UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Apr 16/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Apr 16/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Apr 16/21

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Feb 20, 2021; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chris Daukaus reacts after his TKO victory over Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Chris Unger/Handout Photo via 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 a 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 the 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 2 1 Francis Ngannou 750.5
2 1 2 Stipe Miocic 693
3 4 3 Derrick Lewis 337
4 3 4 Curtis Blaydes 313.5
5 6 5 Ciryl Gane 240
6 5 6 Alexander Volkov 235.5
7 7 7 Jairzinho Rozenstruick 211
8 11 11 Chris Daukaus 184
9 10 8 Shamil Abdurakhimov 177.5
10 8 Tai Tuivasa 177
10 12 14 Tom Aspinall 177
12 9 16 Aleksei Oleinik 140.5
13 13 9 Walt Harris 134.5
14 14 12 Marcin Tybura 134
15 18 Alexander Romanov 115
16 17 Greg Hardy 106.5
17 20 Ben Rothwell 92
18 15 Marcos Rogerio de Lima 89.5
19 19 Sergey Spivak 89
20 NR Ilir Latifi 86
21 16 Alexander Gustafsson 84
22 21 13 Blagoy Ivanov 67
23 21 Chase Sherman 66.5
24 23 Andrei Arlovski 63
25 25 Tanner Boser 56
26 24 10 Augusto Sakai 55
26 26 Juan Espino 55
28 27 Jake Collier 34
29 28 Maurice Greene 25.5
30 28 Yorgan De Castro 25
31 36 Jarjis Danho 20
32 31 Carlos Felipe 19
32 30 Gian Villante 19
34 32 Justin Tafa 18
34 32 Rodrigo Nascimento 18
36 34 Don’Tale Mayes 10
36 34 Parker Porter 10
38 36 Alan Baudot 0
38 NR Harry Hunsucker 0
38 36 Jared Vanderaa 0
38 36 Josh Parisian 0
38 36 Philipe Lins 0
38 36 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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