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Top 10 MMA UFC Strawweight Rankings - May 2022

Updating the Top MMA Strawweight Rankings after Carla Esparza won the UFC Strawweight Title over Rose Namajunas at UFC 274. Also where Marina Rodriguez, Mackenzie Dern, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | May 15, 2022 - 08:26 PM

Honorable Mention

Tatiana Suarez

Tatiana Suarez is an undefeated fighter in the UFC strawweight division who deserves an honorable mention. 

She has an undefeated Mixed Martial Arts record with 8 wins and has notable wins over Alexa Grasso, Carla Esparza, and Nina Ansaroff. 

However, she has been unable to compete for almost two years now, because of a neck injury that required surgery. 



Nina Nunes

Nina Nunes is another talented fighter with a record of 10 wins and 7 losses. She is scheduled to fight Cinthya Calvio for her next fight on July 9th.




Top 10 MMA Strawweights

10. Amanda Ribas

Promotion: UFC

Amanda Ribas is an MMA fighter from Brazil, and she has a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 2 losses. 

She currently competes in the UFC and is ranked #9 in the official UFC women's strawweight rankings. In her most recent fight, Ribas defeated Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision. She also has notable wins over Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, and Paige VanZant. 

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




9. Tecia Torres

Promotion: UFC

Tecia Torres is an American MMA fighter, with a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 5 losses. 

Tecia Tores is ranked #8 in the UFC strawweight rankings, and she has defeated some big names in the division including Angela Hill, Michelle Waterson, Felice Herrig, and even Rose Namajunas in her early career. 

In her most recent fight, she lost to McKenzie Dern, and there is no official announcement about her next fight.




8. Jessica Andrade

Promotion: UFC

Jessica Andrade is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and she has a record of 23 wins and 9 losses. 

Andrade is the former UFC strawweight champion, and she also challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight title but could not win. She has many impressive wins over fighters like Angela Hill, Tecia Torres, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and even former champion Rose Namajunas. 

She defeated Amanda Lemos in her most recent fight, and there is no official announcement about her next fight yet.




7. Xiaonan Yan

Promotion: UFC

Coming in at number 7, we have Yan Xiaonan from china. Yan has a record of 13 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no contest. 

Yan Xiaonan has notable victories over Angela Hill, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Cláudia Gadelha, and she was on a 6-fight winning streak in the UFC before she lost her last two fights. 

In her most recent fight, she lost to Marina Rodriguez via split decision, and as of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




6. Marina Rodriguez

Promotion: UFC

Marina Rodriguez is an MMA fighter from Brazil, and she has a professional record of 16 wins and 1 loss, and 2 draws.

She has notable wins over Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres, Amanda Ribas, Michelle Waterson, and Makenzie Dern. She is currently on a four-fight winning streak and defeated Yan Xiaonan via split decision in her most recent fight, and as of now, there isn't any official announcement about her next fight.




5. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Promotion: UFC

Jedrzejczyk is a Polish MMA fighter and former Muay Thai champion with a professional MMA record of 16-4.

Joanna is the longest-reigning strawweight champion in the UFC, she became the UFC strawweight champion in 2015 and defended the belt 5 times before losing it to Rose Namajunas. 

She lost to Weili Zhang in her most recent fight, and her next fight is going to be a rematch against her on 11th June.



 

4. Mackenzie Dern

Promotion: UFC

Mackenzie Dern is an American MMA fighter and elite jiu-jitsu black belt. She has a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 2 losses. 

Dern won gold in the ADCC World Championships in 2015, and She won two Jiu-jitsu world championship gold medals both in gi and no-gi. She has won dozens of other Jiu-Jitsu championships as well. 

She has had a lot of success in the UFC, and in her most recent fight, she defeated Tecia Torres via Decision and her next fight has not been announced yet.




3. Weili Zhang

Promotion: UFC

Weili Zhang is a professional MMA fighter from China, and she has a record of 21 wins and 3 losses. 

Weili Zhang is the former UFC strawweight champion, and she is currently ranked #2 in the UFC strawweight rankings. She has impressive wins over fighters like Jessica Andrade, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

She lost to Rose Namajunas in her most recent fight, and she will be fighting Joanna Jędrzejczyk for her next fight on 11th June.




2. Rose Namajunas

Promotion: UFC

Rose Namajunas is an American MMA fighter with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses. 

She is a two-time women's UFC strawweight champion. She has wins over some of the best fighters in the division, including Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Weili Zhang, both of whom she defeated twice. 

Last weekend, at UFC 274, she was set to defend her title against Carla Esparza in a very controversial split decision. Many experts believed that Rose had won the fight. As of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




1. Carla Esparza

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Strawweight Champion

Carla Esparza is an MMA fighter from the USA, and she has a professional record of 18 wins and 6 losses. 

She is a two-time UFC strawweight champion and currently holds the title as well. She also held the Invicta FC strawweight championship before coming to the UFC. 

She won the title the second time last weekend, after defeating Rose Namajunas in a very controversial split decision. As of now, there is no information about when she will be fighting next. 



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