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

Contenders: Peggy Morgan, Jessica Miele, Roberta Paim Rovel, Sinead Kavanagh, Amber Leibrock

*Previously number six-ranked Cindy Dandois removed due to inactivity within the division.

 

Bantamweights (126.1-136.0 pounds):

  1. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (13-4-0) – UFC
  2. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (14-2-0) – UFC
  3. Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (10-2-0) – UFC
  4. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12-1-0) – UFC
  5. Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (9-5-0) – 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. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (11-5-0) – UFC
10. Sara McMann (9-3-0) – UFC

Contenders: Bethe Correia, Germaine de Randamie, Katlyn Chookagian, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Sarah Kaufman

*Previously number two-ranked Miesha Tate removed due to her retirement.

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

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

Contenders: Brogan Walker, Charlene Watt, Juliana Werner, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Kate Da Silva

*Previously number four-ranked Julia Berezikova removed due to inactivity.

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (13-0-0) – UFC
  2. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (13-2-0) – UFC
  3. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0) – UFC
  4. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (15-5-0) – UFC
  5. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (11-3-0) – UFC
  6. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (5-3-0) – UFC
  7. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (7-1-0) – UFC
  8. Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau (8-5-0) – UFC
  9. Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz (8-1-0) – UFC
10. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (11-2-0) – UFC

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

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  2. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-4-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  3. Jinh Yu Frey (5-2-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Hérica Tibúrcio (9-4-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Amber “The Bully” Brown (6-2-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Mina Kurobe (9-2-0) – Deep Jewels
  7. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Julia “Jewels” Jones (5-0-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Kanna Asakura (5-1-0) – Vale Tudo Japan
10. Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (9-0-0) – Regional

Contenders: Tomo Maesawa, Tatiane Damiana Bergamaschi, Kyra Batara, Emi Tomimatsu, Satomi Takano

 

Rankings current as of November 15, 2016.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
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