UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Feb 1/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Feb 1/21

MMA Manifesto

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Feb 1/21

By

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 28: Li Jingliang of China celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the Welterweight division during the UFC Fight Night at the Pepsi Center on January 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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 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 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, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Kamaru Usman 497.5
2 2 8 Tyron Woodley 312
3 3 2 Colby Covington 310.5
4 4 4 Leon Edwards 289
5 5 Santiago Ponzinibbio 225
6 6 3 Gilbert Burns 218
7 7 5 Jorge Masvidal 204.5
8 8 6 Stephen Thompson 203
9 9 10 Vicente Luque 180
10 24 13 Li Jingliang 162.5
11 25 7 Michael Chiesa 154
12 13 Muslim Salikhov 136.5
13 14 James Krause 126.5
14 11 10 Neil Magny 126
15 15 Claudio Silva 118.5
16 18 9 Demian Maia 113
17 28 Warlley Alves 107.5
18 16 12 Geoff Neal 102
19 19 Alexey Kunchenko 99
20 20 Jake Matthews 94.5
21 22 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 94
22 27 Abdul Razak Alhassan 90.5
22 25 Randy Brown 90.5
24 29 14 Belal Muhammad 86
25 22 Khaos Williams 84
25 16 15 Robbie Lawler 84
27 20 Matt Brown 83
28 31 Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone 80
29 32 Miguel Baeza 74.5
30 33 Mike Perry 72.5
31 34 Alan Jouban 63
32 35 Dwight Grant 60.5
33 36 Song Kenan 57
34 37 Mickey Gall 56
35 38 Daniel Rodriguez 55.5
36 39 Lyman Good 55
36 39 Shavkat Rakhmonov 55
38 42 Dhiego Lima 54.5
39 43 Nicolas Dalby 54
40 46 Diego Sanchez 52
41 47 16 Khamzat Chimaev 51.5
41 47 Peter Sobotta 51.5
43 43 Ramazan Emeev 51
44 55 Michel Pereira 48.5
45 43 Bryan Barberena 46
46 39 Alex Morono 44
46 50 Tim Means 44
48 51 Sean Brady 43
49 52 Max Griffin 40.5
50 53 Takashi Sato 40
51 54 Alex Oliveira 35
52 56 Mounir Lazzez 27
53 57 Sasha Palatnikov 25
54 58 Laureano Staropoli 23.5
55 59 Christian Aguilera 22.5
56 60 David Zawada 18
57 64 Carlos Condit 14.5
58 62 Jason Witt 10
59 63 Court McGee 9
60 64 Emil Meek 7
61 66 Matthew Semelsberger 5
62 67 Anthony Ivy 0
62 67 Cole Williams 0
62 67 Gabriel Green 0
62 67 Jared Gooden 0
62 67 Louis Cosce 0
62 67 Niklas Stolze 0
62 67 Ramiz Brahimaj 0

Check back Friday for our lightweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

(The MMA Manifesto is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com)

 

More Sports

7hr

Odd Types in IPL Betting Different online sportsbooks use different styles of calculating the odds. So you must know about these odd types (…)

More MMA Manifesto
Home