UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Jan 4/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Jan 4/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Jan 4/21

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Mar 14, 2020; Brasilia, DF, Brazil; Brandon Moreno in the press room after fighting Jussier Formiga during UFC Fight Night at Ginasio Nilson Nelson. Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva-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 Flyweights.

 

*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

 

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(first column performance based ranking, second column is last ranking, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Deiveson Figueiredo 395
2 2 Cody Garbrandt 175.5
3 4 2 Brandon Moreno 130.5
4 3 3 Joseph Benavidez 122
5 6 6 Alexandre Pantoja 94.5
6 5 5 Alex Perez 83.5
7 7 10 Matt Schnell 80
8 8 7 Brandon Royval 49
9 9 14 Tyson Nam 47.5
10 10 4 Askar Askarov 44.5
11 11 Ryan Benoit 32
12 12 13 Tim Elliott 28
13 13 16 Amir Albazi 25
13 NR Matheus Nicolau 25
15 NR Jimmy Flick 20
16 19 Su Mudaerji 14.5
17 14 11 Raulian Paiva 14
18 15 9 Kai Kara-France 13.5
19 16 8 Rogerio Bontorin 13
20 17 12 David Dvorak 9.5
21 18 15 Jordan Espinosa 7.5
22 19 Tagir Ulanbekov 5
23 21 Bruno Silva 0
23 NR Cody Durden 0
23 21 Jerome Rivera 0
23 21 Malcolm Gordon 0
23 21 Ode Osbourne 0
23 21 Zarrukh Adashev 0
23 21 Zhalgas Zhumagulov 0

Check back Friday for our women’s featherweight/bantamweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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