UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 1/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 1/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Mar 1/19

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Feb 17, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Andre Fili (red) and Myles Jury (blue) fight during their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Fili won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-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 Featherweights.

 

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

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Max Holloway 511
2 2 3 Brian Ortega 297
3 3 2 Jose Aldo 279
4 4 11 Ricardo Lamas 223.5
5 5 4 Frankie Edgar 214
6 6 5 Alexander Volkanovski 195.5
7 7 Chad Mendes 169.5
8 8 12 Yair Rodriguez 122
9 9 7 Jeremy Stephens 118.5
10 10 15 Darren Elkins 117
11 12 13 Chan Sung Jung 107
12 13 9 Mirsad Bektic 102
13 22 Andre Fili 101
13 11 6 Renato Moicano 101
15 14 Michael Johnson 96
16 15 10 Josh Emmett 91
17 16 Chas Skelly 80.5
18 18 Doo Ho Choi 75
19 19 Gabriel Benitez 74.5
20 20 16 Calvin Kattar 72
21 21 Arnold Allen 63
22 17 Myles Jury 59.5
23 23 14 Zabit Magomedsharipov 52
24 24 Bobby Moffett 50
25 26 Makwan Amirkhani 42
26 27 Rick Glenn 37
27 28 Shane Burgos 36.5
28 25 Alex Caceres 35.5
29 29 8 Cub Swanson 32.5
30 30 Enrique Barzola 31.5
31 31 Danny Henry 29.5
32 32 Dan Ige 27.5
32 34 Shane Young 27.5
34 33 Julio Arce 26.5
35 34 Jordan Rinaldi 25
35 34 Sodiq Yusuff 25
37 37 Humberto Bandenay 24
38 NR Luis Pena 22.5
39 NR Kron Gracie 20
39 39 Martin Bravo 20
41 41 Kevin Aguilar 10
41 41 Kyle Bochniak 10
43 43 Hakeem Dawodu 9.5
43 43 Nad Narimani 9.5
43 43 Sheymon Moraes 9.5
46 46 Bryce Mitchell 5
46 51 Chris Fishgold 5
46 NR Geraldo de Freitas 5
46 46 Steven Peterson 5
50 46 Austin Arnett 4.5
50 49 Mads Burnell 4.5
52 50 Brandon Davis 4
53 51 Anderson dos Santos 0
53 51 Daniel Teymur 0
53 NR Felipe Colares 0
53 51 Jay Cucciniello 0
53 51 Jordan Griffin 0
53 51 Khalid Taha 0
53 51 Kurt Holobaugh 0
53 51 Matt Bessette 0
53 51 Matt Sayles 0
53 51 Mike Santiago 0
53 51 Suman Mokhtarian 0
53 51 Tyler Diamond 0

Check back Monday for our bantamweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Bantamweights
Flyweights
Women’s Feather/Bantamweights
Women’s Flyweights

Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 

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