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Bloody Elbow October 2012 Meta-Rankings: Featherweight

#1 Jose Aldo's next challenger will come from outside the division.

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Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jose Aldo 150 UFC 1
2 Chad Mendes 136 UFC 3
3 Pat Curran 135 Bellator 2
4 Ricardo Lamas 123 UFC 4
5 Chan Sung Jung 118 UFC 6
6 Hatsu Hioki 110 UFC 5
7 Erik Koch 109 UFC 8
8 Dennis Siver 108 UFC 7
9 Diego Nunes 87 UFC 10
10 Dustin Poirier 86 UFC 9
11 Cub Swanson 75 UFC 11
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri 67 One FC 13
13 Daniel Straus 66 Bellator 12
14 Hacran Dias 53 UFC 20
15 Robert Peralta 53 UFC 17
16 Hiroyuki Takaya 49 DREAM 14
17 Marlon Sandro 46 Bellator 15
18 Manny Gamburyan 44 UFC 18
19 Nik Lentz 42 UFC 27
20 Bart Palaszewski 39 UFC 16
21 Tyson Griffin 37 Resurrection Fight Alliance 19
21 Mike Brown 37 UFC 24
23 Charles Oliveira 36 UFC 28
24 Darren Elkins 34 UFC 20
25 Yuri Alcantara 30 UFC 29

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 Consensus Rankings.

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