UFC Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Featherweight (145)

#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Amanda Nunes
14-4 (7-1 UFC)
W-Ronda Rousey (TKO)
W-Miesha Tate (SUB)
W-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
02Valentina Shevchenko
12-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
W-Holly Holm (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
03Ronda Rousey
12-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
L-Holly Holm (KO)
W-Bethe Correia (KO)
04Julianna Pena
8-3 (4-1 UFC)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (SUB)
W-Cat Zingano (DEC)
W-Jessica Eye (DEC)
05Raquel Pennington
9-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Miesha Tate (DEC)
W-Elizabeth Phillips (DEC)
W-Bethe Correia (DEC)
06Sara McMann
11-3 (5-3 UFC)
W-Gina Mazany (SUB)
W-Alexis Davis (SUB)
W-Jessica Eye (DEC)
07Cat Zingano
9-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Julianna Pena (DEC)
L-Ronda Rousey (SUB)
W-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
08Alexis Davis
17-7 (4-2 UFC)
L-Sara McMann (SUB)
W-Sarah Kaufman (SUB)
L-Ronda Rousey (KO)
Cindy Dandois
04/22/2017
09Liz Carmouche
11-5 (3-3 UFC)
W-Katlyn Chookagian (DEC)
W-Lauren Murphy (DEC)
L-Miesha Tate (DEC)
10Ashlee Evans-Smith
5-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Veronica Macedo (TKO)
W-Marion Reneau (DEC)
L-Raquel Pennington (SUB)
Ketlen Vieira
04/15/2017
11Marion Reneau
7-3-1 (3-2-1 UFC)
D-Bethe Correia (DEC)
W-Milana Dudieva (TKO)
L-Ashlee Evans-Smith (DEC)
12Bethe Correia
10-2-1 (4-2-1 UFC)
D-Marion Reneau (DEC)
W-Jessica Eye (DEC)
L-Raquel Pennington DEC)
13Jessica Eye
11-6 (1-5 UFC)
L-Bethe Correia (DEC)
L-Sara McMann (DEC)
L-Julianna Pena (DEC)
14Leslie Smith
9-7-1 (3-3 UFC)
W-Irene Aldana (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
W-Rin Nakai (DEC)
15Katlyn Chookagian
8-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Liz Carmouche (DEC)
W-Lauren Murphy (DEC)
W-Stephanie Bragayrac (KO)
Irene Aldana
04/08/2017
16Lauren Murphy
9-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Katlyn Chookagian (DEC)
W-Kelly Faszholz (TKO)
L-Liz Carmouche (DEC)
17Ketlen Vieira
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Kelly Faszholz (DEC)
W-Estefani Almeida (DEC)
W-Jessica Maciel (TKO)
Ashlee Evans-Smith
04/15/2017
18Irene Aldana
7-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Leslie Smith (DEC)
W-Faith Van Duin (TKO)
W-Jessamyn Duke (TKO)
Katlyn Chookagian
04/08/2017
19Lina Lansberg
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Lucie Pudilova (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
W-Maria Djursaa (TKO)
20Lucie Pudilova
7-1 (1-0 UFC)
L-Lina Lansberg (DEC)
W-Alexandra Buch (SUB)
W-Eeva Siiskonen (SUB)
21Veronica Macedo
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ashlee Evans-Smith (TKO)
W-Karine Gevorgyan (SUB)
W-Valerie Domergue (DEC)
22Gina Mazany
4-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Sara McMann (SUB)
W-Katie Halley (TKO)
L-Julianna Pena (DEC)
* Ineligible for Rankings
*Cindy Dandois
8-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Anjela Pink (TKO)
W-Jessamyn Duke (SUB)
W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
Alexis Davis
04/22/2017
*Sarah Moras
4-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
W-Alexis Dufresne (DEC)
L-Julianna Pena (SUB)
Inactivity
2017 UFC Signings:
Cindy Dandois
Gina Mazany
2017 UFC Cuts:
Kelly Faszholz
Milana Dudieva
  • rankingmma

    Unfortunately, I won’t be ranking different women’s weight classes anytime soon. There is just not enough depth to warrant the current 135 lbs. weight class. Maybe, Cyborg will change that, but for now, we will only be ranking the women’s bantamweight division.

  • Mario

    ESTÁ FALTANDO A CHRIS CYBORG

    • rankingmma

      Ela não está no UFC

  • ELP

    Hi, great work. Why dont you make a Womens P4P?, in “World Rankings” category
    I think that could be convenient, instead women’s weight classes

    • D.C. Ross

      Thanks for the suggestion. At this time, a Women’s P4P rankings, is not going to happen. It would require a lot of research and time to familiarize myself with some of the fighters outside of the UFC and Invicta. I wish I could pull it off because I realize there are some very talented fighters on the regional circuit not getting their due.

  • Joe

    Who has Sara McMann beaten to be ranked above Meisha? I know Miesha was on a losing streak, but both her losses were to the Champ, where she did WAY much better than McMann and the #1 contender, whom she was dominating for 2 rounds before getting her sweet behind handed to her in the 3rd (if she had somehow survived the blitz she could’ve potentially won the fight or most likely id had been called a draw). Outside of that, wins over Kedzie & Carmouche > Gaff and Baszler.

    • D.C. Ross

      I 100% understand where you are coming from. As you may have noticed I was one of the only sites around that had Tate ranked above McMann prior to UFC on FOX 11. Yet, after watching Tate’s recent performance against Carmouche, I was very underwhelmed with her wrestling in the first 2 rounds. It could be argued that Tate lost rounds 1 & 2.

      Based off Tate’s last 5 fights vs. McMann’s, McMann got the nod. I realize McMann looked bad against Rousey, but she’s looked decent against everyone else. Tate was very competitive in her losses, but close wins over Kedzie and Carmouche just weren’t enough. Kedzie just lost back-to-back fights to very poor competition, and was 0-4 in her last 4 fights. As for Carmouche, she’s 1-3 in her last 4.

      I do think Tate performed very well against Rousey. At this point, based off the Carmouche fight, I had to slightly penalize her for nearly giving away the 1st & 2nd rounds. I did struggle with placing McMann over Tate, so it is certainly up for debate.

      Thank you for your comment, it is always greatly appreciated for any feedback, especially coming from one of my long-term readers.

      • Joe

        I see where you’re coming from and I’d totally agree with you if McMann didn’t also fight very poor competition too (even poorer) therefore would naturally look better against them. When you say she looked decent against everyone else I don’t think it means that much when everyone else are Sheila Gaff and a declining Shayna Baszler.

        I agree that both Carmouche and Kedzie aren’t what you’d call championship wins but they’re still leaps and bounds above Baszler and Gaff (well, maybe Baszler and Kedzie cancel each other out of the equation but Carmouche is definitely the vote swayer when compared to Gaff), so when taking into consideration their last wins, Tate’s were better and the only opponent they share is Rousey in which Tate looked way better than McMann, twice.

        I guess it’s all a matter of interpretation. As usual, you know I always value your take on things.

        Also, all that said, I believe McMann will destroy Tate when they eventually meet so even though I’d currently rank McMann below Miesha I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before we both agree to rank McMann above Miesha 🙂

  • yossgold

    Time for straw weight? 😉

    • D.C. Ross

      I was waiting for TUF 20 to start since a lot of the division’s best haven’t officially debuted in the UFC.

    • Juchi

      Past time!

  • Juchi

    Sorry to hear that. BTW, the 135 lbs. weight class is the women’s bantamweight division. Were you meaning to say “There is just not enough depth to warrant the current 115 lbs. weight class.”? I think there’s more depth to the SW’s than the BW’s. 145 is definitely quite shallow.

  • Tai TheGuy

    So friggin amazing to see Ronda @ #2! Wish I woulda had a bet placed on Holly Holm. I don’t need to google the odds to know it woulda been a hell of a payday.

    • ron bongarts

      She’s at #3

  • rock

    Big fan of tate and peña this two strong smart and beautiful fighterwomens and kick your kandy ass’s

    • mike ripple

      Sorry, but Pena is real far from being smart

  • mike ripple

    Pena is overrated. She will get beat bad in her next two fights

  • ron bongarts

    How will Cyborg change that if she can’t make 135lbs?

  • PlayStation4Life!

    Ronda and Holly should be higher, no way they’re below Miesha.
    Cain is still the #1 HW for me. Chris and Rockhold are def higher than Bisping. I agree with the rest tho.

    • Jack

      Hate to break it to you… miesha strangled holly

      • PlayStation4Life!

        1 lost = nothing. Holly will be back but Tate ? she’s done.

        • fernando camarillo

          Holly lost again

  • Omar ZL

    Valentina is from Peru, why she has Russian flag?. at most she should have Kyrgyzstan flag

    • fernando camarillo

      She is not from peru

      • Omar ZL

        she has 2 nationalities, she is also peruvian https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Shevchenko

        • fernando camarillo

          But not born in peru

          • Omar ZL

            I ve never said that, she is currently fighting for Peru that is it

            El jue., 6 de oct. de 2016 2:46 PM, Disqus escribió:

          • fernando camarillo

            You wrote she is from peru, and she is not from peru.

          • Omar ZL

            Peruvian team dude, anyway believe what you wish, take a look to UFC page, is not the same ranking anyway

          • fernando camarillo

            You are crying about her having a Russian flag and wanting a perivian flag when she is not even close to being a peruvian.

          • Omar ZL

            Dude watch UFC and take a look which flag her team is using, and please don’t bother me

          • fernando camarillo

            And she actually has three nationalities and russian is one, puruvian and Kyrgyzstan are the other ones. Do your research buddy

          • fernando camarillo

            She was born in the soviet union not in peru there for she is not from peru there for why should she have a peruvian flag.

  • mike ripple

    Can’t believe they cut Sarah Kaufman…she was Strikeforce champion.

  • mike ripple

    Wait until Alexa Grasso sets foot in the Octagon….also, Jessica Andrade moved to 115. She is gonna surprise people bigtime at strawweight

  • Danny

    why Miesha Tate not rating?

    • Tobaaarr

      She retired after her fight with Pennington. If she stays true to her word, she’ll not be a competitive fighter anymore, therefore she shouldn’t be ranked.

      • Danny

        thanks

  • Tobaaarr

    How come after 4 straight losses Eye is still number 11 here? Makes no sense at all. I understand she’s been fighting some of the best in the division, but still, 4 losses are 4 losses.

    Post UFC 205 w/ Pennington, Carmouche victories and Tate retiring, this should be the top 15 IMO (UFC rankings style):

    (C) Amanda Nunes
    1 Ronda Rousey
    2 Valentina Shevchenko
    3 Juliana Peña
    4 Raquel Pennington
    5 Holly Holm
    6 Sara McMann
    7 Liz Carmouche
    8 Cat Zingano
    9 Germaine de Randamie
    10 Bethe Correia
    11 Ashlee Evans-Smith
    12 Katlyn Chookagian
    13 Marion Reneau
    14 Alexis Davis
    15 Jessica Eye

    • D.C. Ross

      Tobaaaarr thanks for providing your own rankings. Eye’s ranking factors in her strength of competition and the close nature of many of her losses. Fighters like Condit and Gustafsson, both of whom also have lackluster records over the last 2-3 years, but it’s their strength of competition that holds up their ranking. Fighters ranked below Eye will hopefully test their skills against Top 10 competition to get a better gauge of where they stand in the division. WBW is very unstable and I fully expect Eye to fall farther down the rankings as inactivity factors in. Thanks again for your comment, keep ’em coming.

    • Juchi

      Pretty good job of ranking,but I’d be inclined to rank Davis above Correia.

  • Leroy

    Cristiane Justino is going to take over this division, it’s just a matter of time.

    • Juchi

      Cyborg’s whining now about going to 145. Apparently she turned down two fights in the UFC at 145 to fight Holly and Germaine, the latter 3 months from now. She claimed that wasn’t enough time for her to get physically and mentally fit. Give me a break.

      • cheapeyepokes

        Noone cared when Chad Mendes got off couch in 11 days to make weight at 145 lbs to fight McTapper but Cyborg can’t make 145lbs in 10 weeks