UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jun 14/19

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jun 14/19

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jun 14/19

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August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Weili Zhang reacts following her victory by decision against Danielle Taylor during UFC 227 at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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 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 five year time limit, so if they have fought less than 10 times in past five 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 2 Rose Namajunas 297
2 2 1 Jessica Andrade 224.5
3 3 3 Tatiana Suarez 96
4 4 8 Michelle Waterson 80
5 5 11 Cynthia Calvillo 73
6 6 10 Carla Esparza 57
7 7 6 Claudia Gadelha 52
8 9 Emily Whitmire 44.5
9 10 7 Weili Zhang 43
10 8 14 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 39.5
11 11 13 Felice Herrig 36.5
12 13 9 Tecia Torres 31.5
13 12 4 Nina Ansaroff 28.5
14 15 Aleksandra Albu 24.5
15 16 Amanda Cooper 23
16 20 Xiaonan Yan 21
17 17 Polyana Viana 20
18 18 15 Randa Markos 19
19 19 16 Cortney Casey 18.5
20 27 12 Alexa Grasso 13.5
21 21 Angela Hill 12.5
22 22 Livia Renata Souza 9.5
23 23 Alex Chambers 7
24 24 Ashley Yoder 5
24 24 Hannah Cifers 5
24 24 Marina Rodriguez 5
27 27 Syuri Kondo 4
28 30 Jessica Penne 3.5
29 31 Jodie Esquibel 0
29 31 Sarah Frota 0
29 31 Virna Jandiroba 0

 

Check back Monday for our Pound for Pound Rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamwweights
Women’s Flyweights
Flyweights
Women’s Feather/Bantamweights
Pound for Pound

 

 

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