The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case they are exceptions to the rule:

Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (12/30/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)
3) Cristiane Venacio (3)
4) Zhang Weili (4)
5) Rose Namajunas (5)
6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6)
7) Seo Hee Ham (7)
8) Ayaka Hamasaki (8)
  
9) Jennifer Maia (9)

10) Kayla Harrison (10)

Honorable Mentions

Megan Anderson, Julia Budd, Jessica Andrade, Germaine de Randamie, Alesha Zappitella

*Ronda Rousey and Tatiana Suarez are ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Open Weights (12/30/20)

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 (9)
10) Bianca Daimoni (10)

Honorable Mentions

Jessica Miele, Gabby Holloway, Laura Sanchez, Amanda Bell, Miranda Barber

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

**Due to the cancellation of the 2020 PFL season, the open weight rankings have been given an additional 12 month grace period of eligibility. However, all other ranking eligibility rules apply.

Top 10 Women’s Featherweights (12/30/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Cristiane Venacio (2)
3) Megan Anderson (3)
4) Julia Budd (4)
5) Felicia Spencer (5)
6) Arlene Blencowe (6)
7) Cat Zingano (7)
8) Leslie Smith (8)
9) Sinead Kavanagh (9)
10) Kaitlin Young (10)

Honorable Mentions

Reina Miura, Chelsea Chandler, Janay Harding, Marina Mokhnatkina, Danyelle Wolf

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

**Ediane Gomes, Jessica Borga, Pam Sorenson, Cindy Dandois  and Auttumn Norton are all ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights (12/30/20)

1) Amanda Nunes (1)
2) Germaine de Randamie (2)
3) Holly Holm (3)
4) Raquel Pennington (4)
5) Yana Kunitskaya (5)
6) Irene Aldana (6)
7) Julianna Peña (N/A)
8) Sara McMann (7)

9) Macy Chiasson (9)

10) Pannie Kianzad (10)

Honorable Mentions

Ketlen Vieira, Jessica-Rose Clark, Lisa Spangler, Bea Malecki, Tracy Cortez

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

**Ronda Rousey, Aspen Ladd and Lina Länsberg are all ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Flyweights (12/30/20)

1) Valentina Shevchenko (1)
2) Jennifer Maia (2)

3) Jessica Andrade (3)
4) Katlyn Chookagian (4)
5) Joanne Calderwood (8)

6) Cynthia Cavillo (5)

7)
Jessica Eye (6)
8) Liz Carmouche (7)

9) Juliana Velasquez (9)
10) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (10)

Honorable Mentions

Lauren Murphy, Viviane Araujo, Sabina Mazo, Taila Santos, Miranda Maverick

*Agnieszka NiedźwiedźAlejandra Lara and Vanessa Porto are ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Strawweights (12/30/20)

1) Weili Zhang (1)
2) Rose Namajunas (2)
3) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (3)
4) Carla Esparza (4)
5) Michelle Waterson (5)
6) Angela Hill (6)
7) Tecia Torres (7)
8) Yan Xiaonan (8)
9) Claudia Gadelha (9)
10) Brianna Van Buren (10)

Honorable Mentions

Amanda Lemos, Lívia Renata Souza, Loma Lookboonmee, Mackenzie Dern, Polyana Viana, Marina Rodriguez

*Tatiana Suarez is ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Atomweights (12/30/20)

1) Seo Hee Ham (1)
2) Ayaka Hamasaki (2)
3) Alesha Zappitella (3)

4) Ashley Cummins (4)
5) Miyuu Yamamoto (5)
6) Tomo Maesawa (6)
7) Mina Kurobe (7)
8) Kanna Asakura (8)
9) Ai Shimizu (9)
10) Elise Reed (10)

Honorable Mentions

Denice Zamboanga, Suwanan Boonsorn, Ritu Phogat, Lindsey VanZandt, Jasmine Jasudavicius

*Lisbeth Lopez SilvaMinna GrusanderJeong Eun Park, Jillian DecourseyYoon Ha Hong and Viviane Pereira are all ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

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