Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Feb 16/22

Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Feb 16/22

 

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: Bellator Pound for Pound 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: Pound for Pound: Feb 16/22
May 25, 2018; London, UK; MMA: Bellator 200 – Rafael Carvlho (red) -V- Gegard Mousasi (blue) at SSE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

 

Stats Last Bell Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 2 Vadim Nemkov Light Heavyweight 936
2 2 3 Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire Featherweight 801
3 3 4 Gegard Mousasi Middleweight 740
4 4 1W Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Women’s Featherweight 673
5 5 1 A.J. McKee Featherweight 651
6 6 5 Yaroslav Amosov Welterweight 544.5
7 7 2W Juliana Velasquez Women’s Flyweight 543.5
8 8 7 Sergio Pettis Bantamweight 518
9 12 6 Ryan Bader Heavyweight 466
10 24 8 Corey Anderson Light Heavyweight 433
11 11 Linton Vassell Heavyweight 329
12 13 9 Michael Page Welterweight 315
12 13 Timothy Johnson Heavyweight 315
14 15 Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire Lightweight 295
15 17 Jason Jackson Welterweight 285
15 17 Juan Archuleta Bantamweight 285
17 16 Goiti Yamauchi Lightweight 283
18 19 Leandro Higo Bantamweight 269
19 20 Neiman Gracie Welterweight 265.5
20 21 Douglas Lima Welterweight 256
21 22 Patchy Mix Bantamweight 247
22 23 Kyoji Horiguchi Bantamweight 243
23 24 Brent Primus Lightweight 238
24 25 Fedor Emelianenko Heavyweight 235
25 22 Phil Davis Light Heavyweight 228.5
26 28 Mads Burnell Featherweight 228
27 29 Cheick Kongo Heavyweight 224
28 30 Jay-Jay Wilson Lightweight 220.5
29 32 Raufeon Stots Bantamweight 212
30 31 John Salter Middleweight 209
31 33 Lorenz Larkin Middleweight 204
32 34 Anatoly Tokov Middleweight 197
33 35 Aviv Gozali Lightweight 192.5
34 36 Aaron Pico Featherweight 186.5
35 37 Sidney Outlaw Lightweight 186
36 38 Jornel Lugo Bantamweight 182
37 38 Alex Polizzi Light Heavyweight 175
38 NR Enrique Barzola Bantamweight 174.5
39 40 Adam Borics Featherweight 173.5
39 40 Steve Mowry Heavyweight 173.5
41 42 Austin Vanderford Middleweight 169
42 44 Davion Franklin Heavyweight 160
43 26 Darrion Caldwell Bantamweight 156.5
44 46 5W Denise Kielholtz Women’s Flyweight 152.5
45 47 Tyrell Fortune Heavyweight 152
46 48 Peter Queally Lightweight 151
47 49 Mandel Nallo Lightweight 149
48 50 Cody Law Featherweight 148
49 66 Lucas Brennan Featherweight 146.5
50 51 Jeremy Kennedy Featherweight 145
51 52 Jaylon Bates Bantamweight 142
52 54 4W Liz Carmouche Women’s Flyweight 136.5
53 NR Charlie Leary Lightweight 136
53 55 Roman Faraldo Welterweight 136
55 56 Johnny Eblen Middleweight 135.5
56 57 Logan Storley Welterweight 134.5
57 59 Emmanuel Sanchez Featherweight 133
57 59 Oliver Enkamp Welterweight 133
59 43 10 Valentin Moldavsky Heavyweight 131
60 60 Grant Neal Light Heavyweight 127.5
61 50 Ben Parrish Light Heavyweight 126
62 63 Daniel Carey Featherweight 125
62 61 James Gallagher Bantamweight 125
62 63 Taylor Johnson Middleweight 125
65 65 Romero Cotton Middleweight 124
66 58 Dalton Rosta Middleweight 121.5
67 NR Sullivan Cauley Light Heavyweight 121
68 68 Pedro Carvalho Featherweight 118.5
69 69 Usman Nurmagomedov Lightweight 118
70 70 Dan Moret Lightweight 117
70 70 9W Leah McCourt Women’s Featherweight 117
70 70 Said Sowma Heavyweight 117
73 45 Aiden Lee Featherweight 115
74 73 Sumiko Inaba Women’s Flyweight 111
75 136 Chris Gonzalez Lightweight 110.5
76 74 Alexandr Shabily Lightweight 110
77 157 Sabah Homasi Welterweight 109.5
78 78 Danni Neilan (strwwgt) Women’s Flyweight 108
78 75 Lyoto Machida Light Heavyweight 108
80 81 Josh Hill Bantamweight 105
81 82 Charlie Campbell Lightweight 104
82 83 Sinead Kavanagh Women’s Featherweight 101.5
83 84 Weber Almeida Featherweight 101
84 85 Mukhamed Berkhamov Welterweight 100
85 74 Islam Mamedov Lightweight 99
86 88 Lewis Long Welterweight 98
86 88 Sergei Kharitonov Heavyweight 98
88 90 Ciaran Clarke Featherweight 97
88 90 Georgi Karakhanyan Lightweight 97
90 92 Cass Bell Bantamweight 95.5
91 NR Adam Piccolotti Lightweight 95
91 93 Gokhan Saricam Heavyweight 95
91 152 Luke Trainer Light Heavyweight 95
91 93 Raymond Daniels Welterweight 95
95 96 Tony Johnson Middleweight 94
96 97 6W Arlene Blencowe Women’s Featherweight 93.5
97 85 Benson Henderson Lightweight 92
98 98 Brett Johns Bantamweight 90.5
99 80 Paul Daley Welterweight 90
100 99 7W Cat Zingano Women’s Featherweight 89
100 99 Khalid Murtazaliev Middleweight 89
102 101 Fabian Edwards Middleweight 85.5
103 63 Julius Anglickas Light Heavyweight 85
104 103 Nicolo Solli Welterweight 83
105 104 Rafael Carvalho Middleweight 81
106 NR Chris Disonell Bantamweight 80
107 106 Keoni Diggs Featherweight 76
108 107 Derek Anderson Welterweight 75
108 107 Valerie Loureda Women’s Flyweight 75
110 109 John Douma Bantamweight 74
111 110 Jordan Newman Middleweight 73
111 110 Joshua Jones Lightweight 73
113 112 Justin Gonzales Featherweight 72
114 138 Lee Chadwick Light Heavyweight 70
115 114 Alfie Davis Lightweight 69.5
116 115 Andrey Koreshkov Welterweight 68
116 115 Kirill Sidelnikov Heavyweight 68
116 115 Veta Arteaga Women’s Flyweight 68
119 126 Henry Corrales Featherweight 67.5
120 119 8W Kana Watanabe Women’s Flyweight 66
121 121 Daniele Scatizzi Lightweight 64
121 121 Killys Mota Lightweight 64
121 121 Nick Newell Lightweight 64
124 105 Saad Awad Lightweight 63.5
125 131 Christian Edwards Light Heavyweight 62.5
126 110 Melvin Manhoef Light Heavyweight 62
127 133 Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Light Heavyweight 60
127 128 Danny Sabatello Bantamweight 60
127 128 Hannah Guy Women’s Flyweight 60
130 131 Chiara Penco Women’s Flyweight 59
130 131 Ilias Bulaid Featherweight 59
130 131 Lance Gibson Jr Lightweight 59
133 134 Alejandra Lara Women’s Flyweight 58
133 120 Daniel Weichel Featherweight 58
133 134 Marcelo Golm Heavyweight 58
136 137 Marcus Surin Lightweight 56
136 160 Nikita Mikhailov Bantamweight 56
138 138 Johnny Soto Featherweight 54
138 138 Saul Rogers Lightweight 54
138 138 Trevor Gudde Welterweight 54
141 142 Magomed Magomedov Bantamweight 53
142 143 Brian Moore Bantamweight 52.5
143 NR Corey Samuels Lightweight 50
143 144 Irina Alekseeva Women’s Flyweight 50
143 144 Jeff Neilson Middleweight 50
143 144 Talita Nogueira Women’s Featherweight 50
143 144 Vinicius de Jesus Welterweight 50
148 150 Abraham Vaesau Welterweight 48
148 150 Taylor Turner Women’s Flyweight 48
148 99 Yoel Romero Light Heavyweight 48
151 NR Duane Johnson Middleweight 45
151 154 Everett Cummings Heavyweight 45
151 154 Jack May Heavyweight 45
151 154 Nathan Jones Welterweight 45
155 157 Johnny Cisneros Welterweight 43
155 157 Kyle Crutchmer Welterweight 43
155 153 10W Leslie Smith Women’s Featherweight 43
158 160 Anthony Adams Middleweight 40
158 160 Justin Sumter Middleweight 40
158 163 Yannick Bahati Light Heavyweight 40
161 165 Myles Jury Lightweight 36.5
162 NR Arunas Andriuskevicus Light Heavyweight 36
162 166 Keith Lee Bantamweight 36
162 166 Vitaly Minakov Heavyweight 36
165 169 Manny Muro Lightweight 35
165 169 Nainoa Dung Lightweight 35
165 169 Spike Carlyle Lightweight 35
168 172 Mark Lemminger Welterweight 34
169 173 Kai Kamaka III Featherweight 31.5
170 174 Janay Harding Women’s Featherweight 30
171 176 Diana Avsaragova Women’s Flyweight 28
171 176 Tim Wilde Lightweight 28
173 178 Kiefer Crosbie Lightweight 27.5
174 175 Bruna Ellen Women’s Flyweight 26
175 179 Davy Gallon Lightweight 20
175 179 Elina Kallionidou Women’s Flyweight 20
175 179 Fabio Aguiar Middleweight 20
175 179 Khasan Magomedsharipov Featherweight 20
175 179 Matheus Mattos Bantamweight 20
175 179 Nathan Rose Featherweight 20
181 185 Fabacary Diatta Featherweight 19
181 202 Karl Albrektsson Light Heavyweight 19
181 185 Mike Hamel Lightweight 19
181 185 Soren Bak Lightweight 19
185 189 Albert Gonzales Welterweight 18
185 189 Daniel Madrid Middleweight 18
185 189 Ricardo Seixas Lightweight 18
185 189 Yves Landu Lightweight 18
189 194 Jessica Borga Women’s Featherweight 16
189 194 Ty Gwerder Middleweight 16
191 196 John de Jesus Featherweight 14
191 196 Kane Mousah Lightweight 14
193 193 Jaleel Willis Welterweight 13
194 198 Andrew Fisher Featherweight 10
194 198 DeAnna Bennett Women’s Flyweight 10
194 198 Erik Perez Bantamweight 10
194 198 Gadzhi Rabadanov Featherweight 10
194 198 Javier Torres Welterweight 10
194 198 Jeffrey Glossner Bantamweight 10
194 NR Justin Matalvo Lightweight 10
194 198 Khurshed Kakhorov Bantamweight 10
194 198 Levan Chokheli Welterweight 10
194 198 Marina Mokhnatkina Women’s Featherweight 10
194 198 Nick Browne Lightweight 10
194 198 Rob Whiteford Featherweight 10
194 198 Vanessa Porto Women’s Flyweight 10
207 211 Bobby King Lightweight 9
207 211 Grachik Bozinyan Welterweight 9
207 218 Jose Augusto Light Heavyweight 9
207 211 Pam Sorenson Women’s Featherweight 9
211 215 Ilara Joanne Women’s Flyweight 8
211 NR Justine Kish Women’s Flyweight 8
213 216 Albert Morales Bantamweight 6
214 NR Blaine Shutt Bantamweight 0
214 217 Bobby Lee Lightweight 0
214 217 Branko Busick Middleweight 0
214 217 Bryce Logan Lightweight 0
214 217 Cee Jay Hamilton Bantamweight 0
214 217 Collin Huckbody Middleweight 0
214 217 Dante Schiro Welterweight 0
214 217 Darina Mazdyuk Women’s Flyweight 0
214 217 Dayana Silva Women’s Featherweight 0
214 217 Desiree Yanez Women’s Flyweight 0
214 224 Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov Light Heavyweight 0
214 217 Gregory Milliard Welterweight 0
214 NR Isaiah Hokit Featherweight 0
214 217 Isaiah Hokit Lightweight 0
214 217 Jared Scoggins Bantamweight 0
214 217 Jon Adams (flyweight) Bantamweight 0
214 217 Jonathan Quiroz Featherweight 0
214 224 Jonathan Wilson Light Heavyweight 0
214 217 Matt Bessette Featherweight 0
214 217 Nate Andrews Lightweight 0
214 NR Olivia Parker Women’s Featherweight 0
214 217 Patrik Pietila Lightweight 0
214 217 Peter Stanonik Welterweight 0
214 217 Petra Castkova Women’s Flyweight 0
214 217 Rakim Cleveland Heavyweight 0
214 217 Randi Field Women’s Flyweight 0
214 217 Raymond Pina Lightweight 0
214 217 Roberta Samad Women’s Featherweight 0
214 217 Sebastian Ruiz Bantamweight 0
214 217 Sharaf Davlatmurodov Middleweight 0
214 217 Shaun Asher Heavyweight 0
214 224 Simon Biyong Light Heavyweight 0
214 217 Simone D’Anna Featherweight 0
214 217 Tara Graff Women’s Flyweight 0
214 217 Tyler King Heavyweight 0
214 224 Viktor Nemkov Light Heavyweight 0
214 217 Vladyslav Parubchenko Featherweight 0
214 217 Will Smith Bantamweight 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our Heavyweight rankings 


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