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 (18-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC/UFC
  2. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (10-2-0) – Bellator
  3. Megan Anderson (8-2-0) – Invicta FC/UFC
  4. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (10-6-0) – 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: Felicia Spencer, Amber Leibrock, Sinead Kavanagh, Martyna Czech, Alexis Dufresne

 

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 (11-3-0) – 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 (20-6-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC/UFC
  9. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (11-5-0) – UFC
10. Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (18-7-0) – UFC

Contenders: Marion Reneau, Katlyn Chookagian, Ketlen Vieira, Bethe Correia, Yana Kunitskaya

*Previously number nine-ranked Cat Zingano removed due to inactivity.

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (10-0-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (21-13-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Rin Nakai (19-2-1) – Pancrase
  5. Ariane Lipski (9-3-0) – KSW
  6. Vanessa Porto (18-8-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (11-7-0) – Invicta FC/Bellator
  8. Andrea “KGB” Lee (7-2-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane (6-0-0) – Bellator
10. Jingnan Xiong (9-1-0) – Kunlun Fight

Contenders: Emily Ducote, Mara Romero Borella, Diana Belbita, Priscila Cachoeira, Kate Jackson

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (14-0-0) – UFC
  2. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (15-2-0) – UFC
  3. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-2-0) – UFC
  4. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (6-3-0) – UFC
  5. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (16-6-0) – UFC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (9-1-0) – UFC
  7. Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey (7-4-0) – UFC
  8. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (12-4-0) – UFC
  9. Cynthia Calvillo (6-0-0) – UFC
10. Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (13-6-0) – UFC

Contenders: Alexa Grasso, Randa Markos, Angela Hill, Livia Renata Souza, Weili Zhang

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Seo Hee Ham (17-8-0) – Road FC
  2. Jinh Yu Frey (6-2-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Hérica Tibúrcio (11-4-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Mina Kurobe (10-3-0) – Deep Jewels/Road FC
  5. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-5-0) – Deep Jewels
  6. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-2-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Julia “Jewels” Jones (5-0-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (5-4-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (6-4-0) – Combate Americas
10. Tomo Maesawa (8-7-0) – Deep Jewels

Contenders: Emi Tomimatsu, Satomi Takano, Paulina Granados, Kanna Asakura, Simona Soukupova

*Previously number eight-ranked Janaisa Morandin removed due to vacating the division.

 

Rankings current as of September 1, 2017.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
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