UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 17/20

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 17/20

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 17/20

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Dec 21, 2019; Busan, SOUTH KOREA; Chan Sung Jung (blue gloves) defeats Frankie Edgar (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Sajik Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-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 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.  Next up: The Featherweights.

 

*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 rankings, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 2 Max Holloway 391.5
2 3 1 Alexander Volkanovski 356
3 2 3 Brian Ortega 297
4 8 5 Chan Sung Jung 176.5
5 5 Ricardo Lamas 175
6 4 11 Josh Emmett 161
7 6 15 Ryan Hall 138.5
8 NR 7 Frankie Edgar 126
9 7 6 Yair Rodriguez 111.5
10 NR Nik Lentz 109
11 9 Andre Fili 106
12 10 13 Shane Burgos 104.5
13 11 12 Calvin Kattar 100
14 13 14 Mirsad Bektic 88
15 12 Darren Elkins 85
16 15 Sodiq Yusuff 79
17 16 Dan Ige 77.5
18 18 9 Jeremy Stephens 73.5
18 18 4 Zabit Magomedsharipov 73.5
20 20 Ricardo Ramos 69
21 21 Chas Skelly 67
22 NR Luis Pena 64
23 17 Doo Ho Choi 60
24 22 Gabriel Benitez 57
25 23 16 Arnold Allen 53.5
26 24 Hakeem Dawodu 50
27 25 Makwan Amirkhani 49
28 26 Charles Rosa 47
29 27 Grant Dawson 44.5
29 27 Movsar Evloev 44.5
31 29 Kevin Aguilar 44
32 30 Mike Grundy 40
33 32 Alex Caceres 34
34 44 Bryce Mitchell 33
35 33 Polo Reyes 31.5
36 60 Charles Jourdain 30
36 34 Kyle Nelson 30
38 35 Cub Swanson 29.5
39 36 Douglas Silva de Andrade 27.5
39 36 Shane Young 27.5
41 38 Danny Henry 26.5
42 NR Billy Quarantillo 25
42 39 Julio Arce 25
44 40 Enrique Barzola 24
45 41 Brandon Davis 22.5
46 42 Kron Gracie 18
47 43 Martin Bravo 17.5
48 45 Gavin Tucker 14
49 46 Steven Peterson 13.5
50 47 Mike Trizano 13
51 NR Mike Davis 10
52 49 Matt Sayles 9
53 51 Nad Narimani 8.5
54 53 Sheymon Moraes 7.5
55 NR Chase Hooper 5
55 54 Giga Chikadze 5
55 54 Sean Woodson 5
55 60 Seung Woo Choi 5
59 58 Chris Fishgold 4.5
59 54 Daniel Teymur 4.5
59 54 Geraldo de Freitas 4.5
59 58 Luiz Garagorri 4.5
59 50 Zubaira Tukhugov 4.5
64 NR Jacob Kilburn 0
64 60 Jordan Griffin 0
64 60 Lerone Murphy 0
64 60 Suman Mokhtarian 0
64 60 Sung Bin Jo 0

 

Check back Monday for our bantamweight rankings

 

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

 

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