UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Aug 21/20

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Aug 21/20

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Aug 21/20

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May 9, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jeremy Stephens (red gloves) fights Calvin Kattar (blue gloves) during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-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 2 1 Alexander Volkanovski 453
2 1 2 Max Holloway 321.5
3 3 3 Brian Ortega 297
4 4 8 Josh Emmett 190.5
5 5 5 Chan Sung Jung 176.5
6 6 Ricardo Lamas 175
7 7 Song Yadong 154.5
8 8 14 Ryan Hall 138.5
9 9 Jimmie Rivera 131
10 16 7 Calvin Kattar 117.5
11 11 6 Yair Rodriguez 110
12 10 Cody Stamann 97
13 NR Ricky Simon 96.5
14 14 12 Sodiq Yusuff 95.5
15 15 Nik Lentz 93.5
16 16 15 Shane Burgos 91.5
17 18 Brian Kelleher 91
18 13 12 Dan Ige 86.5
19 19 11 Arnold Allen 84
20 20 Edson Barboza 79.5
21 21 Andre Fili 79
22 22 4 Zabit Magomedsharipov 73.5
23 23 Mirsad Bektic 71
24 24 Darren Elkins 70
25 26 Chas Skelly 68
25 27 Grant Dawson 68
27 29 Doo Ho Choi 60
27 70 Lerone Murphy 60
27 25 Ricardo Ramos 60
30 40 Makwan Amirkhani 58
31 28 Herbert Burns 56
32 30 10 Jeremy Stephens 52
33 31 Hakeem Dawodu 50
33 32 Movsar Evloev 50
35 53 Gavin Tucker 42.5
36 NR Daniel Pineda 40
36 33 Nate Landwehr 40
38 35 Bryce Mitchell 39.5
39 36 Alex Caceres 37
40 33 Mike Grundy 36
41 37 Zubaira Tukhugov 34
42 38 Billy Quarantillo 32.5
42 38 Julian Erosa 32.5
44 41 Kyle Nelson 30
45 42 Cub Swanson 27.5
45 42 Shane Young 27.5
47 44 Charles Jourdain 27
48 47 Douglas Silva de Andrade 25
48 47 Julio Arce 25
50 45 Danny Henry 23.5
51 49 Jordan Griffin 22.5
51 49 Spike Carlyle 22.5
53 51 Jared Gordon 21.5
54 52 Kron Gracie 18
55 54 Giga Chikadze 13.5
55 54 Steven Peterson 13.5
55 58 Youssef Zalal 13.5
58 56 Mike Trizano 13
59 57 Mike Davis 10
60 59 Hunter Azure 9
60 59 Matt Sayles 9
62 61 Nad Narimani 7.5
62 62 Sheymon Moraes 7.5
64 NR Daniel Chavez 5
64 70 Jamall Emmers 5
64 NR Kai Kamaka III 5
64 NR Nathan Maness 5
64 63 Seung Woo Choi 5
69 64 Chase Hooper 4.5
69 64 Daniel Teymur 4.5
69 NR Justin Jaynes 4.5
69 64 Luiz Garagorri 4.5
69 64 Sean Woodson 4.5
74 64 Chris Fishgold 4
75 69 Vince Morales 3.5
76 70 Aalon Cruz 0
76 70 Austin Lingo 0
76 70 Darrick Minner 0
76 70 Jacob Kilburn 0
76 NR Jonny Munoz 0
76 NR Peter Barrett 0
76 70 Steve Garcia 0
76 70 Suman Mokhtarian 0
76 70 Sung Bin Jo 0
76 70 T.J. Brown 0
76 NR Tony Kelley 0
76 NR Vincent Cachero 0

 

Check back Monday for our bantamweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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