UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 26, 2017

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 26, 2017

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 26, 2017

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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 official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC   Total
Rank Rank Rank    
1 1 1 Demetrious Johnson 509.5
2 2 2 Joseph Benavidez 112.5
3 5 8 Brandon Moreno 82.5
4 3 4 Ray Borg 81
5 4 14 Louis Smolka 67
6 6 12 John Moraga 52
7 7 5 Wilson Reis 49.5
8 8 16 Ryan Benoit 46
9 9 6 Jussier Formiga 43.5
10 10 7 Sergio Pettis 42
11 11 3 Henry Cejudo 37.5
12 18 Hector Sandoval 34
13 NR Matheus Nicolau 32.5
14 NR Marco Beltran 28.5
15 13 13 Ben Nguyen 28
16 12 11 Dustin Ortiz 27
16 14 Ulka Sasaki 27
18 15 Neil Seery 26
19 16 9 Tim Elliott 24.5
20 17 10 Ian McCall 13
21 18 Magomed Bibulatov 10
22 20 15 Alexandre Pantoja 5
23 21 Jenel Lausa 4.5
24 22 Eric Shelton 0
24 22 Matt Schnell 0

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


Performance Based Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Women’s Featherweights/Bantamweights
Women’s Strawweights

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