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Top 10 MMA UFC Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

Updating the Top 10 MMA Bantamweight Rankings after Amanda Nunes defeated Irene Aldana at UFC 289 to remain the Women's Bantamweight UFC World Champion. Also where Juliana Pena, Holly Holm, and more rank

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By admin | July 3, 2023

Before we get to the Women’s UFC Bantamweight Rankings here are the honorable mentions.

Honorable Mention

– Mayra Bueno Silva

– Miesha Tate

– Julia Avila

Top 10 Women’s Bantamweight Fighters

10. Karol Rosa

Promotion: UFC

Starting off the Women’s UFC Bantamweight Rankings, at number 10 we have Karol Rosa, a professional MMA fighter from Brazil with a record of 16 wins and 5 losses. 

Rosa has won 5 out of 7 of her UFC fights and has notable wins over Bethe Correia and Lina Länsberg. In her most recent fight, she lost to Norma Dumont, and her next fight has not been announced yet. 

9. Macy Chiasson

Promotion: UFC

Macy Chiasson is an American MMA fighter, and she has a professional record of 8 wins and 3 losses. 

Macy Chiasson won the Ultimate Fighter 29 tournament back in 2018, and she has notable wins over Marion Reneau and Norma Dumont. In her most recent fight, she lost to Irene Aldana. 

Her next fight is scheduled against Yana Santos on July 2nd, 2023. 

8. Pannie Kianzad

Promotion: UFC

Pannie Kianzad is an Iranian-born MMA fighter fighting out of Sweden, and she has a professional record of 16 wins and 6 losses. 

Kianzad has some solid wins in the UFC, most notably against Jessica-Rose Clark, Bethe Correia, Sijara Eubanks, and Alexis Davis. Moreover, she defeated Lina Länsberg via unanimous decision in her most recent fight. 

Her next fight is scheduled against Ketlen Vieira on July 22nd. 

7. Yana Santos

Promotion: UFC

Yana Santos is a Russian MMA fighter competing in the UFC, and she has a professional record of 14 wins, 7 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. Her notable wins in the UFC have come against Lina Länsberg, Marion Reneau and Ketlen Vieira. 

She lost her most recent fight to Holly Holm, and her next fight is scheduled against Macy Chiasson on July 2nd. 

6. Irene Aldana

Promotion: UFC

Irene Aldana is a Mexican MMA fighter, with a professional record of 14 wins and 7 losses. 

Aldana has been fighting in the UFC since 2016, and before that competed in Invicta FC. In that time, she has impressive wins over Bethe Correia, Ketlen Vieira, Yana Kunitskaya, and Macy Chiasson. 

Irene was scheduled to fight Raquel Penington last month, however, after Juliana Pena pulled out of her title fight against Amanda Nunes because of an injury, Irene Adlana got the title shot. In that fight she fought well, but couldn’t keep up with the champion and lost the fight via unanimous decision. 

5. Ketlen Vieira

Promotion: UFC

Ketlen Vieira is an MMA fighter fighting out of Brazil with a professional record of 13 wins and only 3 losses. 

She has notable wins over Ashlee Evans-Smith, Sara McMann, Sijara Eubanks, Miesha Tate, and Holly Holm. 

In her most recent fight, she lost to Raquel Pennington via Split Decision, and her next fight is scheduled against Pannie Kianzad for July 22nd. 

4. Holly Holm

Promotion: UFC

Holly Holm is an American MMA fighter with a record of 15 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. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Yana Santos via unanimous decision, and there is no official announcement about her next fight. 

3. Raquel Pennington

Promotion: UFC

At number 3, we have the American MMA fighter, Raquel Pennington. She has a record of 15 wins and 8 losses. 

Raquel Pennington is a former title challenger and is currently on an impressive 5 fight-winning streak. She has impressive wins over Ashlee Evans-Smith, Jéssica Andrade, Miesha Tate, Irene Aldana,  Pannie Kianzad, and Macy Chiasson. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Ketlen Vieira, and there is no announcement about her next fight yet. 

2. Juliana Pena

Promotion: UFC

Juliana Pena is a professional MMA fighter from the USA, and she has a record of 11 wins and 5 losses. 

Pena is the former UFC bantamweight world champion and won the title after a shocking upset win over Amanda Nunes. However, in her most recent fight, which was a rematch against Amanda Nunes, she lost the title. 

She was scheduled to fight Nunes for a trilogy fight last weekend but had to pull out because of an injury, and there is no announcement about her next fight. 

1. Amanda Nunes

Promotion: UFC

Title(s):
  • UFC Women’s Bantamweight World Champion

Regarded as the greatest female MMA fighter of all time by many, Amanda Nunes is one of the most accomplished female fighters in the sport of MMA. 

She has held world titles in two weight classes, and defended them as well. She is a two-time UFC Women’s Bantamweight world champion and has made 7 title defenses. 

Last weekend, Nunes defended the Bantamweight UFC title against Irene Aldana. She won the fight after a dominant performance and announced her retirement afterward, leaving the sport on the top, as a two-division world champion.

Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Women’s UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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  1. Juliana Pena

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  2. Yana Santos

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  3. Miesha Tate

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  4. Mayra Bueno Silva

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  5. Meisha Tate

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  6. Jessica Rose-Clark

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  7. Talita Bernardo

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  8. Tracy Cortez

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  9. Julija Stoliarenko

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  10. Karol Rosa

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