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 (9/30/20)

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) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7)

8) Seo Hee Ham (8)

9) Ayaka Hamasaki (9)  

10) Jennifer Maia (10)

Honorable Mentions

Megan Anderson, Julia Budd, Jessica Andrade, Germaine de Randamie, Aspen Ladd

*Ronda Rousey, Tatiana Suarez and Kayla Harrison are all ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Open Weights (9/30/20)

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

Yana Gadelha, Gabby Holloway, Laura Sanchez, Miranda Barber, Lucie Gotthard

*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 lightweight rankings have been given an additional 12 month grace period of eligibility. However, all other ranking eligibility rules apply.

Top 10 Women’s Featherweights (9/30/20)

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

Honorable Mentions

Sinead Kavanagh, Kaitlin Young, Reina MiuraChelsea ChandlerAuttumn Norton

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

**Ediane GomesJessica Borga and Pam Sorenson are ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights (9/30/20)

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 (8)
9) Lina Lansberg (9)

10) Macy Chiasson (10)

Honorable Mentions

Pannie Kianzad, Ketlen Vieira, Jessica-Rose Clark, Lisa Spangler, Bea Malecki

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

**Ronda Rousey is ineligible.

Top 10 Women’s Flyweights (9/30/20)

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

3) Jennifer Maia (6)
4) Jessica Andrade (N/A)
5) Katlyn Chookagian (3)
6) Jessica Eye (5)
7) Vanessa Porto (8)
8) Liz Carmouche (4)
9) Roxanne Modafferi (9)
10) Joanne Calderwood (7)

Honorable Mentions

Lauren Murphy, Alejandra Lara, Viviane Araujo, Amanda Ribas, Sabina Mazo

*Agnieszka Niedźwiedź is ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Strawweights (9/30/20)

1) Weili Zhang (1)
2) Rose Namajunas (3)
3) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (4)
4) Claudia Gadelha (6)
5) Carla Esparza (8)
6) Michelle Waterson (9)

7) Angela Hill (N/A)
8) Tecia Torres (N/A)
9) Yan Xiaonan (N/A)
10) Brianna Van Buren (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Amanda Lemos, Virna Jandiroba, Lívia Renata Souza, Loma Lookboonmee, Mackenzie Dern

*Tatiana Suarez and Nina Ansaroff are both ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 Women’s Atomweights (9/30/20)

1) Seo Hee Ham (1)
2) Ayaka Hamasaki (2)
3) Alesha Zappitella (10)

4) Kay Hansen (N/A)
5) Jinh Yu Frey (3)

6) Ashley Cummins (4)

7) Miyuu Yamamoto (5)

8) Tomo Maesawa (6)

9) Mina Kurobe (7)

10)
Kanna Asakura (9)

Honorable Mentions

Jeong Eun Park, Jillian Decoursey, Suwanan Boonsorn, Yoon Ha Hong, Stephanie Frausto

*Lisbeth Lopez Silva, Minna Grusander and Viviane Pereira are all 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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