UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Aug 24/20

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Aug 24/20

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Aug 24/20

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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 Henry Cejudo 501
2 2 1 Petr Yan 242.5
3 3 3 Aljamain Sterling 229.5
4 4 2 Marlon Moraes 228
5 5 5 Cory Sandhagen 175.5
6 7 11 Dominick Cruz 157
7 12 15 Marlon Vera 148.5
8 10 Frankie Edgar 135
9 8 6 Pedro Munhoz 128
10 9 10 Rob Font 126
11 11 14 Song Yadong 112
12 13 7 Jose Aldo 105
13 15 Nathaniel Wood 81
14 16 Raoni Barcelos 80
15 19 Eddie Wineland 72.5
16 18 Rani Yahya 70.5
17 17 16 John Dodson 69
18 21 Urijah Faber 64
19 22 Casey Kenney 63
20 23 Alejandro Perez 62
20 27 Brett Johns 62
22 20 Sean O’Malley 60
23 24 Luke Sanders 59
24 29 13 Merab Dvalishvili 57.5
25 30 Jonathan Martinez 55.5
26 25 9 Raphael Assuncao 53.5
27 26 Said Nurmagomedov 49
28 31 Kyung Ho Kang 37.5
29 32 Louis Smolka 34.5
29 32 Mario Bautista 34.5
31 35 Andre Ewell 32
31 NR Thomas Almeida 32
33 34 Montel Jackson 29.5
34 36 Jose Alberto Quinonez 26
35 37 Chris Gutierrez 25.5
36 NR Amir Albazi 25
36 NR Trevin Jones 25
36 38 Tyson Nam 25
39 39 Enrique Barzola 24
40 40 Davey Grant 17.5
41 41 Teruto Ishihara 16.5
42 42 Mark De La Rosa 15.5
43 45 Jack Shore 14
44 45 Danaa Batgerel 10
44 45 Randy Costa 10
46 48 Heili Alateng 9.5
47 49 Benito Lopez 9
47 49 Cole Smith 9
47 NR Hunter Azure 9
47 49 Miles Johns 9
51 43 Guido Cannetti 8
52 44 Frankie Saenz 7.5
52 53 Liu Pingyuan 7.5
54 70 Irwin Rivera 5
54 54 Kyler Phillips 5
56 55 Felipe Colares 4.5
57 57 Aaron Phillips 0
57 NR Ali AlQaisi 0
57 NR Bruno Silva 0
57 57 Domingo Pilarte 0
57 57 Gabriel Silva 0
57 57 Gustavo Lopez 0
57 NR John Castaneda 0
57 57 Journey Newson 0
57 NR Malcolm Gordon 0
57 57 Martin Day 0
57 57 Ode Osbourne 0
57 NR Timur Valiev 0
57 57 Tony Gravely 0
57 57 Zarrukh Adashev 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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