UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: Dec 10/18

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: Dec 10/18

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: Dec 10/18


Nov 30, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Macy Chiasson (blue) reacts after defeating Pannie Kianzad (red) during a featherweight bout at The Pearl. 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 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 1 Amanda Nunes 366
2 2 Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino 218.5
3 4 2 Germaine de Randamie 113.5
4 3 2 Holly Holm 97
5 5 8 Marion Reneau 78.5
6 7 7 Cat Zingano 66.5
7 8 10 Sara McMann 62
8 6 6 Raquel Pennington 59.5
9 9 4 Ketlen Vieira 52.5
10 10 9 Aspen Ladd 32.5
11 NR Mary Chiasson 25
12 11 Sarah Moras 23
13 12 12 Irene Aldana 14.5
14 13 15 Lucie Pudilova 13
15 14 16 Lina Lansberg 8
16 NR Leah Letson 5
16 17 Talita Bernardo 5
16 15 11 Yana Kunitskaya 5
19 16 Gina Mazany 4.5
20 NR Julija Stoliarenko 0
20 17 Megan Anderson 0
20 NR Panny Kianzad 0
20 17 14 Tonya Evinger 0
20 17 Veronica Macedo 0


Check back Friday for our women’s flyweight rankings


Performance Based Rankings:

Light Heavyweights
Women’s Flyweights
Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound




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