UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jul 15/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jul 15/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Jul 15/19

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Feb 17, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Aljamain Sterling (blue gloves) reacts after defeating Jimmie Rivera (not pictured) during their bantamweight bout during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Sterling 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 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 1 Henry Cejudo 471
2 2 2 Marlon Moraes 233
3 5 3 Aljamain Sterling 187
4 4 10 Cory Sandhagen 163
5 3 6 Pedro Munhoz 153
6 6 8 Cody Garbrandt 150
7 11 5 Petr Yan 140
8 9 12 Rob Font 124
9 8 9 Jimmie Rivera 115.5
10 10 Sergio Pettis 113.5
11 31 14 Song Yadong 112
12 14 Marlon Vera 110
13 13 11 Cody Stamann 102
14 15 Nathaniel Wood 97
15 12 16 Ricky Simon 93.5
16 16 Brian Kelleher 84.5
16 16 4 Raphael Assuncao 84.5
18 26 Urijah Faber 84.5
19 21 Eddie Wineland 84
20 19 Rani Yahya 77.5
21 20 Manny Bermudez 72.5
22 22 Raoni Barcelos 67.5
23 18 Alejandro Perez 62.5
24 24 Luke Sanders 59
25 27 Louis Smolka 54.5
25 27 Said Nurmagomedov 54.5
27 29 Alex Perez 52.5
28 25 Ray Borg 51.5
29 30 Iuri Alcantara 50.5
30 32 Ricardo Ramos 45
31 57 Jonathan Martinez 44.5
32 33 13 John Dodson 39
33 34 Kyung Ho Kang 37
34 35 Jose Alberto Quinonez 34.5
35 36 Matthew Lopez 33
36 37 Montel Jackson 32
37 39 Andre Ewell 29
38 38 Brandon Davis 28.5
39 40 Brett Johns 26.5
40 41 Douglas Silva de Andrade 26
41 42 Frankie Saenz 25.5
42 43 Khalid Taha 25
43 44 Merab Dvalishvili 24.5
44 46 Andre Soukhamthath 22
45 47 Casey Kenney 20
46 48 Renan Barao 18
47 49 Mitch Gagnon 17.5
48 50 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
49 51 Guido Cannetti 16
50 52 Cole Smith 10
51 53 Sean O’Malley 9.5
52 60 Benito Lopez 9
53 55 Brad Katona 8.5
53 53 Pingyuan Liu 8.5
55 57 Chris Gutierrez 5
56 57 Vince Morales 4.5
57 61 Aiemann Zahabi 4
57 61 Davey Grant 4
59 63 Joby Sanchez 3.5
60 NR Anderson dos Santos 0
60 64 Boston Salmon 0
60 64 Carlos Huachin 0
60 NR Grigory Popov 0
60 64 Jin Soo Son 0
60 NR Journey Newson 0
60 64 Mario Bautista 0
60 64 Martin Day 0
60 NR Nohelin Hernandez 0
60 64 Randy Costa 0
60 64 Ryan MacDonald 0
60 64 Su Mudaerji 0
60 64 Wuliji Buren 0

 

Check back Friday for our flyweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

 

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