The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible:

Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (12/31/18)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (2)
3) Valentina Shevchenko (3)
4) Rose Namajunas (4)
5) Holly Holm (5)
6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6)
7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7)
8) Seo Hee Ham (8)
9) Julia Budd (10)
10) Megan Anderson (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Ketlen Vieira, Germaine de Randamie, Kayla Harrison, Jessica Andrade, Liz Carmouche

*Ronda Rousey and Nicco Montano are ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Open Weights (12/31/18)

1) Kayla Harrison (1)
2) Gabi Garcia (2)

3) Bobbi-Jo Dalziel (3)
4) Jozette Cotton (4)
5) Kaitlin Young (5)
6) Sarah Patterson (6)
7) Moriel Charneski (7)
8) Tamikka Brents (8)
9) Brittany Elkin (9)
10) Barbara Nepomuceno (N/A)

*Lei’D TapaYulduz Mamatkulov, Crystal Stokes, Yoshiko Hirano, Destanie Yarbrough and Oksana Gagloeva are all ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Featherweights (12/31/18)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (2)
3) Holly Holm (3)
4) Julia Budd (4) 
5) Megan Anderson (5)
6) Arlene Blencowe (6)
7) Felicia Spencer (7)
8) Talita Nogueira (8)
9) Olga Rubin (9)
10) Macy Chiasson (10)

Honorable Mentions

Pam Sorenson, Helena Kolesnyk, Amber Leibrock, Leah Letson, Pannie Kianzad

*Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm are ranked in multiple classes but are exceptions to the rules. Ediane Gomes and Amanda Bell are ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights (12/31/18)

1) Amanda Nunes (1) 
2) Ketlen Vieira (2)
3) Germaine de Randamie (3)
4) Holly Holm (4)
5) Aspen Ladd (5)
6) Raquel Pennington (6) 
7) Tonya Evinger (7)
8) Cat Zingano (8)
9) Marion Reneau (9)
10) Sarah Kaufman (10)

Honorable Mentions

Sara McMann, Lucie Pudilová, Yana Kunitskaya, Irene Aldana, Talita Bernardo

*Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm are ranked in multiple divisions but are exceptions. Ronda Rousey, Julianna Pena and Leslie Smith is ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Flyweights (12/31/18)

1) Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (1)
2) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (2)
3) Liz Carmouche (4)
4) Jennifer Maia (5)
5) Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (6)
6) Roxanne Modafferi (9)
7) Jessica “Evil” Eye (N/A)
8) Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (N/A)
9) Ariane Lipski (3)
10) Katlyn Chookagian (7)

Honorable Mentions

Andrea Lee, Alexis Davis, Pearl Gonzalez, Sijara Eubanks, Vanessa Porto

*Nicco Montano and Sarah D’Alelio are both ineligible for the rankings.

Top 10 Women’s Strawweights (12/31/18)

1) “Thug” Rose Namajunas (1)
2) Joanna Jędrzejczyk (2)
3) Jéssica Andrade (3)
4) Tatiana Suarez (7)
5) Nina Ansaroff (N/A)
6) Claudia Gadelha (4)
7) Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (6)
8) Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5)
9) Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (8)
10) Cynthia Calvillo (9)

Honorable Mentions

Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos, Livia Renanta Souza, Michelle Waterson, Jodie Esquibel

*Jessica Penne is ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Atomweights (12/31/18)

1) Seo Hee Ham (1)
2) Ayaka Hamasaki (2)
3) Jinh Yu Frey (4)
4) Ashley Cummins (5)
5) Tomo Maesawa (9)
6) Mina Kurobe (3)
7) Alesha Zappitella (N/A)
8) Alyssa Garcia (8)
9) Satomi Takano (N/A)
10) Jeong Eun Park (10)

Honorable Mentions

Emi Tomimatsu, Amber Brown, Loma Lookboonmee, Minna Grusander, Lisbeth Lopez Silva

*Naho Sugiyama, Herica Tiburcio, Kyra Batara and Tessa Simpson is ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.