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

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

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

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May 30, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mackenzie Dern (red gloves) celebrates after her submission victory over Hannah Cifers (blue gloves) in their strawweight fight during UFC Fight Night. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa 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 a 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 the 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 2 1 Rose Namajunas 581
2 1 2 Zhang Weili 437.5
3 3 7 Marina Rodriguez 162
4 8 6 Mackenzie Dern 156.5
5 4 15 Amanda Lemos 146
6 5 14 Virna Jandiroba 112
7 6 5 Carla Esparza 107
8 7 12 Amanda Ribas 106
9 9 Polyana Viana 88.5
10 10 4 Yan Xiaonan 82.5
11 11 11 Tecia Torres 82
12 12 Emily Whitmire 69
13 14 9 Claudia Gadelha 59.5
14 15 13 Angela Hill 58
15 13 10 Michelle Waterson 47
16 17 Kay Hanson 45
17 16 8 Nina Nunes 43.5
18 18 Brianna Van Buren 36
19 19 16 Felice Herrig 30
20 20 Loma Lookboonmee 29
21 32 Ariane Carnelossi 25
22 21 Cory McKenna 20
23 22 Livia Renata Souza 18
24 23 Ashley Yoder 15.5
25 32 Jessica Penne 10
25 24 Jinh Yu Frey 10
25 24 Kanako Murata 10
25 NR Luana Pinheiro 10
25 24 Montserrat Ruiz 10
30 28 Mallory Martin 9
30 28 Mizuki Inoue 9
32 30 Miranda Granger 8
33 24 Randa Markos 7
34 31 Hannah Cifers 6.5
35 32 Cheyanne Buys 0
35 32 Gloria de Paula 0
35 32 Hannah Goldy 0
35 NR Lupita Godinez 0
35 NR Na Liang 0
35 32 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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