UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Flyweights: May 7/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Flyweights: May 7/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Flyweights: May 7/18

Feb 3, 2018; Belem, Brazil; Valentina Shevchenko (red gloves) defeats Priscila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Mangueirinho Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

 

There is constant debate about the “official” UFC fighter rankings, which are based on voting from a panel of journalists.  Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking system, solely based on how a fighter has performed in the cage.  Next up: The Women’s Featherweights & Bantamweights

 

*stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at least 12 months (without an upcoming fight scheduled) are excluded from the rankings 

 

  • Scoring based on a fighter’s past 10 UFC performances (we use a seven year time limit, so if they have fought less than 10 times in past seven years, only the fights within that time frame are counted)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s UFC win/loss record (ie strength of schedule – the more successful a vanquished opponent is, the more points awarded), extra points given for finishes, extra points given for title fight wins.  
  • Points are weighed so most recent fights are worth more (ie most recent fight counts the most, 10th most recent fight the least)
  • No points awarded for a loss

 

(first column performance based ranking, second column is previous ranking, third column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 2 Valentina Shevchenko 89.5
2 2 1 Nicco Montano 55
3 3 14 Paige VanZant 51
4 4 Joanne Calderwood 38
5 5 5 Alexis Davis 36.5
6 6 12 Ashlee Evans-Smith 28.5
7 7 9 Liz Carmouche 25.5
8 8 Gillian Robertson 25
8 8 4 Lauren Murphy 25
8 8 15 Montana De La Rosa 25
8 8 16 Rachael Ostovich 25
12 13 10 Jessica Rose-Clark 24.5
13 14 13 Mara Romero Borella 22.5
13 8 Shana Dobson 22.5
15 15 6 Katlyn Chookagian 18
16 16 11 Jessica Eye 12
17 17 Ji Yeon Kim 10
17 NR Lauren Mueller 10
19 18 Bec Rawlings 8
20 19 8 Barb Honchak 0
20 19 Emily Whitmire 0
20 19 Kalindra Faria 0
20 19 Melinda Fabian 0
20 19 Priscila Cachoeira 0
20 19 6 Roxanne Modafferi 0

 

Check back Monday for our women’s flyweight/strawweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Flyweights
Women’s Feather/Bantamweights
Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 

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