Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings

January 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 (18-1, 1NC) – UFC Champion
2. Julia Budd (11-2) – Bellator Champion
3. Megan Anderson (8-2) 
4. Arlene Blencowe (10-7)
5. Charmaine Tweet (9-6)
6. Talita “Treta” Nogueira (7-0)
7. Amanda Bell (5-5)
8. Gabrielle Holloway (6-5)
9. Ediane “India” Gomes (11-4)
10. Helena Kolesnyk (5-1; 1 NC)

11. Sinead Kavanagh 12. Felicia Spencer 13. Amber Leibrock 14. Martyna Czech 15. Olga Rubin

Bantamweights (126-135 pounds)

amanda-nunes1. Amanda Nunes (15-4) – UFC champion
2. Valentina Shevchenko (15-3)
3. Holly Holm (11-4)
4. Ketlen Vieira (9-0)
5.  Sara McMann (11-4)
6. Tonya Evinger (20-6; 1NC)
7. Marion Reneau (8-3-1)
8.  Katlyn Chookagian (9-1)
9.  Aspen Ladd (6-0)
10. Bethe “Correia (10-3-1)

11.  Yana Kunitskaya  12. Leslie Smith 13. Sarah Moras 14. Sarah Kaufman 15. Lina Länsberg

Flyweights (116-125 pounds)

maia title

1.  Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – InvictaFC champion
2. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (10-0)
3. Ariane Lipski (10-3)
4. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) – Bellator Champion
5. Nicco Montano (4-2) UFC champion
6. Roxanne Modafferi (21-13)
7.  Vanessa Porto (19-8)
8. Sarah  D’Alelio (11-7)
9.  Andrea Lee (8-2)
10. Mara Borella (12-4, 1 NC)

11. Lauren Murphy 12. Alexis Davis 13.Jingnan Xiong 14. Emily Ducote 15. Priscila Cachoeira


Strawweights (107-115 pounds)

UFC 217: Jedrzejczyk v Namajunas1. Rose Namajuas (7-3) – UFC champion
2.  Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1)
3. Jessica Andrade (17-6)
4. Claudia Gadelha (15-3)
5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2)
6. Tecia Torres (10-1)
7. Felice Herrig (14-6)
8. Carla Esparza (13-4)
9.  Cortney Casey (7-5)
10.  Cynthia Calvillo (6-1)

11. Alexia Grasso 12. Weili Zhang 13. Randa Markos 14. Nina Ansaroff 15. Livia Renata Souza  

Atomweights (96-106 pounds)

seo-hee-ham-vs-jinh-yu-frey-banner1. Seo Hee Ham (18-8) – RoadFC champion
2. Mina Kurobe (10-3) – D-J champion
3. Jinh Yu Frey (6-3)
4. Naho Sugiyama (12-5)
5. Tessa Simpson (5-3)
6. Ashley Cummins (5-4)
7.  Kyra Batara (7-4)
8.  Emi Tomimatsu (13-12)
9. Satomi Takano (11-9)
10. Tomo Maesawa (9-8)

11. Kanna Asakura 12. Shino VanHoose 13. Lisbeth Lopez 14. Paulina Granados 15. Stephanie Alba


100 thoughts on “Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings”

      1. 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.

  1. Don’t understand why Ronda is top ten at FW. Is she going back to FW, now that Cyborg is gone from the promotion?

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

    1. 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.

  5. 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

      1. Hi MarQ,

        I was not implying that Mei came in overweight per One Championship’s 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..



      2. 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

      1. Hi again, MarQ,

        Do you have any contact information, preferably email address, for anyone on the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings panel. I have been unable to find any on-line.



  6. 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.

    1. 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

      1. Aloha,

        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, “Ayaka stated her intentions to stay at 115.” Do you have the source of this statement? Over the past year, I can only find one “google translated” 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?



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