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
12/11/2021
2Valentina Shevchenko22-3 (15)W-Lauren Murphy (TKO)
W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
W-Jennifer Maia (DEC)
3Cristiane Justino24-2 (20)W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
W-Arlene Blencowe (SUB)
W-Julia Budd (TKO)
Sinead Kavanagh
11/12/2021
4Rose Namajunas10-4 (7)W-Weili Zhang (KO)
W-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
L-Jessica Andrade (KO)
Weili Zhang
11/06/2021
5Weili Zhang21-2 (17)L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (DEC)
W-Jessica Andrade (TKO)
Rose Namajunas
11/06/2021
6Kayla Harrison11-0 (8)W-Genah Fabian (TKO)
W-Cindy Dandois (SUB)
W-Mariana Morais (TKO)
Taylor Guardado
10/27/2021
7Germaine de Randamie10-4 (5)W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (TKO)
8Jessica Andrade22-9 (16)W-Cynthia Calvillo (TKO)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (TKO)
W-Katlyn Chookagian (KO)
9Holly Holm14-5 (8)W-Irene Aldana (DEC)
W-Raquel Pennington (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
10Carla Esparza18-6 (8)W-Yan Xiaonan (TKO)
W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
11Julia BuddFree Agent15-3 (7)W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
Kaitlin Young
10/27/2021
12Marina Rodriguez15-1-2W-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
W-Amanda Ribas (TKO)
13Julianna Pena10-4W-Sara McMann (SUB)
L-Germaine de Randamie (SUB)
W-Nicco Montano (DEC)
Amanda Nunes
12/11/2021
14Yan Xiaonan13-2 (5)L-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (DEC)
15Claudia Gadelha18-5 (9)L-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Randa Markos (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
Joanna Jedrzejczyk16-4 (5)L-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
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