UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 7/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 7/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: May 7/21

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Aug 25, 2018; Lincoln, NE, USA; Cory Sandhagen (red gloves) fights Iuri Alcantara (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-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 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.

 

*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

 

(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 1 Aljamain Sterling 567
2 3 3 Cory Sandhagen 389
3 4 2 Petr Yan 356.5
4 5 5 Cody Garbrandt 246
5 7 4 Rob Font 243.5
6 6 7 Marlon Moraes 205
7 10 16 Marlon Vera 193.5
8 9 6 Jose Aldo 183
9 8 9 Pedro Munhoz 181
10 11 10 Dominick Cruz 180
11 14 Song Yadong 179
12 12 8 Frankie Edgar 151
13 13 13 Jimmie Rivera 148
14 26 12 Merab Dvalishvili 142.5
15 20 Said Nurmagomedov 135
16 16 Casey Kenney 134
17 21 15 Kyler Phillips 133
18 17 Raoni Barcelos 131
19 NR Matt Schnell 121
20 15 14 Cody Stamann 117.5
21 22 Louis Smolka 116
22 18 Rani Yahya 108.5
23 28 Davey Grant 106
24 25 Sean O’Malley 100.5
25 18 Nathaniel Wood 95.5
26 NR Ricardo Ramos 95
27 29 Montel Jackson 87
28 31 Adrian Yanez 85
29 33 Damon Jackson 81
29 23 Eddie Wineland 81
31 31 Chris Gutierrez 79
32 24 Alejandro Perez 76.5
33 30 Jonathan Martinez 75.5
34 27 11 Raphael Assuncao 68.5
35 35 Miles Johns 66
36 36 Mario Bautista 62
37 37 Trevin Jones 60
38 38 Aiemann Zahabi 55
39 40 Umar Nurmagomedov 50
40 42 Nathan Maness 49
41 49 Jack Shore 45
41 43 Khalid Taha 45
43 39 Andre Ewell 41
44 51 Danaa Batgerel 38
44 40 Julio Arce 38
44 45 Randy Costa 38
47 46 Gustavo Lopez 36
48 56 Tony Gravely 29
49 44 Jose Alberto Quinonez 28
50 NR Rogerio Bontorin 21
51 51 John Castaneda 20
51 51 Ronnie Lawrence 20
51 47 Thomas Almeida 20
54 50 Hunter Azure 19
55 54 Heili Alateng 17
56 48 Mark De La Rosa 16.5
57 55 Frankie Saenz 13
58 56 Anderson dos Santos 10
58 NR Bill Algeo 10
58 NR Timur Valiev 10
58 56 Tony Kelley 10
62 59 Irwin Rivera 9
63 62 Aaron Phillips 0
63 62 Cameron Else 0
63 62 Drako Rodriguez 0
63 62 Gaetano Pirrello 0
63 62 Jamey Simmons 0
63 62 Jesse Strader 0
63 62 Johnny Munoz 0
63 62 Journey Newson 0
63 62 Kevin Natividad 0
63 62 Mark Striegl 0
63 62 Ray Rodriguez 0
63 62 Sergey Morozov 0
63 62 T.J. Laramie 0
63 62 Victor Rodriguez 0



Check back Monday 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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