Bloody Elbow May 2013 Meta-Rankings: Bantamweight

USA TODAY Sports

George Roop's destruction of former champion Brian Bowles launched him back into the bantamweight rankings.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Renan Barao 224 UFC 1
2 Urijah Faber 213 UFC 2
3 Eddie Wineland 195 UFC 3
4 Michael McDonald 193 UFC 4
5 Bibiano Fernandes 168 OneFC 6
6 Brad Pickett 167 UFC 5
7 Raphael Assuncao 147 UFC 7
8 Eduardo Dantas 141 Bellator 9
9 Scott Jorgensen 124 UFC 8
10 Marlon Moraes 115 Bellator 10
11 T.J. Dillashaw 93 UFC 11
12 Yuri Alcantara 83 UFC 17
13 Marcos Galvao 75 Bellator 13
14 Mike Easton 74 UFC 16
15 Takeya Mizugaki 66 UFC 18
16 Dominick Cruz 66 UFC 15
17 George Roop 59 UFC 29
18 Brian Bowles 57 UFC 14
19 Ivan Menjivar 49 UFC 19
20 Bryan Caraway 45 UFC 20
21 Tyson Nam 42 WSOF 12
21 Miguel Torres 42 WSOF 22
23 Erik Perez 42 UFC 23
24 Antonio Banuelos 38 Legacy Promotions NR
25 Travis Marx 37 Bellator 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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