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

May 4, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s MMA Rankings

Pound For Pound


1) “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes (21-4)

Birthday: May 30, 1988

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 135/145

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Megan Anderson – Win via submission (triangle armbar) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Felicia Spencer – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– vs. 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Julianna Pena – UFC 265 – August 7, 2021



2) Valentina Shevchenko (21-3)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: March 7, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Win via TKO (elbows) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Jennifer Maia – Win via decision (unaninmous) – UFC 255 – November 21, 2020

– vs. Katlyn Chookagian – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Rose “Thug” Namajunas (10-4)

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: June 29, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Weili Zhang – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Win via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Weili Zhang (21-2)

Height: 5’4

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: August 13, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Loss via KO (head kick) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Win via decision (split) – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (23-2, 1 NC)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 9, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Arlene Blencowe – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator MMA 249 – October 15, 2020

– vs. Julia Budd – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – January 25, 2020

– 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
Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Leslie Smith – Bellator 259 – May 21, 2021



6) Jessica Andrade (21-9)

Height: 5’2

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: September 25, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – Loss via TKO (elbows) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Katlyn Chookagian – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Rose Namajunas – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4)

Height: 5’6

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Weili Zhang – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) Germaine de Randamie (10-4)

Height: 5’9

Weight (lbs.): 135

Birthday: April 24, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Julianna Pena – Win via technical submission (guillotine choke) – UFC on ESPN – October 3, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Julia Budd (15-3)

Height: 5’8

Weight (lbs.): 145

Birthday: July 4, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dayana Silva – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 256 – April 9, 2021

– vs. Jessy Miele – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 244 – August 21, 2020

– vs. Cyborg – Loss via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – January 25, 2020

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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Katlyn Chookagian (15-4)

Height: 5’9

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: December 28, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cynthia Calvillo – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 255 – November 21, 2020

– vs. Jessica Andrade – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Antonina Shevchenko – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – May 30, 2020

– vs. Valentina Shevchenko – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Viviane Araujo – UFC 262 – May 15, 2021



11) Xiaonan Yan (13-1, 1 NC)

Birthday: June 16, 1989

Height: 5’5

Weight (lbs.): 115

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Claudia Gadelha – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – November 7, 2020

– vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 23, 2020

– vs. Angela Hill – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Syuri Kondo – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Viviane Periera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 23, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Carla Esparza – UFC Fight Night – May 22, 2021




12) Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (17-6)

Height: 5’1

Weight (lbs.): 115

Birthday: October 10, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marina Rodriguez – Win via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Michelle Waterson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 249 – May 9, 2020

– vs. Alexa Grasso – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – September 21, 2019

– vs. Virna Jandiroba – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 27, 2019

– vs. Tatiana Suarez – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Xiaonan Yan – UFC Fight Night – May 22, 2021



13) 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



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) Juliana Velasquez (11-0)

Height: 5’6

Weight (lbs.): 125

Birthday: October 19, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 254 – December 10, 2020

– vs. Bruna Ellen – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 236 – December 21, 2019

– vs. Kristina Williams – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 224 – July 12, 2019

– vs. Alejandra Lara – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 212 – December 14, 2018

– vs. Rebecca Ruth – Win via KO (body kick) – Bellator 197 – April 13, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown