Due to inactivity, Barb Honchak and Carla Esparza are ineligible for the rankings. Previous in parenthesis:
Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (1/24/16)
1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1)
It’s official that Cristiane Justino will be making her UFC debut at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith. This is part of a much larger stacked card with many other Brazilian legends appearing on the card and the marketing will be big.
2) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (4)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be facing Claudia Gadelha at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale after their TUF stints. The fireworks have already been going between the two though it’s hard to know if their rivalry will equal others.
3) Ronda Rousey (3)
The match that makes the most sense is for Ronda Rousey to face Miesha Tate for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship with an estimated return placed sometime during the fall or as late as winter.
4) Miesha Tate (5)
Miesha Tate demonstrated the heart of a champion by never giving up and finding a way to defeat Holly Holm. She will next be defending her title against Amanda Nunes at the distinguished UFC 200 event in July.
5) Holly Holm (2)
Former champion Holly Holm literally went down swinging at UFC 196 before Miesha Tate choked her asleep. She will not be getting an immediate rematch for the title but a rematch against Ronda Rousey isn’t impossible.
6) Claudia Gadelha (6)
Claudia Gadelha got in a heated exchange with Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the UFC Unstoppable press conference. She will next get to coach the next generation of fellow Strawweights and light heavyweights on the next TUF season.
7) Michelle Waterson (7)
The last time anyone heard of Michelle Waterson she was recovering from a knee injury that she sustained while training for a fight with Tecia Torres which would have taken place at UFC 194 and will hopefully return soon.
8) Alexis Davis (8)
Alexis Davis will probably be ranked this last time before she becomes ineligible due to her maternity leave time. One can only hope she will remain in the mix once she gets back into the game after her pregnancy and other issues.
9) Marloes Coenen (9)
In what could be referred to as a clear cut disappointment, Marloes Coenen has only fought twice under the Bellator banner. It if very unclear as to what Scott Coker planned for the women but it hasn’t taken off as of yet.
10) Ayaka Hamasaki (10)
Ayaka Hamasaki recently defended her Invicta FC Atomweight Championship against Amber Brown on 3/11.
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