UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Apr 19/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Apr 19/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Apr 19/19

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Jun 1, 2018; Utica, NY, USA; Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Jimmie Rivera (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Adirondack Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-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 2 1 Marlon Moraes 263
2 3 4 Pedro Munhoz 180.5
3 4 3 Aljamain Sterling 165.5
4 5 8 John Lineker 164.5
5 6 6 Cody Garbrandt 150
6 7 7 Jimmie Rivera 137
7 8 11 Rob Font 126
8 9 Sergio Pettis 113.5
9 10 9 Petr Yan 112.5
10 11 15 Ricky Simon 104.5
11 12 10 Cody Stamann 102
12 13 Cory Sandhagen 99
12 21 Marlon Vera 99
14 25 Nathaniel Wood 97
15 14 2 Raphael Assuncao 94
16 15 Eddie Wineland 89
17 16 Brian Kelleher 84.5
18 17 Rani Yahya 77.5
19 18 Bryan Caraway 76.5
20 19 13 Alejandro Perez 73.5
21 20 Manny Bermudez 72.5
22 NR Matt Schnell 67
23 23 Luke Sanders 59
23 NR Ray Borg 59
25 22 Louis Smolka 54.5
25 24 Said Nurmagomedov 54.5
27 11 Alex Perez 52.5
28 26 Kyung Ho Kang 52
29 27 Iuri Alcantara 50.5
30 28 Raoni Barcelos 47.5
30 28 Song Yadong 47.5
32 30 Ricardo Ramos 45.5
33 31 12 John Dodson 42
34 32 Jose Alberto Quinonez 34.5
35 33 Matthew Lopez 33
36 35 Montel Jackson 32
37 36 Renan Barao 29
38 NR Brandon Davis 28.5
39 38 Andre Ewell 27
40 39 Brett Johns 26.5
41 40 Douglas Silva de Andrade 26
42 34 Frankie Saenz 25.5
43 NR Khalid Taha 25
44 37 Mark De La Rosa 24.5
45 45 Johnny Eduardo 22.5
46 41 Andre Soukhamthath 22
47 NR Casey Kenney 20
48 47 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
49 48 Guido Cannetti 16
50 49 Henry Briones 15
51 50 Brad Katona 9.5
51 50 Liu Pingyuan 9.5
53 57 Chris Gutierrez 5
53 57 Jonathan Martinez 5
53 52 Merab Dvalishvili 5
56 53 Aiemann Zahabi 4.5
56 NR Benito Lopez 4.5
58 55 Davey Grant 4
59 56 Joby Sanchez 3.5
60 NR Boston Salmon 0
60 57 Jin Soo Son 0
60 NR Mario Bautista 0
60 57 Martin Day 0
60 NR Randy Costa 0
60 NR Ryan MacDonald 0
60 57 Su Mudaerji 0
60 57 Vince Morales 0
60 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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