UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Aug 27/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Aug 27/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Aug 27/21

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Oct 27, 2018; Moncton, Canada; Sean Strickland (blue gloves) reacts after fight against Nordine Taleb (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Moncton Events Centre. Mandatory Credit: Trevor MacMillan-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 Middleweights.

 

*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 Israel Adesanya 737
2 2 6 Derek Brunson 377
3 3 2 Robert Whittaker 330
4 5 5 Marvin Vettori 281
5 8 9 Sean Strickland 268
6 7 14 Brad Tavares 257
7 4 11 Uriah Hall 247
8 6 4 Jared Cannonier 244
9 9 3 Paulo Costa 232.5
10 10 7 Jack Hermansson 225.5
11 11 8 Darren Till 210
12 13 Brendan Allen 177
13 12 13 Chris Weidman 172
14 14 12 Edmen Shahbazyan 154.5
15 16 16 Andre Muniz 130
16 17 Dricus du Plessis 128
17 NR Misha Cirkunov 126
18 18 Anthony Hernandez 120
19 19 Trevin Giles 119.5
20 20 Makhmud Muradov 115
21 15 Ian Heinisch 109
22 22 Gerald Meerschaert 105.5
23 23 15 Kevin Holland 104
24 24 Joaquin Buckley 102
25 25 Abdul Razak Alhassan 100
26 27 Zak Cummings 95.5
27 28 Tom Breese 95
28 21 10 Kelvin Gastelum 86
28 26 Punahele Soriano 86
30 29 Alessio Di Chirico 80.5
31 30 Phil Hawes 78
32 31 Karl Roberson 68
33 32 Rodolfo Vieira 66
34 33 Andrew Sanchez 60
34 33 Marc-Andre Barriault 60
36 35 Julian Marquez 54
37 36 Krzysztof Jotko 49
38 NR Luke Rockhold 48
38 51 Nassourdine Imavov 48
40 37 Dalcha Lungiambula 42
41 38 Jun Yong Park 37
42 39 Jordan Wright 36
43 40 Roman Dolidze 31
44 41 Laureano Staropoli 29
45 42 Sam Alvey 28.5
46 43 Jack Marshman 25.5
47 44 Bruno ‘Blindado’ Silva 20
47 44 Jacob Malkoun 20
49 46 Deron Winn 15
50 47 Andreas Michailidis 10
50 47 Gregory Rodrigues 10
50 47 Maki Pitolo 10
53 51 Abu Azaitar 9
53 51 Kyle Daukaus 9
55 54 Dusko Todorovic 8
55 54 Wellington Turman 8
57 56 Alen Amedovski 0
57 56 Antonio Arroyo 0
57 56 Antonio Braga Neto 0
57 56 Charlie Ontiveros 0
57 56 Dustin Stoltzfus 0
57 56 Hu Yaozong 0
57 56 Jamie Pickett 0

Check back Monday for our welterweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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