UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Oct 18/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Oct 18/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Oct 18/21

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jonathan pearce

Sep 25, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Jonathan Pearce is declared the winner by submission against Omar Morales during UFC 266 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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 Featherweights.

 

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

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Alexander Volkanovski 866.5
2 3 2 Max Holloway 367
3 4 5 Chan Sung Jung 293
4 2 3 Brian Ortega 281
5 5 9 Giga Chikadze 258.5
6 6 Ryan Hall 216
7 7 7 Arnold Allen 200
8 8 16 Ilia Topuria 196
9 9 14 Movsar Evloev 194
10 10 11 Edson Barboza 188
11 11 10 Dan Ige 165.5
12 12 13 Sodiq Yusuff 155
13 13 4 Yair Rodriguez 150
14 14 6 Calvin Kattar 149.5
15 15 Lerone Murphy 148
16 36 Jonathan Pearce 134
17 16 15 Shane Burgos 133.5
18 17 Gavin Tucker 114.5
19 18 12 Bryce Mitchell 114
20 19 Hakeem Dawodu 108.5
21 20 Billy Quarantillo 108
21 20 Darren Elkins 108
23 30 Nate Landwehr 104
24 22 Julian Erosa 102
25 23 Andre Fili 86.5
25 24 Ricardo Ramos 86.5
27 25 Damon Jackson 82
28 28 Charles Jourdain 75
29 30 Daniel Pineda 72
30 27 Gabriel Benitez 70
31 32 Makwan Amirkhani 69
32 33 Cub Swanson 68.5
33 34 Mike Grundy 64
33 34 Seung Woo Choi 64
35 37 Pat Sabatini 58
36 38 Zubaira Tukhugov 54
37 41 Alex Caceres 50
37 41 Lando Vannata 50
37 41 Melsik Baghdasaryan 50
40 45 Darrick Minner 49
41 38 L’udovit Klein 48
42 47 Steven Peterson 42
43 48 Mike Trizano 41
44 49 Kevin Aguilar 37
45 41 Charles Rosa 34
46 46 Omar Morales 33
46 50 Shane Young 33
48 51 Kamuela Kirk 30
49 52 Austin Lingo 29
50 54 Sean Woodson 28
51 55 Chase Hooper 23
52 56 Tristan Connelly 18
53 57 Youssef Zalal 11.5
54 58 Joshua Culibao 10
54 58 T.J. Brown 10
54 58 Tucker Lutz 10
57 61 Bill Algeo 9
57 61 Danny Chavez 9
57 61 Jamall Emmers 9
57 61 Luis Saldana 9
61 65 Collin Anglin 0
61 65 Kevin Croom 0
61 65 Martin Day 0
61 65 Sean Soriano 0
61 65 Shayilan Nuerdanbieke 0
61 65 T.J. Laramie 0


Check back Friday for our bantamweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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