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We finally get the third installment of #1 Frankie Edgar vs. #2 Gray Maynard this month as the two headline UFC 136. Also on that card is #9 Melvin Guillard seeking to hold onto his contender status as he takes on deservedly unranked Joe Lauzon and #10 Anthony Pettis looking to do the same against the unranked Jeremy Stephens.
UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson will host the rematch of #24 Matt Wiman and unranked Mac Danzig. It’s possible this fight interests someone.
And why are people still ranking B.J. Penn and Tatsuya Kawajiri at this weight class? I don’t know either.
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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