Bloody Elbow August 2013 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

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Tonight's rematch between Kampmann and Condit has the potential to change the complexion of the top of the division.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 250 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 240 UFC 2
3 Carlos Condit 224 UFC 3
4 Rory MacDonald 214 UFC 5
5 Demian Maia 212 UFC 4
6 Martin Kampmann 193 UFC 7
7 Jake Ellenberger 190 UFC 6
8 Ben Askren 174 Bellator 9
9 Nick Diaz 144 Retired 8
10 Matt Brown 122 UFC 23
11 Robbie Lawler 109 UFC 10
11 Jake Shields 109 UFC 11
13 Josh Burkman 84 WSOF 13
14 Josh Koscheck 83 UFC 14
15 Tarec Saffiedine 77 UFC 15
16 Mike Pierce 73 UFC 17
17 Jon Fitch 71 WSOF 16
18 Mike Pyle 67 UFC 12
18 Tyron Woodley 67 UFC 19
20 Nate Marquardt 66 UFC 21
21 Rick Story 65 UFC 19
22 Erick Silva 62 UFC 18
22 Dong Hyun Kim 62 UFC 21
24 Thiago Alves 50 UFC 23
24 Gunnar Nelson 50 UFC 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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