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 (15-4-0) – UFC
  2. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (15-3-0) – UFC
  3. Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (11-3-0) – 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. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (11-5-0) – UFC
  8. Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (18-7-0) – UFC
  9. Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau (8-3-1) – UFC
10. Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian (9-1-0) – UFC

Contenders: Aspen Ladd, Bethe Correia, Yana Kunitskaya, Leslie Smith, Sarah Moras

*Previously number four-ranked Ronda Rousey, number five-ranked Raquel Pennington and number six-ranked Julianna Peña 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 (10-3-0) – 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 (8-2-0) – UFC
  9. Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane (6-0-0) – Bellator
10. Mara “Kunoichici” Romero Borella (12-4-0, 1 NC) – UFC

Contenders: Jingnan Xiong, Emily Ducote, Priscila Cachoeira, Kate Jackson, Sabina Mazo

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (14-0-0) – UFC
  2. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (17-6-0) – UFC
  3. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (15-3-0) – UFC
  4. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) – UFC
  5. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (6-3-0) – 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, Weili Zhang, Randa Markos, Angela Hill, Livia Renata Souza

 

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. Mina Kurobe (10-3-0) – Deep Jewels/Road FC
  4. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-5-0) – Deep Jewels
  5. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-2-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Julia “Jewels” Jones (5-0-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (5-4-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (6-4-0) – Combate Americas
  9. Tomo Maesawa (8-7-0) – Deep Jewels
10. Emi Tomimatsu (13-12-0) – Deep Jewels

Contenders: Satomi Takano, Paulina Granados, Kanna Asakura, Simona Soukupova, Shino VanHoose

*Previously number three-ranked Hérica Tibúrcio removed due to inactivity.

 

Rankings current as of November 1, 2017.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
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