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 (16-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC/UFC
  2. Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (23-7-0) – Bellator
  3. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (8-2-0) – Bellator
  4. Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9-5-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (7-5-0) – Bellator
  6. Cindy Dandois (7-2-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Megan Anderson (7-2-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (5-4-0) – Bellator
10. Daria Ibragimova (9-2-0) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Adrienna Jenkins, Peggy Morgan, Jessica Miele, Roberta Paim Rovel, Helena Kolesnyk

*Previously number six-ranked Faith Van Duin removed due to inactivity within the division.

 

Bantamweights (126.1-136.0 pounds):

  1. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (13-4-0) – UFC
  2. Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (18-6-0) – UFC
  3. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (14-2-0) – UFC
  4. Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (10-2-0) – UFC
  5. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12-1-0) – UFC
  6. Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña (8-2-0) – UFC
  7. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (19-5-0) – Invicta FC
  8. “Alpha” Cat Zingano (9-2-0) – UFC
  9. Sara McMann (9-3-0) – UFC
10. Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (7-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Bethe Correia, Germaine de Randamie, Katlyn Chookagian, Sarah Kaufman, Lauren Murphy

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Vanessa Porto (18-7-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (19-12-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Julia Berezikova (10-4-0) – XFC
  5. Poliana Botelho (5-1-0) – UFC
  6. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (10-6-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Jingnan Xiong (7-1-0) – Kunlun Fight
  8. Marilia “Chocolate” Santos (5-1-0) – XFC
  9. Ariane Lipski (7-3-0) – Regional
10. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (8-0-0) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Brogan Walker, Charlene Watt, Juliana Werner, Silvana Gomez Juarez, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

*Previously number five-ranked Katlyn Chookagian removed due to vacating the division.

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (12-0-0) – UFC
  2. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (13-2-0) – UFC
  3. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0-0) – UFC
  4. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (11-3-0) – UFC
  5. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (5-3-0) – UFC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (7-1-0) – UFC
  7. Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau (8-5-0) – UFC
  8. Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz (7-1-0) – UFC
  9. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (11-1-0) – UFC
10. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (14-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Angela Hill, Livia Renata Souza, Alexa Grasso, Juliana Lima, Viviane Pereira

*Previously number six-ranked Jessica Aguilar removed due to inactivity.

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  2. Jinh Yu Frey (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-4-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  4. Hérica Tibúrcio (9-4-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Amber “The Bully” Brown (6-2-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Mina Kurobe (7-2-0) – Deep Jewels
  7. Emi Tomimatsu (11-11-0) – Deep Jewels
  8. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Kanna Asakura (4-1-0) – Vale Tudo Japan
10. Julia “Jewels” Jones (4-0-0) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Tatiane Damiana Bergamaschi, Kyra Batara, Catherine Costigan, Satomi Takano, Saori Ishioka

 

Rankings current as of August 1, 2016.

 

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