bellator bantamweight rankings

Jun 14, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Kyoji Horiguchi celebrates after his win over Darrion Caldwell (not pictured) during Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. Horiguchi won the fight by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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 Bantamweights.

 

*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 
Stats Last Bell Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Sergio Pettis 332
2 NR Kyoji Horiguchi 306
3 2 2 Juan Archuleta 285
4 3 6 Leandro Higo 269
5 12 4 Patchy Mix 247
6 4 11 Darrion Caldwell 232
7 5 3 Raufeon Stots 212
8 6 9 Jornel Lugo 182
9 8 Jaylon Bates 142
10 7 7 James Gallagher 129
11 9 10 Cass Bell 95.5
12 11 Brett Johns 92
13 13 John Douma 74
14 15 8 Josh Hill 62
15 16 Danny Sabatello 60
16 17 5 Magomed Magomedov 53
17 14 Brian Moore 52.5
18 18 Mike Ekundayo 50
18 NR Tommy Espinosa 50
20 24 Nikita Mikhailov 40
21 20 Keith Lee 36
22 21 Matheus Mattos 20
23 19 Erik Perez 10
23 22 Jeffrey Glossner 10
23 24 Khurshed Kakhorov 10
26 23 Albert Morales 6
27 24 Cee Jay Hamilton 0
27 NR Jared Scoggins 0
27 NR Jon Adams (flyweight) 0
27 24 Sebastian Ruiz 0
27 24 Will Smith 0

 

Check back next Wednesday for our Women’s Featherweight rankings

Bellator Performance Based Rankings

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

 

 

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