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Bloody Elbow October 2013 Meta-Rankings: Heavyweight

Cain Velasquez retained his belt and the #1 spot with his defeat of #2 Junior dos Santos.

Cameron Spencer

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Cain Velasquez 250 UFC 1
2 Junior dos Santos 240 UFC 2
3 Daniel Cormier 228 UFC 3
4 Fabricio Werdum 221 UFC 4
5 Antonio Silva 206 UFC 5
6 Josh Barnett 202 UFC 6
7 Travis Browne 191 UFC 7
8 Frank Mir 172 UFC 8
9 Alistair Overeem 148 UFC 9
10 Mark Hunt 140 UFC 10
11 Stipe Miocic 119 UFC 11
12 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 110 UFC 11
13 Gabriel Gonzaga 97 UFC 16
14 Roy Nelson 85 UFC 13
14 Stefan Struve 85 UFC 14
16 Brendan Schaub 78 UFC 15
17 Cheick Kongo 59 Bellator 19
18 Shawn Jordan 52 UFC 18
19 Ben Rothwell 51 UFC 17
20 Andrei Arlovski 48 WSOF 20
21 Alexander Volkov 44 Bellator 22
22 Vitaly Minakov 43 Bellator 23
23 Damian Grabowski 39 M-1 MixFC 24
24 Sergei Kharitonov 37 Inactive 21
25 Matt Mitrione 35 UFC 25

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 Meta-Rankings.

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