UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 12/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 12/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 12/18

Jan 14, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; Jeremy Stephens (red gloves) celebrates after defeating Dooho Choi (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-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 no.  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 Featherweights.

 

*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 rankings, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC   Total
Rank Rank Rank    
1 1 1 Max Holloway 445.5
2 3 2 Brian Ortega 339
3 2 3 Jose Aldo 335
4 4 4 Frankie Edgar 189
5 5 8 Ricardo Lamas 170.5
6 6 9 Chan Sung Jung 160
7 7 10 Darren Elkins 159.5
8 11 6 Jeremy Stephens 141
9 8 Michael Johnson 137
10 10 Charles Oliveira 120
11 13 16 Myles Jury 100
12 14 Chas Skelly 96
13 12 7 Josh Emmett 91
14 15 11 Yair Rodriguez 82.5
15 16 15 Doo Ho Choi 75
16 29 Andre Fili 71.5
17 18 Jason Knight 70.5
18 19 5 Cub Swanson 65.5
19 28 13 Mirsad Bektic 59.5
20 20 14 Calvin Kattar 59
21 17 Dennis Bermudez 53
22 22 Gabriel Benitez 51.5
23 21 Godofredo Pepey 49.5
24 23 Gilbert Melendez 48
25 24 Zabit Magomedsharipov 47.5
26 25 Felipe Arantes 46.5
27 26 Alex Caceres 46
28 44 Alexander Volkanovski 45.5
29 27 Arnold Allen 42.5
30 30 Makwan Amirkhani 36.5
31 31 Shane Burgos 36
32 32 12 Renato Moicano 35.5
33 33 Enrique Barzola 30
33 33 Humberto Bandenay 30
35 36 Jimy Hettes 28
36 NR Cory Sandhagen 25
36 37 Jared Gordon 25
36 37 Song Yadong 25
39 39 Gray Maynard 23
40 40 Martin Bravo 22.5
41 41 Artem Lobov 19.5
42 42 Jeremy Kennedy 16
43 46 Kyle Bochniak 13
43 46 Rick Glenn 13
45 48 Charles Rosa 8
46 54 Brandon Davis 5
46 NR Danny Henry 5
46 49 Julio Arce 5
46 49 Mads Burnell 5
46 49 Rolando Dy 5
46 49 Wang Guan 5
52 53 Gavin Tucker 4.5
53 NR Austin Arnett 0
53 54 B.J. Penn 0
53 54 Bharat Kandare 0
53 54 Dan Ige 0
53 54 Matt Bessette 0
53 54 Mike Santiago 0
53 54 Shane Young 0
53 54 Sheymon Moraes 0
53 NR Steven Peterson 0
53 54 Wuliji Buren 0

 

Check back Monday for our bantamweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

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