UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Nov 12/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Nov 12/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Nov 12/18

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Nov 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Adam Wieczorek (red gloves) fights Marcos Rogerio De Lima (blue gloves) during UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-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 Heavyweights.

 

*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
1 1 1 Daniel Cormier 688
2 2 2 Stipe Miocic 446
3 3 7 Alistair Overeem 199
4 5 3 Derrick Lewis 167
5 4 9 Aleksei Oleinik 166.5
6 6 5 Francis Ngannou 156
7 7 6 Alexander Volkov 136.5
8 8 11 Mark Hunt 133
9 9 4 Curtis Blaydes 125.5
10 11 12 Tai Tuivasa 112.5
11 12 10 Marcin Tybura 112
12 10 8 Junior dos Santos 105
13 13 13 Shamil Abdurakhimov 89
14 NR Marcos Rogerio de Lima 73.5
15 14 Walt Harris 58.5
16 15 14 Andrei Arlovski 54
17 16 15 Stefan Struve 50
18 18 16 Justin Willis 31.5
19 17 Adam Wieczorek 31
20 19 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 30
21 20 Cyril Asker 29.5
22 21 Chris De La Rocha 25
23 22 Junior Albini 24
24 23 Daniel Spitz 22.5
25 23 Marcelo Golm 20
26 25 Chase Sherman 18.5
27 27 Arjan Singh Bhullar 9
28 26 Augusto Sakai 5
29 28 Allen Crowder 0
29 28 Blagoy Ivanov 0
29 28 Hu Yaozong 0
29 28 Rashad Coulter 0

 

Check back Friday for our light heavyweight rankings

 

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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