Ray Thomson, owner of MMA promotion Almight Fighting Championsip has spent the last 18 months devising a points system to show which fighters have had the most success in the UFC.
Fighters score points based on card placement, winning, which round they win or lose in and UFC bonuses. Title fights are worth double.
The system has gone from UFC 1 up to Ultimate Fight Night OSP v Okami (latest event).
While the system isn’t perfect it has intrigued us enough at MMA UK to publish the results to gauge the thoughts of the MMA community.
Here is part one of the rankings starting from 80-71.
80th Dominick Cruz 175pts
Dominick made his UFC debut at UFC 132, he came to the UFC as the bantamweight champion as he was the champion in WEC. He defended his title against Urijah Faber and also won a fight of the night bonus. Next up was a successful title defence over Demetrious Johnson before he had a long layoff due to injury. In that time he vacated the title and then returned three years later knocking out Takeya Mizugaki and picking up a performance of the night bonus. He then regained the title beating TJ Dillashaw picking up his second fight of the night bonus. He then defended against Urijah Faber (again) before losing the title to Cody Garbrandt (picking up his third fight of the night bonus).
79th Jon Fitch 175pts
Jon made his debut at UFC Fight Night 2 at middleweight beating Brock Larson. He then dropped to welterweight and won seven more fights in a row beating Josh Burkman, Thiago Alves (with an upkick), Kuniyoshi Hironaka, Luigi Fiorvanti, Roan Carneiro, Diego Sanchez and Chris Wilson. This earnt him a title shot against Georges St Pierre, he lost a unanimous decision but did pick up his first UFC bonus (fight of the night). It was then business as usual for Jon with five more wins beating Akihiro Gono, Paulo Thiago, Mike Pierce, Ben Saunders and another win over Thiago Alves (at a catchweight as Thiago missed weight). He then drew his next fight with BJ Penn before being knocked out by Johny Hendricks. He bounced back with a win and his second fight of the night bonus over Erick Silva before losing to Demian Maia and then leaving the UFC.
78th Melvin Guillard 176pts
We first saw Melvin on the Ultimate Fighter season 2, he fought in the finale (not the final) at welterweight against fellow contestant Marcus Davis winning via stoppage. In his next fight he lost within a round to Josh Neer but still got a fight of the night bonus for his efforts. He then dropped down to lightweight winning two fights in a row both by stoppage over Rick Davis and Gabe Ruediger before then losing two in a row against Joe Stevenson and Rich Clementi, both by submission. He then had one fight outside the UFC and was called back up knocking out Dennis Siver (knockout of the night winner) and edging out Gleison Tibau by split decision. He then lost by submission again, this time to Nate Diaz. He then went on a five fight win streak beating Ronys Torres, Waylon Lowe, Jeremy Stephens, Evan Dunham (knockout of the night again) and Shane Roller. He then lost two in a row again by submission to Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller. He then beat Fabricio Camoes before fighting Donald Cerrone, he lost in under two minutes, but the fight was so good he was awarded fight of the night. He then lost to Jamie Varner before knocking out Mac Danzig and picking up another UFC bonus (knockout of the night). His next fight ended in a no contest after he landed an illegal knee on Ross Pearson before losing his last UFC fight against Michael Johnson.
77th Ryan Bader 178pts
We first saw Ryan on the Ultimate Fighter season 8. He made it to the final and won knocking out Vinny Magalhaes. He then won four more in a row beating Carmelo Marrero, Eric Schafer, Keith Jardine and Antonio Rogerio Noguiera. He then lost twice in a row to Jon Jones and Tito Oritz before beating Jason Brilz and his biggest win to date Quinton Jackson (at a catchweight as Quinton missed weight). Next up was a loss to Lyoto Machida before picking up his first UFC bonus (submission of the night) with a win over Vladimir Matyushenko. He then lost to Glover Teixeira before going on a five fight win streak beating Anthony Perosh, Rafael Cavalcante, Ovince St Preux, Phil Davis and Rashad Evans. Next up was a loss to Anthony Johnson before his final two UFC fights saw him beat Ilir Latifi (performance of the night) and a rematch against Antonio Rogerio Noguiera. He then left the UFC.
76th Martin Kampmann 178pts
Martin made his debut at UFC Fight Night 6 at middleweight beating Crafton Wallace. He then won three more in a row beating Thales Leites, Drew McFedries (submission of the night) and Jorge Rivera before losing to Nate Marquardt. He then dropped down to welterweight and beat Alexandre Barros. Next up was another win, this time over Carlos Condit before losing to Paul Daley. He then beat Jacob Volkmann and Paulo Thiago before losing to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez (fight of the night). He then won three in a row beating Rick Story, Thiago Alves (submission of the night) and Jake Ellenberger (knockout of the night) before losing his last two fights in the UFC against Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit (another fight of the night).
75th Urijah Faber 179pts
Urijah made his debut against Eddie Wineland at bantamweight at UFC 128. After beating Eddie he fought Dominick Cruz for the title losing by decision but winning fight of the night. He then beat Brian Bowles winning a submission of the night before fighting for the Interim bantamweight title against Renan Barao. He lost that fight, but then went on a four fight win streak beating Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgensen, Iuri Alcantara and Michael MacDonald (submission of the night). That earnt him his third title fight (second against Renan Barao) which he lost again. He then beat Alex Cacares and Franciso Rivera before moving up to featherweight for a super fight against Frankie Edgar. He lost by decision before dropping back down to bantamweight and beating Frankie Saenz. He then had his fourth title shot and lost by decision to Dominick Cruz before losing again to Jimmie Rivera. In his retirement fight he fought Brad Pickett and won by decision.
74th Mark Hunt 180pts
Mark joined the UFC as a famous kick boxer, he had also made a name for himself fighting in Pride fighting championship. His UFC debut was at UFC 119 and came up short losing by submission to Sean McCorkle. He then went on a four fight winning streak beating Chris Tuchscherer (knockout of the night), Ben Rothwell, Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve (knockout of the night). He then lost to Junior dos Santos (fight of the night), drew with Anonio Silva (another fight of the night), before becoming the first person to knock out Roy Nelson. This earnt him a performance of the night and was called the knock out of the year for 2014. He then fought for the Interim heavyweight title and lost to Fabrico Werdum before losing again (this time to Stipe Miocic). He then had two more stoppage wins over Antonio Silva (a rematch) and Frank Mir (performance of the night) before losing to Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. His latest fight was a fight of the night performance which seen him beat Derrick Lewis with another stoppage.
73rd Glover Teixeira 180pts
Glover made his UFC debut at UFC 146. He submitted Kyle Kingsbury. He then won four more fights in a row beating Fabio Maldonado, Quinton Jackson, James Te-Huna (submission of the night) and Ryan Bader (knockout of the night). He then fought for the light heavyweight title losing by decision to Jon Jones before losing another decision to Phil Davis. He then won three in a row beating Ovince St Preux (fight of the night), Patrick Cummins and Rashad Evans (performance of the night). He then lost to Anthony Johnson, beat Jared Cannonier before losing his latest fight to Alexander Gustafsson, picking up another UFC bonus (fight of the night).
72nd Cole Miller 185pts
Cole Miller started his UFC journey as a contestant on Ultimate Fighter season 5. In the finale (not the final) he beat Andy Wang and won a knockout of the night bonus. He then beat Leonard Garcia before losing to Jeremy Stephens. He then submitted highly respected BJJ blackbelt Jorge Gurgel (winning submission of the night) and Junie Browning. He then lost to Efrain Escudero. Next up was two more submission wins and 2 more submission of the night bonuses over Dan Lauzon and Ross Pearson. He then lost to Matt Wiman and beat TJ O’Brien before dropping down to featherweight. That started badly with two defeats to Steven Siler and Nam Phan. He then beat Bart Palaszewski and lost to Manny Gamburyan. He then beat Andy Ogle and Sam Sicilia (submission of the night) before losing to Max Holloway. His fight with Jim Alers was a no contest due to an eye poke and his last two UFC fights to date were losses to Alex Caceres and Mizuto Hirota.
71st Gabriel Gonzaga 185pts
Gabriel made his UFC debut at UFC 56 in the heavyweight division beating Kevin Jordan with a superman punch. He then won three more in a row beating Fabiano Scherner, Carmelo Marrero and his biggest win to date Mirko Filipovic. He beat Mirko with a head kick which Mirko was famous for earning the knockout of the night bonus and a title shot. He lost the title fight to Randy Couture and then also lost his next fight to Fabricio Werdum. He then won his next two fights beating Justin McCully and Josh Hendricks before losing to Shane Carwin. He then beat Chris Tuchscherer before losing two in a row (Junior dos Santos and Brendan Schaub) and then leaving the UFC. He returned eighteen months later and won two in a row beating Ednaldo Oliveira and Ben Rothwell before losing to Travis Browne. He then won his next two fights against Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan before going on a three fight losing streak. His losses were to Stipe Miocic, Matt Mitrione and a rematch with Mirko Filipovic (fight of the night). He then beat Konstantin Erokhin and lost his final UFC fight to date against Derrick Lewis.