UFC Middleweight Rankings Analysis

Rankings are based on opinion. Even for a site like FightMatrix that bases their rankings off of statistical algorithms, it is easy to point out that some of their chosen statistical categories create biases for better or worse. The UFC has recently rolled out their media rankings that create all sorts of controversy.

Featured below, you will find 5 of the most consistent and popular ranking sites. From there, I collected the data and calculated the mean ranking for each fighter.

RKFighterRanking
MMA
UFCSher
dog
MMA
junkie
Fight
Matrix
AVG
1Chris Weidman111111.0
2Luke Rockhold222222.0
3Ronaldo Souza433343.4
4Yoel Romero344433.6
5Vitor Belfort555555.0
6Lyoto Machida666666.0
7Michael Bisping887898.0
8Thales Leites111089119.8
9Uriah Hall911111179.8
10Tim Kennedy77NR71410.2
11Gegard Mousasi1091212810.2
12C.B. Dollaway12121010NR12.0
13Dan Henderson1313NR131013.0
14Derek BrunsonNR149141513.6
15Kelvin Gastelum14NRNRNR1315.0

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