It’ll also very successfully be an actual understatement to deliver the UFC has some questionable rankings. That you would be able to inquire of rankings to be questionable as they are subjective; nonetheless, on this column, I will level out rankings that I ponder are glaring errors. I will moreover analyze predominant motion in the rankings that I agree with.
Editorial Commentary by Peter Parsons
Casey O’Neil defeated Antonina Schevchenko this previous Saturday by 2nd spherical TKO. The Scottish born Australian, who fights out of Vegas, is now 3-0 in the UFC with three finishes.
Casey O’Neil ranked No. 14 at females’s flyweight
Casey O’Neil made her UFC debut in February of this year with a 2nd spherical TKO over Shana Dobson, who became unique off a predominant upset victory over Mariya Agaapova. O’Neil returned in June with a victory over Lara Procopia, who became coming off a victory over popular British flyweight Molly McCann. This previous Saturday, O’Neil silent the biggest name on her resume in Antonina Schevchenko, to head 3-0 in the UFC with three finishes. Getting three finishes to your first three UFC fights is terribly uncommon in any of the females’s divisions.
Customarily we don’t leer opponents enter the rankings without beating a ranked contender. As an illustration, why is heavyweight Tai Tuivasa no longer ranked after winning three straight by first spherical KO? Meanwhile Sergei Pavlovish is ranked after defeating earlier No. 13 ranked heavyweight Marice Greene over 23 months ago. Greene has since lost three out of his last four and is no longer any longer in the UFC.
On the opposite hand, why is Raulian Paiva ranked at bantamweight after a controversial majority decision victory over Kyler Philips who became ranked No. 14 on the time. This became Paiva’s completely bantamweight victory after transferring up from flyweight. Philips bought his rating after beating Song Yadong who’s now unranked. Meanwhile Yadong holds many spectacular victories at bantamweight including his most most modern victory over Casey Kenney. Being ranked after winning one warfare over a No. 14 ranked fighter would possibly perhaps well maybe manufacture sense at flyweight, nonetheless, it doesn’t manufacture sense in the stacked UFC bantamweight division.
These are circumstances of vote casting panelists inserting too great weight on a single victory over a lower ranked fighter and no longer ample weight on consecutive victories which is no longer easy to complete in the UFC.
I became jubilant to leer O’Neil in the rankings because we don’t consistently leer a fighter enter the rankings without defeating a ranked opponent. I ponder O’Neil is terribly deserving of her No. 14 rating.
Would possibly maybe moreover O’Neil be ranked increased? I would possibly perhaps well maybe leer her being as high as No. 11 sooner than Roxanne Modafferi, Andrea Lee and Maycee Barber.
There are many precise matchups to be made for O’Neil. The 24-year-broken-down Australian seems to enjoy the total tools to be a future title contender in the UFC females’s flyweight division.
Upcoming Distinguished UFC Females’s Flyweight Fights
Oct 16 – Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Oct 16 – Sijara Eubanks vs. Luana Carolina
Nov 13 – (8) Jessica Sight vs. (12) Andrea Lee
Nov 20 – (6) Joanne Calderwood vs. (10) Alexa Grasso
Dec 11 – Gillian Robertson vs. Priscila Cachoeira
My rankings would look loads of than every other author or fan who follows the sport carefully. Here is to be anticipated, as rankings are subjective. Rankings would possibly perhaps well calm be primarily based completely mostly totally on outcomes and no longer perceived likely or recognition.
Some of us ponder rankings pause no longer topic. Rankings pause topic. They topic by formula of matchmaking. They topic by formula of contract negotiations.
Let’s defend the rankings dialog going. Internet you agree or disagree with the above Ranking Review? Enlighten your tips in the comments below.