UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 10/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 10/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: May 10/21

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

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Deiveson Figueiredo 743
2 2 2 Brandon Moreno 226
3 4 3 Askar Askarov 190
4 6 5 Alex Perez 138.5
5 5 4 Alexandre Pantoja 129.5
6 3 6 Joseph Benavidez 128
7 8 7 Brandon Royval 98
8 9 Tyson Nam 85
9 10 8 Kai Kara-France 76.5
10 11 Ryan Benoit 56
11 13 16 Amir Albazi 55
12 15 Bruno Silva 50
13 14 15 Matheus Nicolau 46
14 12 11 Tim Elliott 37.5
15 17 14 Su Mudaerji 36
16 18 13 Raulian Paiva 28
17 19 12 David Dvorak 19
18 21 Francisco Figueiredo 10
18 NR Jeffrey Molina 10
18 NR Ode Osbourne 10
18 21 Tagir Ulanbekov 10
22 23 Cody Durden 0
22 23 Jerome Rivera 0
22 23 JP Buys 0
22 23 Malcolm Gordon 0
22 23 Manel Kape 0
22 NR Qileng Aori 0
22 NR Victor Rodriguez 0
22 23 Zarrukh Adashev 0
22 23 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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