UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Feb 1/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Feb 1/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Feb 1/19

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: Jessica Andrade prepares for the round to begin before facing Joanne Calderwood during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

 

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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 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 official UFC ranking from UFC.com)

Stats Last  UFC Total
Rank Rank Rank
1 1 1 Rose Namajunas 338
2 2 2 Jessica Andrade 144
3 3 4 Tatiana Suarez 86
4 4 13 Cynthia Calvillo 77.5
5 5 9 Michelle Waterson 69.5
6 6 10 Carla Esparza 65.5
7 7 7 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 55.5
8 8 6 Claudia Gadelha 52
9 9 8 Tecia Torres 38
10 10 11 Felice Herrig 36.5
11 11 4 Nina Ansaroff 32
12 12 Poliana Botelho 31
13 13 16 Mackenzie Dern 29.5
14 14 Maycee Barber 25
15 15 Amanda Cooper 23
15 15 JJ Aldich 23
17 17 12 Cortney Casey 22.5
17 17 Maryna Moroz 22.5
17 17 Polyana Viana 22.5
20 20 Yan Xiaonan 18
21 21 15 Randa Markos 17
22 22 Weili Zhang 14.5
23 23 Angela Hill 14
24 24 Juliana Lima 9.5
25 25 Justine Kish 7.5
26 26 Alex Chambers 7
27 27 Ashley Yoder 5
27 27 Emily Whitmire 5
27 27 Livia Renata Souza 5
30 30 Jessica Aguilar 4.5
31 31 14 Alexa Grasso 4
31 31 Syuri Kondo 4
33 33 Hannah Cifers 0
33 33 Jodie Esquibel 0
33 33 Maia Stevenson 0
33 33 Marina Rodriguez 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
Women’s Flyweights

Pound for Pound

 

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