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. Megan Anderson (8-2-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (8-6-0) – Bellator
  6. Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9-6-0) – 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: Jessica Miele, Amber Leibrock, Sinead Kavanagh, Elina Kallionidou, Leah Letson

 

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 (10-2-0) – UFC
  4. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12-2-0) – UFC
  5. Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (9-5-0) – UFC
  6. Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña (8-3-0) – UFC
  7. Sara McMann (10-3-0) – UFC
  8. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (19-5-0, 1 NC) – Invicta FC
  9. “Alpha” Cat Zingano (9-2-0) – UFC
10. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (11-5-0) – UFC

Contenders: Bethe Correia, Germaine de Randamie, Katlyn Chookagian, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Marion Reneau

 

Flyweights (116.1-126.0 pounds):

  1. Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – Invicta FC
  2. Vanessa Porto (18-7-0) – Invicta FC
  3. Rin Nakai (19-2-1) – Pancrase
  4. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (11-6-0) – Bellator
  5. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (19-13-0) – Invicta FC
  6. Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (9-0-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Ariane Lipski (8-3-0) – Regional
  8. Jingnan Xiong (9-1-0) – Kunlun Fight
  9. Marilia “Chocolate” Santos (8-1-0) – Regional
10. Juliete “Ju Pitbull” de Souza Silva (7-2-0) – Regional

Contenders: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Andrea Lee, Brogan Walker, Charlene Watt, Juliana Werner

 

Strawweights (106.1-116.0 pounds):

  1. Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk (13-0-0) – UFC
  2. Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (14-2-0) – 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. Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz (8-1-0) – UFC
  9. Angela “Overkill” Hill (6-2-0) – Invicta FC/UFC
10. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (11-2-0) – UFC

Contenders: Viviane Pereira, Alexa Grasso, Juliana Lima, Livia Renata Souza, Michelle Waterson

 

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 (10-4-0) – Invicta FC
  5. Mina Kurobe (9-2-0) – Deep Jewels
  6. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-1-0) – Invicta FC
  7. Julia “Jewels” Jones (5-0-0) – Invicta FC
  8. Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (9-0-0) – Regional
  9. Tatiane Damiana “Thaty” Bergamaschi (6-1-0) – Regional
10. Tomo Maesawa (7-6-0) – Deep Jewels

Contenders: Kyra Batara, Emi Tomimatsu, Alyssa Garcia, Kanna Asakura, Satomi Takano

 

Rankings current as of February 1, 2017.

 

Heavyweights | Light Heavyweights | Middleweights | Welterweights | Lightweights
Featherweights | Bantamweights | Flyweights | Women’s Pound-For-Pound
Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings