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Bloody Elbow January 2013 Meta-Rankings: Featherweight

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Clay Guida's huge (and questionable) win over Hatsu Hioki has vaulted him into the top 10.

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Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jose Aldo 200 UFC 1
2 Chad Mendes 180 UFC 2
3 Ricardo Lamas 178 UFC 3
4 Pat Curran 176 Bellator 4
5 Chan Sung Jung 156 UFC 5
6 Dennis Siver 145 UFC 6
7 Cub Swanson 122 UFC 11
8 Clay Guida 120 UFC 21
9 Dustin Poirier 117 UFC 8
10 Hatsu Hioki 111 UFC 7
11 Tatsuya Kawajiri 100 DREAM 12
12 Erik Koch 99 UFC 9
13 Nik Lentz 83 UFC 23
14 Daniel Straus 79 Bellator 13
15 Patricio Freire 76 Bellator 25
16 Diego Nunes 62 UFC 10
17 Marlon Sandro 51 Bellator 15
18 Robert Peralta 50 UFC 18
19 Hacran Dias 47 UFC 18
20 Manny Gamburyan 46 UFC 20
20 Georgi Karakhanyan 46 DREAM NR
22 Darren Elkins 44 UFC 16
23 Frankie Edgar 42 UFC 14
24 Mike Brown 39 UFC 22
25 Rad Martinez 37 Bellator 27

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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