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Bloody Elbow May 2013 Meta-Rankings: Light Heavyweight

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Glover Teixeira continues inching his way toward the top of the rankings and a title shot.

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Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Jon Jones 250 UFC 1
2 Lyoto Machida 240 UFC 2
3 Dan Henderson 227 UFC 3
4 Alexander Gustafsson 219 UFC 4
5 Rashad Evans 203 UFC 5
6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 195 UFC 6
7 Glover Teixeira 185 UFC 8
8 Mauricio Rua 183 UFC 7
9 Phil Davis 178 UFC 9
10 Ryan Bader 143 UFC 10
11 Gegard Mousasi 115 UFC 11
12 Quinton Jackson 86 UFC 13
13 James Te Huna 74 UFC 18
14 Chael Sonnen 68 UFC 15
15 Wanderlei Silva 64 UFC 16
16 Emanuel Newton 61 Bellator 17
16 Attila Vegh 61 Bellator 18
18 Rafael Cavalcante 58 UFC 21
19 Muhammed Lawal 57 Bellator 20
20 Anthony Johnson 55 WSOF 14
21 Matt Hamill 52 UFC 22
22 Thiago Silva 51 UFC NR
23 Ryan Jimmo 48 UFC 23
24 Jimi Manuwa 46 UFC 24
25 Forrest Griffin 42 UFC 12

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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