Women’s Strawweight

Women’s Strawweight (111-118.9 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: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)
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1  
CN Weili Zhang  (33) 23-3-0
360
Last Fight: 11/12/2022 [UFC] vs  [#2 W115] Carla Esparza
 
2  
US Carla Esparza  (35) 19-7-0
229
Last Fight: 11/12/2022 [UFC] vs  [#1 W115] Weili Zhang
 
3  
US Rose Namajunas  (30) 11-5-0
229
Last Fight: 5/07/2022 [UFC] vs  [#2 W115] Carla Esparza
 
4  
BR Amanda Lemos  (35) 13-2-1
174
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#5 W115] Marina Rodriguez
 
5  
BR Marina Rodriguez  (35) 16-2-2
116
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#4 W115] Amanda Lemos
 
6  
CN Xiaonan Yan  (33) 15-3-0
107
Last Fight: 10/01/2022 [UFC] vs  [#9 W115] Mackenzie Dern
 
7  
US Tecia Torres  (33) 13-6-0
98
Last Fight: 4/09/2022 [UFC] vs  [#9 W115] Mackenzie Dern
 
8  
US Angela Hill  (38) 15-12-0
98
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#14 W115] Emily Ducote
 
9  
US Mackenzie Dern  (29) 12-3-0
94
Last Fight: 10/01/2022 [UFC] vs  [#6 W115] Xiaonan Yan
 
10  
BR Virna Jandiroba  (34) 18-3-0
90
Last Fight: 5/14/2022 [UFC] vs  [#8 W115] Angela Hill
 
11  
KR Seo Hee Ham  (35) 24-8-0
85
Last Fight: 3/26/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#29 W115] Denice Zamboanga
 
12 1
VE Piera Rodriguez  (30) 9-0-0
61
Last Fight: 10/15/2022 [UFC] vs  [#31 W115] Sam Hughes
Next Fight: 4/15/2023 [UFC] vs [#31 W125] Gillian Robertson
13 1
US Michelle Waterson-Gomez  (37) 18-10-0
61
Last Fight: 7/16/2022 [UFC] vs  [#4 W115] Amanda Lemos
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#25 W115] Luana Pinheiro
14  
US Emily Ducote  (29) 12-7-0
59
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#8 W115] Angela Hill
 
15  
SG Tiffany Teo  (33) 11-2-0
58
Last Fight: 9/29/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#48 W115] Ritu Phogat
 
16  
MX Yazmin Jauregui  (23) 10-0-0
56
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Istela Nunes
 
17  
CA Lupita Godinez  (29) 8-3-0
54
Last Fight: 8/13/2022 [UFC] vs  [#8 W115] Angela Hill
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#26 W125] Cynthia Calvillo
18  
RU Victoria Dudakova  (24) 6-0-0
54
Last Fight: 8/30/2022 [Dana Whites Contender Series] vs  [#34 W115] Maria Silva
 
19  
TH Nong Stamp  (25) 9-2-0
52
Last Fight: 9/30/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 W115] Jihin Radzuan
 
20  
UK Cory McKenna  (23) 8-2-0
50
Last Fight: 12/17/2022 [UFC] vs  [#55 W115] Cheyanne Vlismas
 
21  
BR Bruna Brasil  (29) 8-3-0
50
Last Fight: 9/13/2022 [Dana Whites Contender Series] vs  [NR] Marnic Mann
Next Fight: 4/15/2023 [UFC] vs [#47 W115] Denise Gomes
22  
US Vanessa Demopoulos  (34) 9-4-0
49
Last Fight: 11/19/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Maria Oliveira
 
23 5
BR Julia Polastri  (24) 11-3-0
48
Last Fight: 1/28/2023 [Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)] vs  [NR] Brenda Gottig
 
24  
BR Valesca Machado  (26) 12-3-0
47
Last Fight: 11/16/2022 [Invicta FC] vs  [#44 W115] Karolina Wojcik
Next Fight: 3/15/2023 [Invicta FC] vs [#60 W115] Danni McCormack
25 2
BR Luana Pinheiro  (29) 10-1-0
47
Last Fight: 11/20/2021 [UFC] vs  [#31 W115] Sam Hughes
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#13 W115] Michelle Waterson-Gomez

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: [#75] Brenda Gottig!

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

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>

112 Comments

  1. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Virna Jandiroba won her last fight against Ericka Almeida, an 7-3 UFC vet, in one of the greatest promotions from Brazil, and hasn’t earn even 1 point. Can you explain what happened??

  2. John Short August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Big fan of Fight Matrix Rankings but these WSW Rankings seem way out of wack here. Hill and Souza at #3 and 4 seem a bit too high especially when I see Tecia Torres way down at #20 after her only loss was to Rose Namajunas, a fight that could have easily been scored for Torres. It’s hard to believe that Casey is above Torres too.

  3. Will August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Damn, Grasso dropped 12 points after loosing to Herrig

  4. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Gadelha’s drop was a bug. Fixed shortly.

  5. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    After her release from UFC, Hill beat a high ranked opponent in Invicta, hence her current ranking.

    Gadelhalha’s drop in this release is unusual, worth looking into what caused this.

  6. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Why Virna Jandiroba didn’t score with her last fight? When she was 9-0 she had 46 points, now she’s 10-0 and still 46 points. Is that a bug??

  7. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Hello,

    Kaline Medeiros is brazilian not american.

  8. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm Reply
  9. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    To look forward too: Tiffany Van Soest wants to fight straw MMA she is a great Lion Fight Muay Thai fighter by the end of 2016 she will be on this list I am betting. Bet the long game… I have yet to see Jemyma Betrian “The Golden Girl” fight MMA she was 35-2-1 in Kick-Boxing, and now 2-0 in MMA, the kickboxers are doing well, except for Justine Kish who is in the UFC but is plagued with injuries and losing weight problems.

    Why are the Women kickboxers doing better than the women BJJ fighters or is it just me?

  10. B Rad August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    So far these rankings still look a little off and have been very volatile. We really need to see these fighters compete more often because it’s really hard to establish a more grounded order with so few data points no matter how good an algorithm you have.

  11. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Virna Jandiroba had fought this weekend and beaten her opponent with an armlock on the 2nd round, can you update it in the ranking? Follow the sherdog link: http://m.sherdog.com/fighter/record/Virna-Jandiroba-137557

  12. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I thought Aguilar’s claim to fame was beating Fujii?

    Aguilar has likely gotten fortunate more than once on the cards… sadly the system can’t see that.

  13. mike ripple August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    This shit with aguilar being number one has to be reevaluated soon. Hell, Angela Magana beat her clean once and was verbally signalling the ref on the second go round that was misconstrued as a verbal abdication by Magana. That happened a while ago and so did the Aguilar/Esparza decision. Carla has evolved by lightyears and Aguilar has not. She needs to come and fight Esparza or go to the back of the line. Don’t be afraid homie!! Aguilar is not by any stretch the best strawweight!!!

  14. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Jessica Aguilar’s claim to fame was that she had beat Carla Esparza. Now that Joanna Jędrzejczyk is the champion. If you still have Jessica as #1 after this than we will all give up on you.

    Jessica Aguilar is welcome to try to beat Jędrzejczyk but I do not see it happening.

  15. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Has Esparza had a fight in the last 450 days? TUF doesn’t count because it hasn’t broadcast one of her fights yet.

  16. mike ripple August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Get Randa Markos a fight, Sean Shelby. The fans love her and want to see her in the Octagon. She and Thug Rose were my favorites on TUF 20!!

  17. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Jessica Rakoczy and Valérie Létourneau, both move to strawweight? Randa Markos often is not reconized as Canadain as often given the flag of Iran by her name, but now it will be an issue on who is the best Canadian at strawweight.

  18. Aaron August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    With TUF 20 starting, and some of the fighters not ranked in the top 25, could you make a post with all their ranks each week, like you used to do with the TUF updates? I would be interested to see how close some of the non-ranked fighters are to the top-25.

  19. Gilbert montiel August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Jessica Aguilar 18-4

    Claudia Gadelha (11-0)

    Joanne Calderwood 8-0

    Tecia Torres 4-0

    Carla Esparza (9-2),

    Jessica Penne 11-2

    Alex Chambers (4-1),

    Felice Herrig (9-5),

    Juliana Lima 6-1

    Bec Hyatt (5-3),

    Emily Kagan (3-1),

    Rose Namajunas (2-1),

    Paige VanZant (3-1) .

  20. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Much obliged, thanks! 😀

  21. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Good call.

    I’ll push it to 25 on next update.

  22. Brandon August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Will results from TUF 20 be used for rankings? Not sure if with it being a title tourney if these fights will have official or exhibition status.

  23. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    JCS, I’m currently writing 4-Part TUF 20 preview for WomensMMA.com, in collaboration with between 1 and 3 other writers (depending on who submits stuff).

    Could I ask as a personal favor if you could go ahead with expanding the SW division to 25 fighters now? I would be much obliged, and I’ll link every article to your rankings.

    Seems like expanding the thing to do in honor of the UFC’s divisional launch anyway, seeing as the first UFC Strawweight match is actually happening on Wednesday. The division also has reached the informal criteria for expansion where the lowest ranked fighters have 25 points.

  24. jason May 2, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply

    Sure. She only managed a split decision against a much lower rated fighter.

  25. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Sure. She only managed a split decision against a much lower rated fighter.

  26. Wanderson Ramos May 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm Reply

    Virna Jandiroba won her last fight against Ericka Almeida, an 7-3 UFC vet, in one of the greatest promotions from Brazil, and hasn’t earn even 1 point. Can you explain what happened??

  27. Will February 11, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply

    Damn, Grasso dropped 12 points after loosing to Herrig

  28. John Short February 2, 2017 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Big fan of Fight Matrix Rankings but these WSW Rankings seem way out of wack here. Hill and Souza at #3 and 4 seem a bit too high especially when I see Tecia Torres way down at #20 after her only loss was to Rose Namajunas, a fight that could have easily been scored for Torres. It’s hard to believe that Casey is above Torres too.

  29. jason December 5, 2016 at 10:27 am Reply

    Her opponent was 0-1. Everything worked perfectly.

  30. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Her opponent was 0-1. Everything worked perfectly.

  31. Wanderson Ramos December 5, 2016 at 4:45 am Reply

    Why Virna Jandiroba didn’t score with her last fight? When she was 9-0 she had 46 points, now she’s 10-0 and still 46 points. Is that a bug??

  32. jason October 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Gadelha’s drop was a bug. Fixed shortly.

  33. oleg October 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm Reply

    After her release from UFC, Hill beat a high ranked opponent in Invicta, hence her current ranking.

    Gadelhalha’s drop in this release is unusual, worth looking into what caused this.

  34. TheMMAPlug October 31, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

    Wow, these rankings are absolute garbage. Angela Hill was 0-2 in the UFC not counting her loss on TUF and you have her at #3. Gadehla at #8 when she clearly is the biggest threat to Joanna as of now. Your list is crap lol

  35. TheMMAPlug August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Wow, these rankings are absolute garbage. Angela Hill was 0-2 in the UFC not counting her loss on TUF and you have her at #3. Gadehla at #8 when she clearly is the biggest threat to Joanna as of now. Your list is crap lol

  36. Wanderson Ramos October 22, 2016 at 11:23 pm Reply

    Hello,

    Kaline Medeiros is brazilian not american.

  37. Chromium October 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm Reply

    @Serg: the primary reason is because Anastasia Yankova is a Bantamweight.

  38. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    @Serg: the primary reason is because Anastasia Yankova is a Bantamweight.

  39. Serg September 15, 2016 at 5:37 am Reply
  40. Serg August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply
  41. jason August 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Have to look into that..

  42. Chromium August 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Nitpick, but isn’t Angela Hill 5-2?

  43. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Have to look into that..

  44. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Nitpick, but isn’t Angela Hill 5-2?

  45. jason August 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Yeah, I think I’ll schedule some expansions on the next update.

  46. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Yeah, I think I’ll schedule some expansions on the next update.

  47. Chromium August 10, 2016 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Wow, while Women’s AW/FLW/FW are practically stagnant, and BW is growing very slowly, seems like it’s almost time to expand SW again.

  48. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Wow, while Women’s AW/FLW/FW are practically stagnant, and BW is growing very slowly, seems like it’s almost time to expand SW again.

  49. B Rad May 9, 2016 at 2:25 am Reply

    So far these rankings still look a little off and have been very volatile. We really need to see these fighters compete more often because it’s really hard to establish a more grounded order with so few data points no matter how good an algorithm you have.

  50. B Rad May 9, 2016 at 2:22 am Reply

    Yeah, I did not think she would have been compeitive with Livia Souza, let along beating her.

  51. B Rad August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Yeah, I did not think she would have been compeitive with Livia Souza, let along beating her.

  52. oleg May 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Holy shit Angela Hill is doing good after getting cut from UFC huh

  53. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Holy shit Angela Hill is doing good after getting cut from UFC huh

  54. Wanderson Ramos April 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Virna Jandiroba had fought this weekend and beaten her opponent with an armlock on the 2nd round, can you update it in the ranking? Follow the sherdog link: http://m.sherdog.com/fighter/record/Virna-Jandiroba-137557

  55. John Short February 28, 2016 at 12:48 am Reply

    Rose Namajunas ranked at #7 seems slightly too low IMO. She’s fighting Torres next for the #1 contender spot but more importantly she’s ranked below Kowalkiewicz. Not sure how, Kowalkiewicz is Top 10 but a win over Randa Markos doesn’t warrant her to be ranked that high. And although Livia Souza is very good, I think her at #3 is slightly too high as well.

    Overall I love your rankings and they hold more weight than any other rankings out there!

  56. John Short August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Rose Namajunas ranked at #7 seems slightly too low IMO. She’s fighting Torres next for the #1 contender spot but more importantly she’s ranked below Kowalkiewicz. Not sure how, Kowalkiewicz is Top 10 but a win over Randa Markos doesn’t warrant her to be ranked that high. And although Livia Souza is very good, I think her at #3 is slightly too high as well.

    Overall I love your rankings and they hold more weight than any other rankings out there!

  57. Wanderson Ramos December 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm Reply

    That was probably a mistake. I have made a research in their page in Facebook and printed this. Check it out: http://pt-br.tinypic.com/r/16719ip/9

    I hope it can help!!!

  58. jason December 20, 2015 at 10:54 am Reply
  59. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    That was probably a mistake. I have made a research in their page in Facebook and printed this. Check it out: http://pt-br.tinypic.com/r/16719ip/9

    I hope it can help!!!

  60. Wanderson Ramos December 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm Reply

    No, she had try to fight in 115 division once, but she couldn’t hit the weight. Her last fight against Kate da Silva was in a 125 tournament. You can check on her sherdog record.

  61. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    No, she had try to fight in 115 division once, but she couldn’t hit the weight. Her last fight against Kate da Silva was in a 125 tournament. You can check on her sherdog record.

  62. jason December 16, 2015 at 11:49 am Reply

    Didn’t she just compete in a 115 tournament?

  63. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Didn’t she just compete in a 115 tournament?

  64. Wanderson Ramos December 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Hi there!!
    Marília Santos is ranked in a wrong division.
    In this website she is classified as a straweight figther, actually she is a flyweight fighter. Could you please move her??

  65. Wanderson Ramos August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Hi there!!
    Marília Santos is ranked in a wrong division.
    In this website she is classified as a straweight figther, actually she is a flyweight fighter. Could you please move her??

  66. Juchi December 12, 2015 at 3:42 am Reply

    After watching One Champioship’s Angela Lee in a phenomenal and wildly competitive fight yesterday, I sure hope to see her listed soon. Saw a greater variety of submission attempts in less than 2 rounds than I typically see in a 5 round title fight.

  67. Juchi August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    After watching One Champioship’s Angela Lee in a phenomenal and wildly competitive fight yesterday, I sure hope to see her listed soon. Saw a greater variety of submission attempts in less than 2 rounds than I typically see in a 5 round title fight.

  68. jason March 15, 2015 at 10:32 am Reply

    I thought Aguilar’s claim to fame was beating Fujii?

    Aguilar has likely gotten fortunate more than once on the cards… sadly the system can’t see that.

  69. David Street March 15, 2015 at 12:38 am Reply

    Jessica Aguilar’s claim to fame was that she had beat Carla Esparza. Now that Joanna Jędrzejczyk is the champion. If you still have Jessica as #1 after this than we will all give up on you.

    Jessica Aguilar is welcome to try to beat Jędrzejczyk but I do not see it happening.

  70. David Street March 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm Reply

    To look forward too: Tiffany Van Soest wants to fight straw MMA she is a great Lion Fight Muay Thai fighter by the end of 2016 she will be on this list I am betting. Bet the long game… I have yet to see Jemyma Betrian “The Golden Girl” fight MMA she was 35-2-1 in Kick-Boxing, and now 2-0 in MMA, the kickboxers are doing well, except for Justine Kish who is in the UFC but is plagued with injuries and losing weight problems.

    Why are the Women kickboxers doing better than the women BJJ fighters or is it just me?

  71. David Street February 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Maryna Moroz vs. Joanne Calderwood in the UFC Poland fight. I wax looking forward to the Maryna Moroz vs. Dora Perjes in XFC-i,That fight seemed more equal, Joanne is the big favorite. But they also have on the same card Claudia Gadelha vs. Aisling Daly, this match may be more interesting Daly goes up and down she has won some major matches so I think this one will depend on her having her head in the game because Gadelha always has her head right.

  72. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Maryna Moroz vs. Joanne Calderwood in the UFC Poland fight. I wax looking forward to the Maryna Moroz vs. Dora Perjes in XFC-i,That fight seemed more equal, Joanne is the big favorite. But they also have on the same card Claudia Gadelha vs. Aisling Daly, this match may be more interesting Daly goes up and down she has won some major matches so I think this one will depend on her having her head in the game because Gadelha always has her head right.

  73. David Street February 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm Reply

    note: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)is no longer DeAnna’s straw weight move her new opponent is up-in-comer Norma Rueda Center (3-1.

  74. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    note: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)is no longer DeAnna’s straw weight move her new opponent is up-in-comer Norma Rueda Center (3-1.

  75. mike ripple February 10, 2015 at 11:41 am Reply

    Get Randa Markos a fight, Sean Shelby. The fans love her and want to see her in the Octagon. She and Thug Rose were my favorites on TUF 20!!

  76. mike ripple February 10, 2015 at 11:38 am Reply

    This shit with aguilar being number one has to be reevaluated soon. Hell, Angela Magana beat her clean once and was verbally signalling the ref on the second go round that was misconstrued as a verbal abdication by Magana. That happened a while ago and so did the Aguilar/Esparza decision. Carla has evolved by lightyears and Aguilar has not. She needs to come and fight Esparza or go to the back of the line. Don’t be afraid homie!! Aguilar is not by any stretch the best strawweight!!!

  77. David Street January 29, 2015 at 2:55 am Reply

    now we have DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)in a strawweight battle, What happened DeAnna Bennett was expected to move to Bantam not Straw? She was expected to be the next big thing in Bantam. All this movement to straw… will the strawweight division ever settle down so we can get a clear read? Lyn Alvarez is no longer even on your top 30, how are you gonna rate DeAnna if she wins?

  78. David Street August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    now we have DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)in a strawweight battle, What happened DeAnna Bennett was expected to move to Bantam not Straw? She was expected to be the next big thing in Bantam. All this movement to straw… will the strawweight division ever settle down so we can get a clear read? Lyn Alvarez is no longer even on your top 30, how are you gonna rate DeAnna if she wins?

  79. David Street January 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Jessica Rakoczy and Valérie Létourneau, both move to strawweight? Randa Markos often is not reconized as Canadain as often given the flag of Iran by her name, but now it will be an issue on who is the best Canadian at strawweight.

  80. jason November 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm Reply

    In a perfect world, the TUF winner would face Aguilar.

  81. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    In a perfect world, the TUF winner would face Aguilar.

  82. oleg November 5, 2014 at 11:35 am Reply

    I expect that a lot of the girls currently on TUF will keep climbing the rankings… I would be surprised if the overwhelming majority of the Top 10 in this division will not be in UFC by the time TUF is over.

  83. Fuchs November 5, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    very interesting ranking… so about 20 of the best strawweights wont be in the ufc, when they debut the belt.

  84. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I expect that a lot of the girls currently on TUF will keep climbing the rankings… I would be surprised if the overwhelming majority of the Top 10 in this division will not be in UFC by the time TUF is over.

  85. Fuchs August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    very interesting ranking… so about 20 of the best strawweights wont be in the ufc, when they debut the belt.

  86. jason September 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Has Esparza had a fight in the last 450 days? TUF doesn’t count because it hasn’t broadcast one of her fights yet.

  87. mike r September 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm Reply

    No Thug Rose Namajunas anywhere in sight…man are you gonna be making some adjustments once TUF 20 is over!!

  88. mike r September 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Invicta champion not even on the list????
    Carla Esparza??? You guys need to do a site on transgender fighters only list…maybe you will get that right. Wtf????

  89. mike r August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    No Thug Rose Namajunas anywhere in sight…man are you gonna be making some adjustments once TUF 20 is over!!

  90. mike r August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Invicta champion not even on the list????
    Carla Esparza??? You guys need to do a site on transgender fighters only list…maybe you will get that right. Wtf????

  91. Aaron September 6, 2014 at 10:58 pm Reply

    With TUF 20 starting, and some of the fighters not ranked in the top 25, could you make a post with all their ranks each week, like you used to do with the TUF updates? I would be interested to see how close some of the non-ranked fighters are to the top-25.

  92. jason August 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    They will count, but at a slightly reduced amount… basically 75% of normal.

  93. Brandon August 30, 2014 at 11:50 am Reply

    Will results from TUF 20 be used for rankings? Not sure if with it being a title tourney if these fights will have official or exhibition status.

  94. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    They will count, but at a slightly reduced amount… basically 75% of normal.

  95. jason July 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Next 5 are…

    Patricia Vidonic
    Aline Sattelmayer
    Lynn Alvarez
    Karine Silva
    Lacey Schuckman

  96. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Next 5 are…

    Patricia Vidonic
    Aline Sattelmayer
    Lynn Alvarez
    Karine Silva
    Lacey Schuckman

  97. Chromium July 15, 2014 at 7:10 am Reply

    Much obliged, thanks! 😀

  98. jason July 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Good call.

    I’ll push it to 25 on next update.

  99. Chromium July 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

    JCS, I’m currently writing 4-Part TUF 20 preview for WomensMMA.com, in collaboration with between 1 and 3 other writers (depending on who submits stuff).

    Could I ask as a personal favor if you could go ahead with expanding the SW division to 25 fighters now? I would be much obliged, and I’ll link every article to your rankings.

    Seems like expanding the thing to do in honor of the UFC’s divisional launch anyway, seeing as the first UFC Strawweight match is actually happening on Wednesday. The division also has reached the informal criteria for expansion where the lowest ranked fighters have 25 points.

  100. Gilbert montiel July 5, 2014 at 9:23 am Reply

    Jessica Aguilar 18-4

    Claudia Gadelha (11-0)

    Joanne Calderwood 8-0

    Tecia Torres 4-0

    Carla Esparza (9-2),

    Jessica Penne 11-2

    Alex Chambers (4-1),

    Felice Herrig (9-5),

    Juliana Lima 6-1

    Bec Hyatt (5-3),

    Emily Kagan (3-1),

    Rose Namajunas (2-1),

    Paige VanZant (3-1) .

  101. jason May 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Some are ranked in other divisions.. some are not accomplished enough to be ranked.

  102. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Some are ranked in other divisions.. some are not accomplished enough to be ranked.

  103. david May 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm Reply

    I wish you would include the Straw women from upcoming TUF so we can get to know them better,
    Tried out TUF Straw:
    Justine Kish,
    Michelle Ould,
    Jessica Penne 11-2,
    Aisling Daly,
    Audrey Alvarez,
    Maria Andaverde,
    Nina Ansaroff,
    Chelsea Bailey,
    Kathina Catron 3-3,
    Angelica Chavez 4-2,
    Holly Cline,
    Heather Jo Clark,
    Sharice Davids,
    Lisa Ellis 15-8-0 ,
    Claire Fryer,
    Charlene Gellner,
    Paulina Granados 2-1,
    Helen Harper,
    Angela Hill,
    Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger,
    Jennifer Liou,
    Kristi Lopez,
    Jillian Lybarger,
    Angela Magana,
    Randa Markos,
    Amy Montenegro,
    Melissa Myers,
    Tyra Parker,
    Mandy Polk,
    Diana Rael,
    Laura Salazar,
    Sarah Schneider-Chance 6-6,
    Tessa Rose Simpson,
    Danielle Taylor,
    Karina Taylor and
    Ashley Yoder.

    I know so little of these, how would you rate them?

  104. david August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I wish you would include the Straw women from upcoming TUF so we can get to know them better,
    Tried out TUF Straw:
    Justine Kish,
    Michelle Ould,
    Jessica Penne 11-2,
    Aisling Daly,
    Audrey Alvarez,
    Maria Andaverde,
    Nina Ansaroff,
    Chelsea Bailey,
    Kathina Catron 3-3,
    Angelica Chavez 4-2,
    Holly Cline,
    Heather Jo Clark,
    Sharice Davids,
    Lisa Ellis 15-8-0 ,
    Claire Fryer,
    Charlene Gellner,
    Paulina Granados 2-1,
    Helen Harper,
    Angela Hill,
    Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger,
    Jennifer Liou,
    Kristi Lopez,
    Jillian Lybarger,
    Angela Magana,
    Randa Markos,
    Amy Montenegro,
    Melissa Myers,
    Tyra Parker,
    Mandy Polk,
    Diana Rael,
    Laura Salazar,
    Sarah Schneider-Chance 6-6,
    Tessa Rose Simpson,
    Danielle Taylor,
    Karina Taylor and
    Ashley Yoder.

    I know so little of these, how would you rate them?

  105. jason March 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Getting close.

  106. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Getting close.

  107. Chromium March 27, 2014 at 4:19 am Reply

    Think maybe we could add another 5? Seems like Strawweight is starting to attract more FLWs and AWs now that the UFC is opening a division.

  108. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Think maybe we could add another 5? Seems like Strawweight is starting to attract more FLWs and AWs now that the UFC is opening a division.

  109. Chromium February 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm Reply

    THANK YOU for counting Inoue’s win over Tomimatsu. Turning Inoue’s armbar win over Tomimatsu into a “loss” for missing weight (by 0.5 kg) was some of the biggest bullshit I’ve ever seen from a Japanese promotion and that’s saying A LOT.

  110. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    THANK YOU for counting Inoue’s win over Tomimatsu. Turning Inoue’s armbar win over Tomimatsu into a “loss” for missing weight (by 0.5 kg) was some of the biggest bullshit I’ve ever seen from a Japanese promotion and that’s saying A LOT.

  111. shakejunt June 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply

    haga at 10? i get she beat sugi, but still she’s 5-11

  112. shakejunt August 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    haga at 10? i get she beat sugi, but still she’s 5-11

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