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 (11-2-0) – Bellator
  3. Megan Anderson (8-2-0) – Invicta FC/UFC
  4. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (10-7-0) – 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: Sinead Kavanagh, Felicia Spencer, Amber Leibrock, Martyna Czech, Olga Rubin

 

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

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (10-0-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Ariane Lipski (10-3-0) – KSW
  4. Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane (7-0-0) – Bellator
  5. Nicco Montaño (4-2-0) – UFC
  6. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (21-14-0) – UFC
  7. Vanessa Porto (18-8-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (11-7-0) – Invicta FC/Bellator
  9. Andrea “KGB” Lee (8-2-0) – UFC
10. Mara “Kunoichici” Romero Borella (12-4-0, 1 NC) – UFC

Contenders: Lauren Murphy, Jingnan Xiong, Emily Ducote, Priscila Cachoeira, Kate Jackson

*Previously number four-ranked Rin Nakai removed due to inactivity.

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (7-3-0) – UFC
  2. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (14-1-0) – UFC
  3. Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (17-6-0) – UFC
  4. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (15-3-0) – UFC
  5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) – UFC
  6. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (10-1-0) – UFC
  7. Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (14-6-0) – UFC
  8. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (12-4-0) – UFC
  9. Cynthia Calvillo (6-0-0) – UFC
10. Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey (7-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Alexa Grasso, Weili Zhang, Randa Markos, Nina Ansaroff, 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. Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (5-4-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4-0) – Combate Americas
  8. Emi Tomimatsu (13-12-0) – Deep Jewels
  9. Satomi “Sarami” Takano (11-9-0) – Deep Jewels
10. Tomo Maesawa (9-8-0) – Deep Jewels

Contenders: Kanna Asakura, Shino VanHoose, Lisbeth Lopez Silva, Paulina Granados, Stephanie Alba

*Previously number six-ranked Julia Jones removed due to inactivity.

 

Rankings current as of December 5, 2017.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
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