Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Feb 26/19

Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Feb 26/19

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Feb 26/19



There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally 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, this time for Invicta FC.  We’ll roll out a new weight class every Tuesday. Next up: Flyweights.


*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 Bellator 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. For fighters who have also fought in the UFC, Bellator and/or Strikeforce during this time, those performances were counted also)
  • Points based on a fighter’s opponent’s Bellator & 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
Stats Last Total
Rank Rank
1 4 DeAnna Bennett 70
2 1 Miranda Maverick 56.5
3 2 Brogan Walker-Sanchez 39
3 2 Vanessa Porto 39
5 5 Stephanie Geltmacher 36
6 11 Tracy Cortez 29
7 NR Caitlin Sammons 25
7 6 Chantel Coates 25
7 15 Victoria Leonardo 25
10 8 Cheri Muraski 20
11 7 Pearl Gonzalez 19.5
12 9 Erin Blanchfield 13
13 12 Karina Rodriguez 12.5
14 10 Milana Dudieva 11
15 13 Kaytlin Neil 4.5
15 13 Liz Tracy 4.5
17 15 Ashlynn Kleinbeck 0
17 15 Barbara Acioly 0
17 15 Brittney Cloudy 0
17 15 Christina Marks 0
17 NR Christina Ricker 0
17 15 Daiane Firmino 0
17 NR Jamie Milanowski 0
17 15 Mariana Morais 0


Check back next Tuesday for our strawweight rankings 

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