UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jun 8/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jun 8/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jun 8/18

 

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 2 2 Brian Ortega 339
3 3 3 Jose Aldo 335
4 4 4 Frankie Edgar 214
5 5 8 Ricardo Lamas 170.5
6 6 9 Chan Sung Jung 160
7 7 11 Darren Elkins 159.5
8 NR Chad Mendes 156.5
9 8 5 Jeremy Stephens 141
10 9 Michael Johnson 137
11 10 Charles Oliveira 120
12 11 14 Myles Jury 100
13 12 Chas Skelly 96
14 13 7 Josh Emmett 91
15 14 Yair Rodriguez 82.5
16 15 15 Doo Ho Choi 75
17 21 Gabriel Benitez 74.5
18 16 Andre Fili 71.5
19 29 Arnold Allen 63
20 17 Jason Knight 61
21 18 12 Mirsad Bektic 59.5
22 19 16 Calvin Kattar 53
22 19 Dennis Bermudez 53
24 22 10 Renato Moicano 51
25 23 Gilbert Melendez 48
26 24 13 Zabit Magomedsharipov 47.5
27 25 6 Cub Swanson 47
28 26 Felipe Arantes 46.5
29 27 Alex Caceres 46
30 28 Alexander Volkanovski 45.5
31 30 Makwan Amirkhani 42
32 31 Shane Burgos 36
33 32 Enrique Barzola 31.5
34 34 Danny Henry 29.5
34 46 Julio Arce 29.5
36 35 Jimy Hettes 28
37 32 Humberto Bandenay 27
38 36 Cory Sandhagen 25
38 36 Jared Gordon 25
38 36 Song Yadong 25
41 39 Gray Maynard 23
42 40 Martin Bravo 22.5
43 41 Artem Lobov 19.5
44 42 Jeremy Kennedy 16
45 43 Rick Glenn 13
46 44 Kyle Bochniak 11.5
47 45 Charles Rosa 8
48 46 Rolando Dy 5
48 46 Wang Guan 5
50 46 Brandon Davis 4.5
50 51 Gavin Tucker 4.5
50 46 Mads Burnell 4.5
53 52 Austin Arnett 0
53 52 B.J. Penn 0
53 52 Bharat Kandare 0
53 52 Dan Ige 0
53 NR Daniel Teymur 0
53 52 Hakeem Dawodu 0
53 52 Matt Bessette 0
53 52 Mike Santiago 0
53 52 Shane Young 0
53 52 Sheymon Moraes 0
53 52 Steven Peterson 0
53 52 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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