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MMA NATION June 2012 Consensus Rankings: Bantamweight


Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Dominick Cruz 350 UFC 1
2 Renan Barao 335 UFC 3
3 Urijah Faber 320 UFC 2
4 Brian Bowles 292 UFC 4
5 Michael McDonald 291 UFC 5
6 Eddie Wineland 252 UFC 6
7 Eduardo Dantas 231 Bellator 8
8 Brad Pickett 230 UFC 7
9 Miguel Torres 181 UFC 9
10 Scott Jorgensen 179 UFC 11
11 Bibiano Fernandes 178 One Fighting Championship 10
12 Luis Alberto Nogueira 102 Bellator 12
13 Antonio Banuelos 96 DREAM 13
14 Mike Easton 95 UFC 26
15 Marcos Galvao 86 Bellator 15
16 Joseph Benavidez 84 UFC 16
17 Takeya Mizugaki 83 UFC 18
18 Alexis Vila 78 Bellator 19
18 Raphael Assuncao 78 UFC 25
20 Travis Marx 71 Bellator 22
21 Zach Makovsky 70 Bellator 17
21 Yves Jabouin 70 UFC 20
23 Masakatsu Ueda 70 Bellator 23
24 Ivan Menjivar 67 UFC 21
25 Demetrious Johnson 65 UFC 24

Upcoming Bouts:

#11 Bibiano Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli on August 31, 2012.

#7 Eduardo Dantas vs. Tyson Nam on August 25, 2012.

#12 Luis Albert Nogueira vs. #15 Marcos Galvao on August 24, 2012.

#21 Yves Jabouin vs. #8 Brad Pickett on September 29, 2012.

#17 Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland on September 1, 2012.

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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