UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 19/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 19/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 19/18

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Dec 16, 2017; Winnipeg, Manitoba, USA; Nordine Taleb reacts after defeating Danny Roberts during UFC Fight Night at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-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 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 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 rank, last column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC   Total
Rank Rank Rank  
1 1 1 Tyron Woodley 553.5
2 2 5 Robbie Lawler 390
3 3 3 Rafael dos Anjos 343
4 4 4 Colby Covington 277
5 5 2 Stephen Thompson 226.5
6 6 7 Jorge Masvidal 202
7 7 6 Demian Maia 189
8 8 11 Santiago Ponzinibbio 184
9 9 8 Darren Till 174
10 12 14 Gunnar Nelson 147
11 13 Alex Oliveira 146.5
12 14 Matt Brown 146
13 15 12 Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone 143
14 10 10 Kamaru Usman 142
15 11 9 Neil Magny 130
15 17 16 Yancy Medeiros 130
17 15 13 Carlos Condit 116
18 18 Alex Garcia 112.5
19 19 Jake Ellenberger 109
20 20 Leon Edwards 101
21 22 15 Dong Hyun Kim 94.5
22 23 Bryan Barberena 91
23 24 Sean Strickland 86
23 24 Vicente Luque 86
25 26 Alberto Mina 84.5
26 21 Mike Perry 83.5
27 27 Ryan LaFlare 82.5
28 28 Peter Sobotta 81.5
29 29 Keita Nakamura 77
29 29 Tim Means 77
31 52 Nordine Taleb 76
32 31 Mickey Gall 73.5
33 32 Belal Muhammad 72.5
34 33 Warlley Alves 71.5
35 34 Randy Brown 69.5
36 35 Diego Sanchez 68.5
36 35 Sergio Moraes 68.5
38 37 Li Jingliang 68
39 38 Zak Cummings 66
40 53 Chad Laprise 65
41 40 Jake Matthews 64.5
42 44 Ben Saunders 58.5
42 41 Jordan Mein 58.5
44 43 Thiago Alves 55
45 39 Erick Silva 53
45 45 Niko Price 53
47 47 Mike Pyle 47
48 49 Abdul Razak Alhassan 45
49 50 Alexander Yakovlev 43
49 50 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 43
51 48 Danny Roberts 41
52 54 Alan Jouban 39.5
53 55 Hyun Gyu Lim 34
54 56 Shinsho Anzai 32.5
55 57 Joe Proctor 32
56 58 Tarec Saffiedine 31
57 59 Luan Chagas 25
57 59 Song Kenan 25
59 62 Tom Breese 24
60 63 Bojan Velickovic 23
61 64 Antonio Braga Neto 22.5
61 59 Galore Bofando 22.5
63 65 Zak Ottow 22
64 66 Alex Morono 20.5
65 67 Lyman Good 18
65 67 Max Griffin 18
67 70 Dominique Steele 17.5
68 71 Court McGee 16.5
69 72 Sultan Aliev 10
70 72 Emil Meek 9
71 74 Nico Musoke 7
72 75 Daichi Abe 5
72 75 Jonathan Meunier 5
72 75 Sheldon Westcott 5
75 78 Jessin Ayari 4.5
75 78 Luke Jumeau 4.5
75 78 Nathan Coy 4.5
78 81 Dhiego Lima 3.5
79 82 Alex Reyes 0
79 82 Bobby Nash 0
79 82 Brian Camozzi 0
79 82 Jim Wallhead 0
79 82 Muslim Salikhov 0
79 82 Oliver Enkamp 0
79 82 Sabah Homasi 0
79 82 Salim Touahri 0

 

Check back Monday for our lightweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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