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411 Women’s Pound for Pound MMA Rankings 12.31.19: Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg, More

December 31, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s MMA Rankings

Pound For Pound


1) “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes (19-4)

Birthday: May 30, 1988

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135/145

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– Germaine de Randamie – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Holly Holm – Win via TKO (head kick and strikes) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Nunes continued on as the best fighter in the history of the division. She picked up wins over Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie (again) in 2019 and did so with no apparent signs of slowing down. Realistically, no one else at bantamweight looks to pose a significant threat to her and featherweight doesn’t appear to be much different.



2) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (21-2, 1 NC)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 9, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Felicia Spencer – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 230 – July 27, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Julia Budd – Bellator MMA – January 25, 2020

Comment: Cyborg’s first non-UFC fight in four years is set for next month against champion Julia Budd. If she can win the Bellator featherweight title, it will add to her previous championship reigns in UFC, Invicta and Strikeforce.



3) Valentina Shevchenko (18-3)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: March 7, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Liz Carmouche – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN+ – August 10, 2019

– vs. Jessica Eye – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Katlyn Chookagian – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020



4) Weili Zhang (20-1)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: August 13, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

vs. Jessica Andrade – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – August 31, 2019

– vs. Tecia Torres – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Jessica Aguilar – Win via submission (armor) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Danielle Taylor – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. Bianca Sattelmayer – Win via submission (armbar) – Kunlun Fight – October 3, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020



5) Jessica Andrade (20-7)

Height: 5’2

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: September 25, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Weili Zhang – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN+ – August 31, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) 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



7) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3)

Height: 5’6

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michelle Waterson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN+ – October 12, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Weili Zhang – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020



8) Julia Budd (13-2)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 4, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Olga Rubin – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 224 – July 12, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cyborg – Bellator MMA – January 25, 2020

Comment: Budd became the first-ever Bellator featherweight champion when she finished Marloes Coenen in 2017. Three title defenses later and she will look to spoil the Bellator debut of Cris Cyborg on January 25.



9) Germaine de Randamie (9-4)

Height: 5’9

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: April 24, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Amanda Nunes – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Aspen Ladd – Win via TKO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson (17-7)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: January 6, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 12, 2019

– vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – March 30, 2019

– vs. Felice Herrig – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Cortney Casey – Win via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – April 14, 2019

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11)Tatiana Suarez (8-0)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: December 19, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Nina Ansaroff – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Katlyn Chookagian (13-2)

Height: 5’9

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: December 28, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jennifer Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Joanne Calderwood – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Jessica Eye – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

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

– vs. Mara Romero Borella – Win via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – January 27, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020



13) Claudia Gadelha (17-4)

Birthday: December 7, 1988

Height: 5’3

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Randa Markos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Alexa Grasso – UFC 246 – January 18, 2020



14) Angela Lee (10-2)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 114

Birthday: July 8, 1996

Currently Fighting With: ONE Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Xiong Jingnan – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – ONE: Century – October 12, 2019

– vs. Michelle Nicolini – Loss via decision (unanimous) – ONE: Masters of Destiny – July 12, 2019

– vs. Xiong Jingnan – Loss via TKO (strikes) – ONE: A New Era – March 31, 2019

– vs. Mei Yamaguchi – Win via decision (unanimous) – ONE 73 – May 19, 2018

– vs. Istela Nunes – Win via submission (anaconda choke) – ONE 55 – May 26, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Ketlen Vieira (10-1)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: August 26, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Irene Aldana – Loss via KO (punches) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown