The Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings are assembled each month by a panel of journalists from multiple MMA websites and publications. These rankings 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 (12-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC
  2. Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (21-6-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (6-2-0) – Invicta FC
  4. Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad (5-0-0) – ProFC
  5. Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (6-0-0) – Storm MMA/Invicta FC
  6. Annalisa “No Fear” Bucci (7-3-0) – Regional
  7. Maria Hougaard Djursaa (5-5-0) – Regional
  8. Talita “Treta” Nogueira (6-0-0) – Regional
  9. Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker (2-0-0) – Regional
10. Kate “Jiu-Jitseira” Da Silva (7-2-0) – Regional

Contenders: Charmaine Tweet, Gabrielle Holloway, Alexandra Buch, Andria Wawro, Marion Reneau

 

Bantamweights (126.1-136.0 pounds):

  1. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (10-0-0) – UFC
  2. “Alpha” Cat Zingano (8-0-0) – UFC
  3. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-0, 1 ND) – UFC
  4. Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (14-5-0) – UFC
  5. Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (16-6-0) – UFC
  6. Jessica “Evil” Eye (10-2-0, 1 ND) – UFC
  7. Sara McMann (7-1-0) – UFC
  8. Lauren Murphy (8-0-0) – UFC
  9. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (9-5-0) – UFC
10. Rin Nakai (16-0-1) – UFC

Contenders: Tonya Evinger, Jéssica Andrade, Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm, Larissa Moreira Pacheco

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (9-2-0) – Invicta FC
  2. Vanessa Porto (17-6-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Jennifer Maia (8-3-1) – Invicta FC
  4. Kalindra Faria (15-3-1) – MMA Super Heroes/XFC
  5. Juliana “Julie” Werner (7-4-0) – Legacy FC
  6. Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff (6-3-0) – Invicta FC
  7. DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett (4-0-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto Gurgel (12-4-0) – Invicta FC
  9. Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira (5-0-0) – Bitetti Combat
10. Alexa Grasso (4-0-0) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Pearl Gonzalez, Aline Sério, Rhiannon Thompson, Elaine Albuquerque, Jin Tang

*Previously number four-ranked Joanna Jędrzejczyk removed due to vacating the division.

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (18-4-0) – WSOF
  2. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (12-0-0) – UFC
  3. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2-0) – UFC
  4. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (8-0-0) – UFC
  5. Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää (9-1-1) – Invicta FC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (4-0-0) – UFC
  7. Mizuki Inoue (7-2-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  8. Kalindra Faria (15-3-1) – MMA Super Heroes/XFC
  9. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (7-0-0) – UFC
10. Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Hérica Tibúrcio, Bec Rawlings, Stephanie Eggink, Emi Fujino, Camila Lima

*Previously number six-ranked Ayaka Hamasaki removed due to inactivity and for vacating the division.

*Note: Due to the unique nature of The Ultimate Fighter 20 contracts, all contestants on the show will remain eligible to be ranked within the strawweight division until after the TUF 20 Finale in late 2014.

 

Atomweights (96.1-106.0 pounds):

  1. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (11-3-0) – Invicta FC
  2. Seo Hee Ham (13-5-0) – Deep Jewels/Gladiator
  3. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (10-3-0) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  4. Amber “The Bully” Brown (3-1-0) – Pancrase/Invicta FC
  5. Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada (15-8-3) – Deep Jewels/Invicta FC
  6. Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (10-7-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Simona Soukupova (4-3-1) – Invicta FC
  8. Sadae “Manhoef” Numata (5-2-1) – Deep Jewels
  9. Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka (13-7-0) – Deep Jewels
10. Amy “Lil’ Dynamite” Davis (4-4-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC

Contenders: Jinh Yu Frey, Tessa Simpson, Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc, Gina Iniong, Catherine Costigan

*Previously number two-ranked Jessica Penne removed due to inactivity and for vacating the division.

 

Rankings current as of August 1, 2014.

 

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