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 70-61.
70th Thales Leites 186pts
We first saw Thales on the ultimate fighter season 4 finale (not a contestant on the show). He lost his UFC debut at middleweight to Martin Kampmann. He then went on a five win streak beating Pete Sell, Floyd Sword, Ryan Jensen (submission of the night), Nate Marquardt and Drew McFedries, This earnt a title shot at Anderson Silva which he lost by decision. He then lost again to Alessio Sakara before leaving the UFC. He was called back four years later and won five fights in a row beating Tom Watson, Ed Herman, Trevor Smith, Francis Carmont (performance of the night) and Tim Boestch. For his win over Tim he also picked up two bonuses (fight of the night and performance of the night). He then lost two fights in a row against Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi. He then beat Chris Camozzi, lost to Krzysztof Jotko before winning his latest fight against Sam Alvey.
69th Travis Browne 187pts
Travis Browne made his debut on the ultimate fighter season 10 finale (not as a contestant) fighting and beating James McSweeney in the heavyweight division. He then drew his next fight against Cheick Kongo. He then won three in a row beating Stefan Struve (with a superman punch that won knock out of the night), Rob Broughton and Chad Griggs (submission of the night). He then lost to Antonio Silva before winning another three fights in a row. He knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett and got knockout of the night in all three fights. He then lost to Fabricio Werdum before beating Brendan Schaub. Next up was a one round war with Andrei Arlovksi which he lost but he was awarded fight of the night. He then beat Matt Mitrione. He has currently lost four fights in a row against Cain Valesquez, Fabricio Werdum (again), Derrick Lewis (fight of the night) and Oleksiy Oliynyk.
68th Dennis Siver 187pts
Dennis made his UFC debut as a welterweight at UFC 70. He lost his first fight to Jess Liaudin. He then dropped to lightweight and beat Naoyuki Kotani. He then lost two fights in a row to Gray Maynard and Melvin Guillard. He then had one fight outside the UFC before returning and winning three fights in a row. He beat Nate Mohr (knockout of the night), Dale Hartt and Paul Kelly (another knockout of the night). He then lost to Ross Pearson but picked up a fight of the night bonus. He then won four in a row beating Spencer Fisher, Andre Winner (submission of the night), George Sotiropoulos and Matt Wiman. He lost his last lightweight fight to Donald Cerrone before then dropping down to featherweight. He won his first two featherweight fights beating Diego Nunes and Nam Phan. He then lost to Cub Swanson but picked up a fight of the night bonus. He then beat Manny Gamburyan and Charles Rosa (another fight of the night), before losing two in a row against Conor McGregor and Tatsuya Kawajiri. His latest fight was a decision win over BJ Penn.
66th Anthony Pettis 194pts
Anthony made his UFC debut on the Ultimate fighter season 13 finale (not a contestant) at lightweight losing a decision to Clay Guida. He then won three fights in a row beating Jeremy Stephens, Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone. He picked up knockout of the night for his wins over Joe and Donald. That earnt him a title shot against Benson Henderson (who had fought and beat before on WEC) which he won via submission winning the title and the submission of the night bonus. His first defence was against Gibert Melendez which he also won by submission earning a performance of the night bonus. He then lost his title to Rafael dos Anjos. He then lost two more against Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza before dropping down to featherweight. He won his featherweight debut submitting Charles Oliviera. He then had a shot at the Interim Featherweight title, but as he missed weight he did not qualify to win the title, but he did lose that fight anyway to Max Holloway. In his latest fight he returned to lightweight and beat Jim Miller.
66th Nate Marquardt 194pts
Nate made his debut on the first ever UFC Fight Night. He had a big reputation after fighting in Japan (Pancrease) and came straight into the main event and beat Ivan Salaverry at middleweight. He then won his next three fights beating Joe Doerksen, Crafton Wallace and Dean Lister. That earnt him a title shot against Anderson Silva which he lost in the first round. He then beat Jeremy Horn before losing to Thales Leites. He then won three in a row beating Martin Kampmann, Wilson Gouveia and Demian Maia (knockout in twenty one seconds earning knockout of the night). He then lost in a war with Chael Sonnen earning a fight of the night bonus. He then beat Rousimar Palhares before losing to Yushin Okami. He then had one more fight, beating Dan Miller before leaving the UFC. He returned two years later at welterweight losing twice to Jake Ellenberger and Hector Lombard (both by knockout). He then returned to middleweight and beat James Te-Huna picking up a performance of the night bonus. He then lost two in a row to Brad Tavares and Kelvin Gastelum. He then beat CB Dollaway, lost to Thiago Santos and beat Tamdan McCrory (Performance of the night). He has lost his last two fights to Sam Alvey and Vitor Belfort.
65th Robert Whittaker 196pts
We first saw Robert on the Ultimate Fighter The Smashes. He won the welterweight bracket beating Brad Scott in the final. He then beat Colton Smith before losing two fights in a row against Court McGee and Stephen Thompson. He had one more fight at welterweight beating Mike Rhodes before moving up to middleweight. He went on to win six in a row beating Clint Hester (fight of the night), Brad Tavares (performance of the night), Uriah Hall, Rafael Natal, Derek Brunson (Performance and fight of the night) and Ronaldo Souza (performance of the night). This earnt him a shot at the Interim title against Yoel Romero. Robert won the title and also won fight of the night.
64th Fabricio Werdum 196pts
Fabricio made his UFC debut on UFC 70 in the heavyweight division losing a decision to Andrei Arlovski. He then beat Gabriel Gonzaga and Brandon Vera before losing to Junior dos Santos and leaving the UFC. He returned three and half years later and won four fights in a row beating Roy Nelson (fight of the night), Mike Russow, Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera and Travis Browne. This earnt him at shot at the Interim heavyweight title which he won beating Mark Hunt and getting a performance of the night bonus. He then fought and won the heavyweight title submitting Cain Valesquez and earning another performance of the night bonus. In his next fight he lost the title to Stipe Miocic. His last two fights to date were a win over Travis Browne and a loss to Alistair Overeem.
63rd Matt Brown 197pts
We first saw Matt as a contestant on the Ultimate fighter season 7. He fought in the finale (not the final) beating Matt Arroyo in the welterweight division. He then lost to Dong Hyun Kim before going on a three fight win streak beating Ryan Thomas, Pete Sell and James Wilks. He lost his next three to Ricardo Almeida, Chris Lytle and Brian Foster. He then beat John Howard and lost to Seth Baczynski. He then went on a seven fight win streak beating Chris Cope, Stephen Thompson, Luis Ramos, Mike Swick, Jordan Mein (fight of the night), Mike Pyle (knockout of the night) and Erick Silva (performance and fight of the night). In his next fight he missed weight and then lost to Robbie Lawler, picking up another fight of the night bonus. Then he lost to Johny Hendricks and beat Tim means. He has lost his last three fights to Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger and Donald Cerrone.
62nd Amanda Nunes 198pts
Amanda made her UFC debut at UFC 163 and beat Sheila Gaff. She then beat Germaine de Randamie before losing to Cat Zingano. She then won three in a row against Shayna Baszler, Sara McMann (performance of the night) and Valentina Shevchenko. This earnt her a title fight against Miesha Tate. She beat Miesha inside the first round and won a performance of the night bonus. She has since defended her title twice against Ronda Rousey (performance of the night) and Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch.
61st Thiago Alves 199pts
Thiago made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 2 in the welterweight division losing by submission to Spencer Fisher. He then won his next two beating Ansar Chalangov and Derrick Noble before losing to Jon Fitch. He then went on a seven fight win streak beating John Alessio, Tony DeSouza, Kuniyoshi Hironaka, Chris Lytle (fight of the night), Karo Parisyan, Matt Hughes (missed weight, won with a flying knee, knock out of the night) and Josh Koscheck. This earnt him a title shot against Georges St Pierre which he lost by decision. He then missed weight again and lost another decision, this time to Jon Fitch (in a rematch). He then beat John Howard and lost to Rick Story. He then beat Pepy Abedi and lost to Martin Kampmann. He won his next two beating Seth Bacynski (fight of the night) and Jordan Mein (performance of the night), before losing to Carlos Condit. He then attempted to drop to lightweight, missed weight and lost to Jim Miller. His latest fight was back at welterweight, he beat Patrick Cote.