Ultimate Fighting Championship
officials Thursday announced
that the promotion will institute an official ranking system for
the first time in its history following UFC
Collaborating with statistics provider FightMetric, the UFC will
poll 90 media members worldwide, with the first poll beginning next
week. When the final count is tallied, the results will be
displayed on UFC.com.
Media members will cast their votes for fighters currently active
on the UFC roster by weight class and pound-for pound. Champions
and interim titlists will be automatically listed first and second
in their weight classes and are not eligible for voting, though
they may appear anywhere on a voter’s pound-for-pound list.
Fighters can only be listed in one weight division at a time.
“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 in the official release. “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
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