Women’s MMA World Strawweight 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
1Carla Esparza19-6 (8)W-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
W-Yan Xiaonan (TKO)
W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
2Rose Namajunas11-5 (7)L-Carla Esparza (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (KO)
3Weili Zhang21-3 (17)L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (DEC)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4Marina Rodriguez16-1-2 (7)W-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
W-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
5Jessica Andrade23-9W-Amanda Lemos (SUB)
W-Cynthia Calvillo (TKO)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (TKO)
6Yan Xiaonan13-3 (5)L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
7Mackenzie Dern12-2 (7)W-Tecia Torres (DEC)
L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Nina Nunes (SUB)
8Tecia Torres13-6 (2)L-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Sam Hughes (TKO)
9Michelle Waterson18-9 (12)L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
L-Carla Esparza (DEC)
Amanda Lemos
10Amanda Lemos11-2-1L-Jessica Andrade (SUB)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Montserrat Ruiz (TKO)
Michelle Waterson
11Amanda Ribas11-2 (7)W-Virna Jandiroba (DEC)
L-Marina Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Paige VanZant (SUB)
Katyln Chookagian
12Angela Hill13-11 (5)L-Amanda Lemos (DEC)
L-Tecia Torres (DEC)
W-Ashley Yoder (DEC)
Virna Jandiroba
13Angela Lee11-2 (9)W-Stamp Fairtex (SUB)
W-Jingnan Xiong (SUB)
L-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
14Jingnan Xiong17-2 (11)W-Ayaka Miura (DEC)
W-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
W-Tiffany Teo (DEC)
15Virna Jandiroba17-3 (14)L-Amanda Ribas (DEC)
W-Kanako Murata (TKO)
L-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
Angela Hill
16Kanako Murata12-2 (6)L-Virna Jandiroba (TKO)
W-Randa Markos (DEC)
W-Emily Ducote (DEC)
17Luana Pinheiro10-1W-Sam Hughes (DEC)
W-Randa Markos (DQ)
W-Stephanie Frausto (KO)
18Randa MarkosFree Agent11-11-1 (4)W-Livia Renata Souza (DEC)
L-Luana Pinheiro (DQ)
L-Kanako Murata (DEC)
19Emily DucoteInvicta11-6W-Alesha Zappittella TKO)
W-Danielle Taylor (KO)
W-Juliana Lima (DEC)
Jessica Penne14-5W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (SUB)
W-Lupita Godinez (DEC)
L-Danielle Taylor (DEC)
Brianna Van Buren
21Livia Renata SouzaFree Agent14-4 (10)L-Randa Markos (DEC)
L-Amanda Lemos (TKO)
W-Ashley Yoder (DEC)
22Lupita Godinez8-2W-Ariana Carnelossi (DEC)
W-Loma Lookboonmee (DEC)
L-Luana Carolina (DEC)
23Seo Hee Ham25-8W-Denice Zamboanga (DEC)
W-Denice Zamboanga (DEC)
W-Ayaka Hamasaki (DEC)
24Nina Nunes10-7 (6)L-Mackenzie Dern (SUB)
L-Tatiana Suarez (DEC)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
Cynthia Calvillo
25Karolina Kowalkiewicz12-7 (3)L-Jessica Penne (SUB)
L-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
L-Alexa Grasso (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Joanna Jedrzejczyk16-4 (5)L-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
L-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
Weili Zhang
Tatiana Suarez8-0 (5)W-Nina Ansaroff (DEC)
W-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Alexa Grasso (SUB)
Brianna Van Buren9-3 (5)L-Tecia Torres (DEC)
W-Livia Renata Souza (DEC)
W-Kailin Curran (SUB)
Jessica Penne
Mizuki Inoue14-6L-Amanda Lemos (DEC)
W-Yanan Wu (DEC)
W-Viviane Pereira (DEC)
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- 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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