Women’s Pound for Pound

The rankings below represent our efforts to generate a conventional “pound-for-pound” ranking using only past fight data and the ranking software. Different than the Divisional Dominance list, which is almost entirely mathematical and based proportionally on the default rating system results, this list consists of ratings that are computed separately, side-by-side with the divisional ratings using a heavily modified formula. As a result, they will not be affected by factors such as a divisional change and cater to the “pound-for-pound” mindset that highlight momentum and tenured dominance.

With only a loose correlation with the divisional ratings, these can be considered our most subjective ratings to date. However, they use divisional normalization routines nearly identical to the Divisional Dominance list for the utmost fairness. In addition, these ratings will be computed and updated with our weekly releases of the rankings.

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
Rank Fighter  (Division) Record Points
1 {natFlag} Amanda Nunes   (W135) 16-4-0
2 {natFlag} Rose Namajunas   (W115) 8-3-0
3 {natFlag} Cristiane Justino   (W145) 20-1-0
4 {natFlag} Jessica Andrade   (W115) 18-6-0
5 {natFlag} Jennifer Maia   (W125) 15-4-1
6 {natFlag} Valentina Shevchenko   (W125) 15-3-0
7 {natFlag} Raquel Pennington   (W135) 9-6-0
8 {natFlag} Joanna Jedrzejczyk   (W115) 14-2-0
9 {natFlag} Ketlen Vieira   (W135) 10-0-0
10 {natFlag} Nicco Montano   (W125) 4-2-0


  1. jcs October 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm Reply

    This is arguably the most subjective list on the site… but I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, she came from another division and only lost a split at 115…

  2. pinkston October 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Ah, OK, that makes sense. Hadn’t considered that.

  3. jcs September 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Lingering credit for what she did at Fly.

    P4P uses a different system then the standard ratings…

  4. pinkston September 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Been wondering for a while why Livia Renata Souza remains in the P4P list even though she lost her last fight as is ranked #5 at strawweight with Joanna the only other strawweight on this list.

  5. oleg September 14, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    I would tend to agree, at least “on paper”… Rousey is far more tested against better competition; Justino’s most impressive win to date is Marlos Coenen.

  6. oleg September 3, 2016 at 11:28 pm Reply

    Who is she and why do you think she’s ready for a UFC title shot with zero pro fights?

  7. oleg August 31, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Agreed, unless you’re a heavyweight man.

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