|Sherdog||FM P4P||FM DD||Diff|
The “FM P4P” column reflects our “Pound-for-Pound” list, which is a relatively new system that works side-by-side the standard system, with the P4P thought in mind. The “FM DD” reflects our “Divisional Dominance” list and is a post-ranking equation that is based solely on the current rankings. The “Diff” is the Sherdog rank subtracted by the average of the two Fight Matrix rankings. Essentially, a positive “Diff” suggests Sherdog is overrating, while a negative “Diff” suggests the latter.
You expect to see a larger absolute “Diff” as you travel downward, but in this case, there is heavy consensus with the exception of 3: Zingano, Jedrzejcyk and Gadelha. In these 3 cases, the absolute “Diff” value surpasses one-half of the Sherdog ranking, which I deem as fairly substantial.
Certainly, you could argue we are being hard on Zingano, but it seems there are better options than Jedrzejcyk and Gadelha, both of whom were hardly noticed before they fought each other to a stalemate.
If you’re a fan of our WMMA rankings, you’ll notice the obvious omission here is Alexis Davis (FM #6/#6), who the ranking system has loved for quite a long time. Another candidate for Sherdog’s list is Ayaka Hamasaki (FM #15/8), who gets her shot at Tiburcio in July for the 105 pound crown. One more is Vanessa Porto (FM #17/#10), who is in a division that is ignored almost as much as the 145 division in WMMA.
Posted on March 4, 2015 by jcs