MMA Women’s Pound for Pound Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

#  FighterORGOVRLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Julianna Pena11-4W-Amanda Nunes (SUB)
W-Sara McMann (SUB)
L-Germaine de Randamie (SUB)
Amanda Nunes
07/30/2022
2Amanda Nunes21-5 (17)L-Julianna Pena (SUB)
W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
Julianna Pena
07/30/2022
3Valentina Shevchenko23-3 (15)W-Taila Santos (DEC)
W-Lauren Murphy (TKO)
W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
4Cristiane Justino26-2 (21)W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Sinead Kavanagh (KO)
W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
5Kayla Harrison13-0 (9)W-Marina Mokhnatkina (DEC)
W-Taylor Guardado (SUB)
W-Genah Fabian (TKO)
Julia Budd
07/01/2022
6Carla Esparza19-6 (8)W-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
W-Yan Xiaonan (TKO)
W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
7Rose Namajunas11-5 (7)L-Carla Esparza (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (KO)
8Weili Zhang22-3 (18)W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (KO)
L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
9Jessica Andrade23-9 (17)W-Amanda Lemos (SUB)
W-Cynthia Calvillo (TKO)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (TKO)
10Marina Rodriguez16-1-2W-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
W-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
Germaine de RandamieFree Agent10-4 (5)W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (TKO)
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