Top 10 MMA UFC Women’s Bantamweight Rankings – August 2022
Updating the Top MMA Women’s Bantamweight Rankings after Amanda Nunes successfully regains the UFC Bantamweight Title against Julianna Pena at UFC 277. Also where Patricio Freire, Bryce Mitchel, and more rank
Meisha Tate is a former UFC bantamweight champion, and one of the best fighters to fight in the division. Though she isn’t in the rankings anymore, after her last loss, she still deserves an honorable mention.
Lina Lansberg has also fallen off the mma rankings after her recent loss, but with a win, she could get back on. For now, she does get an honorable mention on our list.
Top 10 MMA Bantamweight
10. Sara McMann
Sara McMann is an American MMA fighter and former Olympic wrestler. She has a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 6 losses, and she won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.
In the UFC she has notable wins over Lauren Murphy, Jessica Eye, Gina Mazany, and Lina Länsberg. In her most recent fight, she defeated Karol Rosa via Decision, and now, she is scheduled to fight Aspen Ladd a couple of a little over a week from now on August 13th, 2022 at the prelims of UFC Fight Night Vera Vs Cruz.
9. Yana Kunitskaya
Yana Kunitskaya is a Russian MMA fighter competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and she has a professional record of 14 wins, 6 losses, and 1 no-contest.
She is the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion, and she also challenged Cris Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title back in 2018 but lost. Her notable wins in the UFC have come against Marion Reneau and Ketlen Vieira.
In her most recent fight, she lost to Irene Aldana, and her next fight has not been announced yet.
8. Aspen Ladd
Aspen Ladd is an American Professional MMA fighter. She has an MMA record of 9 wins and 3 losses.
Ladd has notable wins over Sijara Eubanks, Lina Länsberg, Tonya Evinger, and Yana Kunitskaya. She also has two post-fight bonuses on her record. In her most recent fight, she lost to Raquel Pennington, and her next fight is scheduled against Sara McMann, for August 13th, 2022.
7. Pannie Kianzad
Pannie Kianzad is a professional MMA fighter from Sweden, and she has a professional record of 16 wins and 6 losses.
She competes in the Ultimate fighter, but could not win the tournament, however, she was later signed to the UFC and has notable wins over Jessica-Rose Clark, Bethe Correia, and Sijara Eubanks.
In her most recent fight, she also defeated Lina Lansberg, and her next fight has not been announced yet.
6. Irene Aldana
Irene Aldana is a Mexican MMA fighter, with a professional record of 13 wins and 6 losses.
She has been fighting in the UFC since 2016, and before that competed in Invicta FC. in her most recent fight, she defeated Yana Kunitskaya. She also has impressive wins over Bethe Correia and Ketlen Vieira.
Her next fight is scheduled against Macy Chiasson on September 10th, 2022.
5. Holly Holm
Holly Holm is an American MMA fighter with a record of 14 wins and 6 losses.
She is the former UFC bantamweight champion and won the title after defeating Ronda Rousey when she was in her prime. She also challenged Cris Cyborg for the featherweight title in a very competitive fight that went the distance.
She has won over some of the best names in the division, however, in her most recent fight, she lost to Ketlen Vieira via Decision, and her next fight has not been announced yet.
4. Raquel Pennington
At number 5, we have the American MMA fighter, Raquel Pennington. She has a record of 14 wins and 8 losses.
Pennington Pennington has challenged for the world title and fought Amanda Nunes in 2018, however, she lost that fight via TKO. Pennington has some impressive wins over Ashlee Evans-Smith, Jéssica Andrade, Miesha Tate, Irene Aldana, Pannie Kianzad, and Macy Chiasson.
In her most recent fight, she also defeated Aspen Ladd, and her next fight has not been announced yet.
3. Ketlen Vieira
Fighting out of Brazil, Ketlen Vieira is an MMA fighter with a professional record of 13 wins and only 2 losses.
She is one of the best fighters in the bantamweight division right now, and in her last two fights, she defeated two former champions Meisha Tate and Holly Holm. She also has notable wins over Ashlee Evans-Smith, Sara McMann, and Sijara Eubanks.
As of now, there is no announcement about her next fight.
2. Julianna Pena
Julianna Pena is an American MMA fighter, and she has a professional record of 11 wins and 5 losses.
She is the former UFC bantamweight world champion. She won the title after submitting Amanda Nunes in December of last year, however, last weekend, she lost the title in a rematch. She had a few moments and was able to damage Nunes, however, she took a lot more damage herself, losing the fight on the scorecards.
1. Amanda Nunes
UFC Bantamweight Champion
UFC Featherweight Champion
Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian MMA fighter, and she has a record of 22 wins and 5 losses.
Nunes is a two weight division champion, holding the UFC women’s titles at both featherweight and bantamweight. As of last weekend, she is also a two-time bantamweight world champion. She has defended the featherweight title twice and defended the bantamweight title 5 times before losing it to Julianna Pena last year.
However, last weekend, she regained the bantamweight title. She had a very dominant performance, where she hurt Pena multiple times eventually winning a unanimous decision.
Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Rankings
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