Pound for Pound

The rankings below represent our efforts to generate a conventional “pound-for-pound” ranking using only past fight data and the ranking software.  Different than the Divisional Dominance list, which is almost entirely mathematical and based proportionally on the default rating system results, this list consists of ratings that are computed separately, side-by-side with the divisional ratings using a heavily modified formula.  As a result, they will not be affected by factors such as a divisional change and cater to the “pound-for-pound” mindset that highlight momentum and tenured dominance.

With only a loose correlation with the divisional ratings, these can be considered our most subjective ratings to date. However, they use divisional normalization routines nearly identical to the Divisional Dominance list for the utmost fairness.  In addition, these ratings will be computed and updated with our weekly releases of the rankings.


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    Issue Date: 7/15/2018 (Official Release: #603)
    Rank Fighter  (Division) Record Points
    1 {natFlag} Jon Jones   (LHW) 22-1-0
    434
    2 {natFlag} Daniel Cormier   (HW) 21-1-0
    402
    3 {natFlag} Demetrious Johnson   (FLW) 27-2-1
    388
    4 {natFlag} Max Holloway   (FW) 19-3-0
    290
    5 {natFlag} T.J. Dillashaw   (BW) 15-3-0
    196
    6 {natFlag} Tyron Woodley   (WW) 18-3-1
    181
    7 {natFlag} Robert Whittaker   (MW) 20-4-0
    162
    8 {natFlag} Stipe Miocic   (HW) 18-3-0
    125
    9 {natFlag} Georges St. Pierre   (MW) 26-2-0
    113
    10 {natFlag} Brian Ortega   (FW) 14-0-0
    112
    11 {natFlag} Colby Covington   (WW) 14-1-0
    109
    12 {natFlag} Marlon Moraes   (BW) 21-5-1
    93
    13 {natFlag} Eddie Alvarez   (LW) 29-5-0
    79
    14 {natFlag} Tony Ferguson   (LW) 23-3-0
    79
    15 {natFlag} Khabib Nurmagomedov   (LW) 26-0-0
    79

    46 Comments

    1. Junky July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm Reply

      When was Jones cleared to fight?

    2. Randy July 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply

      Khabib Nurmagomedov is number 10-5 !!!

    3. aa. May 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply

      This week is the first I can recall where a non-UFC fighter is in the P4P rankings on a week they are fighting. I’m sure this happened back in the Pride days, but this is fun.

      (Also, think it might be time to expand these rankings so this happens a little more often)

    4. oleg May 10, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

      LMAO, no, religion is not one of the factors in determining a fighter’s rating.

    5. LeBlanc May 10, 2018 at 10:20 am Reply

      I’ m deleting http://www.fightmatrix.com from my favs. Is it because he is Muslim?!!!

    6. St. Black May 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm Reply

      In some divisions points look really stupid! LW especially! Eddie Alvarez is number 1. It’s shame!

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