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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Oct 7/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Oct 7/19
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Oct 21, 2017; Gdansk, Poland; Darren Till (blue gloves) defeats Donald Cerrone (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Ergo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-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 Middleweights.

*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

(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 2 2 Israel Adesanya 457
2 1 1 Robert Whittaker 346
3 3 5 Kelvin Gastelum 264
4 NR Darren Till 176
5 4 4 Yoel Romero 173
6 6 10 Derek Brunson 172
6 10 6 Jared Cannonier 172
8 9 3 Paulo Costa 157
9 7 7 Jack Hermansson 156
10 NR 13 Brad Tavares 153
11 8 Tim Boetsch 128
12 11 12 Uriah Hall 116.5
13 18 16 Omari Akhmedov 105
14 14 Gerald Meerschaert 88
15 12 11 Ian Heinisch 85
16 12 14 Antonio Carlos Junior 82
17 17 Tom Breese 71
18 16 Zak Cummings 68
19 19 Marvin Vettori 64
20 20 Cezar Ferreira 56.5
21 21 Krzysztof Jotko 54
22 22 Khalild Murtazaliev 50
23 NR Eryk Anders 47
24 23 Darren Stewart 46.5
24 23 15 Edmen Shahbazyan 46.5
26 25 Markus Perez 45
27 26 Anderson Silva 40
28 27 Trevin Giles 37.5
29 28 Kevin Holland 36
30 29 Eric Spicely 32
31 31 Andrew Sanchez 31.5
32 32 Rodolfo Vieira 30
33 29 Alessio Di Chirico 28
34 33 Jack Marshman 27.5
35 41 Anthony Hernandez 25
36 34 Karl Roberson 24
37 35 Oskar Piechota 23.5
38 36 Julian Marquez 22.5
39 38 Charles Byrd 20
40 41 John Phillips 10
41 40 Deron Winn 5
41 NR Makhmud Muradov 5
43 41 Adam Yandiev 0
43 NR Alen Amedovski 0
43 41 Bevon Lewis 0
43 41 Hector Lombard 0
43 NR Jun Yong Park 0
43 41 Marc-Andre Barriault 0
43 41 Tim Williams 0
43 41 Wellington Turman 0

Check back Friday for our welterweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

Pound for Pound

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