Bloody Elbow May 2013 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

Mark Kolbe

Somehow Jon Fitch is still considered a top 10 welterweight despite recent losses.

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 216 UFC 2
3 Carlos Condit 203 UFC 3
4 Demian Maia 190 UFC 4
5 Jake Ellenberger 190 UFC 4
6 Martin Kampmann 173 UFC 7
7 Rory MacDonald 172 UFC 6
8 Nick Diaz 171 UFC 8
9 Jon Fitch 136 WSOF 9
10 Ben Askren 136 Bellator 9
11 Josh Koscheck 89 UFC 12
11 Robbie Lawler 80 UFC 11
13 Mike Pyle 74 UFC 17
14 Tarec Saffiedine 65 UFC 13
15 Mike Pierce 63 UFC 18
15 Rick Story 62 UFC 19
17 Tyron Woodley 60 UFC 15
18 Dong Hyun Kim 56 UFC 14
19 Nate Marquardt 54 UFC 16
20 Matt Brown 50 UFC 20
21 B.J. Penn 47 UFC 25
22 Thiago Alves 44 UFC 25
23 Gunnar Nelson 42 UFC 22
24 Jake Shields 42 UFC 21
25 Erick Silva 38 UFC 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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