Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Oct 15/19

Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Oct 15/19

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Oct 15/19



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 NR Lindsey VanZandt 57.5
3 2 Viviane Pereira 47
4 3 Ashley Cummins 32.5
5 4 Alesha Zappitella 25
6 5 Minna Grusander 20
7 6 Kelly D’Angelo 14.5
8 7 Alyse Anderson 14
9 7 Anastasia Nikolakakos 10
9 11 Jessica Delboni 10
11 9 Jillian Decoursey 7.5
12 10 Konklak Suphisara 5
12 NR Linda Mihalec 5
14 NR Shino VanHoose 4.5
15 11 Ashley Medina 0
15 NR Katie Saull 0
15 NR Marisa Messer-Belenchia 0
15 11 Monique Adriane 0
15 11 Stephanie Alba 0

Check back next Tuesday for our Pound for Pound rankings 


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