Friday, February 1st, 2013
FightMetric and the UFC have teamed up to create UFC fighter rankings. FightMetric is the official statistics provider for the UFC. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcasts.
Media Members will vote for the top fighters, currently active in the UFC, by weight class and pound-for-pound. A fighter will only be allowed to appear in one division at a time. The champion and interim champions of each division are set in the first and second positions, and will not be eligible for voting by the media. Although they’ll be allowed to be voted for the pound-for-pound rankings.
“UFC Fighter Rankings are a great tool for new and existing fans alike to learn and better keep up with the fast pace of the UFC,” said UFC President Dana White. “We always look for opportunities to engage fans and media, allowing them
to connect and voice their opinions, and this just one more way of doing that.”