UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Sept 13/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Sept 13/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Sept 13/21

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July 19, 2020; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil secures a rear choke submission against Joseph Benavidez in their UFC flyweight championship bout during UFC Fight Night at the Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC 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 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 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 2 Deiveson Figueiredo 600
2 2 1 Brandon Moreno 483.5
3 3 3 Askar Askarov 190
4 NR 7 Cody Garbrandt 153
5 5 4 Alexandre Pantoja 145.5
6 4 5 Alex Perez 138.5
7 6 6 Joseph Benavidez 128
8 8 10 Matt Schnell 88
9 7 7 Brandon Royval 85
9 9 16 Tyson Nam 85
11 10 8 Kai Kara-France 76.5
12 11 12 David Dvorak 67
13 12 Bruno Silva 65
14 13 15 Amir Albazi 55
15 25 Manel Kape 40
16 14 14 Su Mudaerji 36
17 15 11 Tim Elliott 31
18 16 13 Matheus Nicolau 26
19 18 Malcolm Gordon 20
20 19 Jeffrey Molina 10
20 19 Tagir Ulanbekov 10
20 19 Zarrukh Adashev 10
20 19 Zhalgas Zhumagulov 10
24 24 Francisco Figueiredo 9
24 19 Ode Osbourne 9
26 25 Cody Durden 0
26 25 JP Buys 0
26 25 Qileng Aori 0
26 25 Victor Rodriguez 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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