Women’s MMA World Featherweight 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
1Cristiane Justino27-2W-Cat Zingano (TKO)
W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Sinead Kavanagh (KO)
2Larissa Pacheco23-4W-Marina Mokhnatkina (DEC)
W-Olena Kolesnyk (TKO)
W-Amber Leibrock (TKO)
3Kayla Harrison17-1W-Holly Holm (SUB)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
4Norma Dumont11-2W-Germaine De Randamie (DEC)
W-Chelsea Chandler (DEC)
W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
5Cat Zingano14-5L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
W-Leah McCourt (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
6Leah McCourt8-3W-Sara McMann (TKO)
L-Cat Zingano (DEC)
W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
7Sara McMann14-7L-Leah McCourt (TKO)
W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
8Karol Rosa17-6L-Irene Aldana (DEC)
W-Yana Santos (DEC)
L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
9Olena Kolesnyk9-6L-Larissa Pacheco (TKO)
W-Yoko Higashi (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
10Aspen Ladd12-5W-Katerina Shakalova (DEC)
L-Kayla Harrison (DEC)
W-Karolina Sobek (SUB)
11Julia Budd17-6W-Martina Jindrova (DEC)
L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
L-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
12Arlene Blencowe15-10L-Sara McMann (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
13Sara Collins5-0W-Sinead Kavanagh (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (SUB)
W-Jamie Edenden (DEC)
14Sinead Kavanagh9-6L-Sara Collins (DEC)
W-Janay Harding (DEC)
W-Leah McCourt (DEC)
15Pam Sorenson4-2WJackie Cataline (TKO)
L-Kayla Harrison (DEC)
W-Mariana Morais (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Megan Anderson11-5 (9)L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
W-Norma Dumont (KO)
W-Zarah dos Santos (SUB)
Leslie Smith12-9-1 (6)L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
W-Amanda Bell (SUB)
L-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
Genah Fabian5-3L-Larissa Pacheco (TKO)
W-Julia Budd (DEC)
L-Kayla Harrison (TKO)
MMA World Rankings FAQ
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

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.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.