Bloody Elbow July 2013 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

USA TODAY Sports

Chris Weidman is the first fighter to unseat Anderson Silva at #1.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Chris Weidman 250 UFC 2
2 Anderson Silva 240 UFC 1
3 Vitor Belfort 230 UFC 2
4 Yushin Okami 211 UFC 4
5 Michael Bisping 205 UFC 5
6 Mark Munoz 196 UFC 8
7 Ronaldo Souza 192 UFC 7
8 Luke Rockhold 182 UFC 6
9 Constantinos Philippou 171 UFC 8
10 Tim Kennedy 102 UFC 15
11 Tim Boetsch 97 UFC 10
12 Hector Lombard 89 UFC 11
13 Mamed Khalidov 83 KSW 12
14 Cung Le 82 UFC 14
15 Alan Belcher 71 UFC 15
16 Alexander Shlemenko 69 Bellator 17
17 Rich Franklin 67 UFC 19
18 Francis Carmont 61 UFC 21
19 Chael Sonnen 57 UFC 18
20 Roger Gracie 52 UFC 20
21 Brian Stann 50 Retired 13
21 Ronny Markes 50 UFC 23
23 Lorenz Larkin 47 UFC 28
24 Rousimar Palhares 41 UFC 23
24 Brad Tavares 41 UFC 27

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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