Bloody Elbow April 2013 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Chael Sonnen's move to light heavyweight caused some mild shuffling of the top 10.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 225 UFC 1
2 Chris Weidman 212 UFC 2
3 Vitor Belfort 207 UFC 3
4 Yushin Okami 187 UFC 5
5 Michael Bisping 183 UFC 4
6 Luke Rockhold 168 UFC 6
7 Mark Munoz 161 UFC 8
8 Constantinos Philippou 159 UFC 9
9 Tim Boetsch 114 UFC 13
10 Ronaldo Souza 112 UFC 11
11 Hector Lombard 106 UFC 10
12 Chael Sonnen 100 UFC 7
13 Brian Stann 89 UFC 12
14 Alexander Shlemenko 76 Bellator 14
15 Cung Le 72 UFC 16
16 Mamed Khalidov 69 KSW 15
17 Roger Gracie 65 UFC 18
17 Rich Franklin 65 UFC 20
17 Tim Kennedy 65 UFC 19
20 Alan Belcher 64 UFC 17
21 Francis Carmont 54 UFC 26
22 Ronny Markes 48 UFC 23
23 Derek Brunson 45 UFC 24
24 Lorenz Larkin 44 UFC 22
25 Chris Leben 42 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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