Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Nov 6/19

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Nov 6/19

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Nov 6/19

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Apr 28, 2018; Rosemont, IL, USA; Rafael Lovato Jr. (red gloves) defeats Gerald Harris (blue gloves) during Bellator 198 at Allstate Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally 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, this time for Bellator.  We’ll roll out a new weight class every Wednesday.  Next up: The Middleweights.

 

*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 Bellator 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. For fighters who have also fought in the UFC during this time, those performances were counted also)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s Bellator 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

 

Stats Last Total
Rank Rank
1 1 Gegard Mousasi 410
2 2 Rafael Lovato Jr 292.5
3 3 John Salter 171
4 5 Costello Van Steenis 142.5
5 4 Lyoto Machida 138
6 6 Anatoly Tokov 136.5
7 7 Charlie Ward 85
8 8 Mike Shipman 75
9 9 Jordan Williams 66
10 NR Mauricio Alonso 63
11 NR Tony Johnson 52.5
12 NR Romero Cotton 51.5
13 12 Fabian Edwards 49
14 21 Austin Vanderford 47.5
14 13 Dillon Danis 47.5
16 11 Joe Schilling 43.5
17 14 Andre Fialho 42
18 17 Norbert Novenyi 39
19 16 Tim Caron 37.5
20 NR Jordan Newman 29.5
21 20 Diego Herzog 27
22 21 Justin Sumter 25
23 NR Johnny Eblen 24.5
23 NR Will Fleury 24.5
25 NR Kent Kauppinen 18
26 23 James Bochnovic 17.5
27 24 Robert Morrow 14.5
28 25 Joseph Creer 5
28 NR Kevin Fryer 5
30 26 Will Morris 4.5
31 NR Albert Gonzales 0
31 NR George Tokkos 0
31 27 Gerald Harris 0
31 NR Grachik Bozinyan 0
31 27 Hracho Darpinyan 0
31 27 John Redmond 0
31 27 Keith Berry 0
31 NR Lucas Borges 0
31 27 Martin Hudson 0
31 27 Mike Jasper 0
31 27 Will Lavine 0

Check back next Wednesday for our welterweight rankings 

 

Bellator Performance Based Rankings

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Women’s Featherweights
Women’s Flyweights
Pound for Pound

 

 

 

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