Women’s Strawweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (115-pound limit)

The MMAWeekly.com rankings list the Top 10 MMA fighters from around the world in each of the most widely accepted weight classes, as well as a Top 10 mixed pound-for-pound list ranking the best male and female fighters.

Rose Namajunas shocked the world when she upset then-UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk to claim the top spot in the Women’s Strawweight MMA Top 10 Rankings. It wasn’t like Namajunas wasn’t a known commodity – she had already defeated the likes of Michelle Waterson, Tecia Torres, Paige VanZant, and Angela Hill – but Jedrzejczyk is so good, few gave Namajunas much of a chance.

Namajunas was tasked with an immediate rematch in the UFC 223 co-main event in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was a tough fight that went all five rounds, but Namajunas again got the better of Jedrzejczyk, cementing her position as the top strawweight fighter in the world.

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Fighters who are currently serving a drug-related suspension are not eligible for MMA Top 10 Rankings consideration until they have fought one time after the completion of said suspension.

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Women’s Strawweight MMA Top 10 Rankings

  1. Rose Namajunas
  2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  3. Jessica Andrade
  4. Claudia Gadelha
  5. Tecia Torres
  6. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  7. Tatiana Suarez (9)
  8. Livia Renata Souza (NR)
  9. Carla Esparza (7)
  10. Nina Ansaroff

*Previous ranking in parentheses

Men’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Flyweight  |  Bantamweight  |  Featherweight  |  Lightweight  |  Welterweight  |  Middleweight  |  Light Heavyweight  |  Heavyweight

Women’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Strawweight  |  Flyweight  |  Bantamweight

Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings

Men’s and Women’s Combined Pound-for-Pound Rankings