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 Justino26-2 (21)W-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Sinead Kavanagh (KO)
W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
2Kayla Harrison15-0W-Martina Jindrova (SUB)
W-Kaitlin Young (TKO)
W-Marina Mokhnatkina (DEC)
Larissa Pacheco
3Macy Chiasson8-3L-Irene Aldana (KO)
W-Norma Dumont (DEC)
L-Raquel Pennington (SUB)
4Larissa Pacheco18-4W-Helena Kolesnyk (TKO)
W-Genah Fabian (TKO)
W-Zamzagul Fayzallanova (TKO)
Kayla Harrison
5Norma Dumont8-2W-Danyelle Wolf (DEC)
L-Macy Chiasson (DEC)
W-Aspen Ladd (DEC)
6Genah Fabian5-3L-Larissa Pacheco (TKO)
W-Julia Budd (DEC)
L-Kayla Harrison (TKO)
7Julia Budd16-4 (7)L-Genah Fabian (DEC)
W-Kaitlin Young (DEC)
W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
8Arlene Blencowe15-9 (9)L-Cristiane Justino (DEC)
W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
W-Dayana Silva (TKO)
9Cat Zingano13-4 (9)W-Pam Sorenson (DEC)
W-Olivia Parker (SUB)
W-Gabrielle Holloway (DEC)
10Sinead Kavanagh8-5W-Leah McCourt (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (KO)
W-Katharina Lehner (DEC)
11Leah McCourt6-2L-Sinead Kavanagh (DEC)
W-Jessica Borga (DEC)
W-Janay Harding (SUB)
Dayana Silva
12Pam SorensonInvicta9-5 (2)L-Cat Zingano (DEC)
L-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
W-Roberta Samad (DEC)
13Dayana Silva10-7W-Janay Harding (DEC)
L-Arlene Blencowe (TKO)
L-Julia Budd (DEC)
Leah McCourt
14Janay Harding6-7L-Dayana Silva (DEC)
L-Leah McCourt (SUB)
W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
15Karolina SobekFree Agent4-0W-Mariza Loch (SUB)
W-Martina Jindrova (SUB)
W-Klaudia Sygula (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Amanda Nunes22-5 (17)W-Julianna Pena (DEC)
L-Julianna Pena (SUB)
W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
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)
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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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= Inactivity over 15 months
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