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MMA Nation September 2012 Consensus Rankings: Bantamweight

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The bantamweight division is stagnant near the top with Dominick Cruz inactive.

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Dominick Cruz 275 UFC 1
2 Renan Barao 264 UFC 2
3 Urijah Faber 251 UFC 3
4 Brian Bowles 229 UFC 4
4 Michael McDonald 229 UFC 5
6 Eddie Wineland 201 UFC 6
7 Brad Pickett 182 UFC 7
8 Bibiano Fernandes 173 One FC 9
9 Eduardo Dantas 150 Bellator 8
10 Scott Jorgensen 145 UFC 10
11 Miguel Torres 131 World Series of Fighting 11
12 Marcos Galvao 84 Bellator 13
13 Tyson Nam 78 Bellator NR
14 Luis Alberto Nogueira 70 Bellator 15
14 Takeya Mizugaki 70 UFC 16
16 Raphael Assuncao 68 UFC 17
17 Alexis Vila 63 Bellator 18
18 Mike Easton 60 UFC 14
18 Yves Jabouin 60 UFC 20
20 Masakatsu Ueda 58 One FC 20
21 Zach Makovsky 56 Bellator 22
22 Antonio Banuelos 53 Legacy Promotions 12
23 Ivan Menjivar 50 UFC 25
24 Travis Marx 47 Bellator 19
25 Yoshiro Maeda 42 DEEP 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 Consensus Rankings.

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