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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Jan 22/21

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Oct 26, 2019; Singapore, SINGAPORE; Ciryl Ganes (red gloves) fights Don’Tale Mayes (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-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 Heavyweights.

 

*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
1 1 1 Stipe Miocic 518
2 2 Jon Jones 396
3 3 2 Francis Ngannou 330.5
4 4 3 Curtis Blaydes 228.5
5 5 6 Alistair Overeem 197.5
6 6 4 Jairzinho Rozenstruick 147.5
7 7 5 Derrick Lewis 141
8 8 11 Aleksei Oleinik 124
9 9 7 Alexander Volkov 120
10 24 8 Ciryl Gane 101.5
11 11 Tai Tuivasa 101
12 10 12 Junior dos Santos 93
13 14 12 Walt Harris 82
14 22 15 Marcin Tybura 79.5
15 16 Ben Rothwell 70
16 15 Ilir Latifi 65
17 18 Marcos Rogerio de Lima 61
18 19 Alexander Gustafsson 59
19 17 Greg Hardy 58.5
20 21 Alexander Romanov 57.5
21 22 Stefan Struve 55.5
22 24 Chris Daukaus 52.5
23 26 Andrei Arlovski 48.5
24 27 Tom Aspinall 43
25 28 14 Blagoy Ivanov 40.5
26 29 10 Augusto Sakai 30.5
27 31 Sergey Spivak 29
27 31 Tanner Boser 29
29 33 Juan Espino 27.5
30 34 Jake Collier 21
31 35 Maurice Greene 20
31 35 Yorgan De Castro 20
33 37 Gian Villante 16
34 40 Carlos Felipe 9.5
35 38 Justin Tafa 9
35 39 Rodrigo Nascimento 9
37 40 Don’Tale Mayes 5
37 40 Parker Porter 5
39 43 Alan Baudot 0
39 43 Ben Sosoli 0
39 43 Jarjis Danho 0
39 43 Josh Parisian 0
39 43 Philipe Lins 0
39 43 Roque Martinez 0

Check back Monday for our light heavyweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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