UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Oct 21/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Oct 21/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Oct 21/19

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Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Marlon Vera (red gloves) after his win against Nohelin Hernandez (not pictured) 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 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 3 4 Cory Sandhagen 199.5
4 4 3 Aljamain Sterling 187
5 5 7 Pedro Munhoz 153
6 6 10 Cody Garbrandt 150
7 7 Petr Yan 140
8 11 Marlon Vera 124.5
9 8 12 Rob Font 124
10 9 8 Jimmie Rivera 115.5
11 10 14 Song Yadong 112
12 12 11 Cody Stamann 102
13 13 Nathaniel Wood 97
14 14 Ricky Simon 93.5
15 15 Brian Kelleher 84.5
15 15 15 Urijah Faber 84.5
17 17 Eddie Wineland 84
18 18 Rani Yahya 73.5
19 20 Raoni Barcelos 67.5
20 19 6 Raphael Assuncao 63
21 22 Alejandro Perez 62.5
22 23 Luke Sanders 59
23 24 Said Nurmagomedov 54.5
24 24 Louis Smolka 51
25 26 Casey Kenney 48
25 26 Ray Borg 48
27 39 Khalid Taha 47.5
28 29 Jonathan Martinez 44.5
29 30 13 John Dodson 39
30 32 Jose Alberto Quinonez 35
31 33 Matthew Lopez 33
32 34 Montel Jackson 32
33 31 Kyung Ho Kang 31.5
34 36 Brett Johns 26.5
35 37 Douglas Silva de Andrade 26
36 35 Andre Ewell 25.5
37 40 Frankie Saenz 24.5
37 40 Merab Dvalishvili 24.5
39 42 Andre Soukhamthath 19
40 43 Renan Barao 18
41 45 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
42 46 Guido Cannetti 16
43 47 Chris Gutierrez 14.5
44 NR Hunter Azure 10
44 NR Jack Shore 10
44 NR Miles Johns 10
44 59 Randy Costa 10
48 49 Sean O’Malley 9.5
49 50 Benito Lopez 9
49 59 Boston Salmon 9
49 48 Cole Smith 9
52 51 Pingyuan Liu 8.5
53 51 Brad Katona 7.5
54 53 Felipe Colares 5
54 NR Heili Alateng 5
54 53 Mario Bautista 5
54 59 Su Mudaerji 5
58 55 Geraldo de Freitas 4.5
58 55 Vince Morales 4.5
60 57 Aiemann Zahabi 4
60 NR Davey Grant 4
62 58 Joby Sanchez 3.5
63 59 Anderson dos Santos 0
63 NR Batgerel Danaa 0
63 NR Bruno Silva 0
63 59 Carlos Huachin 0
63 59 Domingo Pilarte 0
63 59 Gabriel Silva 0
63 59 Grigory Popov 0
63 59 Jin Soo Son 0
63 59 Journey Newson 0
63 59 Martin Day 0
63 44 Mitch Gagnon 0
63 59 Nohelin Hernandez 0
63 59 Ryan MacDonald 0
63 59 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 Flyweights
Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 

 

 

 

 

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