Bloody Elbow April 2013 Meta-Rankings: Light Heavyweight

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Jon Jones survived a freak toe injury to come out on top against Chael Sonnen

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 225 UFC 1
2 Lyoto Machida 216 UFC 2
3 Dan Henderson 204 UFC 3
4 Alexander Gustafsson 199 UFC 4
5 Rashad Evans 184 UFC 5
6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 178 UFC 6
7 Mauricio Rua 165 UFC 7
8 Glover Teixeira 161 UFC 8
9 Phil Davis 155 UFC 9
10 Ryan Bader 141 UFC 10
11 Gegard Mousasi 95 UFC 11
12 Forrest Griffin 83 UFC 11
13 Quinton Jackson 81 UFC 13
14 Anthony Johnson 75 WSOF 16
15 Chael Sonnen 74 UFC NR
16 Wanderlei Silva 69 UFC NR
17 Emanuel Newton 67 Bellator 15
18 Attila Vegh 65 Bellator 17
18 James Te Huna 65 UFC 14
20 Muhammed Lawal 54 Bellator 17
21 Rafael Cavalcante 52 UFC 20
22 Matt Hamill 50 UFC 20
23 Ryan Jimmo 49 UFC 19
24 Jimi Manuwa 45 UFC 22
25 Thales Leites 44 Amazon Forest Combat 25
25 Brandon Vera 44 UFC 25

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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