November 2018 Unified Women’s MMA Rankings
The Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings are updated on the first of each month and are acknowledged by most media outlets as the official women’s MMA rankings assembled by division and weight class.
Fighters under suspension or who have not competed within the past 12 months are not eligible to be ranked. Fighters who vacate a weight class will no longer be ranked in that division.
Please note: Wombat Sports is NOT a part of the panel, but endorses and uses the Unified system as their primary rankings.
Featherweights (136-145 pounds)
1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (20-1, 1NC) – UFC Champion
2. Julia Budd (12-2) – Bellator Champion
3. Holly Holm (12-4-0)
4. Megan Anderson (8-3)
5. Arlene Blencowe (11-7)
6. Talita “Treta” Nogueira (7-1)
7. Felicia “FeeNom” Spencer (5-0)
8. Pam “Bam” Sorenson (7-2)
9. Helena Kolesnyk (5-2; 1 NC)
10. Amber Leibrock (3-2)
Bantamweights (126-135 pounds)
1. Amanda Nunes (16-4) – UFC champion
2. Ketlen Vieira (10-0)
3. Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (9-6)
4. Aspen Ladd (7-0)
5. Cat Zingano (10-3)
6. Marion Reneau (9-4-1)
7. Tonya Evinger (20-7; 1 NC)
8. Sarah Kaufman (20-4, 1 NC) – InvictaFC champion
9. Irene Aldana (9-4)
10. Lucie Pudilova (8-3)
Flyweights (116-125 pounds)
1. Ariane Lipski (11-3)
2. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0) – Bellator Champion
3. Valentina Shevchenko (16-3)
4. Liz Carmouche (12-6)
5. Jennifer Maia (15-5-1)
6. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (10-1)
7. Nicco Montano (4-2)
8. Roxanne Modafferi (22-14)
9. Katlyn Chookagian (11-1-0)
10. Vanessa Porto (20-8)
Strawweights (107-115 pounds)
1. Rose Namajuas (8-3) – UFC champion
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-2)
3. Jessica Andrade (19-6)
4. Claudia Gadelha (16-3)
5. Tatiana Suarez (7-0)
6. Tecia Torres (10-3)
7. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-3)
8. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (13-6)
9. Cynthia Calvillo (6-1-0)
10. Michelle Waterson (16-6-0)
Atomweights (96-106 pounds)
1. Seo Hee Ham (18-8) – RoadFC champion
2. Mina Kurobe (12-4) – D-J champion
3. Jinh Yu Frey (7-3) – InvictaFC champion
4. Ashley Cummins (6-4)
5. Tessa Simpson (5-3)
6. Kyra Batara (7-4)
7. Alyssa Garcia (4-5)
8. Tomo Maesawa (11-8)
9. Jeong Eun Park (4-4-1)
10. Satomi Takano (11-11)
102 thoughts on “Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings”
I noticed patricia vidonic’s not on ur rankings i dont see how this could b accurate rankings then but what do i no…
I don’t do the rankings – that is done by the Unified Rankings committee.
It’s interesting that you currently list Seo Hee Ham as the #1 Atomweight but feature Ayaka Hamasaki’s photo. Has Hamasaki or Invicta made any official announcement that she has vacated the title or are you just assuming she has.
Don’t understand why Ronda is top ten at FW. Is she going back to FW, now that Cyborg is gone from the promotion?
She’s fought at FW within a year so she keeps her spot in the rankings. Once a year passes without her fighting there, she’ll be dropped from the standings.
Since Ronda has fought at feather in the past year is why she is ranked.
Just notice, no Tara LaRosa? She’s the best FlyW out there.
Since her last fight she was overweight – she still hasn’t fought in the division in over a year
The fight records of Atomweights seems not to update it.
Ronda #2 at FW is a joke.
Her looks and mouth obviously contributed to her high ranking.
Gomes was her only good win.
Glad to see Jag and Ze Tank at number 1.
WMMA is ranking !!!!!!!!!!!!!
What happened to Ediane Gomes in the Featherweight Division with a record of 10-2? She fought in January of last year and would have fought since then if it wasn’t for her opponents dropping out.
She also dropped out of a few fights due to injuries so she hadn’t fought in a year and has yet to say when she is fighting next
A couple of questions on your June rankings. You reflect Mei Yamaguchi’s loss in your stats, but despite fighting for the Atom weight title and defeating Mei, Angela Lee is not even ranked. Does a fighter have to fight a certain number of fights at a weight class to be ranked?
Is that why Alexis Dufresne is not ranked at 145 despite defeating #2 ranked Marloes Coenen? Or is it because Alexis came in about 5 pounds overweight?
In the case of Mei the fight was at 115. Under OneFC new weight policy atomweight is 115.
Alexis missed weight for her match and never made it to 146.
One Championship’s weight policy is to discourage sudden and risky weight losses. While the fighter is allowed to come in 10 pounds over at weigh-in the night before the fight, the fighter also has to be no higher than that weight the entire week of the fight including the night of the fight, whereas with most organizations, they can and usually do add on more than 10 pounds the day of the fight. For the record, “Fighters Only Magazine” reported that Angela weighed in at 105 (47.7 kg’s) the night before the fight at http://www.fightersonlymag.com/latest-news/19-event-news/24319-one-championship-42-weigh-in-results
The agreed weight was at 115 (so Mei did not “miss weight”) see here – http://onefc.com/about-one/weight-classes.html . In terms of what the top weight is when they hit the scales, it is 115 for their atomweight division.
I was not implying that Mei came in overweight per One Championshipâs guidelines. According to the link I sent you, though, Angela did make 105 the night before the fight, so my thought process was Angela did qualify to be ranked at Atom Weight as she met the standard guidelines for Atom Weight, weighing no more than 105 the night before the fight..
I see your point, but the title and agreement was at 115 so great for her to be well under weight just not contracted to be there. This is the explanation I am getting from the committee which I am not a part of
Thanks for your feedback.
No prob don’t always agree with the rankings myself but theirs tend to be the most unbiased and accurate
Hi again, MarQ,
Do you have any contact information, preferably email address, for anyone on the Unified Womenâs MMA Rankings panel. I have been unable to find any on-line.
Know MMA Rising & WMMA Today are a part of he panel
It’s interesting that you currently (Dec. 2017 rankings) list Seo Hee Ham as the #1 Atomweight but feature Ayaka Hamasaki’s photo. I assume you meant to feature Ms. Ham’s photo. Has Hamasaki or Invicta made any official announcement that she has vacated the title or are you just assuming she has? Invicta still lists her as their atomweight champ and doesn’t list her at strawweight.
Ayaka stated her intentions to stay at 115. Since she had been inactive in the 105 division she was taken off the list. Will correct the photo tomorrow thanks for the heads up
Below is an old email that I thought had been sent out but I just now found it in my drafts folder. The question is still pertinent.
You indicated below that, âAyaka stated her intentions to stay at 115.â Do you have the source of this statement? Over the past year, I can only find one âgoogle translatedâ statement making reference to her giving up the belt and that was nearly 5 months ago, but over the same span of time, I found a couple of references to her wanting to rule both divisions. In the meantime, Invicta still shows her as their atomweight champ. Can you provide any further clarification?
Thanks for all the recent Invicta interviews. Speaking if Invicta, any chance of interviewing Ayaka Hamasaki or Shannon Knapp to see what her intent is? She has not fought in over a year. Is she retiring, dropping back to 105 to defend her title or planning to remain at 115.
On another unrelated note, any idea as to how “The Committee” ranked Shevchenko as #7 when most ranking organizations rank her as #1 or #2 at FW, and even UWMMAR rank her as #2 at BW. Do they really think the FW division is that much stronger than the BW division?
Will ask Shannon about Ayaka when I talk to her this week.
Think that Valentina’s loss to Carmouche may have effected part of it, as the fact she just came back into the division and wasn’t a part of TUF. Hard not to call Maia in the top 3 since she was the number one for being the Invicta champ. A lot of these websites only rank UFC or downgrades being in Invicta, which really isn’t fair.