In another thread the discussion turned to "fan favorites" getting title shots instead of fighters that may not be as exciting, but are more deserving of the title shot.
I thought a tournament style that would mimic a season would work out best.
Start with an 8 man tournament for a specific weight class.
The card would be the 4 elimination fights plus a title defense against the current #1 fighter.
Next month you have 2 eliminations fights plus three exhibition fights.
Third month is the final elimination fight plus the start of another weight class tournament (keeping with the 5 fights per PPV)
Fourth month isa the title defense plus 2 elimination fights and 2 exhibition fights.
Basically, you would keep this pattern going each month.
I guess I like having a more concrete way of ranking fighters instead of depending on human influence.