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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Nov 29/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 10/22

Mar 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Josh Emmett (red gloves) fights Michael Johnson (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Wells Fargo Arena. Emmett won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-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 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 rankings, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Alexander Volkanovski 865.5
2 2 2 Max Holloway 369.5
3 NR 8 Josh Emmett 362
4 3 5 Chan Sung Jung 293
5 4 3 Brian Ortega 281
6 5 9 Giga Chikadze 258.5
7 6 Ryan Hall 216
8 7 7 Arnold Allen 200
9 8 Ilia Topuria 196
10 9 14 Movsar Evloev 194
11 10 11 Edson Barboza 188
12 15 Lerone Murphy 182
13 11 10 Dan Ige 165.5
14 12 13 Sodiq Yusuff 155
15 14 6 Calvin Kattar 149.5
16 17 15 Shane Burgos 146.5
17 16 Jonathan Pearce 134
18 13 4 Yair Rodriguez 129
19 36 Zubaira Tukhugov 128
20 18 Gavin Tucker 114.5
21 NR 12 Bryce Mitchell 114
22 20 Hakeem Dawodu 108.5
23 21 Darren Elkins 108
24 23 Nate Landwehr 104
25 24 Julian Erosa 102
26 37 16 Alex Caceres 98
27 21 Billy Quarantillo 88.5
28 25 Andre Fili 86.5
29 27 Damon Jackson 82
30 28 Charles Jourdain 75
31 29 Daniel Pineda 72
31 35 Pat Sabatini 72
33 30 Gabriel Benitez 70
34 32 Cub Swanson 68.5
35 33 Mike Grundy 64
36 25 Ricardo Ramos 61
37 NR Chas Skelly 58
38 37 Melsik Baghdasaryan 55
38 33 Seung Woo Choi 55
40 37 Lando Vannata 50
41 40 Darrick Minner 49
42 41 L’udovit Klein 48
43 31 Makwan Amirkhani 44
44 50 Sean Woodson 43
45 42 Steven Peterson 42
46 43 Mike Trizano 41
47 44 Kevin Aguilar 37
48 45 Charles Rosa 34
49 46 Omar Morales 33
49 46 Shane Young 33
51 48 Kamuela Kirk 30
52 NR Andre Ewell 29.5
53 49 Austin Lingo 29
54 51 Chase Hooper 23
55 52 Tristan Connelly 18
56 53 Youssef Zalal 11.5
57 54 Joshua Culibao 10
57 61 Shayilan Nuerdanbieke 10
57 54 T.J. Brown 10
60 57 Bill Algeo 9
60 57 Danny Chavez 9
60 57 Jamall Emmers 9
60 57 Luis Saldana 9
60 54 Tucker Lutz 9
65 NR Bruno Souza 0
65 61 Collin Anglin 0
65 61 Kevin Croom 0
65 NR Mark Striegl 0
65 61 Martin Day 0
65 61 Sean Soriano 0
65 61 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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