Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and previous ranks are in parenthesis:

Top 10 Featherweights (10/3/15)

1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1)

Will be dropping to 140 pounds for a catch weight fight at Invicta FC 15: Souza vs. Grasso on December 5th and is still interested in eventually fighting Ronda Rousey. Such a super fight would probably happen later in 2016.

2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2)

Marloes Coenen has only fought twice under the Bellator MMA banner and it’s a question of whether Rumina will indeed be fighting for the Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship considering the side show status.

3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3)

4) Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker (5)

5) Arlene “Angerfist” Blencrowe (6)

6) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (7)

7) Gabby “Gabanator” Holloway (8)

8) Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9)

9) Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan (10)

10)  Amanda Bell (N/A)

Contenders list: Cindy Dandois, Megan Anderson, Maria Hougaard, Andria Wawro, Daria Ibragimova

Top 10 Bantamweights (10/3/15)

1) Holly “Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (9)

Holly Holm was able to pull arguably the upset of the year and possibly the greatest upset in UFC or MMA history.

2) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (1)

The longtime reign of the most dominant athlete in MMA ended when Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm.

3) Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (2)

4) “Alpha” Cat Zingano (3)

5) Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (4)

6) Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (5)

7) Julianna Pena (N/A)

8) Sara McMann (6)

9) Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (7)

10) Sarah Kaufman (10)

Contenders list: Liz Carmouche, Lauren Murphy, Bethe Correia, Jessica “Evil” Eye, Raquel Pennington

Top 10 Flyweights (10/3/15)

1) Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (1)

Barb Honchak has been out of action for over a year and several comeback attempts have been delayed.

2) Vanessa Porto (2)

3) Jennifer Maia (3)

4) Roxanne “Happy Warrior” Modafferi (4)

5) Julia Berezikova (5)

6) Juliana “Julie” Werner (6)

7) Reina Cordoba (7)

8) Poliana Botelho (8)

9) Marilia “Chocolate” Santos (9)

10) Kate Jackson (10)

The following fighter is a contender on in the flyweight division: Silvana Gomez and Mariana Morais

Top 10 Strawweights (10/3/15)

1) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a challenge in Valerie Letourneau but successfully defended her title at UFC 193.

2) Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (2)

With the next defense, Claudia Gadelha should be getting the next title shot and considering that she gave Joanna Jedrzejczyk a very close run for her money to earn the title shot, it’s well overdue.

3) Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (3)

4) Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (4)

5) Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5)

6) Valerie “Trouble” Letourneau (5)

7) Livia Renata Souza (7)

8) Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz (8)

9) Alexa Grasso (9)

10) Joanne Calderwood (10)

Contenders list: Tecia Torres, Jessica Penne, Paige VanZant, Randa Markos, Michelle Waterson

Top 10 Atomweights (10/3/15)

1) Ayaka Hamasaki (1)

2) Herica Tiburcio (2)

3) “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi (3)

4) Amber “The Bully” Brown (4)

5) Jodie Esquibel (5)

6) Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (6)

7) Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka (7)

8) Mina Kurobe (8)

9) Jinh Yu Frey (9)

10) Kanna Asakura (10)