Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Mar 12/19

Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Mar 12/19

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Mar 12/19



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: Atomweights.


*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 1 Jinh Yu Frey 115.5
2 2 Amber Brown 42
3 3 Ashley Cummins 32.5
4 4 Alesha Zappitella 28
5 5 Minna Grusander 20
6 6 Alyse Anderson 10
6 6 Anastasia Nikolakakos 10
8 8 Jillian Decoursey 8.5
9 10 Kelly D’Angelo 5
10 12 Rebekah Levine 4.5
11 13 Ashley Medina 0
11 13 Fernanda Barros 0
11 13 Jessica Delboni 0
11 13 Lindsey VanZandt 0
11 13 Stephanie Alba 0


Check back next Tuesday for our Pound for Pound rankings 

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