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
1Amanda Nunes21-4 (17)W-Megan Anderson (SUB)
W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
W-Germaine de Randamie (DEC)
Julianna Pena
2Cristiane Justino24-2 (20)W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
W-Arlene Blencowe (SUB)
W-Julia Budd (TKO)
3Kayla Harrison11-0 (8)W-Genah Fabian (TKO)
W-Cindy Dandois (SUB)
W-Mariana Morais (TKO)
Taylor Guardado
4Julia BuddFree Agent15-3 (7)W-Dayana Silva (DEC)
W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
5Norma Dumont6-1W-Felicia Spencer (DEC)
W-Ashlee Evans-Smith (DEC)
L-Megan Anderson (KO)
Holly Holm
6Felicia Spencer8-3 (6)L-Norma Dumont (DEC)
L-Amanda Nunes (DEC)
W-Zarah Fairn (TKO)
7Megan Anderson11-5 (9)L-Amanda Nunes (TKO)
W-Norma Dumont (KO)
W-Zarah dos Santos (SUB)
8Arlene Blencowe14-8 (9)W-Dayana Silva (TKO)
W-Cristiane Justino (SUB)
W-Leslie Smith (DEC)
9Cat Zingano12-4 (9)W-Olivia Parker (SUB)
W-Gabrielle Holloway (DEC)
L-Megan Anderson (TKO)
10Leslie Smith12-9-1 (6)L-Cristiane Justino (TKO)
W-Amanda Bell (SUB)
L-Arlene Blencowe (DEC)
11Larissa Pacheco15-4 (14)W-Helena Kolesnyk (KO)
W-Julija Pajic (TKO)
L-Kayla Harrison (DEC)
12Pam SorensonInvicta9-3 (2)W-Roberta Samad (DEC)
WKaitlin Young (DEC)
L-Felicia Spencer (SUB)
13Leah McCourt4-1W-Judith Ruis (DEC)
W-Kerry Hughes (SUB)
W-Hatice Ozyurt (TKO)
Jessica Borga
14Janay Harding6-5W-Jessy Miele (DEC)
L-Amanda Bell (TKO)
W-Marina Mokhnatkina (DEC)
15Jessy Miele9-5 (6)L-Janay Harding (DEC)
L-Julia Budd (DEC)
W-Talita Nogueira (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Sarah Kaufman21-5 (12)L-Larissa Pacheco (DEC)
W-Morgan Frier (SUB)
W-Katharina Lehner (SUB)
Leah Letson5-1 (3)W-Julija Stoliarenko (DEC)
L-Macy Chiasson (KO)
W-Bea Malecki (DEC)
Iony RazafiarisonFree Agent5-3L-Pannie Kianzad (DEC)
L-Olga Rubin (DEC)
W-Cindy Dandois (DEC)
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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
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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.