UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: July 27/20

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: July 27/20

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: July 27/20


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Sep 21, 2019; Mexico City, MEX; Carla Esparza (red gloves) defeats Alexa Grasso (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Mexico City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-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 301
2 2 1 Zhang Weili 256
3 3 3 Jessica Andrade 167
4 4 4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 119
5 7 8 Carla Esparza 64.5
6 6 15 Angela Hill 55
6 5 9 Michelle Waterson 55
8 8 7 Claudia Gadelha 51.5
9 9 Mackenzie Dern 43.5
10 11 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 31.5
11 12 Amanda Lemos 30
12 13 16 Felice Herrig 29
12 16 12 Tecia Torres 29
14 NR Kay Hanson 25
14 14 Virna Jandiroba 25
16 17 11 Yan Xiaonan 23.5
17 15 10 Marina Rodriguez 22
18 18 Brianna Van Buren 18
19 20 Randa Markos 14
20 21 Loma Lookboonmee 9
21 22 Ashley Yoder 8.5
21 22 Livia Renata Souza 8.5
23 NR Hannah Cifers 6.5
24 24 Mizuki Inoue 5
25 25 Miranda Granger 4.5
26 26 Aleksandra Albu 4
26 NR Nadia Kassem 4
28 28 Ariane Carnelossi 0
28 28 Hannah Goldy 0
28 NR Jinh Yu Frey 0
28 28 Mallory Martin 0


Check Friday for our Pound for Pound Rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

Light Heavyweights
Women’s Feather/Bantamweights
Women’s Flyweights
Pound for Pound



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