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
1Rose Namajunas11-4 (7)W-Weili Zhang (DEC)
W-Weili Zhang (KO)
W-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
2Weili Zhang21-3 (17)L-Rose Namajunas (DEC)
L-Rose Namajunas (KO)
W-Joanna Jedrzejczyk (DEC)
3Carla Esparza18-6 (8)W-Yan Xiaonan (TKO)
W-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
4Marina Rodriguez15-1-2 (7)W-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
W-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
W-Amanda Ribas (TKO)
5Yan Xiaonan13-2 (5)L-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (DEC)
6Claudia Gadelha18-5 (9)L-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Randa Markos (DEC)
7Tecia Torres13-5 (2)W-Angela Hill (DEC)
W-Sam Hughes (TKO)
W-Brianna Van Buren (DEC)
8Michelle Waterson18-9 (12)L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Angela Hill (DEC)
L-Carla Esparza (DEC)
9Amanda Ribas11-2 (7)W-Virna Jandiroba (DEC)
L-Marina Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Paige VanZant (SUB)
10Mackenzie Dern11-2 (7)L-Marina Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Nina Nunes (SUB)
W-Virna Jandiroba (DEC)
11Nina Nunes10-7 (6)L-Mackenzie Dern (SUB)
L-Tatiana Suarez (DEC)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
12Angela Hill13-10 (5)L-Tecia Torres (DEC)
W-Ashley Yoder (DEC)
L-Michelle Waterson (DEC)
Amanda Lemos
Jessica Penne14-5W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (SUB)
W-Lupita Godinez (DEC)
L-Danielle Taylor (DEC)
14Amanda Lemos10-1-1W-Montserrat Ruiz (TKO)
W-Livia Renata Souza (TKO)
W-Mizuki Inoue (DEC)
Angela Hill
15Brianna Van Buren9-3 (5)L-Tecia Torres (DEC)
W-Livia Renata Souza (DEC)
W-Kailin Curran (SUB)
16Virna Jandiroba17-3 (14)L-Amanda Ribas (DEC)
W-Kanako Murata (TKO)
L-Mackenzie Dern (DEC)
17Kanako Murata12-2 (6)L-Virna Jandiroba (TKO)
W-Randa Markos (DEC)
W-Emily Ducote (DEC)
18Randa MarkosFree Agent11-11-1 (4)W-Livia Renata Souza (DEC)
L-Luana Pinheiro (DQ)
L-Kanako Murata (DEC)
19Livia Renata SouzaFree Agent14-4 (10)L-Randa Markos (DEC)
L-Amanda Lemos (TKO)
W-Ashley Yoder (DEC)
20Ariane Carnelossi14-2W-Istela Nunes (SUB)
W-Na Liang (TKO)
L-Angela Hill (TKO)
21Emily DucoteInvicta10-6W-Danielle Taylor (KO)
W-Juliana Lima (DEC)
L-Kanako Murata (DEC)
22Karolina Kowalkiewicz12-7 (3)L-Jessica Penne (SUB)
L-Yan Xiaonan (DEC)
L-Alexa Grasso (DEC)
23Mizuki Inoue14-6L-Amanda Lemos (DEC)
W-Yanan Wu (DEC)
W-Viviane Pereira (DEC)
24Luana Pinheiro10-1W-Sam Hughes (DEC)
W-Randa Markos (DQ)
W-Stephanie Frausto (KO)
25Jingnan Xiong16-2 (11)W-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
W-Tiffany Teo (DEC)
L-Angela Lee (SUB)
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)
Tatiana Suarez8-0 (5)W-Nina Ansaroff (DEC)
W-Carla Esparza (TKO)
W-Alexa Grasso (SUB)
Angela Lee10-2 (8)W-Jingnan Xiong (SUB)
L-Michelle Nicolini (DEC)
L-Jingnan Xiong (TKO)
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