May 2013 Rankings – Waterson and Honchak Stand Atop of Their Divisions

With over 50 pro bouts this month alone, a lot of shifting happened in all division. With new champions crowned and the new UFC bantamweight division opening up, new stars climbed and others took a step back.



With Michelle Waterson gaining the InvictaFC atomweight title, she takes the #1 spot away from former champion Jessica Penne who drops to #2. Naho Sugiyama drops to #3.

With her win over Cassie Rodish at InvictaFC, Simona Soukupova enter the atomweight rankings at #7. Rodish drops to #8. Lacey Schuckman takes the #6 spot.

Both Stephanie Frausto and Diana Rael drop to the #9 and #10 spots respectfully. Sadae Numuta drops off the rankings.



With her flyweight title win over Vanessa Porto, newly crowned champ Barb Honchak stands atop of the 125 division. Jessica Eye drops to the second spot.

Rosi Sexton drops off the list due to inactivity in the division, so Michele Ould (now #3), and Vanessa Porto (now #4) move up a spot.

After Jennifer Maia defeated Zoila Gurgel earlier this month, Maia enters the rankings at the #5 spot. Gurgel drops to #7. Munah Holland moves up to #6.



In the bantamweight divsion…

With her win over Miesha Tate, the #1 contender for the UFC title Cat Zingano moves to #3 in the rankings. Tate drops to the sixth spot, while Alexis Davis drops to #4.

Kaufman, with her win over Leslie Smith, stays pat at #2.

With her win this past weekend over Sheila Gaff, Sarah McMann takes the #5 spot.



Entering the featherweight rankings after over a year hiatus, Cyborg Justino (nee Santos) returns at #4 in the rankings with her win over Fiona Muxlow. Muxlow drops from #6 to #9.

Tammika Breants (now #6), Peggy Morgan (now #7), and Gabrielle Holloway (now #8) all move up a place.

Germaine de Randamie has dropped off the list as she has dropped to bantamweight.


The only shift in the strawweights are Joanne Calderwood and Mei Yamaguchi straing spots with Calderwood now #7 and Yamaguchi at #8.


You can see the complete list of the May 2013 rankings here.

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