Bloody Elbow August 2013 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

USA TODAY Sports

There's some minor shuffling near the top as one panelist drops Belfort entirely.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Chris Weidman 250 UFC 1
2 Anderson Silva 240 UFC 2
3 Yushin Okami 211 UFC 4
4 Michael Bisping 208 UFC 5
5 Vitor Belfort 207 UFC 3
6 Mark Munoz 197 UFC 6
7 Ronaldo Souza 191 UFC 7
8 Luke Rockhold 181 UFC 8
9 Constantinos Philippou 173 UFC 9
10 Tim Kennedy 105 UFC 10
11 Tim Boetsch 99 UFC 11
12 Mamed Khalidov 96 KSW 13
13 Hector Lombard 92 UFC 12
14 Cung Le 85 UFC 14
15 Alan Belcher 72 UFC 15
15 Alexander Shlemenko 72 Bellator 16
15 Rich Franklin 72 UFC 17
18 Francis Carmont 64 UFC 18
19 Chael Sonnen 62 UFC 19
20 Thales Leites 61 UFC 27
21 Roger Gracie 59 UFC 20
22 Ronny Markes 54 UFC 21
23 Lorenz Larkin 51 UFC 23
24 Rousimar Palhares 45 UFC 24
25 Jesse Taylor 43 WSOF 26

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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