The Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings are updated monthly and are acknowledged by most promotions as the only official women’s mixed martial arts rankings assembled by division and weight class. Fighters who have not competed inside their division within the past 12 months are not eligible to be ranked at that weight. Fighters who vacate a weight class will no longer be ranked in that division.

Promotional abbreviations in italics denote which major organisation(s) each fighter is currently signed to and/or has most recently competed for.

 

Featherweights (136.1-146.0 pounds):

  1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (17-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC/UFC
  2. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (10-2-0) – Bellator
  3. Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie (7-3-0) – UFC
  4. Megan Anderson (8-2-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (8-6-0) – Bellator
  6. Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9-6-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Helena “Pretty” Kolesnyk (5-0-0, 1 ND) – Regional
  9. Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell (4-4-0) – Bellator
10. Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (6-5-0) – Bellator

Contenders: Jessica Miele, Amber Leibrock, Iony Razafiarison, Sinead Kavanagh, Martyna Czech

*Previously number eight-ranked Daria Ibragimova removed due to inactivity.

 

Bantamweights (126.1-136.0 pounds):

  1. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (14-4-0) – UFC
  2. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (15-2-0) – UFC
  3. Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (10-3-0) – UFC
  4. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12-2-0) – UFC
  5. Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (9-5-0) – UFC
  6. Sara McMann (11-3-0) – UFC
  7. Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña (8-3-0) – UFC
  8. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (20-5-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC
  9. “Alpha” Cat Zingano (9-2-0) – UFC
10. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (11-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Bethe Correia, Katlyn Chookagian, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Marion Reneau, Alexis Davis

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Vanessa Porto (18-7-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Rin Nakai (19-2-1) – Pancrase
  4. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (11-6-0) – Bellator
  5. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (19-13-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (9-0-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Ariane Lipski (8-3-0) – Regional
  8. Jingnan Xiong (9-1-0) – Kunlun Fight
  9. Marilia “Chocolate” Santos (8-1-0) – Regional
10. Juliete “Ju Pitbull” de Souza Silva (7-2-0) – Regional

Contenders: Andrea Lee, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Brogan Walker, Charlene Watt, Juliana Werner

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk (13-0-0) – UFC
  2. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (16-5-0) – UFC
  3. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (14-2-0) – UFC
  4. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0) – UFC
  5. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (5-3-0) – UFC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (8-1-0) – UFC
  7. Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz (8-1-0) – UFC
  8. Angela “Overkill” Hill (6-3-0) – Invicta FC/UFC
  9. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (11-2-0) – UFC
10. Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira (12-0-0) – UFC

Contenders: Randa Markos, Carla Esparza, Juliana Lima, Livia Renata Souza, Michelle Waterson

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  2. Mina Kurobe (10-2-0) – Deep Jewels
  3. Jinh Yu Frey (5-2-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Hérica Tibúrcio (10-4-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-5-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  6. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Julia “Jewels” Jones (5-0-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (9-0-0) – Regional
  9. Tatiane Damiana “Thaty” Bergamaschi (6-1-0) – Regional
10. Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (5-3-0) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Tomo Maesawa, Kyra Batara, Emi Tomimatsu, Alyssa Garcia, Kanna Asakura

 

Rankings current as of April 10, 2017.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
Featherweights | Bantamweights | Flyweights | Women’s Pound-For-Pound
Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings