Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Nov 28/18

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Nov 28/18

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Nov 28/18

 

There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally 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, this time for Bellator.  We’ll roll out a new weight class every Wednesday.  Next up: The Lightweights.

 

*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 Bellator 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. For fighters who have also fought in the UFC during this time, those performances were counted also)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s Bellator & 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
Stats Last Total
Rank Rank
1 1 Michael Chandler 316
2 NR Brent Primus 246
3 2 Benson Henderson 195
4 3 Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire 186
5 NR Daniel Weichel 132
6 4 Adam Piccolotti 112.5
6 6 Goiti Yamauchi 112.5
8 5 Saad Awad 99
9 7 Derek Campos 93
10 9 Derek Anderson 68.5
10 9 J.J. Okanovich 68.5
12 8 Kevin Ferguson Jr 64.5
13 19 Mandel Nallo 62.5
14 11 Brandon Girtz 59.5
15 12 Steve Kozola 57.5
16 13 Dean Hancock 55
17 NR Corey Browning 40
17 15 Jake Smith 40
17 15 Marcus Surin 40
20 17 Carrington Banks 34
21 20 Mihail Nica 22.5
22 22 Jacob Rosales 18.5
23 23 Jeremy Petley 9.5
24 24 Joshua Jones 9
25 25 J.J. Ambrose 8
26 NR Johnny Nunez 5
26 NR Pedro Carvalho 5
28 NR Chris Avila 0
28 NR Jerome Mickle 0
28 28 Roger Huerta 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our featherweight rankings 

Bellator Performance Based Rankings

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Women’s Featherweights
Women’s Flyweights
Pound for Pound

 

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