UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Mar 4/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Mar 4/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Mar 4/19

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Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Pedro Munhoz (blue gloves) defeats Cody Garbrandt (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-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 not.  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 Bantamweights.

 

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

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 T.J. Dillashaw 411.5
2 3 2 Marlon Moraes 263
3 7 10 Pedro Munhoz 180.5
4 6 6 Aljamain Sterling 165.5
5 4 8 John Lineker 164.5
6 2 3 Cody Garbrandt 150
7 5 7 Jimmie Rivera 137
8 8 11 Rob Font 126
9 10 Sergio Pettis 113.5
10 19 9 Petr Yan 112.5
11 37 16 Ricky Simon 104.5
12 27 13 Cody Stamann 102
13 14 Cory Sandhagen 99
14 9 4 Raphael Assuncao 94
15 12 Eddie Wineland 89
16 13 Brian Kelleher 84.5
17 11 Rani Yahya 77.5
18 16 Bryan Caraway 76.5
19 15 14 Alejandro Perez 73.5
20 27 Manny Bermudez 72.5
21 17 Marlon Vera 69
22 18 Louis Smolka 68
23 45 Luke Sanders 59
24 NR Said Nurmagomedov 54.5
25 22 Nathaniel Wood 52.5
26 26 Kyung Ho Kang 52
27 25 Iuri Alcantara 50.5
28 27 Raoni Barcelos 47.5
28 27 Song Yadong 47.5
30 24 Ricardo Ramos 45.5
31 20 12 John Dodson 42
32 31 Jose Alberto Quinonez 39
33 33 Matthew Lopez 33
34 34 Frankie Saenz 32
35 35 Montel Jackson 30
36 22 Renan Barao 29
37 37 Mark De La Rosa 27.5
38 39 Andre Ewell 27
39 40 Brett Johns 26.5
40 41 Douglas Silva de Andrade 26
41 42 Andre Soukhamthath 25
41 42 Tom Duquesnoy 25
43 44 Patrick Williams 24
44 45 Johnny Eduardo 22.5
45 NR Matt Schnell 19
46 47 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
47 48 Guido Cannetti 16
48 49 Henry Briones 15
49 50 Brad Katona 9.5
49 50 Liu Pingyuan 9.5
51 57 Jonathan Martinez 5
51 52 Merab Dvalishvili 5
53 53 Aiemann Zahabi 4.5
53 NR Benito Lopez 4.5
55 55 Davey Grant 4
56 56 Joby Sanchez 3.5
57 57 Chris Gutierrez 0
57 57 Jin Soo Son 0
57 NR Mario Bautista 0
57 57 Martin Day 0
57 57 Su Mudaerji 0
57 57 Terrion Ware 0
57 57 Vince Morales 0
57 57 Wuliji Buren 0

 

Check back Monday for our flyweight rankings

 

Performance Based Rankings:

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

Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 

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