Our sources are cited in the chart at the bottom of this post.
#3 Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones on April 27, 2013
#4 Michael Bisping vs. #7 Vitor Belfort on January 19, 2013
#5 Tim Boetsch vs. #25 Constantinos Philippou on December 29, 2012
#9 Alan Belcher vs. #10 Yushin Okami on December 29, 2012
#14 Hector Lombard vs. #25 Rousimar Palhares on December 14, 2012
#16 Mamed Khalidov vs. Kendall Grove on December 1, 2012
#20 Chris Leben vs. Karlos Vemola on December 29, 2012
|21||Alexander Shlemenko||48||League S-70||19|
|22||Jorge Santiago||46||Titan Fighting||20|
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.