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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Fly/Strawweights – Dec 29/17
Dec 1, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Nicco Montano (red gloves) celebrates after defeating Roxanne Modafferi (not pictured) during The Ultimate Fighter Finale at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-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 Flyweights/Strawweights

 

*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 last ranking, last column is official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC   Total
Rank Rank Rank  
1 1 2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 275
2 2 1 Rose Namajunas 247
3 3 3 Jessica Andrade 74
4 4 10 Carla Esparza 73
5 5 13 Paige VanZant 59.5
6 NR 1 Nicco Montano 55
7 7 9 Felice Herrig 50.5
8 9 6 Tecia Torres 50
9 8 7 Cynthia Calvillo 48.5
10 6 8 Michelle Waterson 47
11 10 4 Claudia Gadelha 45
12 11 Tatiana Suarez 42.5
13 12 14 Joanne Calderwood 38
14 NR 4 Alexis Davis 36.5
15 31 Amanda Cooper 29
16 14 Aleksandra Albu 27.5
16 14 5 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 27.5
18 16 16 Maryna Moroz 26.5
19 7 Liz Carmouche 25.5
20 NR 13 Gillian Robertson 25
20 NR 3 Lauren Murphy 25
20 17 10 Mara Romero Borella 25
20 NR 8 Montana De La Rosa 25
20 NR 9 Rachael Ostovich 25
20 NR 12 Shana Dobson 25
26 13 12 Cortney Casey 24.5
27 18 15 Randa Markos 17.5
28 19 Viviane Pereira 17
29 20 Juliana Lima 11
30 20 15 Bec Rawlings 9.5
30 22 Danielle Taylor 9.5
30 22 Nina Ansaroff 9.5
33 25 Justine Kish 8.5
34 24 Alex Chambers 8
35 26 Angela Hill 7
36 26 Kailin Curran 6
37 NR 11 Jessica Rose-Clark 5
37 28 JJ Aldich 5
37 28 Lucie Pudilova 5
37 NR Nadia Kassem 5
37 28 Poliana Botelho 5
37 30 Syuri Kondo 5
37 NR Yan Xiaonan 5
44 31 11 Alexa Grasso 4.5
44 31 Jamie Moyle 4.5
46 34 Heather Jo Clark 4
47 35 Jessica Penne 3.5
48 NR Ariel Beck 0
48 36 Ashley Yoder 0
48 NR 6 Barb Honchak 0
48 36 Chan-Mi Jeon 0
48 NR Christina Marks 0
48 NR DeAnna Bennett 0
48 NR Emily Whitmire 0
48 36 Jessica Aguilar 0
48 36 Ji Yeon Kim 0
48 36 Jodie Esquibel 0
48 36 14 Kalindra Faria 0
48 NR Karine Gevorgyan 0
48 NR 16 Melinda Fabian 0
48 NR 5 Roxanne Modafferi 0
48 36 Tina Hanninen-Lahdemaki 0

Check back Monday for our Pound for Pound Rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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