UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jan 29/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jan 29/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jan 29/18

Jan 20, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Thomas Almeida (red gloves) fights Rob Font (blue gloves) during UFC 220 at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

 

There is constant debate about the “official” UFC fighter rankings, which are based on voting from a panel of journalists.  Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or not.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking system, solely based on how a fighter has performed in the cage.  Next up: The Bantamweights.

 

*stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at least 12 months (without an upcoming fight scheduled) are excluded from the rankings 

 

  • Scoring based on a fighter’s past 10 UFC performances (we use a seven year time limit, so if they have fought less than 10 times in past seven years, only the fights within that time frame are counted)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s UFC win/loss record (ie strength of schedule – the more successful a vanquished opponent is, the more points awarded), extra points given for finishes, extra points given for title fight wins.  
  • Points are weighed so most recent fights are worth more (ie most recent fight counts the most, 10th most recent fight the least)
  • No points awarded for a loss

 

 

(first column performance based ranking, second column is last ranking, last column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC   Total
Rank Rank Rank    
1 1 1 T.J. Dillashaw 434.5
2 2 3 Dominick Cruz 299
3 3 2 Cody Garbrandt 207
4 4 7 John Lineker 149
5 5 5 Jimmie Rivera 129.5
6 6 11 Pedro Munhoz 117.5
7 14 12 Rob Font 116
8 7 8 Bryan Caraway 114
8 7 6 Marlon Moraes 114
10 9 Joe Soto 108
11 10 10 Aljamain Sterling 106
11 10 14 Eddie Wineland 106
11 10 4 Raphael Assuncao 106
14 13 Brian Kelleher 81
15 15 Rani Yahya 69.5
16 16 Alejandro Perez 66.5
17 17 13 Thomas Almeida 54.5
18 28 Kyung Ho Kang 54
19 18 9 John Dodson 50.5
20 19 Iuri Alcantara 47
21 20 Mitch Gagnon 46.5
22 21 Russell Doane 45
23 NR Tim Elliott 43.5
24 22 Marlon Vera 43
24 22 16 Matthew Lopez 43
26 24 Ricardo Ramos 34.5
27 25 15 Brett Johns 33.5
27 25 Damian Stasiak 33.5
29 27 Frankie Saenz 33
30 28 Chris Holdsworth 32.5
30 28 Jose Alberto Quinonez 32.5
32 31 Diego Rivas 31
33 32 Patrick Williams 27
34 33 Johnny Eduardo 26
35 34 Andre Soukhamthath 25
36 35 Luke Sanders 24
37 36 Ian Entwistle 22.5
37 36 Tom Duquesnoy 22.5
39 38 Douglas Silva de Andrade 22
40 39 Henry Briones 17.5
41 40 Cody Stamman 14.5
42 42 Augusto Mendes 9
42 41 Guido Cannetti 9
44 43 Benito Lopez 5
44 43 Sean O’Malley 5
46 45 Aiemann Zahabi 4.5
46 45 Davey Grant 4.5
48 47 Albert Morales 4
49 48 Kwan Ho Kwak 0
49 NR Mark De La Rosa 0
49 48 Merab Dvalishvili 0
49 48 Terrion Ware 0

 

Check back Friday for our flyweight rankings

 

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Flyweights
Women’s Feather/Bantamweights
Women’s Fly/Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 

 

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