UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Oct 25/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Oct 25/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Oct 25/21

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Apr 24, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Aoriqileng (Red Gloves) fights Jeff Molina (Blue Gloves) during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-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 471.5
3 3 3 Askar Askarov 190
4 4 Cody Garbrandt 153
5 5 4 Alexandre Pantoja 145.5
6 6 5 Alex Perez 138.5
7 8 10 Matt Schnell 88
8 9 6 Brandon Royval 85
8 9 15 Tyson Nam 85
10 11 7 Kai Kara-France 76.5
11 12 11 David Dvorak 67
12 13 Bruno Silva 65
13 20 Jeff Molina 59
14 14 14 Amir Albazi 55
15 NR 8 Rogerio Bontorin 54
16 15 Manel Kape 40
17 16 13 Su Mudaerji 36
18 18 9 Matheus Nicolau 29
19 17 12 Tim Elliott 22.5
20 19 Malcolm Gordon 20
21 20 16 Tagir Ulanbekov 10
21 20 Zarrukh Adashev 10
21 20 Zhalgas Zhumagulov 10
24 24 Francisco Figueiredo 9
24 24 Ode Osbourne 9
26 26 Cody Durden 0
26 NR Daniel Da Silva 0
26 26 JP Buys 0
26 26 Qileng Aori 0
26 26 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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