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)
2Amanda Nunes21-5 (17)L-Julianna Pena (SUB)
W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
3Valentina Shevchenko22-3 (15)W-Lauren Murphy (TKO)
W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
W-Jennifer Maia (DEC)
4Cristiane Justino25-2 (21)W-Sinead Kavanagh (KO)
W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
W-Arlene Blencowe (SUB)
5Rose Namajunas11-4 (7)W-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (KO)
W-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
6Weili Zhang21-3 (17)L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (DEC)
7Kayla Harrison12-0 (9)W-Taylor Guardado (SUB)
W-Genah Fabian (TKO)
W-Cindy Dandois (SUB)
8Jessica Andrade22-9 (16)W-Cynthia Calvillo (TKO)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (TKO)
W-Katlyn Chookagian (KO)
Amanda Lemos
9Carla Esparza18-6 (8)W-Yan Xiaonan (TKO)
W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
10Marina Rodriguez15-1-2W-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
W-Amanda Ribas (TKO)
Yan Xiaonan
11Julia Budd16-3 (7)W-Kaitlin Young (DEC)
W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
12Yan Xiaonan13-2 (5)L-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (DEC)
Marina Rodriguez
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
Joanna Jedrzejczyk16-4 (5)L-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
Germaine de Randamie10-4 (5)W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (TKO)
Holly Holm14-5 (8)W-Irene Aldana (DEC)
W-Raquel Pennington (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
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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.

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