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The Current Best Pound-for-Pound Female MMA Fighters

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The current pound-for-pound female fighter ranking has all the best ladies of mixed martial arts to grace the cage. From 135 to 145 and beyond, these fighters aren't messing around when the door shuts and the ref signals the start. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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  1. 1

    "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey
    Ronda Rousey
    "Rowdy"
    10-0-0
  2. 2

    Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino mmaweekly.com
    Cristiane Justino
    "Cyborg"
    11-1-0, 1 NC
  3. 3

    "Alpha" Cat Zingano mmaweekly.com
    Cat Zingano
    "Alpha"
    9-0-0
  4. 4

    Miesha "Cupcake" Tate mmaweekly.com
    Miesha Tate
    "Cupcake"
    15-5-0
  5. 5

    Sara McMann
    Sara McMann
    8-1-0
  6. 6

    Sarah Kaufman mmaweekly.com
    Sarah Kaufman
    17-2-0, 1 NC
  7. 7

    Alexis "Ally-Gator" Davis mmaweekly.com
    Alexis Davis
    "Ally-Gator"
    16-6-0
  8. 8

    Marloes "Rumina" Coenen mmaweekly.com
    Marloes Coenen
    "Rumina"
    22-6-0
  9. 9

    Jessica "Jag" Aguilar
    Jessica Aguilar
    "Jag"
    18-4-0
  10. 10

    "The Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson mmaweekly.com
    Michelle Waterson
    "The Karate Hottie"
    12-3-0

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  1. Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche | 9-5-0
  2. Jessica "Evil" Eye | 10-2-0, 1 NC
  3. "The Cookie Monster" Carla Esparza | 9-2-0
  4. "Little Warrior" Barb Honchak | 9-2-0
  5. Amanda "Lioness of the Ring" Nunes | 9-4-0
  6. Jessica Penne | 11-2-0
  7. Joanne "Jo Jo" Calderwood | 8-0-0
  8. Cláudia "Claudinha" Gadelha | 12-0-0
  9. "The Warrior Princess" Zoila Frausto-Gurgel | 12-4-0
  10. Rin Nakai | 16-1-1

  11. Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm | 7-0-0
  12. "The Queen of Spades" Shayna Baszler | 15-9-0
  13. Tara LaRosa | 21-5-0
  14. Felice "The Lil Bulldog" Herrig | 9-5-0
  15. Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith | 7-5-1
  16. Julianna "The Venezuelan Vixen" Pena | 5-2-0
  17. Jéssica "Bate Estaca" Andrade | 12-3-0
  18. Lauren Murphy | 8-1-0
  19. Sheila "The German Tank" Gaff | 10-6-1
  20. Sarah "The Monster" D'Alelio | 7-6-0

  21. Vanessa Porto | 17-6-0
  22. Bethe "Pitbull" Correia | 9-0-0
  23. Julia "The Jewel" Budd | 6-2-0
  24. Rosi "The Surgeon" Sexton | 13-5-0
  25. Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie | 4-3-0
  26. Jennifer Maia | 9-3-1
  27. Megumi "Mega Megu" Fujii | 26-3-0
  28. Ayaka Hamasaki | 10-1-0
  29. "The Tiny Tornado" Tecia Torres | 4-0-0
  30. Ediane "India" Gomes | 10-3-0

  31. Hitomi "Girlfight Monster" Akano | 18-10-0
  32. Seo Hee Ham | 14-5-0
  33. Katja "Killer Bunny" Kankaanpaa | 10-1-1
  34. Carina "Barbie" Damm | 21-11-0
  35. Tonya "Triple Threat" Evinger | 14-6-0
  36. Jessamyn "The Gun" Duke | 3-2-0, 1 NC
  37. Naho "Sugi Rock" Sugiyama | 10-4-0
  38. Marianna "The Crushen Russian" Kheyfets | 5-1-0
  39. Aisling "Ais the Bash" Daly | 14-5-0
  40. Hiroko "Cat's Eye" Yamanaka | 12-3-0, 1 NC

  41. "Rocky" Raquel Pennington | 4-4-0
  42. Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modafferi | 16-11-0
  43. "Thug" Rose Namajunas | 2-1-0
  44. Erin "Steel" Toughill | 10-3-1
  45. Takayo Hashi | 15-4-1
  46. Munah "The Perfect Storm" Holland | 5-3-0
  47. Julie "Fireball" Kedzie | 16-13-0
  48. Lena "Hunter" Ovchynnikova | 9-3-0
  49. Kaitlin Young | 7-8-1
  50. Mizuki Inoue | 8-2-0

  51. Gina "Conviction" Carano | 7-1-0
  52. Joanna Jędrzejczyk | 7-0-0
  53. Randi Miller | 1-0-0
  54. Lisa Ellis | 15-8-0
  55. Ashley "Smashley" Cummins | 3-3-0
  56. Heather "Hurricane" Clark | 6-4-0
  57. Bec "Rowdy" Rawlings | 5-3-0
  58. Sarah "White Tiger" Schneider | 7-6-0
  59. Milana Dudieva | 11-3-0
  60. "The Queen of Mean" Miriam Nakamoto | 2-1-0, 1 NC

  61. Peggy "Daywalker" Morgan | 2-2-0
  62. Nicdali "The Night Queen" Rivera-Calanoc | 8-7-0
  63. Jessica "The Ragin'" Rakoczy | 1-4-0, 1 NC
  64. Romy Ruyssen | 5-2-0
  65. Amanda "Powerhouse" Lucas | 5-1-0
  66. Michelle "Diablita" Gutierrez | 3-5-0
  67. Sanja Sucevic | 4-3-0
  68. "The Heartbreaker" Veronica Rothenhausler | 1-1-0
  69. Elaina "Beef" Maxwell | 7-4-0
  70. Juliana "Ju Thai" Lima | 6-2-0

  71. Yuka "Vale Tudo Queen" Tsuji | 24-3-0
  72. "V.V" Mei Yamaguchi | 12-7-1
  73. "Sassy" Cassie Rodish | 5-4-0
  74. Fallon "Queen of Swords" Fox | 5-1-0
  75. Angela Magana | 11-6-0
  76. Ashley "Loca" Sanchez | 4-3-0
  77. Julia Berezikova | 7-4-0
  78. Kikuyo Ishikawa | 9-4-0
  79. Sarah "Cheesecake" Moras | 4-1-0
  80. Stephanie "The Snowflake" Eggink | 4-2-0

  81. Yana "Foxy" Kunitskaya | 8-1-0
  82. Amy "Lil' Dynamite" Davis | 4-4-0, 1 NC
  83. Stephanie "Macaquinha" Frausto | 4-5-0
  84. Jessica Branco | 0-0-0
  85. Emily Kagan | 3-1-0
  86. "Little " Patricia Vidonic | 9-7-0
  87. "Slick" Sally Krumdiack | 9-7-0
  88. Simona Soukupova | 4-3-1
  89. Michelle "Thundercat" Ould | 7-4-0, 2 NC
  90. Karolina Kowalkiewicz | 5-0-0

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