UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jan 15/21

UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jan 15/21

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jan 15/21

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June 20, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tecia Torres kicks Brianna Van Buren in their strawweight bout during UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX. Mandatory Credit: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via 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 282
2 2 1 Zhang Weili 256
3 3 3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 111
4 4 10 Amanda Ribas 71.5
5 5 5 Carla Esparza 64.5
6 7 12 Mackenzie Dern 57
7 6 14 Virna Jandiroba 56
8 8 8 Michelle Waterson 49.5
9 16 10 Tecia Torres 48
10 9 13 Angela Hill 47
11 10 4 Yan Xiaonan 45.5
12 11 7 Claudia Gadelha 42.5
13 12 Amanda Lemos 37
14 13 Emily Whitmire 35.5
15 14 Polyana Viana 35
16 15 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 31.5
17 NR 6 Nina Ansaroff 28.5
18 17 15 Felice Herrig 24.5
19 18 Kay Hanson 22.5
20 19 9 Marina Rodriguez 22
21 20 Maryna Moroz 20
22 21 Brianna Van Buren 18
23 22 Loma Lookboonmee 13
24 23 16 Livia Renata Souza 12.5
25 24 Ashley Yoder 11.5
26 25 Cory McKenna 10
27 26 Randa Markos 8.5
28 27 Hannah Cifers 5.5
29 28 Kanako Murata 5
29 28 Mallory Martin 5
31 30 Mizuki Inoue 4.5
32 31 Miranda Granger 4
33 33 Jinh Yu Frey 0
33 NR Sam Hughes 0

Check Monday for our Pound for Pound Rankings

Performance Based Rankings:

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

 

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