May 2015 Rankings – Strawweights Shake Things Up


A lot of changes this month in the rankings as we have saw many ranked fighters hit the cage.

The most action happened at strawweight as there were many upsets in the division.

With her win over Joanne Calderwood, Maryna Moroz makes her debut in the rankings at #6. Calderwood drops to #9, moving  Karolina Kowalkiewicz to #5. The new InvictaFC champion Livia Renata Souza makes her debut on the top 10 at #7. Former champ Katja Kankaanpää drops to #10.

Due to inactivity, Aline Serio has drop off the rankings at flyweight, which pushes Elaine Albuquerque (now #6), Reina Cordoba (now #7), and Roxanne Modafferi (now #8) move up a spot. Two enter the top ten this month, Silvana Gomez (#9) and Taila Santos (#10).

With her win over Sarah Kaufman, Alexis Davis moves two spots to #3 at bantamweight. Kaufman drops from #4 to #7. Miesha Tate drops to #4, giving Cat Zingano the #2 spot. Eye (now #5) and Sara McMann (now #6) move up a spot. Lauren Murphy  drops off the list due to her second ever loss and moves Bethe Correia to the #10 spot.

Due to her loss to Faith VanDuin, Amanda Bell drops to #10 in the featherweight rankings.

With her signing to the UFC strawweight division, Michelle Waterson moves off the atomweight top 10, moving most of the division up a spot. Mei Yamaguchi moves into thr #10 spot.

You can read the complete May Unified Women’s Pro MMA rankings here.



2 thoughts on “May 2015 Rankings – Strawweights Shake Things Up”

  1. The list is rewarding those that persevere and are ready to step in at last minute replacements. Quality challenges and rankings help promotions and ammys to strive for. Invicta fc seems to pick from fast risers amongst regional promotions and women know the quality of opposition is even as number of first round this and submissions has dropped due to match bookers matching records amongst the women. Callie vs madrios as recent quality match up in age vs youth and boxer vs wrestler styles. Only future category is 155 as invicta and tuffnuff has a champ to step in the invicta stage. Ps no one should call out budd vs cyborg due to jumping to bellator as she wasn’t only one to move there. Budd as a reminder faced rousey too. Keep up the great work 👌👏😀 pss JtR in remembrance in passing away this past week.

  2. Is Ferreira the women’s mma version of guerro family in wrestling or common name??? As 3 or 4 Ferreira’s are competing this month.

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