Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: July 4/18

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: July 4/18

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: July 4/18

Nov 3, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Ed Ruth (red gloves) reacts after defeating Chris Dempsey (not pictured) during Bellator 186 at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally 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, this time for Bellator.  We’ll roll out a new weight class every Wednesday.  Next up: The Welterweights.

 

*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 Bellator 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. For fighters who have also fought in the UFC during this time, those performances were counted also)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s Bellator 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

 

Stats Last Total
Rank Rank
1 1 Douglas Lima 343
2 2 Andrey Koreshkov 302
3 3 Rory MacDonald 267
4 4 Michael Page 202.5
5 5 Lorenz Larkin 179
6 6 David Rickels 99.5
7 NR Ed Ruth 94.5
8 7 Paul Daley 89.5
9 8 Jon Fitch 78
10 9 Neiman Gracie 74.5
11 10 Kevin Ferguson Jr 72.5
12 11 Ricky Rainey 68.5
13 12 Brennan Ward 61.5
14 13 Justin Patterson 56
15 14 Josh Koscheck 54
16 15 Guilherme Vasconcelos 50.5
17 16 Fernando Gonzalez 49.5
18 17 Logan Storley 44.5
19 18 Joaquin Buckley 43
20 18 Andre Fialho 42.5
21 20 Haim Gozali 40
21 21 Matt Secor 40
23 22 Joey Davis 39
24 23 Chance Rencountre 34.5
25 25 Mohammad Yahya 25
26 26 Vinicius de Jesus 22.5
27 27 Danasabe Mohamed 20
27 27 Dominic Summer 20
29 29 James Terry 19.5
30 30 Aaron Chalmers 10
30 30 Jose Campos 10
32 30 Brian Grimmell 9
33 NR Andy Murad 8.5
34 30 Levi Matan 5
34 27 Shimon Gosh 5
36 29 Devon Brock 4.5
37 30 Ian Butler 0
37 30 Kemmyelle Haley 0
37 30 Khonry Gracie 0
37 30 Zak Bucia 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our lightweight rankings 

 

Bellator Performance Based Rankings

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