Bloody Elbow February 2013 Meta-Rankings: Lightweight

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T.J. Grant has cracked the top 10 for the first time thanks to Frankie Edgar exiting the division.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Ben Henderson 225 UFC 1
2 Gilbert Melendez 212 UFC 2
3 Gray Maynard 207 UFC 3
4 Nate Diaz 190 UFC 4
5 Michael Chandler 180 Bellator 6
6 Anthony Pettis 177 UFC 5
7 Jim Miller 168 UFC 7
8 Eddie Alvarez 162 Bellator 8
9 Donald Cerrone 141 UFC 10
10 T.J. Grant 115 UFC 11
11 Khabib Nurmagomedov 85 UFC 12
12 Joe Lauzon 77 UFC 13
12 Rafael dos Anjos 77 UFC 16
14 Shinya Aoki 74 One FC 14
15 Josh Thomson 70 UFC 15
16 Pat Healy 66 UFC 17
17 Evan Dunham 54 UFC 24
18 Rick Hawn 50 Bellator 18
19 Jamie Varner 49 UFC 19
20 Matt Wiman 48 UFC 21
21 Gleison Tibau 46 UFC 19
22 Melvin Guillard 45 UFC 21
23 Jorge Masvidal 42 UFC 24
24 Frankie Edgar 42 UFC 9
25 Takanori Gomi 40 UFC 24
25 Jadamba Narantungalag 40 Legend FC 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 Consensus Rankings.

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