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
1Amanda Nunes21-4 (17)W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
W-Germaine de Randamie (DEC)
Julianna Pena
08/07/2021
2Valentina Shevchenko21-3 (14)W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
W-Jennifer Maia (DEC)
W-Katlyn Chookagian (TKO)
3Cristiane Justino23-2 (19)W-Arlene Blencowe (SUB)
W-Julia Budd (TKO)
W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
Leslie Smith
05/21/2021
4Rose Namajunas10-4 (7)W-Weili Zhang (KO)
W-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
L-Jessica Andrade (KO)
5Weili Zhang21-2 (17)L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (DEC)
W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
6Joanna Jedrzejczyk16-4 (5)L-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
7Germaine de Randamie10-4 (5)W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (TKO)
8Holly Holm14-5 (8)W-Irene Aldana (DEC)
W-Raquel Pennington (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
9Julia Budd15-3 (7)W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
10Jessica Andrade21-9 (15)L-Valentina Shevchenko (TKO)
W-Katlyn Chookagian (KO)
L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
11Carla Esparza17-6 (7)W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
W-Alexa Grasso (DEC)
Yan Xiaonan
05/22/2021
12Yan Xiaonan13-1 (5)W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
Carla Esparza
05/22/2021
13Kayla Harrison9-0 (7)W-Mariana Morais (TKO)
W-Courtney King (TKO)
W-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
14Juliana Velasquez11-0 (5)W-Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (DEC)
W-Bruna Ellen (DEC)
W-Kristina Williams (TKO)
15Marina Rodriguez14-1-2W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
W-Amanda Ribas (TKO)
L-Carla Esparza (DEC)
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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

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Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

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= Inactivity over 15 months
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