Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 22/20

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 22/20

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Jan 22/20

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May 25, 2018; London, UK; Michael Page (red gloves) enters the arena before the against fight David Rickels (blue gloves) at SSE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-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 Welterweights.

 

*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 Douglas Lima 419
2 4 Michael Page 174.5
3 3 Lorenz Larkin 168.5
4 5 Andrey Koreshkov 148
5 6 Neiman Gracie 127.5
6 7 Logan Storley 104
7 8 Yaroslav Amosov 102.5
8 9 Ed Ruth 92.5
9 10 Paul Daley 84
10 11 Kemran Lachinov 81.5
11 13 David Rickels 75.5
12 12 Joey Davis 73
13 16 Haim Gozali 72.5
14 NR Curtis Millender 72
15 14 Jon Fitch 70
16 18 Robson Gracie Jr 67.5
17 15 Derek Anderson 47.5
17 18 Kastriot Xhema 47.5
19 20 Connor Dixon 43
20 22 Oliver Enkamp 40
21 22 Erick Silva 39
22 24 Guilherme Vasconcelos 38.5
23 21 Walter Gahadza 37.5
24 51 Simon Smotritsky 34
25 25 Johnny Cisneros 32.5
26 61 Lewis Long 30
26 NR Moses Murrietta 30
26 26 Ryan Hardy Evans 30
29 27 Khonry Gracie 29.5
30 29 Abraham Vaesau 28.5
30 29 Kiefer Crosbie 28.5
32 31 Jon Manley 27.5
32 31 Justin Burlinson 27.5
32 34 Raphael Uchegbu 27.5
35 34 Antonio McKee 25
35 NR David Pacheco 25
35 34 Ian Butler 25
35 41 Jason Jackson 25
35 34 Raymond Daniels 25
35 34 Sabah Homasi 25
41 39 Ashley Reece 24.5
41 NR Jordan Mein 24.5
43 40 Thomas Oswald 23
44 41 Andrea Fusi 22.5
44 41 Giorgio Pietrini 22.5
44 41 Richard Kiely 22.5
47 45 A.J. Matthews 19
48 NR Aaron Chalmers 18
48 46 E.J. Brooks 18
50 48 James Terry 14.5
50 48 Jim Wallhead 14.5
52 50 Galore Bofando 13
53 NR Shane Campbell 12
54 51 Joseph Holmes 10
54 51 Walter Pugliesi 10
56 NR Shinsho Anzai 8
57 55 Constantin Gnusariov 5
57 55 John Mercurio 5
57 55 Kyle Crutchmer 5
60 54 Andy Murad 4.5
60 58 Demetrius Plaza 4.5
62 60 Carlo Pedersoli Jr 4
63 NR Chris Cisneros 0
63 61 Ion Pascu 0
63 61 Justin Roswell 0
63 61 Keith McCabe 0
63 61 Kiichi Kunimoto 0
63 61 Kona Oliveira 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our lightweight rankings 

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