UFC Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Flyweight (125) – Women’s Strawweight (115)

RankFighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Raquel Pennington16-813-5W-Mayra Bueno Silva (DEC)
W-Ketlen Vieira (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
2Kayla Harrison17-11-0W-Holly Holm (SUB)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
3Ketlen Vieira14-38-3W-Pannie Kianzad (DEC)
L-Raquel Pennington (DEC)
W-Holly Holm (DEC)
4Mayra Bueno Silva11-3-16-3-1L-Raquel Pennington (DEC)
W-Holy Holm (SUB)
W-Lina Lansberg (SUB)
5Holly Holm15-88-8L-Kayla Harrison (SUB)
L-Mayra Bueno Silva (SUB)
W-Yana Santos (DEC)
6Irene Aldana15-78-5W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Macy Chiasson (KO)
7Macy Chiasson9-37-3W-Pannie Kianzad (DEC)
L-Irene Aldana (KO)
W-Norma Dumont (DEC)
8Norma Dumont11-27-2W-Germaine De Randamie (DEC)
W-Chelsea Chandler (DEC)
W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
9Germaine de Randamie10-57-3L-Norman Dumont (DEC)
W-Julianna Pena (SUB)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
10Miesha Tate20-97-6W-Julia Avila (SUB)
L-Lauren Murphy (DEC)
L-Ketlen Vieira (DEC)
11Karol Rosa17-66-3L-Irene Aldana (DEC)
W-Yana Santos (DEC)
L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
12Pannie Kianzad16-85-5L-Macy Chiasson (DEC)
L-Ketlen Vieira (DEC)
W-Lina Lansberg (DEC)
13Julia Avila8-33-2L-Miesha Tate (SUB)
W-Julija Stoliarenko (SUB)
L-Sijara Eubanks (DEC)
14Chelsea Chandler6-22-1W-Josiane Nunes (DEC)
L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
W-Julija Stoliarenko (TKO)
15Josiane Nunes10-23-1L-Chelsea Chandler (DEC)
W-Zarah dos Santos (DEC)
W-Ramona Pascual (DEC)
16Jacqueline-Cavalcanti6-11-0W-Zarah dos Santos (DEC)
W-Melissa Croden (DEC)
W-Nadja Milijancevic (TKO)
17Nora Cornolle8-12-0W-Melissa Mullins (TKO)
W-Joselyne Edwards (DEC)
W-Hassna Gaber (TKO)
18Melissa Mullins6-11-1L-Nora Cornolle (TKO)
W-Irina Alekseeva (DEC)
W-Dariya Zheleznyakova (TKO)
19Irina Alekseeva5-21-1L-Melissa Dixon (DEC)
W-Stephanie Egger (SUB)
W-Stephanie Page (DEC)
20Luana Santos7-12-0W-Stephanie Egger (DEC)
W-Juliana Miller (TKO)
W-Bartira Rodrigues (SUB)
21Ailin Perez10-23-1W-Joselyne Edwards (DEC)
W-Lucie Pudilova (DEC)
W-Ashlee Evans-Smith (DEC)
22Dariya Zheleznyakova9-11-0W-Montserrat Rendon (DEC)
W-Marie Loiseau (TKO)
L-Melissa Dixon (TKO
23Tainara Lisboa7-22-0W-Ravena Oliveira (DEC)
W-Jessica-Rose Clark (SUB)
W-Conceicao Oliveira (SUB)
24Joselyne Edwards13-64-4L-Ailin Perez (DEC)
L-Nora Cornolle (DEC)
W-Lucie Pudilova (DEC)
25Melissa Gatto9-2-23-2W-Tamires Vidal (TKO)
L-Ariane Lipski (DEC)
L-Tracy Cortez (DEC)
26Montserrat Rendon6-11-1L-Dariya Zheleznyakova (DEC)
W-Tamires Vidal (DEC)
W-Brittney Cloudy (DEC)
27Tamires Vidal7-31-2L-Melissa Gatto (TKO)
L-Montserrat Ruiz (DEC)
W-Ramona Pascual (TKO)
28Lucie Pudilova14-93-7L-Ailin Perez (DEC)
L-Joselyne Edwards (DEC)
W-Yanan Wu (TKO)
29Hailey Cowan7-30-1L-Jamey-Lyn Horth (DEC)
W-Claudia Leite (DEC)
W-Monica Franco (SUB)
30Ashlee Evans-Smith6-63-6L-Ailin Perez (DEC)
L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
L-Andrea Lee (DEC)
31Ravena Oliveira7-2-10-1L-Tainara Lisboa (DEC)
W-Simone da Silva (TKO)
W-Sara Andrade (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Julianna Pena11-57-3L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Amanda Nunes (SUB)
W-Sara McMann (SUB)
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58 Comments on this post.
  • Umar Radhov
    18 August 2022 at 9:21 AM
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    Joanne wood was cut. But you have no comment section on 125

    • patrice Cartier
      5 December 2022 at 10:57 AM
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      Super weird I know – also Shanna Young was released, but again, no comment section on the 125 area

  • Pita gavril
    10 September 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    Bethe Correia and the UFC parted ways a while ago

    • D.C. Ross
      13 September 2021 at 10:55 PM
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      Hi, she actually ended up announcing she wanted one more fight and was recently scheduled.

  • Catalin Paraschiv
    5 March 2017 at 3:58 AM
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    So what happen with Holm and Germaine? They are no longer in Bantamweight category but the only ones in Featherweight. So if someone else want Featherweight title needs to get fat?

  • Keith Aipperspach
    17 February 2017 at 11:31 PM
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    How the heck is Ronda Rousey Ranked #3? And Holly Holm is not even on the list? I know that Holly has now lost 3 fights in a row… but she is STILL way better than Ronda Rousey.
    That is crazy.
    I would put Cat, Raquel, Julianna, Germaine and prolly a couple more easily ahead of Ronda.

    • Juchi
      18 February 2017 at 12:00 AM
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      Based on what? Certainly not their records. To be honest, until Rousey can prove that she’s back in the game against a ranked opponent, I would be inclined to leave her off. She could be shattered beyond repair. It certainly appeared so in her last fight, yet she did finish Cat in 14 seconds who in turn finished Nunes. But you know what they say about MMA math. however, after 3 straight losses, the most recent one against a fighter that had defeated no one of note in the past 2 years, could easily be left off as well.

      • Keith Aipperspach
        21 February 2017 at 8:56 PM
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        Not based off their Records, I know records can be inflated. Ronda’s record was to make her look invincible, she only faced fighters who were good match-up to her style, limited style at that.
        I base off of watching them fight, watching their skills, their mind set, technique and versatility.
        Ronda caught Cat… Cat basically fell into a position that favored Ronda. In wrestling, I have had opponents end up in a position that I caught em and pinned them. If Cat fought Ronda again, I highly doubt Cat would make that mistake again.
        Same with Conor / Aldo . . . if they fought 10 more times, I don’t see Aldo getting caught in the 1st 15 seconds again.
        Regardless of who Holly has lost to…. she still beats Ronda.

        • Juchi
          22 February 2017 at 1:07 AM
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          You lost me, Keith, as soon as you implied that Ronda’s record was (contrived) to make her look invincible. With the exception of Correia, and in all honesty Holm, Rousey fought the best in her weight class. The only reason that she didn’t face Nunes was because Cat had recently beat her, and some time earlier, Alexis had. At least Correia and Holm had undefeated records, and victories over opponents ranked higher than any of GDR’s over the past 3 years.

  • Leroy
    6 December 2016 at 12:26 AM
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    Cristiane Justino is going to take over this division, it’s just a matter of time.

    • Juchi
      7 December 2016 at 1:28 AM
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      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
        20 December 2016 at 6:26 PM
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        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

      • Keith Aipperspach
        17 February 2017 at 11:37 PM
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        They gave Cyborg 8 weeks to try and make the cut. She asked for the fight to be in March.
        She told them that she needs 12 weeks to safely make the weight cut — key word…. SAFELY.
        If you have never been in a sport that requires you to cut weight, you have no business commenting on cutting.

        She did not refuse to fight, she just asked for them to give her enough time to make a safe weight cut.
        The UFC had nothing, no other fight to headline UFC 208, so they offered the fight to Germaine and Holly. If they would have been able to do the fight in March, or asked Cyborg about it earlier, then she would have not declined.

        • Juchi
          18 February 2017 at 12:06 AM
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          You’re barking up the wrong tree, Keith. I was a state wrestling champ at the University level, and in high school, I was 6’1 and wrestled at 138. I know a thing or two about cutting weight and keeping it off during the season. Her problem, besides past steroid use that added unnecessary muscle, is her mercurial drops in weight. I believe I read she weighed close to 170 the week before the fight. That’s plain stupid, if accurate. If she needs more than 8 weeks to make weight, she’s fighting at the wrong weight class. I’m more inclined to believe that she needed the 8 weeks to cleanse her system.

  • Tobaaarr
    16 November 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    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
      18 November 2016 at 12:50 AM
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      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
      7 December 2016 at 1:29 AM
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      Pretty good job of ranking,but I’d be inclined to rank Davis above Correia.

  • Danny
    15 November 2016 at 3:24 AM
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    why Miesha Tate not rating?

    • Tobaaarr
      16 November 2016 at 8:26 AM
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      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.

  • mike ripple
    23 October 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    Wait until Alexa Grasso sets foot in the Octagon….also, Jessica Andrade moved to 115. She is gonna surprise people bigtime at strawweight

    • Juchi
      18 February 2017 at 12:08 AM
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      Well you were right on Andrade, not so right on Grasso. 50/50’s not bad in this sport.

  • mike ripple
    23 October 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    Can’t believe they cut Sarah Kaufman…she was Strikeforce champion.

    • Juchi
      18 February 2017 at 12:10 AM
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      Agreed but can’t believe that Sarah’s just joined some new-fangled Korean organization. I thought she’d join Invicta or Bellator.

  • Omar ZL
    24 July 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    Valentina is from Peru, why she has Russian flag?. at most she should have Kyrgyzstan flag

    • fernando camarillo
      5 October 2016 at 5:24 PM
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      She is not from peru

      • Omar ZL
        6 October 2016 at 11:29 AM
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        • fernando camarillo
          6 October 2016 at 12:46 PM
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          But not born in peru

          • Omar ZL
            6 October 2016 at 1:15 PM

            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
            6 October 2016 at 1:17 PM

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

          • Omar ZL
            6 October 2016 at 2:04 PM

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

          • fernando camarillo
            6 October 2016 at 2:09 PM

            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
            6 October 2016 at 2:11 PM

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

          • fernando camarillo
            6 October 2016 at 1:20 PM

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

          • fernando camarillo
            6 October 2016 at 1:21 PM

            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.

    • Keith Aipperspach
      17 February 2017 at 11:41 PM
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      You know that Maria Sharapova(Tennis) claims a Russian flag by her name…. yet she has lived in the USA for over 20-some years?

  • PlayStation4Life!
    10 July 2016 at 6:27 AM
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    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
      10 July 2016 at 7:04 AM
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      Hate to break it to you… miesha strangled holly

      • PlayStation4Life!
        15 July 2016 at 1:04 PM
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        1 lost = nothing. Holly will be back but Tate ? she’s done.

        • fernando camarillo
          5 October 2016 at 5:25 PM
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          Holly lost again

  • ron bongarts
    9 July 2016 at 3:13 AM
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    How will Cyborg change that if she can’t make 135lbs?

  • mike ripple
    22 May 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    Pena is overrated. She will get beat bad in her next two fights

  • rock
    21 March 2016 at 12:37 AM
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    Big fan of tate and peña this two strong smart and beautiful fighterwomens and kick your kandy ass’s

    • mike ripple
      23 October 2016 at 9:04 PM
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      Sorry, but Pena is real far from being smart

  • Tai TheGuy
    17 November 2015 at 2:26 AM
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    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
      9 July 2016 at 3:12 AM
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      She’s at #3

  • Juchi
    31 October 2015 at 12:05 PM
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    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.

  • yossgold
    30 July 2014 at 10:23 AM
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    Time for straw weight? 😉

    • D.C. Ross
      31 July 2014 at 7:11 PM
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      I was waiting for TUF 20 to start since a lot of the division’s best haven’t officially debuted in the UFC.

    • Juchi
      7 December 2016 at 1:30 AM
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      Past time!

  • Joe
    22 April 2014 at 7:33 AM
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    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
      22 April 2014 at 9:01 AM
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      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
        27 April 2014 at 6:48 AM
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        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 🙂

  • ELP
    23 September 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    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
      24 September 2013 at 7:51 AM
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      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.

  • Mario
    21 February 2013 at 2:31 PM
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    • rankingmma
      22 February 2013 at 7:41 AM
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      Ela não está no UFC

  • rankingmma
    16 February 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    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.

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