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 Zhang22-3 (18)W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (KO)
L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
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)
Manon Fiorot
6Mackenzie Dern12-2 (7)W-Tecia Torres (DEC)
L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Nina Nunes (SUB)
7Yan Xiaonan13-3 (5)L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
8Tecia Torres13-6 (2)L-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Sam Hughes (TKO)
9Amanda Lemos12-2-1W-Michelle Waterson (SUB)
L-Jessica Andrade (SUB)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
10Amanda Ribas11-3 (7)L-Katyln Chookagian (DEC)
W-Virna Jandiroba (DEC)
L-Marina Rodriguez (TKO)
11Michelle Waterson18-10 (12)L-Amanda Lemos (SUB)
L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
12Virna Jandiroba18-3 (14)W-Angela Hill (DEC)
L-Amanda Ribas (DEC)
W-Kanako Murata (TKO)
13Angela Hill14-12 (5)W-Lupita Godinez (DEC)
L-Virna Jandiroba (DEC)
L-Amanda Lemos (DEC)
14Kanako Murata12-2 (6)L-Virna Jandiroba (TKO)
W-Randa Markos (DEC)
W-Emily Ducote (DEC)
15Angela Lee11-2 (9)W-Stamp Fairtex (SUB)
W-Jingnan Xiong (SUB)
L-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
16Jingnan Xiong17-2 (11)W-Ayaka Miura (DEC)
W-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
W-Tiffany Teo (DEC)
17Emily Ducote12-6W-Jessica Penne (DEC)
W-Alesha Zappittella TKO)
W-Danielle Taylor (KO)
18Luana Pinheiro10-1W-Sam Hughes (DEC)
W-Randa Markos (DQ)
W-Stephanie Frausto (KO)
19Randa MarkosFree Agent11-11-1 (4)W-Livia Renata Souza (DEC)
L-Luana Pinheiro (DQ)
L-Kanako Murata (DEC)
20Livia Renata SouzaFree Agent14-4 (10)L-Randa Markos (DEC)
L-Amanda Lemos (TKO)
W-Ashley Yoder (DEC)
Jessica Penne14-6L-Emily Ducote (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (SUB)
W-Lupita Godinez (DEC)
22Karolina Kowalkiewicz13-7 W-Felice Herrig (SUB)
L-Jessica Penne (SUB)
L-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
23Lupita Godinez8-3L-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Ariana Carnelossi (DEC)
W-Loma Lookboonmee (DEC)
24Ariane Carnelossi14-3L-Lupita Godinez (DEC)
W-Istela Nunes (SUB)
W-Na Liang (TKO)
25Piera Rodriguez8-0W-Kay Hansen (DEC)
W-Valesca Machado (DEC)
W-Svetlana Gotsyk (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
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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