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. Also note that fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case exceptions are made:

Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (2/28/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)
3) Cristiane Venacio (3)
4) Zhang Weili (4)
5) Tatiana Suarez (5)

6) Rose Namajunas (6)
7) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (7)
8) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8)

9) Kayla Harrison (9)
10) Seo Hee Ham (10)

Honorable Mentions

Ayaka Hamasaki, Aspen Ladd, Julia Budd, Jessica Andrade, Joanne Calderwood

*Ronda Rousey is ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Open Weights (2/28/20)

1) Kayla Harrison (1)
2) Larissa Pacheco (2)
3) Sarah Kaufman (3)
4) Roberta Samad (4)
5) Bobbi-Jo Dalziel (5)
6) Morgan Frier (6)

7) Genah Fabian (7)
8) Kendra Wilczynski (8)

9 Mariana Morais (N/A)
10) Bianca Daimoni (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Dayana Silva, Yana Gadelha, Laura Sanchez, Miranda Barber, Lucie Gotthard

*Gabi Garcia, Barbara Nepomuceno, Jozette Cotton, Brittney Elkin, Sarah Patterson, Sarah Petzold and Lei’D Tapa are ineligible as inactive.

Top 10 Women’s Featherweights (2/28/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Cristiane Venacio (2)
3) Julia Budd (3)
4) Felicia Spencer (4)
5) Megan Anderson (5)
6) Arlene Blencowe (6)
7) Amanda Bell (7)
8) Pam Sorenson (8)
9) Leslie Smith (9)

10) Cindy Dandois (10)

Honorable Mentions

Jessy Miele,Sinead Kavanagh, Olga Rubin, Jessica Borga, Kaitlin Young

*Amanda Nunes is ranked in multiple classes but is an exception to the rule.

**Ediane Gomes is ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights (2/28/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Germaine de Randamie (2)
3) Aspen Ladd (3)
4) Holly Holm (4)
5) Raquel Pennington (5)
6) Yana Kunitskaya (6)
7) Irene Aldana (7)

8) Sara McMann (N/A)
9) Lina Lansberg (8)

10) Macy Chiasson (9)

Honorable Mentions

Julia Avila, Julianna Pena, Pannie Kianzad, Sarah Moras, Bethe Correia

*Amanda Nunes is ranked in multiple divisions but is an exception. 

**Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano are all ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Flyweights (2/28/20)

1) Valentina Shevchenko (1)
2) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (2)

3) Katlyn Chookagian (3)
4) Liz Carmouche (4)
5) Jessica Eye (5)
6) Jennifer Maia (6)

7) Joanne Calderwood (8)
8) Vanessa Porto (7)
9) Roxanne Modafferi (9)
10) Montana De La Rosa (10)

Honorable Mentions

Holly McCann, Antonina Shevchenko, Lauren Murphy, Justine Kish, Alejandra Lara

*Agnieszka Niedźwiedź and Paige VanZant are both ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Strawweights ((2/28/20)

1) Weili Zhang (1)
2) Tatiana Suarez (2)
3) Rose Namajunas (3)
4) Joanna Jędrzejczyk (4)
5) Jéssica Andrade (5)
6) Claudia Gadelha (6)

7) Nina Ansaroff (7)
8) Carla Esparza (8)
9) Michelle Waterson (9)
10) Cynthia Calvillo (10)

Honorable Mentions

Marina Rodriguez, Xiaonan Yan, Brianna Van Buren, Amanda Ribas, Angela Hill

Top 10 Women’s Atomweights (2/28/20)

1) Seo Hee Ham (1)
2) Ayaka Hamasaki (2)
3) Jinh Yu Frey (3)

4) Ashley Cummins (4)
5) Miyuu Yamamoto (5)
6) Tomo Maesawa (6)
7) Mina Kurobe (7)
8) Viviane Pereira (8)
9) Kanna Asakura (9)
10) Alesha Zappitella (10)

Honorable Mentions

Jeong Eun Park, Jillian Decoursey, Suwanan Boonsorn, Rena Kubota, Yoon Ha Hong

*Lisbeth Lopez Silva and Minna Grusander are both ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

**MMA Freak Atomweight rankings cutoff extends to 108 pounds to include the Rizin Super Atomweight division.

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