Women’s Bantamweight

Women’s Bantamweight (129-139.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Issue Date: 2/05/2023 (Official Release: #852)
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1  
BR Amanda Nunes  (34) 22-5-0
328
Last Fight: 7/30/2022 [UFC] vs  [#2 W135] Julianna Pena
 
2  
US Julianna Pena  (33) 11-5-0
205
Last Fight: 7/30/2022 [UFC] vs  [#1 W135] Amanda Nunes
 
3  
US Raquel Pennington  (34) 15-8-0
123
Last Fight: 1/14/2023 [UFC] vs  [#5 W135] Ketlen Vieira
Next Fight: 3/25/2023 [UFC] vs [#4 W135] Irene Aldana
4  
MX Irene Aldana  (34) 14-6-0
104
Last Fight: 9/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [#9 W135] Macy Chiasson
Next Fight: 3/25/2023 [UFC] vs [#3 W135] Raquel Pennington
5  
BR Ketlen Vieira  (31) 13-3-0
93
Last Fight: 1/14/2023 [UFC] vs  [#3 W135] Raquel Pennington
 
6  
US Holly Holm  (41) 14-6-0
93
Last Fight: 5/21/2022 [UFC] vs  [#5 W135] Ketlen Vieira
Next Fight: 3/25/2023 [UFC] vs [NR] Yana Kunitskaya
7  
SE Pannie Kianzad  (31) 16-6-0
66
Last Fight: 4/16/2022 [UFC] vs  [#22 W135] Lina Lansberg
 
8  
US Sara McMann  (42) 13-6-0
56
Last Fight: 3/26/2022 [UFC] vs  [#10 W145] Karol Rosa
 
9  
US Macy Chiasson  (31) 8-3-0
51
Last Fight: 9/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [#4 W135] Irene Aldana
 
10  
BR Mayra Bueno Silva  (31) 9-2-1
47
Last Fight: 8/06/2022 [UFC] vs  [#15 W145] Stephanie Egger
Next Fight: 2/18/2023 [UFC] vs [#22 W135] Lina Lansberg
11  
CA Alexis Davis  (38) 21-11-0
46
Last Fight: 2/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#26 W135] Julija Stoliarenko
 
12  
BR Talita Bernardo  (35) 10-4-0
46
Last Fight: 1/18/2023 [Invicta FC] vs  [#34 W135] Taneisha Tennant
 
13  
UK Melissa Tonya Mullins   5-0-0
43
Last Fight: 11/03/2022 [Ares Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Dariya Zheleznyakova
 
14  
BR Tamires Vidal  (24) 7-1-0
41
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Ramona Pascual
 
15  
BR Gisele Moreira  (42) 12-5-0
36
Last Fight: 4/16/2022 [Ares Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Zaira Dishekova
 
16  
US Ilima-Lei Macfarlane  (32) 12-2-0
36
Last Fight: 8/12/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#75 W125] Bruna Ellen
 
17  
CZ Lucie Pudilova  (28) 14-7-0
34
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Yanan Wu
Next Fight: 4/15/2023 [UFC] vs [#27 W135] Joselyne Edwards
18  
UA Katerina Shakalova  (25) 7-1-0
32
Last Fight: 1/22/2022 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Yulia Kutsenko
 
19  
BR Mariana Morais  (27) 18-12-0
32
Last Fight: 1/07/2023 [Peak Fighting] vs  [NR] Abril Anguiano
 
20  
PL Marta Waliczek   6-5-0
31
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [Qadya Mixed Martial Arts] vs  [NR] Erilene Rayla Nascimento
 
21  
RU Olga Rubin  (33) 8-3-0
31
Last Fight: 1/18/2023 [Invicta FC] vs  [NR] Serena DeJesus
 
22  
SE Lina Lansberg  (40) 10-7-0
30
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [UFC] vs  [#10 W145] Karol Rosa
Next Fight: 2/18/2023 [UFC] vs [#10 W135] Mayra Bueno Silva
23  
BR Lorrany Santos  (25) 6-1-0
30
Last Fight: 10/09/2022 [Favela Kombat] vs Unranked Opponent
 
24  
JP Yoko Higashi  (36) 8-2-0
30
Last Fight: 11/23/2022 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Titapa Junsookplung
 
25  
MA Rizlen Zouak  (36) 7-5-0
30
Last Fight: 11/03/2022 [Ares Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Iony Razafiarison
 

Issue Date: 2/05/2023 (Official Release: #852)

Previous Official Release: 1/29/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: None

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>

114 Comments

  1. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Look at the FAQ

  2. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    That’s a strange signing.. she has 1 win over a debut fighter according to Sherdog… but she is supposedly 5-0.

  3. uwotm8 August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    These rankings don’t make sense. How can you have Rin Nakai #7 p4p, yet you have Lauren Murphy, Julianna Pena, Jessica Eye, Sara McMann, and Miesha Tate ahead of her on your women’s bantamweight rankings.

  4. brokensproket August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    In the ranking, you have Lauren Taylor. And Lauren Taylors fight is with Lauren Murphy, not Miriam Nakamoto. I see what you did there.

  5. David Street August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Invicta FC 7: Lists Lauren Taylor as Lauren Murphy? vs. Miriam Nakamoto. I love this fight! But is this a spelling error?

  6. Puzzled August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Why isn’t Miriam Nakamoto on this list? I know she’s only had 3 MMA fights, but 3 KO’s not to mention 10 World Titles in Muay Thai and an undefeated record there as well, I mean come on! If Holly Holm is good enough to be ranked then Miriam should be too.

  7. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    I have Berezikova/Benitez at 130.

  8. brokensproket August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    As the women’s Bantamweight division gets deeper, is it likely that the rankings gets deeper to the top 30????

  9. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Those TUF results alternate timeline I posted earlier treat them as ‘full consideration bouts’. However, due to the decreased length and other factors.. when we go live with including them, they will not get this full consideration.

  10. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Only MMA results are considered and Nakamoto is 2-0, not 3-0.

  11. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Um… are you absolutely sure Julia Berezikova isn’t a Flyweight? Her last opponent, Karla Benitez, has only ever fought at Flyweight and Strawweight as far as I know.

  12. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    LOL, now I’m confused.

  13. aj August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    23

    BE Cindy Dandois (32) 7-2-0
    29
    Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Invicta FC] vs [NR] Jessamyn Duke

    this is incorrect.

    Cindy is 8-2 she had an 11 sec sub on Friday in Washington State.

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Cindy-Dandois-42457#!

    *
    i believe this time is incorrect but it probably doesn’t matter much??

  14. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    You’d hold a majority decision loss over Davis’s head, 3+ years later? You don’t work for FICO, do you? She hasn’t lost decisively in nearly 5 years aside from Rousey and stays active against top competition. Suppose you could say the same for Kaufman, but in reality, they are only 7 points apart.

    Davis is due a small hit very soon. Should drop her below Tate, but not sure about Kaufman. UFC rankings agree with Davis over Kaufman and I don’t necessarily agree that Tate/Zingano have to be above Davis from a subjective standpoint.

  15. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    just outside the list.

  16. Jackson August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Just chiming in that the promotion list on her is minimal as well as the team list. Kelly McGill (1-0) has recently been signed to Invicta Fighting Championships after a great win at Tachi Palace over , but thats not listed as well as the fight team “Last Stand Fight Team” based out of Modesto and Oakdale. Many talented females come from West-coast fighting championships and should receive a spot on this list. http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Kelly-McGill-170067

  17. MMA The Hard Way August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Now that Ashlee Evans-Smith is in the UFC, I’d like to see her show up on the Bantamweight listing.

  18. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Ashlee Evans-Smith was winning that fight and got careless..
    UFC need to double both their women MMA people (and their Men’s Heavyweights)

    Here is hoping the UFC signs in 2015 ..
    Pannie Kianzad, Agnieszka Niedźwiedź, DeAnna Bennett, Jessy Rose-Clark, Tonya Evinger, Gina Carano, Barb Honchak, Miriam Nakamoto, Cindy Dandois.

    I do not want neither: Cristiane Justino Cyborg, nor.. Carina “Barbie” Damm both I think will go back to banned substances II hear Damm’s brother been pushing for her.

    Also hear many are talking about UFC should sign WWE superstar Eve Torres Gracie she is lovely and can fight, Gracie trained pro wrestling star. I hope she does join CM Punk and come over to the real fight world.

  19. mike r August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Pena at number 6…are you kidding me?Moras submitted her in a real sanctioned fight. She beat a natural 115 lb girl in Rakoscy and Rakoscy was beated by Fellice Herrig, another straweight who will not be ranked in the top ten once TUF 20 is over!!! Pena will never win again at bantamweight. She is a joke! Claimed some welterweight guy jumped on her back and blew out her knee. Josh Gow walks around lighter than Pena!!!

  20. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    She was, before she lost.

  21. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Not quite sure how you can argue that a 1-0 fighter who beat an 0-1 fighter belongs on this list…

  22. David August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Glad to see Agnieszka Niedzwiedz now added, I love list here is my list of women I want to see in the UFC Women’s Bantam Weight.

    1.Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino 12-1-0
    2. Holly Holm 7-0
    3. Gina Carano 7-1
    4. Larissa Moreira Pacheco 10-0
    5. Rin Nakai 15-0-1
    6. Lauren Murphy 8-0 (her key to success was aggression and she lost that in her last bout)
    7. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz 6-0
    8. Pannie Kianzad 4-0
    9. Talita Nogueira 6-0
    10.Barb Honchak 9-2
    11.Cindy Dandois 5-1
    12.Marloes Coenen 21-6
    13.Faith Van Duin 4-0
    14.Miriam Nakamoto 2-1
    15. Jennifer Tate 6-1
    16. Takayo Hashi 14-4
    17. Shizuka Sugiyama 10-3-1
    18. DeAnna Bennett 3-0
    19. Tonya Evinger 12-6
    20. Sarah D’Alelio 7-5
    21. Ashlee Evans-Smith 2-0
    23. Tara LaRosa 21-4
    24. Elaina Maxwell 7-4
    25. Shana Nelson 5-2
    26. Kelly Kobold 18-3
    28. Alexandra Buch 8-3
    21. Sheila Bird 3-0
    29. Alexa Grasso 4-0
    30. Gloria Castillo 2-1

    One’s to watch:
    Elaine Albuquerque , Kyra Gracie Guimarães , Taylor Stratford, Kate Aroa da Silva, Elizabeth Phillips , Jessy Rose-Clark, Gloria Castillo, Kamila Porczyk, Ana Maria, Peggy Morgan , Carina Damm (steroids scandals),

  23. David August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Valérie Létourneau “Trouble” was disappointed in her TUF showing, Lost to Roxanne Modafferi. I want he best in the UFC. Hope she picks up her game l watch that fight. Kate da Silva and all those others, sad.

  24. David August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    POP bantamweight champion.
    Kate Jiu-Jitseira Aroa-da Silva 7-1-0
    Wins: Tash Chambers, Angela Rivera-Parr,
    Deney Hayward, Arlene Blencowe,
    Ginny Connors, Desiree Maaka, Charlene Watt,
    Losses- Faith Van Duin,

    Guess fighting newbies gets your record up.

  25. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Read the snippet at the top of the P4P rankings. They use a different methodology. Also, Nakai started at 125… and took a divisional points hit when she came up to 135 (higher weight). There could be an issue I’m not aware of, but other than that… see above. Will look into it.

    EDIT: There was a bug affecting Nakai…. fixed and updated. She is #15.

  26. bj August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Thanks. Yes, I’d include the fights to get into the house, there were some upsets there. So that’s eight fights to get into the house plus six fights during the season. (I’m not interested in the men’s side.)

  27. David August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Alexis Dufresne UFC Signed she was not even on my radar. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz also at 5-0 has been on my top ten non-ufc list for a long time, she should be on your list too.

  28. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    it would be nice to see the rankings expanded even if its just to a top 25. this division is only going to get deeper.

  29. bj August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Very cool, thanks.

  30. Jiu-Jitsu August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Where is Agnieszka Niedzwiedz ?

  31. John N. August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I like this alternate timeline idea in this situation

  32. jason April 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Hard to get ranked beating up 1-0 fighters.

  33. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Hard to get ranked beating up 1-0 fighters.

  34. oleg April 26, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply

    None of Ladd’s opponents have been ranked at the time.

  35. jim April 26, 2017 at 9:35 am Reply

    please tell me how aspen ladd is not ranked in your top 30 bantamweights?

  36. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    None of Ladd’s opponents have been ranked at the time.

  37. jim August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    please tell me how aspen ladd is not ranked in your top 30 bantamweights?

  38. jason January 20, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply

    just outside the list.

  39. Iverbure January 20, 2017 at 3:00 am Reply

    Where is aspen Ladd?

  40. Iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Where is aspen Ladd?

  41. aj November 16, 2016 at 2:34 am Reply

    23

    BE Cindy Dandois (32) 7-2-0
    29
    Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Invicta FC] vs [NR] Jessamyn Duke

    this is incorrect.

    Cindy is 8-2 she had an 11 sec sub on Friday in Washington State.

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Cindy-Dandois-42457#!

    *
    i believe this time is incorrect but it probably doesn’t matter much??

  42. jim west October 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm Reply

    How is Aspen Ladd not ranked in the top #30 on your website? now that makes zero sense especially considering you have jessica rose clark ranked #30 and faith van duin #29,,Aspen is top 25 with out a dought.

  43. jim west August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    How is Aspen Ladd not ranked in the top #30 on your website? now that makes zero sense especially considering you have jessica rose clark ranked #30 and faith van duin #29,,Aspen is top 25 with out a dought.

  44. jason March 9, 2015 at 8:56 am Reply

    You’d hold a majority decision loss over Davis’s head, 3+ years later? You don’t work for FICO, do you? She hasn’t lost decisively in nearly 5 years aside from Rousey and stays active against top competition. Suppose you could say the same for Kaufman, but in reality, they are only 7 points apart.

    Davis is due a small hit very soon. Should drop her below Tate, but not sure about Kaufman. UFC rankings agree with Davis over Kaufman and I don’t necessarily agree that Tate/Zingano have to be above Davis from a subjective standpoint.

  45. Frank Sanders March 9, 2015 at 4:04 am Reply

    Is it possible to view the criteria for your ranking/points system?
    It obviously has some bugs.
    Alexis Davis at #2 ??
    Holly Holm at #8 ??
    I realize these things can be subjective, but you claim to use an objective model.
    Holly Holm has 1 quality win in MMA
    Alexis Davis is good, but has more losses and lost head to head vs. Sarah Kaufman.

  46. Frank Sanders August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Is it possible to view the criteria for your ranking/points system?
    It obviously has some bugs.
    Alexis Davis at #2 ??
    Holly Holm at #8 ??
    I realize these things can be subjective, but you claim to use an objective model.
    Holly Holm has 1 quality win in MMA
    Alexis Davis is good, but has more losses and lost head to head vs. Sarah Kaufman.

  47. David Street February 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Legacy FC is saying the next big thing in Women’s Bantam weight is this Kyrgyz Republic kickboxer star, Valentina Shevchenko. They got her signed back to back fights with Jan Finney and Carina Damm. They keep saying she is 9-1 in MMA but I think most of that is AMMY or unsanctioned fights. most I see her rated as is 2-1.

  48. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Legacy FC is saying the next big thing in Women’s Bantam weight is this Kyrgyz Republic kickboxer star, Valentina Shevchenko. They got her signed back to back fights with Jan Finney and Carina Damm. They keep saying she is 9-1 in MMA but I think most of that is AMMY or unsanctioned fights. most I see her rated as is 2-1.

  49. David Street January 29, 2015 at 3:18 am Reply

    Conor McGregor hinted that famous Irish boxer Katie Taylor wants to fight MMA. Kyra Gracie Guimarães says she is gonna but has yet
    to do it, so I will not hold my breath. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to get these ladies!!

  50. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Conor McGregor hinted that famous Irish boxer Katie Taylor wants to fight MMA. Kyra Gracie Guimarães says she is gonna but has yet
    to do it, so I will not hold my breath. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to get these ladies!!

  51. jason January 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Look at the FAQ

  52. fj carriere January 24, 2015 at 8:36 am Reply

    What are the Big 20 that you use.
    What are the currently active organization that you use.

  53. fj carriere August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    What are the Big 20 that you use.
    What are the currently active organization that you use.

  54. David Street December 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Ashlee Evans-Smith was winning that fight and got careless..
    UFC need to double both their women MMA people (and their Men’s Heavyweights)

    Here is hoping the UFC signs in 2015 ..
    Pannie Kianzad, Agnieszka Niedźwiedź, DeAnna Bennett, Jessy Rose-Clark, Tonya Evinger, Gina Carano, Barb Honchak, Miriam Nakamoto, Cindy Dandois.

    I do not want neither: Cristiane Justino Cyborg, nor.. Carina “Barbie” Damm both I think will go back to banned substances II hear Damm’s brother been pushing for her.

    Also hear many are talking about UFC should sign WWE superstar Eve Torres Gracie she is lovely and can fight, Gracie trained pro wrestling star. I hope she does join CM Punk and come over to the real fight world.

  55. jason December 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm Reply

    She was, before she lost.

  56. MMA The Hard Way December 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Now that Ashlee Evans-Smith is in the UFC, I’d like to see her show up on the Bantamweight listing.

  57. mike r September 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Just because Pena beat down a straweight boxer with absolutely no ground game doesn’t qualify her for #6 no matter how much hype she got for winning the weakest Ultimate Fighter to date.

  58. mike r September 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm Reply

    Pena at number 6…are you kidding me?Moras submitted her in a real sanctioned fight. She beat a natural 115 lb girl in Rakoscy and Rakoscy was beated by Fellice Herrig, another straweight who will not be ranked in the top ten once TUF 20 is over!!! Pena will never win again at bantamweight. She is a joke! Claimed some welterweight guy jumped on her back and blew out her knee. Josh Gow walks around lighter than Pena!!!

  59. mike r August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Just because Pena beat down a straweight boxer with absolutely no ground game doesn’t qualify her for #6 no matter how much hype she got for winning the weakest Ultimate Fighter to date.

  60. jason August 29, 2014 at 8:51 am Reply

    Not quite sure how you can argue that a 1-0 fighter who beat an 0-1 fighter belongs on this list…

  61. Jackson August 29, 2014 at 3:54 am Reply

    Just chiming in that the promotion list on her is minimal as well as the team list. Kelly McGill (1-0) has recently been signed to Invicta Fighting Championships after a great win at Tachi Palace over , but thats not listed as well as the fight team “Last Stand Fight Team” based out of Modesto and Oakdale. Many talented females come from West-coast fighting championships and should receive a spot on this list. http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Kelly-McGill-170067

  62. David June 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Valérie Létourneau “Trouble” was disappointed in her TUF showing, Lost to Roxanne Modafferi. I want he best in the UFC. Hope she picks up her game l watch that fight. Kate da Silva and all those others, sad.

  63. David May 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm Reply

    POP bantamweight champion.
    Kate Jiu-Jitseira Aroa-da Silva 7-1-0
    Wins: Tash Chambers, Angela Rivera-Parr,
    Deney Hayward, Arlene Blencowe,
    Ginny Connors, Desiree Maaka, Charlene Watt,
    Losses- Faith Van Duin,

    Guess fighting newbies gets your record up.

  64. jason May 22, 2014 at 8:58 am Reply

    Read the snippet at the top of the P4P rankings. They use a different methodology. Also, Nakai started at 125… and took a divisional points hit when she came up to 135 (higher weight). There could be an issue I’m not aware of, but other than that… see above. Will look into it.

    EDIT: There was a bug affecting Nakai…. fixed and updated. She is #15.

  65. uwotm8 May 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm Reply

    These rankings don’t make sense. How can you have Rin Nakai #7 p4p, yet you have Lauren Murphy, Julianna Pena, Jessica Eye, Sara McMann, and Miesha Tate ahead of her on your women’s bantamweight rankings.

  66. David May 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Glad to see Agnieszka Niedzwiedz now added, I love list here is my list of women I want to see in the UFC Women’s Bantam Weight.

    1.Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino 12-1-0
    2. Holly Holm 7-0
    3. Gina Carano 7-1
    4. Larissa Moreira Pacheco 10-0
    5. Rin Nakai 15-0-1
    6. Lauren Murphy 8-0 (her key to success was aggression and she lost that in her last bout)
    7. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz 6-0
    8. Pannie Kianzad 4-0
    9. Talita Nogueira 6-0
    10.Barb Honchak 9-2
    11.Cindy Dandois 5-1
    12.Marloes Coenen 21-6
    13.Faith Van Duin 4-0
    14.Miriam Nakamoto 2-1
    15. Jennifer Tate 6-1
    16. Takayo Hashi 14-4
    17. Shizuka Sugiyama 10-3-1
    18. DeAnna Bennett 3-0
    19. Tonya Evinger 12-6
    20. Sarah D’Alelio 7-5
    21. Ashlee Evans-Smith 2-0
    23. Tara LaRosa 21-4
    24. Elaina Maxwell 7-4
    25. Shana Nelson 5-2
    26. Kelly Kobold 18-3
    28. Alexandra Buch 8-3
    21. Sheila Bird 3-0
    29. Alexa Grasso 4-0
    30. Gloria Castillo 2-1

    One’s to watch:
    Elaine Albuquerque , Kyra Gracie Guimarães , Taylor Stratford, Kate Aroa da Silva, Elizabeth Phillips , Jessy Rose-Clark, Gloria Castillo, Kamila Porczyk, Ana Maria, Peggy Morgan , Carina Damm (steroids scandals),

  67. Chromium April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply

    @David: they’re both interesting prospects but in both cases the strength of schedule has been pretty goddamn weak, and Women’s Bantamweight is an increasingly deep division. Consider that Tara Larosa only just _barely_ made the cut. FightMatrix uses the entire Sherdog database to calculate it’s rankings among active fighters, so it’s not like JCS “forgot” Niedzwiedz or Dufresne.

  68. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    @David: they’re both interesting prospects but in both cases the strength of schedule has been pretty goddamn weak, and Women’s Bantamweight is an increasingly deep division. Consider that Tara Larosa only just _barely_ made the cut. FightMatrix uses the entire Sherdog database to calculate it’s rankings among active fighters, so it’s not like JCS “forgot” Niedzwiedz or Dufresne.

  69. David March 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Alexis Dufresne UFC Signed she was not even on my radar. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz also at 5-0 has been on my top ten non-ufc list for a long time, she should be on your list too.

  70. Jiu-Jitsu December 18, 2013 at 7:10 am Reply

    Where is Agnieszka Niedzwiedz ?

  71. jason December 13, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    Those TUF results alternate timeline I posted earlier treat them as ‘full consideration bouts’. However, due to the decreased length and other factors.. when we go live with including them, they will not get this full consideration.

  72. jason December 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Ratings are based on pro MMA results, not on skill.

  73. Puzzled December 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

    And again, how is Miriam Nakamoto not ranked? She’s clearly better than most of these women and should be in the top 5. Even though her fight with Jessamyn Duke was later overturned to a NC doesn’t mean she isn’t better than Duke, Hell, she was kicking the crap out of Lauren Murphy before she blew her knee out, how are both of these women ranked ahead of her and she isn’t ranked at all? And how is Holly Holm ranked at all?

  74. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Ratings are based on pro MMA results, not on skill.

  75. Puzzled August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    And again, how is Miriam Nakamoto not ranked? She’s clearly better than most of these women and should be in the top 5. Even though her fight with Jessamyn Duke was later overturned to a NC doesn’t mean she isn’t better than Duke, Hell, she was kicking the crap out of Lauren Murphy before she blew her knee out, how are both of these women ranked ahead of her and she isn’t ranked at all? And how is Holly Holm ranked at all?

  76. bj December 4, 2013 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Very cool, thanks.

  77. John N. December 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

    I like this alternate timeline idea in this situation

  78. bj December 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Thanks. Yes, I’d include the fights to get into the house, there were some upsets there. So that’s eight fights to get into the house plus six fights during the season. (I’m not interested in the men’s side.)

  79. jason December 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Pena is #38.

    Will look into the alternate timeline request… Do the qualifying results (to get into the house) count as well in this alternate timeline?

  80. bj December 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm Reply

    I was wondering what Pena’s rank is now? She was #63 flyweight and beat #43 flyweight Rakoczy, so I’m thinking she can’t be higher than around #50 bantamweight? And yet she beat #13 bantamweight Bazler on the show. I guess there are similar things, like unranked Pennington beating #18 bantamweight Duke. Maybe you could give us a list of where all the TUF competitors are now?

    I don’t know if this is possible, but could you run an alternate timeline where all the TUF fights counted on their records (including the fights to get into the house)? I know the TUF house is a different environment, but most of the women have been in so few fights, I thought that including them might give us a better idea of their true ranking.

  81. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Pena is #38.

    Will look into the alternate timeline request… Do the qualifying results (to get into the house) count as well in this alternate timeline?

  82. bj August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I was wondering what Pena’s rank is now? She was #63 flyweight and beat #43 flyweight Rakoczy, so I’m thinking she can’t be higher than around #50 bantamweight? And yet she beat #13 bantamweight Bazler on the show. I guess there are similar things, like unranked Pennington beating #18 bantamweight Duke. Maybe you could give us a list of where all the TUF competitors are now?

    I don’t know if this is possible, but could you run an alternate timeline where all the TUF fights counted on their records (including the fights to get into the house)? I know the TUF house is a different environment, but most of the women have been in so few fights, I thought that including them might give us a better idea of their true ranking.

  83. iverbure December 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    it would be nice to see the rankings expanded even if its just to a top 25. this division is only going to get deeper.

  84. brokensproket October 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply

    As the women’s Bantamweight division gets deeper, is it likely that the rankings gets deeper to the top 30????

  85. jason October 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Her opposition strength is god awful.

  86. David Street October 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Still no respect for SHIZUKA (The Karateka) SUGIYAMA (10-3-0).

  87. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Her opposition strength is god awful.

  88. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Still no respect for SHIZUKA (The Karateka) SUGIYAMA (10-3-0).

  89. jason October 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm Reply

    LOL, now I’m confused.

  90. brokensproket October 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm Reply

    In the ranking, you have Lauren Taylor. And Lauren Taylors fight is with Lauren Murphy, not Miriam Nakamoto. I see what you did there.

  91. jason October 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Murphy got married recently… we’ll update that name change on next update.

  92. David Street October 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Invicta FC 7: Lauren “Murphy” vs. Miriam Nakamoto for Invicta’s Bantam weight belt, meaning we will not see these great fighters in the UFC… Also shows the return of Kelly Kobold (18-3) I wonder if we will see the return of Adrienna Jenkins (17-5) next, Kellys old adversary.. neither of them officially retired did they? They were the best in womens Bantam at one time at least at the top…

  93. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Murphy got married recently… we’ll update that name change on next update.

  94. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Invicta FC 7: Lauren “Murphy” vs. Miriam Nakamoto for Invicta’s Bantam weight belt, meaning we will not see these great fighters in the UFC… Also shows the return of Kelly Kobold (18-3) I wonder if we will see the return of Adrienna Jenkins (17-5) next, Kellys old adversary.. neither of them officially retired did they? They were the best in womens Bantam at one time at least at the top…

  95. David Street October 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Invicta FC 7: Lists Lauren Taylor as Lauren Murphy? vs. Miriam Nakamoto. I love this fight! But is this a spelling error?

  96. David Street October 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

    not a stupid question. Beth & Cabbage may not be related, nor do I think Miesha Tate and Jennifer Tate are, Jennifer who is 6-1 has just got back from Thailand she plans on coming back to fighting, UFC, WSOF or Invicta should be fighting for her. Now Kyra Gracie is related, she plans on moving into mma just waiting on the right offer. Also, Women’s Bantam has Emily Klinefelter & her sister Katy both are undefeated and climbing the charts, last I heard.

  97. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    not a stupid question. Beth & Cabbage may not be related, nor do I think Miesha Tate and Jennifer Tate are, Jennifer who is 6-1 has just got back from Thailand she plans on coming back to fighting, UFC, WSOF or Invicta should be fighting for her. Now Kyra Gracie is related, she plans on moving into mma just waiting on the right offer. Also, Women’s Bantam has Emily Klinefelter & her sister Katy both are undefeated and climbing the charts, last I heard.

  98. oleg October 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Guess not then. Now that I think about it, Cabbage’s name is Wesley CorreiRa. Sorry, stupid question.

  99. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Guess not then. Now that I think about it, Cabbage’s name is Wesley CorreiRa. Sorry, stupid question.

  100. David Street October 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    No idea Cabbage is from USA, Beth from Brazil, Is all I know….

  101. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    No idea Cabbage is from USA, Beth from Brazil, Is all I know….

  102. oleg October 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Semi-serious question: is Bethe Correia related to Cabbage?

  103. David Street October 4, 2013 at 11:32 am Reply

    Bethe Correia in UFC!!! 🙂 Finally getting the good ones, now if they can get Rin Nakai and Lauren Taylor…. What about SHIZUKA SUGIYAMA(9-3-0)? She should be on this list unless she retired?

  104. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Semi-serious question: is Bethe Correia related to Cabbage?

  105. David Street August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Bethe Correia in UFC!!! 🙂 Finally getting the good ones, now if they can get Rin Nakai and Lauren Taylor…. What about SHIZUKA SUGIYAMA(9-3-0)? She should be on this list unless she retired?

  106. jason October 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm Reply

    Only MMA results are considered and Nakamoto is 2-0, not 3-0.

  107. Puzzled October 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Why isn’t Miriam Nakamoto on this list? I know she’s only had 3 MMA fights, but 3 KO’s not to mention 10 World Titles in Muay Thai and an undefeated record there as well, I mean come on! If Holly Holm is good enough to be ranked then Miriam should be too.

  108. jason September 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply

    That’s a strange signing.. she has 1 win over a debut fighter according to Sherdog… but she is supposedly 5-0.

  109. David Street September 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm Reply

    never heard of Alexandra “Stitch” Albu new UFC Women’s Bantam Weight, never seen her on this list or any other list. . .

  110. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    never heard of Alexandra “Stitch” Albu new UFC Women’s Bantam Weight, never seen her on this list or any other list. . .

  111. Chromium May 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm Reply

    Upon researching, it appears you are correct, my mistake, although I’d give Benitez the one-fight exception rule since I think it’s unlikely she stays at that weight.

  112. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Upon researching, it appears you are correct, my mistake, although I’d give Benitez the one-fight exception rule since I think it’s unlikely she stays at that weight.

  113. jason May 1, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    I have Berezikova/Benitez at 130.

  114. Chromium May 1, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply

    Um… are you absolutely sure Julia Berezikova isn’t a Flyweight? Her last opponent, Karla Benitez, has only ever fought at Flyweight and Strawweight as far as I know.

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