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 (19-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC/UFC
  2. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (11-2-0) – Bellator
  3. Megan Anderson (8-2-0) – Invicta FC/UFC
  4. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (10-7-0) – Bellator
  5. Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9-6-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Talita “Treta” Nogueira (7-0-0) – Bellator
  7. Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell (5-5-0) – Bellator
  8. Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (6-5-0) – Bellator
  9. Ediane “India” Gomes (11-4-0) – Invicta FC
10. Helena “Pretty” Kolesnyk (5-1-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Sinead Kavanagh, Felicia Spencer, Amber Leibrock, Martyna Czech, Olga Rubin

 

Bantamweights (126.1-136.0 pounds):

  1. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (15-4-0) – UFC
  2. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (15-3-0) – UFC
  3. Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (11-4-0) – UFC
  4. Ketlen “Fenômeno” Vieira (9-0-0) – UFC
  5. Sara McMann (11-4-0) – UFC
  6. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (20-6-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC/UFC
  7. Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau (8-3-1) – UFC
  8. Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian (9-1-0) – UFC
  9. Aspen Ladd (6-0-0) – UFC
10. Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (10-3-1) – UFC

Contenders: Yana Kunitskaya, Leslie Smith, Sarah Moras, Sarah Kaufman, Lina Länsberg

*Previously number seven-ranked Liz Carmouche and number eight-ranked Alexis Davis removed due to vacating the division.

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (15-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (10-1-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Ariane “Violence Queen” Lipski (10-3-0) – KSW
  4. Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane (7-0-0) – Bellator
  5. Nicco Montaño (4-2-0) – UFC
  6. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (21-14-0) – UFC
  7. Vanessa Porto (19-8-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (11-7-0) – Invicta FC/Bellator
  9. Andrea “KGB” Lee (8-2-0) – UFC
10. Mara “Kunoichici” Romero Borella (12-4-0, 1 NC) – UFC

Contenders: Lauren Murphy, Alexis Davis, Jingnan Xiong, Emily Ducote, Priscila Cachoeira

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (7-3-0) – UFC
  2. Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk (14-1-0) – UFC
  3. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (17-6-0) – UFC
  4. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (15-3-0) – UFC
  5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) – UFC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (10-1-0) – UFC
  7. Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (14-6-0) – UFC
  8. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (13-4-0) – UFC
  9. Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey (7-5-0) – UFC
10. Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0) – UFC

Contenders: Alexa Grasso, Weili Zhang, Randa Markos, Nina Ansaroff, Livia Renata Souza

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Seo Hee Ham (18-8-0) – Road FC
  2. Mina Kurobe (11-3-0) – Deep Jewels/Road FC
  3. Jinh Yu Frey (6-3-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-5-0) – Deep Jewels
  5. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-3-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (5-4-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4-0) – Combate Americas
  8. Emi Tomimatsu (13-12-0) – Deep Jewels
  9. Satomi “Sarami” Takano (11-9-0) – Deep Jewels
10. Tomo Maesawa (9-8-0) – Deep Jewels

Contenders: Kanna Asakura, Shino VanHoose, Lisbeth Lopez Silva, Paulina Granados, Stephanie Alba

*Note #1: Rizin FF GP bouts took place at 108 pounds, not atomweight
*Note #2: Amber Brown missed weight for her victory over Tessa Simpson and remains unranked

 

Rankings current as of January 10, 2018.

 

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