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UFC Women’s Strawweight Rankings

Updating the Top 10 MMA UFC Strawweight Rankings after Weili Zhang won the UFC Strawweight Title over Carla Esparza at UFC 281. Also where Rose Namajunas, Mackenzie Dern, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | January 13, 2023 - 09:40 AM

Honorable Mention

Tatiana Suarez

Tatiana Suarez is an undefeated fighter in the UFC strawweight division who deserves an honorable mention. She has an undefeated MMA record with 8 wins and has notable wins over Alexa Grasso, Carla Esparza, and Nina Nunes. However, she has been unable to compete for almost two years now, because of a neck injury that required surgery. 




Top 10 UFC Women’s Strawweight Fighters

10. Amanda Ribas

 Amanda Ribas is an MMA fighter from Brazil, and she has a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 3 losses. 

She currently competes in the UFC and is ranked #9 in the official UFC women's strawweight rankings. She also has notable wins over Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, and Paige VanZant. 

In her most recent fight, she lost to Katlyn Chookagian, and her next fight is scheduled against Tracy Cortez on December 3rd.




9. Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres is an American MMA fighter, with a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 6 losses. 

Tecia Torres is ranked and 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. Mackenzie Dern

Mackenzie Dern is an American MMA fighter and elite jiu-jitsu black belt. She has a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 3 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.

In her most recent fight, she lost to Yan Xiaonan via majority decision, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




7. Xiaonan Yan

Coming in at number 7, we have Yan Xiaonan from china. Yan has a record of 14 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Yan Xiaonan has notable victories over Angela Hill, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Cláudia Gadelha. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Mackenzie Dern, and as of now, there is no official announcement about her next fight.




6. Marina Rodriguez

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

She has notable wins over Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres, Amanda Ribas, Michelle Waterson, Makenzie Dern, and Yan Xiaonan. In her most recent fight, she lost to Amanda Lemos, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




5. Amanda Lemos

Amand Lemos is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and she has a record of 13 wins and 2 losses. 

She has notable wins over fighters like Angela Hill, and Michelle Waterson. She is ranked #3 in the UFC strawweight rankings and has won 7 out of 9 fights in the UFC

In her most recent fight, she defeated Marina Rodriguez via TKO and her next fight has not been announced yet.




4. Jessica Andrade

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 her next fight is scheduled against Lauren Murphy on January 21.




3. Rose Namajunas

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 has yet to be an official announcement about her next fight.




2. Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza is an MMA fighter from the USA, and she has a professional record of 18 wins and 7 losses. 

She is a two-time former UFC strawweight champion and has also held the Invicta FC strawweight championship. She has wins over fighters like Alexa Grasso, Michelle Waterson, Marina Rodriguez, Yan Xiaonan, and Rose Namajunas. 

Last weekend, she lost her title to Weili Zhang via Submission, and there is no announcement about her next fight yet. 




1. Weili Zhang

Title: UFC Strawweight Champion

Weili Zhang is a professional MMA fighter from China, and she has a record of 23 wins and 3 losses. 

Weili Zhang is the current UFC strawweight champion and has held the title twice. She has multiple impressive wins in the division, over fighters like Jessica Andrade, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Last weekend, at UFC 281, she defeated Carla Esparza to become the UFC Strawweight champion. Weili Zhang was the stronger fighter on the feet and was easily able to handle Carla Esparza’s grappling, she won the fight via Submission in the second round.

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