UFCs SW ranking is still a mess, post your own estimation

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  1. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    I understand it is still a relatively new division and it can be difficult to see the real pecking order in top15 until they fight more against each other. But Im sure some of these rankings are just cringeworthy for the fans who have followed SW long before they started in the UFC. Please give your personal view of the real SW top15 rankings in terms of fighters skill level, and not necessarily just based on the fights they have fought in the UFC.

    UFC ranking:

    Champ: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (ok)

    1 Claudia Gadelha (ok)
    2 Carla Esparza (long layoff, too high?)
    3 Rose Namajunas (ok, imo she has improved a lot)
    4 Tecia Torres (too high?)
    5 Jessica Penne (too high?)
    6 Valerie Letourneau (ok?)
    7 Paige VanZant (LMFAO)
    8 Joanne Calderwood (too high?)
    9 Maryna Moroz (ok?)
    10 Michelle Waterson (ok?)
    11 Randa Markos (ok?)
    12 Karolina Kowalkiewicz (LOL, much higher)
    13 Jessica Aguilar (LMAO, this is ridiculous)
    14 Juliana Lima (LEL, much higher)
    15 Felice Herrig (WTF?)

    Your thoughts?
     
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  2. skombolis

    skombolis Gold Belt

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    Too 5 is fine imo. After that it really doesn't seem to matter much anyway. I agree VanZant is not #7.
     
  3. duncan1244

    duncan1244 Blue Belt

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    Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the division.
     
  4. skysolo

    skysolo Silver Belt

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    VanZant and the next 5 fighters can really be interchangeable. She is 3-1 in the UFC.

    Torres is not too high. Wins over Rose, PVZ.
     
  5. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    But those 3 wins came against fighters who arent even near top10, yet she is ranked 8th. At fightmatrix Paige is ranked 18th between UFC fighters and 26th globally, thats a lot more objective ranking for her skills, without UFCs hyperbole.
     
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  6. Jay philips

    Jay philips Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    [email protected] Paige Vanzant ? What has she done now, since she lost 1 fight are people dragging her through the mud to ? I don't see anybody ranked below Paige that could beat her so why are you laughing your ass off at Paige ?
     
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    Jay philips Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    As a matter of fact you call the ranking a mess and it looks as close as they are going to get it, where is the mess at ?
     
  8. The real JG

    The real JG Banned Banned

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    I care very little about this division.
     
  9. londonpride

    londonpride Yellow Belt

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    calderwood is too low not too high. she's top 5. her ground work is still a work in progress but her striking is arguably 2nd best in the division after jo-j. shes a genuinely high quality fighter.
     
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    Rittsy Red Belt

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    Can you rank them in the correct order, TS?
     
  11. WingsLax9042

    WingsLax9042 Brown Belt

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    Joanna
    Claudia
    Rose
    Valerie
    Tecia
    Esparza
    Then shuffle the rest however.
     
  12. lalaland

    lalaland Brown Belt

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    Everyone on the list except Herrig would beat PVZ and so would Ansaroff and Kish who aren't on the list.
     
  13. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    It was clear as day she wasnt top10 level even before her fight against Rose. She was ridiculously overhyped and everyone who had payed a little attention knew that already a long time ago. It has nothing to do with her getting dominated against Rose because it was so expected.

    And no, Paige would be the underdog against everyone on that list except Herrig who shouldnt be on that list.
     
  14. Darwinambrosius

    Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    Top 5 is okay, but I think everybody could could be interachanged without consequence except for Aguilar. She could be swapped for somebody in the top 5.
     
  15. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Hey, I love that girl's personality, but she hasn't shown anything in the cage to warrant her ranking any higher than it is.
     
  16. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Rankings don't matter
     
  17. Randy BoBandy

    Randy BoBandy Green Belt

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    Valerie would whoop the shit out of everyone not named Claudia or Joanna. KK, Jag, and Lima are as good if not better than Esparza, Calderwood, and PVZ
     
  18. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    The only fighter on the list that she has fought is #15 Herrig. So please explain how that warrants a #7 ranking (previously #6!). Hard to justify anything above #10 when you haven't beaten a top 10 fighter.
     
  19. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    How do you lose a fight and move up two rankings (Letourneau). Seriously, UFC needs to figure a real way to manage rankings. The media panel was stupid to begin with, and completely pointless after they decided to go a different way with the Reebok payouts.
     
  20. WingsLax9042

    WingsLax9042 Brown Belt

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    I think based off that fight its perfectly acceptable for Val to go up... especially given the competition in the division. Val gave the clear cut #1 a hell of a battle, I gave the first two roulds to Letourneau.
     

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