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Fantasy UFC - Rank'em from UFC 110 - UFC 119

BBHitman2010-12-11 22:12:17 +0000 #1
I've been trying for a while to figure out a way to develop a fantasy UFC league that's more like fantasy football/baseball and less like most current fantasy UFC leagues where you choose winners and losers. I'm currently working with a programmer to try and develop some sort of web page that can manage on site drafts, lineup management, add/drops, trades, etc. We're still in the early early early developmental phase, throwing around ideas, and trying to properly formulate the foundation of the league. No pen to paper yet, so there's still a ways to go. We still need to determine many things such as how to handle lineups, frequency of lineup adjustments, going points or categories, but if we can work out the many kinks and overcome the differences we face with UFC vs MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, we hope to be up and running by Summer of 2011 (probable time frame of UFC 130).

There are many issues with creating a fantasy UFC league. One obstacle is the absence of a defined season. I looked over the time frames of the past UFC events and it appears that every 7-9 months the UFC will finish 10 numbered events. It think that it's reasonable to set a season lasting from UFC 90, ending UFC 99, beginning UFC 100 ending UFC 109, etc.

With a season of this length, the average fighter will fight 2 times with the occasional fighter taking only one fight, and the even more unlikely occurrence of a fighter taking 3 fights.

Over the past few days I've developed a scoring system for this hypothetical fantasy UFC league. I then tested this scoring system on one of these defined seasons (UFC 110 - UFC 119).

Without giving away what factors I've used and how I've weighted each category, I'd like to hear how people would rank fighters based only on their performances spanning UFC 110 through UFC 119, including all non-numbered UFC events.

Events include:

UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale

UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin

UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans

UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2

UFC 112: Invincible

UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi

UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy

UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones

UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez

I'd be interested in hearing any lists, whether it's top 3, 5, 10, 20, etc.

After people make some posts I'll throw my list out there and explain the criteria I used.


Cbear2010-12-11 22:27:58 +0000 #2
My problem is I can't remember who fought who.

I'd need a list of fighters for every show and who won and lost.
BBHitman2010-12-11 22:35:02 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Cbear

My problem is I can't remember who fought who.

I'd need a list of fighters for every show and who won and lost.

Here is where I gathered my information:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFC_events
BulldogWrestler2010-12-11 22:33:47 +0000 #4
So you would select fighters to be on your "team"?

And you would judge them by performance and not win/loss?

So someone like Nik Lentz (who doesn't lose a fight) would be an incredibly low scorer in your system?

I don't think a fantasy league can be legitimately done - Bruce's comes the closest.
BBHitman2010-12-11 23:59:30 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

So you would select fighters to be on your "team"?

And you would judge them by performance and not win/loss?

So someone like Nik Lentz (who doesn't lose a fight) would be an incredibly low scorer in your system?

I don't think a fantasy league can be legitimately done - Bruce's comes the closest.

I'm not sure it can legitimately be done either, but I'm gonna try and give it a go.

I didn't express any of my scoring information so I'm not sure how you've determined where a guy like Nik Lentz would fall. In my system they'd be judged on numerous criteria.

Just to give a little info, I have 222 fighters ranked, and Lentz was ranked in top 25%.
BulldogWrestler2010-12-11 22:40:47 +0000 #6
I just don't see how a system that rewards things that cannot be shown in numbers and are subjective can be effective.

For example - significant strikes is a criteria? If it is, you have the problem of what a significant strike is. If it isn't, then you have a problem over why a guy who lands a thousand jabs but does no damage to his opponent scores more than a guy who hits his opponent three times but knocks him out.

Also, fighters who fight a full 5 round fight will score more, but a guy who does a flying triangle 2 seconds into the fight scores less?

Also, who compiles all of the stats? What source do you use? PLEASE don't tell me you plan to compile stats on your own.

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