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Bloody Elbow May 2013 Meta-Rankings: Middleweight

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Belfort's second impressive knockout victory has him tied with #2 Chris Weidman in the rankings.

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Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 250 UFC 1
2 Chris Weidman 235 UFC 2
2 Vitor Belfort 235 UFC 3
4 Yushin Okami 210 UFC 4
5 Michael Bisping 208 UFC 5
6 Luke Rockhold 181 UFC 6
7 Ronaldo Souza 180 UFC 10
8 Mark Munoz 177 UFC 7
9 Constantinos Philippou 175 UFC 8
10 Tim Boetsch 129 UFC 9
11 Hector Lombard 99 UFC 11
12 Brian Stann 99 UFC 13
13 Cung Le 81 UFC 15
14 Mamed Khalidov 75 KSW 16
14 Tim Kennedy 75 UFC 17
16 Alexander Shlemenko 74 Bellator 14
17 Alan Belcher 72 UFC 20
18 Rich Franklin 70 UFC 17
19 Roger Gracie 67 UFC 17
20 Chael Sonnen 65 UFC 12
21 Francis Carmont 60 UFC 21
22 Jake Shields 58 UFC 26
23 Ronny Markes 47 UFC 22
24 Lorenz Larkin 44 UFC 24
25 Rousimar Palhares 43 UFC 29

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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