UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Mar 29/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Mar 29/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Mar 29/19

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Mar 9, 2019; Wichita, KS, USA; Junior Dos Santos (blue gloves) defeats Derrick Lewis (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at InTrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports 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 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

 

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(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 9 Cain Velasquez 312
4 5 3 Francis Ngannou 271
5 10 4 Junior dos Santos 193
6 4 8 Alistair Overeem 183
7 8 10 Aleksei Oleinik 166.5
8 6 Ben Rothwell 148
9 7 6 Derrick Lewis 138
10 9 7 Alexander Volkov 136.5
11 12 5 Curtis Blaydes 136.5
12 11 11 Marcin Tybura 112
13 13 12 Tai Tuivasa 100.5
14 15 14 Shamil Abdurakhimov 89
15 16 Marcos Rogerio de Lima 62
16 14 Walt Harris 58.5
17 18 16 Andrei Arlovski 54
18 35 15 Blagoy Ivanov 35
19 19 12 Justin Willis 33.5
20 20 Adam Wieczorek 31
21 23 Maurice Greene 27.5
22 23 Juan Espino 25
23 25 Chris De La Rocha 22.5
23 25 Daniel Spitz 22.5
25 27 Junior Albini 21
26 28 Marcelo Golm 20
27 30 Jairzinho Rozenstruick 10
27 30 Juan Adams 10
29 32 Arjan Singh Bhullar 9
30 33 Allen Crowder 5
30 33 Augusto Sakai 5
32 35 Greg Hardy 0
32 NR Jeff Hughes 0
32 35 Justin Frazier 0
32 35 Michel Batista 0
32 35 Sergey Pavlovich 0

 



Check back Monday 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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