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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Sept 25/17
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 30: Cody Garbrandt reacts to his victory over Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

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 3 T.J. Dillashaw 361
2 2 2 Dominick Cruz 299
3 3 1 Cody Garbrandt 235.5
4 4 6 John Lineker 154
5 5 4 Jimmie Rivera 129.5
6 6 8 Aljamain Sterling 126
7 7 Joe Soto 121
8 8 12 Eddie Wineland 106
9 9 5 Raphael Assuncao 94.5
10 10 14 Rob Font 86
11 11 13 Pedro Munhoz 77
12 12 Rani Yahya 69.5
13 13 10 Thomas Almeida 64.5
14 14 9 John Dodson 63.5
15 15 Brian Kelleher 63
16 16 Iuri Alcantara 57
17 17 Felipe Arantes 54.5
18 18 Marlon Vera 48.5
19 19 15 Matthew Lopez 48
20 20 Mitch Gagnon 46.5
21 21 Russell Doane 45
22 22 Damian Stasiak 38
23 23 Frankie Saenz 33.5
23 23 Chris Holdsworth 32.5
23 23 Jose Alberto Quinonez 32.5
23 23 Kyung Ho Kang 32.5
27 27 Diego Rivas 31
28 28 Alejandro Perez 30
29 29 Luke Sanders 27
29 29 Patrick Williams 27
31 31 16 Johnny Eduardo 26
32 32 Tom Duquesnoy 25
33 33 Ian Entwistle 22.5
34 34 Douglas Silva de Andrade 22
35 35 Henry Briones 17.5
36 36 Guido Cannetti 10
37 37 Brett Johns 9.5
38 38 Augusto Mendes 9
39 39 Aiemann Zahabi 5
39 39 Ricardo Ramas 5
41 41 Albert Morales 4.5
41 41 Davey Grant 4.5
43 43 Andre Soukhamthath 0
43 43 Kwan Ho Kwak 0
43 43 11 Marlon Moraes 0
43 43 Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto 0

 

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