UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 31/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 31/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 31/19

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Apr 27, 2019; Sunrise, FL, USA; John Lineker (red gloves) fights Cory Sandhagen (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-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 five year time limit, so if they have fought less than 10 times in past five 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 Henry Cejudo 421.5
2 2 1 Marlon Moraes 263
3 3 4 Pedro Munhoz 178
4 13 8 Cory Sandhagen 163
5 4 3 Aljamain Sterling 159.5
6 6 6 Cody Garbrandt 150
7 5 10 John Lineker 138
8 7 7 Jimmie Rivera 137
9 8 12 Rob Font 126
10 9 Sergio Pettis 113.5
11 10 9 Petr Yan 112.5
12 11 Ricky Simon 104.5
13 12 11 Cody Stamann 102
14 14 Marlon Vera 99
15 15 Nathaniel Wood 97
16 18 Brian Kelleher 84.5
16 16 2 Raphael Assuncao 84.5
18 21 14 Alejandro Perez 73.5
19 19 Rani Yahya 73.5
20 22 Manny Bermudez 72.5
21 17 Eddie Wineland 68
22 31 Raoni Barcelos 67.5
23 23 Matt Schnell 67
24 24 Luke Sanders 59
25 24 Ray Borg 59
26 NR Urijah Faber 57
27 26 Louis Smolka 54.5
27 26 Said Nurmagomedov 54.5
29 28 Alex Perez 52.5
30 30 Iuri Alcantara 50.5
31 31 Song Yadong 47.5
32 33 Ricardo Ramos 45.5
33 34 13 John Dodson 42
34 29 Kyung Ho Kang 37
35 35 Jose Alberto Quinonez 34.5
36 36 Matthew Lopez 33
37 37 Montel Jackson 32
38 39 Brandon Davis 28.5
39 40 Andre Ewell 27
40 41 Brett Johns 26.5
41 42 Douglas Silva de Andrade 26
42 43 Frankie Saenz 25.5
43 44 Khalid Taha 25
44 45 Mark De La Rosa 24.5
44 54 Merab Dvalishvili 24.5
46 47 Andre Soukhamthath 22
47 48 Casey Kenney 20
48 38 Renan Barao 18
49 NR Mitch Gagnon 17.5
50 49 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
51 50 Guido Cannetti 16
52 NR Cole Smith 10
53 52 Liu Pingyuan 9.5
53 NR Sean O’Malley 9.5
55 52 Brad Katona 8.5
56 46 Johnny Eduardo 8
57 54 Chris Gutierrez 5
57 54 Jonathan Martinez 5
57 61 Vince Morales 5
60 57 Benito Lopez 4.5
61 57 Aiemann Zahabi 4
61 59 Davey Grant 4
63 60 Joby Sanchez 3.5
64 61 Boston Salmon 0
64 NR Carlos Huachin 0
64 61 Jin Soo Son 0
64 61 Mario Bautista 0
64 61 Martin Day 0
64 61 Randy Costa 0
64 61 Ryan MacDonald 0
64 61 Su Mudaerji 0
64 61 Wuliji Buren 0

 

Check back Monday for our flyweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

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