Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 19/22

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Feb 16/22
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There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally 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, this time for Bellator.  We’ll roll out a new weight class every Wednesday.  Next up: The Bellator Featherweight Rankings.

 

*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 Bellator 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. For fighters who have also fought in the UFC during this time, those performances were counted also)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s Bellator & 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
Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Jan 19/22
Jan 26, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Aaron Pico (red gloves) and Henry Corrales (blue gloves) during Bellator 214 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Stats Last Bell Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 2 Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire 801
2 2 1 A.J. McKee 651
3 3 4 Mads Burnell 228
4 4 5 Aaron Pico 186.5
5 6 3 Adam Borics 173.5
6 7 Aiden Lee 155
7 9 Cody Law 148
8 21 8 Jeremy Kennedy 145
9 5 7 Emmanuel Sanchez 133
10 8 Daniel Carey 125
11 10 Lucas Brennan 122
12 11 6 Pedro Carvalho 118.5
13 12 Weber Almeida 101
14 13 Ciaran Clarke 97
15 15 Keoni Diggs 76
16 14 10 Justin Gonzales 72
17 18 Henry Corrales 61
18 19 Ilias Bulaid 59
19 16 9 Daniel Weichel 58
20 20 Johnny Soto 54
21 26 Kai Kamaka III 31.5
22 22 Khasan Magomedsharipov 20
22 22 Nathan Rose 20
24 24 Fabacary Diatta 19
25 25 John de Jesus 14
26 27 Andrew Fisher 10
26 27 Gadzhi Rabadanov 10
26 27 Rob Whiteford 10
29 NR Isaiah Hokit 0
29 31 Jonathan Quiroz 0
29 31 Matt Bessette 0
29 31 Simone D’Anna 0
29 31 Vladyslav Parubchenko 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our Women’s Featherweight rankings 


Bellator Performance Based Rankings

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Bantamweights
Women’s Featherweights
Women’s Flyweights
Pound for Pound

 

 

 

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