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USA TODAY/MMA Nation Consensus Rankings August 2011

The August 2011 USA TODAY/MMA Nation Consensus Rankings are live.

Photo by Esther Lin
Photo by Esther Lin

MMA Nation and USA TODAY, which collaborate each month to compile the most accurate mixed martial arts (MMA) rankings in the world, today released its "MMA Consensus Rankings" for August 2011.

To view the latest "MMA Consensus Rankings" -- the top 25 fighters in the sport for the seven major weight classes -- click here. These rankings are also conveniently featured in the middle of our homepage (www.mmanation.com) at all times.

MMA Nation and USA TODAY collect and average rankings from top industry sources to compile the "MMA Consensus Rankings," applying a weighted formula to normalize and distill the various results into one consensus ranking per weight class. All professional fighters from all major promotions -- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Strikeforceand Bellator, among others -- are considered.

This month, Vitor Belfort, fresh off a knockout of Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133, and welterweight Rory MacDonald -- who jumped 9 spots after finishing Mike Pyle -- were the biggest movers and shakers on the rankings board.

Want to see who else is making moves?

To view the latest "MMA Consensus Rankings" -- the top 25 fighters in the sport for the seven major weight classes -- click here. Be sure and also pick up a hard copy of USA TODAY this Friday (August 26, 2011) to see them in print.