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
1Larissa Pacheco22-4W-Olena Kolesnyk (TKO)
W-Amber Leibrock (TKO)
W-Julia Budd (DEC)
2Kayla Harrison15-1L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
W-Martina Jindrova (SUB)
W-Kaitlin Young (TKO)
3Norma Dumont10-2W-Chelsea Chandler (DEC)
W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
W-Danyelle Wolf (DEC)
4Sara McMann14-6W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Karol Rosa (DEC)
L-Julianna Pena (SUB)
5Karol Rosa17-5W-Yana Santos (DEC)
L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
W-Lina Lansberg (DEC)
6Cat Zingano14-4W-Leah McCourt (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
W-Olivia Parker (SUB)
7Olena Kolesnyk9-6L-Larissa Pacheco (TKO)
W-Yoko Higashi (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
8Aspen Ladd11-4W-Karolina Sobek (SUB)
L-Olena Kolesnyk (DEC)
W-Julia Budd (DEC)
9Genah Fabian5-3L-Larissa Pacheco (TKO)
W-Julia Budd (DEC)
L-Kayla Harrison (TKO)
10Julia Budd17-6W-Martina Jindrova (DEC)
L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
L-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
11Arlene Blencowe15-10L-Sara McMann (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
12Yana Santos14-7L-Karol Rosa (DEC)
L-Irene Aldana (TKO)
W-Ketlen Vieira (DEC)
13Sinead Kavanagh9-5W-Janay Harding (DEC)
W-Leah McCourt (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (KO)
14Leah McCourt7-3L-Cat Zingano (DEC)
W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
L-Sinead Kavanagh (DEC)
15Marina Mokhnatkina11-3W-Amber Leibrock (SUB)
W-Evelyn Martins (DEC)
W-Yoko Higashi (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Cristiane Justino26-2 (21)W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Sinead Kavanagh (KO)
W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
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)
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.