Bloody Elbow May 2013 Meta-Rankings: Lightweight

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T.J. Grant has surged into the top 10 and will keep climbing.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Ben Henderson 250 UFC 1
2 Gilbert Melendez 233 UFC 2
3 Michael Chandler 207 Bellator 4
4 Gray Maynard 203 UFC 3
5 Josh Thomson 198 UFC 8
6 Anthony Pettis 187 UFC 6
7 T.J. Grant 185 UFC 11
8 Eddie Alvarez 160 Bellator 5
9 Nate Diaz 148 UFC 7
10 Donald Cerrone 143 UFC 10
11 Pat Healy 125 UFC 12
12 Rafael dos Anjos 120 UFC 15
13 Khabib Nurmagomedov 115 UFC 13
14 Jim Miller 102 UFC 9
15 Shinya Aoki 82 OneFC 14
16 Diego Sanchez 76 UFC 16
17 Joe Lauzon 73 UFC 17
18 Evan Dunham 63 UFC 18
19 Jamie Varner 53 UFC 19
19 Myles Jury 53 UFC 25
19 Matt Wiman 53 UFC 21
22 Melvin Guillard 47 UFC 22
23 Jorge Masvidal 45 UFC 20
23 Takanori Gomi 45 UFC 22
25 Gleison Tibau 44 UFC 22

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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