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Women’s MMA Rankings: Recognizing the Rising Stars

Check out the Combat Press Women’s MMA Rankings and discover the rising stars in women’s MMA. From featherweight to atomweight, these fighters are making waves in the sport.

Weight Class Top Fighter Notable Victories
Featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino Kayla Harrison, Larissa Pacheco
Bantamweight Amanda Nunes Julianna Pena, Mayra Bueno Silva
Flyweight Alexa Grasso Valentina Shevchenko, Liz Carmouche
Strawweight Weili Zhang Carla Esparza, Rose Namajunas
Atomweight Seika Izawa Rayanne dos Santos, Jillian DeCoursey

These rankings highlight the notable victories of the top fighters in each weight class.

With the increasing popularity of women’s MMA, it is crucial to acknowledge and appreciate the talent of these female fighters. Promotions like the UFC, Bellator, and Invicta FC have paved the way for women to showcase their skills to both casual and hardcore fans.

At Combat Press, we have compiled the staff’s individual rankings from featherweight to atomweight to create the Combat Press Women’s MMA Rankings. Let’s take a closer look at the top fighters in each weight class:

Featherweight (61.9-66.3 kilograms)

  1. Cris "Cyborg" Justino
  2. Kayla Harrison
  3. Larissa Pacheco
  4. Cat Zingano
  5. Olena Kolesnyk
  6. Aspen Ladd
  7. Leah McCourt
  8. Julia Budd
  9. Macy Chiasson
  10. Sara McMann

No top-10 fighters competed in December, and there are no scheduled fights for January.

Bantamweight (52.8-57.2 kilograms)

  1. Amanda Nunes
  2. Julianna Pena
  3. Mayra Bueno Silva
  4. Holly Holm
  5. Raquel Pennington
  6. Ketlen Vieira
  7. Irene Aldana
  8. Miesha Tate
  9. Karol Rosa
  10. Yana Santos

In December, Irene Aldana secured a victory over Karol Rosa, while Miesha Tate defeated Julia Avila. Looking ahead to January, Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington will battle for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship.

Flyweight (52.8-57.2 kilograms)

  1. Alexa Grasso
  2. Valentina Shevchenko
  3. Liz Carmouche
  4. Erin Blanchfield
  5. Manon Fiorot
  6. Katlyn Chookagian
  7. Rose Namajunas
  8. Juliana Velasquez
  9. Maycee Barber
  10. Viviane Araujo

No top-10 fighters competed in December, and there are no scheduled fights for January.

Strawweight (50.1-52.7 kilograms)

  1. Weili Zhang
  2. Carla Esparza
  3. Rose Namajunas
  4. Tatiana Suarez
  5. Xiaonan Yan
  6. Amanda Lemos
  7. Virna Jandiroba
  8. Marina Rodriguez
  9. Jessica Andrade
  10. Mackenzie Dern

No top-10 fighters competed in December, and there are no scheduled fights for January.

Atomweight (Under 50.1 kilograms)

  1. Seika Izawa
  2. Rayanne dos Santos
  3. Jillian DeCoursey
  4. Jessica Delboni
  5. Alesha Zappitella
  6. Si Woo Park
  7. Ashley Cummins
  8. Ayaka Hamasaki
  9. Lindsey vanZandt
  10. Rena Kubota

Seika Izawa maintained her top ranking by defeating Miyuu Yamamoto. Rayanne dos Santos moved up to 115 pounds in December but lost to Talita Alencar. Another fight at 115 pounds will make her ineligible for the atomweight rankings. Si Woo Park also emerged victorious in December, defeating "Princess".

These rankings reflect the incredible talent and dedication of women in the MMA world. Stay tuned for more exciting matchups and impressive performances from these rising stars!

Note: The rankings are based on the staff’s individual assessments and may vary from other rankings systems.