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 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, 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 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. 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 Alesha Zappitella 321
2 2 Lindsey VanZandt 91.5
3 3 Jessica Delboni 70
4 5 Jillian Decoursey 24.5
5 6 Linda Mihalec 23
6 NR Natalie Salcedo 10
7 8 Marisa Messer-Belenchia 9
8 7 Samantha Self 5
9 9 Kara Vislosky 0
9 9 Katie Perez 0
9 9 Katie Saull 0
9 9 Monique Adriane 0
9 9 Paulina Granados 0
9 9 Tabatha Watkins 0


Check back next Tuesday for our Pound for Pound rankings 

 

Invicta FC Performance Rankings

Feather/Bantamweights
Flyweights
Strawweights
Pound for Pound

 


View the original article on MMA Manifesto: Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Sept 28/21