Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and the previous ranks (4/1/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) – Invicta FC Champion – Defends her title on July 10th against Faith Van Duin. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (4) – Following a successful fight at Invicta FC 12, challenges Cyborg. 5)
Due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings (1/24/15) in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is set to defend his title this Saturday, April 25th at UFC 186 against Kyoji Horiguchi. Johnson’s dominance in the division shows how great of a fighter he really is in the UFC. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) After a successful fight in November against Dustin Ortiz, Joseph Benavidez will fight John Moraga at UFC 187. The Memorial
Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and the previous ranks (2/26/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (N/A) – Invicta FC Champion – Will next defend her title on July 10th against TBD. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (1) 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) 4) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) – Fights Amanda Bell at Invicta FC 12 for a possible title shot. 5) Annalisa
Note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers. Also note the previous rankings (2/26/15) are in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey will be defending her title on August 1st against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 taking place in Brazil. Her recent appearance in the WWE didn’t exactly hurt her overall popularity and opened a possible future avenue. 2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (N/A) After her successful defense against Charmain Tweet,
Note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (1/29/15) in parenthesis: 1) Rafael dos Anjos (5) Rafael dos Anjos pulled probably upset of the year when he handled Anthony Pettis from the first bell to last. He is now waiting to face the winner of Donald Cerrone versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 2) Anthony Pettis (1) Following a rather lopsided loss, Anthony Pettis will have to reassess his fighting strategy in order to rebound.
Due to inactivity, Rashad Evans is ineligible for the rankings. Previous rankings (2/22/15) are in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will be defending his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on Memorial Day weekend. Jones has faced some challenging opponents in the past, however Johnson is a completely different animal right now. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following a dominant performance, Anthony Johnson will be facing Jon Jones on May 23rd at UFC 187. Johnson has been
Due to inactivity, Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (1/15/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey maybe in for her greatest challenge to date when she faces Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both women has very similar traits in that they are both well rounded athletes, despite Zingano’s lack of an Olympic Bronze medal in judo. 2)
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (1/12/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Will probably be fighting Julia Budd later this year for the vacant Bellator Women’s Featherweight belt. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) – Recently made her Bellator debut against fellow Canadian Gabrielle Holloway at Bellator 133. 3) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) 4) Talita “Treta”
Due to inactivity and moving down in weight respectively, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson are both ineligible for the rankings: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones now has a defined opponent in Anthony Johnson who will challenge him at UFC 187 on Memorial Day Weekend May 23rd. Because of Johnson’s athleticism and power at light heavyweight, Jones maybe in for his greatest challenge in the man known as Rumble. 2) Anthony Johnson (5) His dismantling of Alexander Gustafsson is
Note due to inactivity TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings from 1/3/15 are listed in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis now has a confirmed title defense opponent and date in Rafael dos Anjos on March 14th at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. After spending most of 2014 off with an injury, Pettis is anxious for a quick turnaround against a tough opponent to say the least.