The Whole-History rating system is a system designed to estimate the skill of players over time, it is loosely based on the Elo rating system.
This implementation of the Whole-History rating system contains one variable set to the following value;
The w² value is the maximum rating² per day that a fighter can change.
This rating system works by iterating over an entire set of results to work out the curve of skill level that a fighter changes over their career. Instead of working incrementally like Elo or TrueSkill, where each new result changes the involved fighter's ratings, Whole-History will update past ratings based on new information.
By working through both directions in time, it allows ratings to be adjusted retroactively based on future performances.
By retroactively adjusting ratings, a more accurate set of skill ratings can be created over the course of a career. The skill rating after the last fight being the current rating.
The Whole-History rating system does not handle draws, this implementation treats a draw as a win and a loss on the same day against the same opponent.
These ratings exclude fighters who have not fought within the last 18 months.
For more information on the Whole-History rating system, you can read Rémi Coulom's original whitepaper.
|Currently active and at their highest rating.|
|Currently active but not at their highest rating.|
Please be aware that these ratings are calculated pound-for-pound, not per weight class. Fighters who recently switched weight class have ratings based primarily on having competed in their previous class and are not adjusted to their new class.
|#||Name||Rating||Record||Promotion||Gender||Peak Date||Weight Class|
|1||Jon Jones Bones||1617.9||25-1 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||06 Jul 2019||205|
|2||Khabib Nurmagomedov The Eagle||1455.5||27-0||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||06 Oct 2018||155|
|3||Georges St. Pierre Rush||1436.8||26-2||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||04 Nov 2017||170|
|4||Daniel Cormier DC||1429||22-2 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||08 Apr 2017||265|
|5||Stipe Miocic||1351.7||24-3||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||17 Aug 2019||265|
|6||Tony Ferguson El Cucuy||1346.3||28-3||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||08 Jun 2019||155|
|7||Kamaru Usman The Nigerian Nightmare||1344.9||17-1||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||02 Mar 2019||170|
|8||Dustin Poirier The Diamond||1311.2||28-5 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||13 Apr 2019||155|
|9||Max Holloway Blessed||1295.7||22-4||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||08 Dec 2018||145, 155|
|10||Ryan Bader Darth||1289.2||30-5||Bellator MMA||Male||26 Jan 2019||265|
|11||Henry Cejudo The Messenger||1274.8||15-2||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||08 Jun 2019||125, 135|
|12||Leon Edwards Rocky||1262.1||19-3 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||20 Jul 2019||170|
|13||Anthony Johnson Rumble||1253.3||22-6||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||30 Jan 2016||170, 205|
|14||Demetrious Johnson Mighty Mouse||1249||31-3-1||ONE Championship||Male||23 Apr 2016||125, 135|
|15||Robert Whittaker The Reaper||1245.9||20-4||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||09 Jun 2018||185|
|16||Patricio Pitbull||1242||29-4||Bellator MMA||Male||11 May 2019||145, 155|
|17||Colby Covington Chaos||1233.5||14-1||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||03 Aug 2019||170|
|18||José Aldo Junior||1227.7||28-5||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||02 Feb 2013||145|
|19||Anderson Silva The Spider||1215.8||34-10 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||10 Apr 2010||185|
|20||Ben Askren Funky||1215.6||19-1 (1)||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||29 Aug 2014||170|
|21||Conor McGregor The Notorious||1215.4||22-4||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||12 Nov 2016||155|
|22||Israel Adesanya The Last Stylebender||1214.1||17-1||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||13 Apr 2019||185|
|23||Gegard Mousasi The Dreamcatcher||1208.1||45-8-1||Bellator MMA||Male||25 May 2018||185|
|24||Rafael Lovato Jr.||1206.5||10-0||Bellator MMA||Male||22 Jun 2019||185|
|25||Tyron Woodley The Chosen One||1205.4||21-4-1||Ultimate Fighting Championship||Male||29 Jul 2017||170|