UFC 12
15 Tyron Woodley 65 UFC 18
16 Mike Pyle 62 UFC 15
17 Mike Pierce 59 UFC 14
18 Siyar Bahadurzada 53 UFC 16
19 Gunnar Nelson 51 UFC NR
20 Jake Shields 48 UFC NR
21 Erick Silva 45 UFC 19
21 Douglas Lima 45 Bellator 28
23 Dong Hyun Kim 44 UFC 20
24 Jordan Mein 40 UFC 30
25 Rick Story 39 UFC 21

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 Consensus Rankings.

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