UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Apr 30/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Apr 30/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Apr 30/18

Apr 14, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; John Moraga (blue gloves) hits Wilson Reis (red gloves) with a flying knee during UFC Fight Night at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-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 Flyweights.

 

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

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Demetrious Johnson 524
2 2 3 Henry Cejudo 121.5
3 3 2 Joseph Benavidez 112.5
4 4 5 Jussier Formiga 101
5 5 8 Brandon Moreno 73
6 9 7 John Moraga 71
7 6 4 Ray Borg 70
8 7 Ryan Benoit 65
9 8 11 Dustin Ortiz 63
10 10 6 Sergio Pettis 58
11 11 15 Deiveson Figueiredo 51
12 12 Ulka Sasaki 46
13 13 10 Ben Nguyen 43.5
14 15 12 Matheus Nicolau 39
15 14 9 Wilson Reis 32.5
16 16 Hector Sandoval 30.5
17 17 Justin Scoggins 29
18 18 Alex Perez 27.5
19 19 12 Alexandre Pantoja 26.5
20 20 Roberto Sanchez 25
21 21 Joseph Morales 22.5
22 22 Marco Beltran 18
23 23 Matt Schnell 10
24 24 16 Magomed Bibulatov 9
25 25 Naoki Inoue 5
26 26 Eric Shelton 4.5
26 26 Jarred Brooks 4.5
28 28 Jenel Lausa 4
28 28 Joby Sanchez 4
30 30 Ashkan Mokhtarian 0

 

 

Check back Friday for our women’s featherweight/bantamweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

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