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 not.  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: Flyweights.

 

*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 Invicta 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. 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 Invicta, 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 Karina Rodriguez 167.5
2 2 Stephanie Geltmacher 142
3 NR Helen Peralta 83
4 4 Brogan Walker-Sanchez 58
4 3 Caitlin Sammons 58
6 5 Josee Storts 55
7 6 Juliana Miller 54
8 NR Emilee King 48
9 7 Claire Guthrie 45
9 7 Jennifer Chieng 45
11 9 Elise Pone 10
12 10 Daiana Torquato 8
13 12 Chrissy Yandoli 0
13 12 Maria Favela 0


Check back next Tuesday for our strawweight rankings

Invicta Performance Rankings

Feather/Bantamweights
Strawweights
Atomweights
Pound for Pound

 


View the original article on MMA Manifesto: Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Sept 14/21