UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Featherweights/Bantamweights: Aug 21, 2017

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Featherweights/Bantamweights: Aug 21, 2017

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Featherweights/Bantamweights: Aug 21, 2017

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg attends a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Copacabana on August 15, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

 

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 5 Ronda Rousey 289.5
2 2 1 Amanda Nunes 253
3 3 3 Holly Holm 132
4 11 Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino 113.5
5 4 9 Germaine de Randamie 93.5
6 5 7 Sara McMann 84
7 6 6 Raquel Pennington 82.5
8 7 2 Valentina Shevchenko 81.5
9 8 12 Marion Reneau 51
10 9 8 Cat Zingano 49.5
11 10 4 Julianna Pena 49
12 17 16 Leslie Smith 43
13 12 11 Alexis Davis 36.5
14 13 Ashlee Evans-Smith 30.5
15 14 10 Liz Carmouche 29.5
16 15 15 Bethe Correia 26.5
17 16 Lauren Murphy 22.5
18 18 14 Ketlen Vieira 14.5
19 19 Jessica Eye 12
20 20 13 Katlyn Chookagian 9
21 21 Lina Lansberg 5
22 22 Sarah Moras 4.5
23 NR Amanda Lemos 0
23 23 Gina Mazany 0
23 23 Irene Aldana 0
23 NR Tonya Evinger 0
23 23 Veronica Macedo 0

 

Check back Friday for our women’s strawweight rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound

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