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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Aug 9/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Aug 9/19

Jul 20, 2019; San Antonio, TX, USA; Walt Harris (blue gloves) after his win over Aleksei Oleinik (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at AT&T Center. Harris won the fight by knock out. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-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 voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no.  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 Heavyweights.

*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

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(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
1 1 1 Daniel Cormier 678
2 2 2 Stipe Miocic 435
3 3 3 Francis Ngannou 319
4 4 8 Alistair Overeem 229.5
5 5 4 Junior dos Santos 160.5
6 7 6 Derrick Lewis 138
7 8 7 Alexander Volkov 136.5
7 8 5 Curtis Blaydes 136.5
9 6 13 Aleksei Oleinik 118.5
10 14 12 Walt Harris 114
11 11 10 Shamil Abdurakhimov 109.5
12 10 Ben Rothwell 100
13 12 15 Marcin Tybura 97
14 13 14 Tai Tuivasa 88.5
15 15 9 Cain Velasquez 72
16 16 Marcos Rogerio de Lima 57
17 17 11 Blagoy Ivanov 51.5
18 18 Andrei Arlovski 45
19 19 Adam Wieczorek 31
20 20 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 30
21 22 Maurice Greene 29.5
22 21 Jairzinho Rozenstruick 29
23 23 Juan Espino 25
24 31 Greg Hardy 24.5
25 24 Chris De La Rocha 22.5
25 24 Daniel Spitz 22.5
27 26 Junior Albini 18
27 NR Todd Duffee 18
29 28 16 Augusto Sakai 14.5
30 29 Sergey Pavlovich 10
31 30 Juan Adams 8
32 32 Allen Crowder 4.5
33 33 Jeff Hughes 0
33 33 Justin Frazier 0
33 33 Michel Batista 0
33 33 Sergey Spivak 0

Check back Monday for our light heavyweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

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