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MMA UFC Top 10 Women’s Flyweight Rankings - October 2021

Ranking the Best Flyweights in the world after UFC 125lbs Champion Valentina Shevchenko’s dominant performance against Lauren Murphy

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By Sunday Umoh | October 02, 2021 - 09:52 PM

Honorable Mention

Taila Santos

Organization: UFC

Taila Santos is a talented up-and-coming fighter in the UFC flyweight division. She has a record of 18 wins and 1 loss and is ranked #9 in the official UFC flyweight rankings. She is on a three-fight win streak and deserves an honorable mention.

 

Jessica Eye

Organization: UFC

Jessica Eye is a title challenger in the UFC flyweight division, she has a record of 15 wins and 10 losses. She is currently on the three-fight losing streak but deserves an honorable mention.

 

Viviane Araujo

Organization: UFC

Viviane Araújo is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil and has a record of 10 wins and 3 losses. She competes in the UFC women’s flyweight division and is currently ranked #7 in the UFC flyweight rankings. 

She has notable wins over Montana De La Rosa, and Roxanne Modafferi. She lost to Katlyn Chookagian via UD in her most recent fight, and there is no announcement about her next fight yet.

 

Joanne Calderwood

Organization: UFC

Joanne Calderwood is a professional MMA fighter and a former Muay Thai champion from Scotland. She has a record of 15 wins and 6 losses and competes in the UFC flyweight division. 

Calderwood is ranked #6 in the official UFC flyweight rankings and has wins over Ariane Lipski, Andrea Lee, and Jessica Eye. She lost her most recent fight against Lauren Murphy, and there is no official announcement about her next fight as of yet.

 

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Top 10 Flyweights

  1. Cynthia Calvillo

Organization: UFC

Cynthia Calvillo is a professional MMA fighter from the USA, and she has a record of 9 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. She is ranked #5 in the official UFC women’s flyweight rankings. 

Cynthia Calvillo has notable wins over Gillian Robertson, Montana De La Rosa, Joanne Calderwood, Cortney Casey, and Jessica Eye. She lost her last two fights against Katlyn Chookagian and Jéssica Andrade.

Her next fight has not been announced yet.

 

  1. Alexa Grasso

Organization: UFC

Alexa Grasso is a Mexican MMA fighter, with a professional record of 13 wins and 3 losses. She is currently ranked #10 in the Official UFC women’s flyweight rankings. 

Grasso has notable wins over Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Maycee Barber, who she defeated in her most recent fight via a unanimous decision. 

There is no announcement about her next fight right now.

 

  1. Liz Carmouche

Organization: Bellator

Liz Carmouche is currently 16-7 in her MMA career and ranked #2 in the Bellator Rankings. Carmouche is hitting her second wind in her career as she is now 3-0 in Bellator after coming from the UFC back in September of last year. She is 3-0 so far in Bellator, defeating DeAnna Bennett, Vanessa Porto, and Kana Watanabe.

Defeating a former champion in Vanessa Porto and knocking out an undefeated fighter in Kana Watanabe has made her a serious contender in Bellator. No announcement on her next fight.

 

  1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Organization: Bellator

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is an exceptional MMA fighter who faced her first loss losing her championship title fight against Juliana Velasquez back in December of last year. She held the title since 2017 which shows her dominance in the sport.

The former Bellator Champion was supposed to take on Kana Watanabe back in July but had to undergo knee surgery. No announcement on her next fight.

 

  1. Jennifer Maia

Organization: UFC

Jennifer Maia is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil and has a record of 19 wins 7 losses. she currently competes in the UFC women’s flyweight division and is ranked #4 in the official UFC flyweight rankings. 

She is the former Invicta FC flyweight champion, and in the UFC, has won over Roxanne Modafferi, Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Eye. She also challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the world title but lost via UD. 

She won her most recent fight against Jessica Eye, and as of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.

 

  1. Lauren Murphy

Organization: UFC

Lauren Murphy is a professional MMA fighter from the USA, and she has a record of 15 wins and 5 losses. she competes in the UFC flyweight division and is ranked #3 in the official UFC flyweight rankings. 

In her most recent fight, she challenged the current champion, Valentina Shevchenko, after going on a 4 fight win streak, however, she lost via TKO in the fourth round. She is the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion and has impressive wins in the UFC over names like Joanne Calderwood, Roxanne Modafferi, and Andrea Lee

As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.

 

  1. Katlyn Chookagian

Organization: UFC

At number 4, we have Katlyn Chookagian from the USA. She has a professional record of 16 wins and 4 losses. 

Chookagian competes in the UFC women flyweight division and has challenged for the world title as well. She has wins over fighters like Joanne Calderwood, Jennifer Maia, Antonina Shevchenko, and Cynthia Calvillo. She is ranked #2 in the UFC flyweight rankings, and #11 in the women's P4P rankings

In her most recent fight, she defeated Viviane Araújo via UD and her next fight has not been announced yet.

 

  1. Juliana Velasquez

Organization: Bellator

Title: Bellator Champion

Juliana Velasquez is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil. She has a record of 22 wins and 9 losses, and she competes in the Bellator, women’s 125-pound division. 

She is the current Bellator Women's Flyweight World Champion. She won the title after defeating Ilima-Lei Macfarlane last year and has defended it once since. She is also ranked #2 in the Beletor women’s pound for pound rankings. 

In her most recent title defense, she got a split decision victory against Denise Kielholtz to retain her title, and as of now, there is no official announcement for her next fight.

 

  1. Jéssica Andrade

Organization: UFC

Andrade is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, who competes in the women’s flyweight division of the UFC. She has a record of 22 wins and 9 losses. 

Jéssica Andrade is the former UFC strawweight champion and has wins over fighters like Rose Namajunas, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Joanne Calderwood, Angela Hill, and Cláudia Gadelha. At flyweight, she has one 2 out of three fights, defeating Katlyn Chookagian and Cynthia Calvillo, with her only loss at flyweight coming against the champion Valentina Shevchenko

She won her most recent fight, and as of now, there is no official announcement of her next bout.

 

  1. Valentina Shevchenko

Organization: UFC

Title: UFC Champion

At number 1, we have Valentina Shevchenko from Kyrgyzstan. She is the reigning UFC Flyweight champion and has a professional MMA record of 22 wins and three losses. 

She won the championship back in 2018 after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk and has already defended it 6 times. She is currently on an 8 fight win streak and has wins over top contenders like Katlyn Chookagian, Jennifer Maia, Jéssica Andrade, and Jessica Eye. 

In her most recent fight, which was last weekend, she defeated Lauren Murphy via TKO and as of now, there is no announcement about her next fight. 

 

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