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411 MMA Women’s Pound for Pound Rankings 6.5.19: Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, More

June 5, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s MMA Rankings

Pound For Pound


1) “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes (17-4)

Birthday: May 30, 1988

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cris Cyborg – Win via KO (punches) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Raquel Pennington – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 224 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – Win via decision (split) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

– vs. Ronda Rousey – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

– vs. Miesha Tate – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes – July 9, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Holly Holm – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

Comment: Nunes has signed for her first fight since becoming the latest UFC champ champ in December, a bantamweight title defense at UFC 239 against former champion Holly Holm. It will be Nunes’ fourth title defense at 135-pounds as she tries to make her way to Ronda Rousey’s record of six successful defenses.



2) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (20-2, 1 NC)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 9, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Amanda Nunes – Loss via KO (punches) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Yana Kunitskaya – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

– vs. Holly Holm – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

– vs. Tonya Evinger – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Lina Lansberg – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 24, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Felicia Spencer – UFC 230 – July 27, 2019

Comment: Cyborg will return to action following her first knockout loss this summer against undefeated prospect/school teacher and former Invicta champion Felicia Spencer. A black belt in BJJ and Taekwondo, Spencer debuted in the UFC last month and choked out Megan Anderson. Cyborg will be a massive betting favorite going into this fight with the only question centered around how she does in her comeback from the knockout in December.




3) Valentina Shevchenko (16-3)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: March 7, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

– vs. Priscila Cachoeira – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – February 3, 2018

– vs. Amanda Nunes – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

– vs. Julianna Pena – Win via submission (armbar) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

vs. Holly Holm – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 23, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jessica Eye – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

Comment: Shevchenko will make her first title defense at flyweight this weekend against Jessica Eye. After a stretch at bantamweight which saw Eye go 1-5 with one no contest due to marijuana, she returned to flyweight last year and reeled off three wins. Shevchenko is a big favorite for this fight, anywhere from -1200 to as large as a -2000 favorite.



4) Jessica Andrade (20-6)

Height: 5’2

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: September 25, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Win via KO (slam) – UFC 237 – May 11, 2019

– vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Win via KO (punch) UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Tecia Torres – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – February 24, 2018

– vs. Claudia Gadelha – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 22, 2017

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Prior to signing with the UFC, Andrade was one of the top Brazilian prospects. She was finished by Liz Carmouche in her first UFC fight (and her first U.S. fight), but she reeled off a three-fight win streak afterwards. Still, she went 3-2 in her next five fights leading to her first title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Although she lost the fight, having gone five rounds with the champion did not do any damage to her confidence. Since that loss in 2017, she won three consecutive fights leading up to her knockout win over Rose Namajunas at UFC 237. While currently there are no male Brazilian champions in the UFC, Amanda Nunes and Andrade represent their country well.




5) Rose “Thug” Namajunas (8-4)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: June 29, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Loss via KO (slam) – UFC 237 – May 11, 2019

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Michelle Waterson – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 201 – July 30, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Rose dropped the strawweight championship last month courtesy of a second round slam from Jessica Andrade. It was a competitive fight until that slam. Namajunas was unable to tuck her chin, leading to her taking the full force of the slam on her head, because she was working for a Kimura-lock. It marked the first knockout loss of her career. After the loss, Namajunas was talking about potentially retiring although it’s okay to chalk that up to the emotions of having just fought and loss plus doing so by knockout. If she does return to action, she should be able to walk right back into a title fight with Andrade.



6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3)

Height: 5’6

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

– vs. Tecia Torres – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Livia Renata Souza (13-1)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: March 11, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Sarah Frota – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – February 2, 2019

– vs. Alex Chambers – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 22, 2018

– vs. Janaisa Morandin – Win via decision (unanimous) – Invicta FC 25 – August 31, 2017

– vs. Ayaka Hamasaki – Win via KO (punches) – Invicta FC 22 – March 25, 2017

– vs. Angela Hill – Loss via decision (split) – Invicta FC 17 – May 7, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cynthia Calvillo – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019




8) Germaine de Randamie (8-3)

Height: 5’9

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: April 24, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Raquel Pennington – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 10, 2018

– vs. Holly Holm – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Anna Elmose – Win via KO (knee) – UFC Fight Night – May 8, 2016

– vs. Larissa Pacheco – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 185 – March 14, 2015

– vs. Amanda Nunes – Loss via TKO (elbows) – UFC Fight Night – November 6, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Aspen Ladd – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019




9) Nina Ansaroff (10-5)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: December 3, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Claudia Gadelha – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

– vs. Randa Markos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Angela Hill – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – January 15, 2017

– vs. Justin Kish – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 195 – January 2, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

-vs. Tatiana Suarez – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019



10) Julia Budd (12-2)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 4, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Talita Nogueira – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 202 – July 13, 2018

– vs. Arlene Blencowe – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 189 – December 1, 2017

– vs. Marloes Coenen – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 174 – March 3, 2017

– vs. Arlene Blencoe – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 162 – October 21, 2016

– vs. Roberta Paim Rovel – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 146 – November 20, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Olga Rubin – Bellator 224 – July 12, 2019



11) Ketlen Vieira (10-0)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: August 26, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cat Zingano – Win via decision (split) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

– vs. Sara McMann – Win via submission (arm-triangle choke) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

– vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Kelly Faszholz – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 1, 2016

– vs. Estefani Almeida – Win via decision (unanimous) – Big Way Fight Night – February 20, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Jennifer Maia (16-5-1)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: October 6, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexis Davis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 23, 2019

– vs. Liz Carmouche – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

– vs. Aga Niedzwiedz – Win via decision (unanimous) – Invicta FC 26 – December 8, 2017

– vs. Roxanne Modafferi – Win via decision (split) – Invicta FC 19 – September 23, 2016

– vs. Vanessa Porto – Win via decision (unanimous) – Invicta FC 16 – March 11, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) Holly Holm (12-4)

Birthday: October 17, 1981

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Megan Anderson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Cris Cyborg – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

– vs. Bethe Correia – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 17, 2017

– vs. Germaine de Randamie – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 23, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Amanda Nunes – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

Comment: Holm returns to bantamweight for the first time in two years next month to challenge Amanda Nunes for the UFC championship. It would also mark Holm’s first bantamweight title fight since she lost the belt to Miesha Tate in 2016.




14) Claudia Gadelha (16-4)

Birthday: December 7, 1988

Height: 5’3

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Nina Ansaroff – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

– vs. Carla Esparza – Win via decision (split) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 22, 2017

– vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

– vs. Courtney Casey – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Randa Markos – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019



15)Tatiana Suarez (7-0)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: December 19, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Carla Esparza – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Alexa Grasso – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – May 19, 2018

– vs. Viviane Pereira – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Amanda Cooper – Win via submission (D’arce Choke) – UFC TUF Finale – July 8, 2016

– vs. Arline Coban – Win via TKO (strikes) – Gladiator Challenge – August 22, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Nina Ansaroff – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019