Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings

April 2017 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 (17-1, 1NC)
2. Julia Budd (10-2) – Bellator Champion
3. Germaine de Randamie (7-3) – UFC champion
4. Megan Anderson (8-2) – InvictaFC champion
5.  Arlene Blencowe (8-6)
6. Charmaine Tweet (9-6)
7. Latoya Walker (5-1)
8. Helena Kolesnyk (4-0; 1NC)
9. Amadna Bell (4-4)
10. Gabrielle Holloway (6-5)

Other contenders: Jessy Miele, Amber Leibrock, Iony Razafiarison, Sinead Kavanagh, Martyna Czech

Bantamweights (126-135 pounds)

amanda-nunes1. Amanda Nunes (14-4) – UFC champion
2. Valentina Shevchenko (14-2)
3. Holly Holm (10-3)
4. Ronda Rousey (12-2)
5.  Raquel Pennington (9-5)
6. Sara McMann (11-3)
7.  Julianna Peña (8-3)
8.  Tonya Evinger (19-5; 1NC) – InvictaFC Champion
9. Cat Zingano (9-2)
10. Liz Carmouche (11-5)

Other contenders: Bethe Correia, Katlyn Chookagian, Ashlee Evans-Smith,  Marion Reneau, Alexis Davis

Flyweights (116-125 pounds)

maia title

1.  Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) – InvictaFC champion
2. Vanessa Porto (18-7)
3. Rin Nakai (19-2-1)
4. Sarah  D’Alelio (11-6)
5. Roxanne Modafferi (19-13)
6. Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0)
7. Ariane Lipski (8-3)
8.  Jingnan Xiong (9-1)
9.  Marilia Santos (8-1)
10. Juliete “Ju Pitbull” de Souza (7-2)

Other contenders: Andrea Lee, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane,  Brogan Walker, Charlene Watt, Juliana Werner

Strawweights (107-115 pounds)

joanna-flag b1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0) – UFC champion
2. Jessica Andrade (16-5)
3. Claudia Gadelha (14-2)
4. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1)
5. Rose Namajuas (5-3)
6. Tecia Torres (8-1)
7. Maryna Moroz (8-1)
8. Angela Hill (6-3)
9.  Joanne Calderwood (11-2)
10. Viviane Pereira (12-0)

Other contenders:  Randa Markos, Carla Esparza, Juliana Lima, Livia Renata Souza, Michelle Waterson

Atomweights (96-106 pounds)

ayaka title1. Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2) – Invicta FC Champion
2. Mina Kurobe (10-2)
3.  Jinh Yu Frey (5-2)
4. Herica Tiburcio (10-4)
5. Naho Sugiyama (12-5)
6. Tessa Simpson (5-1)
7.  Julia Jones (5-0)
8.  Janaisa Morandin (9-0)
9. Thaty Bergamaschi (6-1)
10. Ashley Cummins (5-3)

Other contenders:  Tomo Maesawa, Kyra Batara, Emi Tomimatsu, Alyssa Garcia, Kanna Asakura

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

  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.



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