UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Oct 5/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Oct 5/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Oct 5/18

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Chris Weidman (L) takes a punch from Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/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 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 Middleweights.

 

*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, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 Georges St-Pierre 445
2 2 4 Chris Weidman 411
3 3 1 Robert Whittaker 404
4 4 5 Kelvin Gastelum 312
5 5 3 Luke Rockhold 295
6 6 2 Yoel Romero 255
7 7 6 Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza 194
8 8 7 Derek Brunson 184.5
9 9 Tim Boetsch 161
10 10 11 Brad Tavares 153.5
11 11 8 David Branch 127
12 12 9 Paulo Costa 120.5
13 13 Jack Hermansson 110
14 14 12 Antonio Carlos Junior 109
14 14 10 Israel Adesanya 109
16 16 Dan Kelly 96
17 17 14 Elias Theodorou 94.5
18 18 Gerald Meerschaert 89.5
18 18 13 Uriah Hall 89.5
20 21 16 Cezar Ferreira 76.5
21 22 Tom Breese 71
22 24 15 Krzysztof Jotko 66.5
23 26 Omari Akhmedov 61.5
24 23 C.B. Dollaway 56
25 32 Darren Stewart 52.5
26 NR Khalild Murtazaliev 50
27 28 Trevin Giles 47.5
28 NR Jordan Johnson 44.5
29 NR Jack Marshman 39.5
30 29 Alessio Di Chirico 36
31 27 Hector Lombard 35
32 30 Ryan Janes 33.5
33 41 Andrew Sanchez 30
34 31 Oskar Piechota 26.5
35 32 Charles Byrd 22.5
35 35 Julian Marquez 22.5
35 35 Karl Roberson 22.5
35 32 Markus Perez 22.5
39 37 Antonio Braga Neto 20
40 38 Marvin Vettori 16
41 39 Jonathan Wilson 14
41 39 Trevor Smith 14
43 42 Abu Azaitar 5
44 NR Adam Yandiev 0
44 43 John Phillips 0
44 43 Kevin Holland 0
44 43 Tim Williams 0

 

 

Check back Friday for our welterweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

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