The Rankings: The Women's Strawweights: Nov 4, 2016

The Rankings: The Women's Strawweights: Nov 4, 2016

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The Rankings: The Women's Strawweights: Nov 4, 2016

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The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Women’s Strawweight Rankings. 

Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.

 

*stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at least 12 months (without an upcoming fight scheduled) are excluded from the rankings

(click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)

 

The Women’s Strawweight Rankings

 

1) (1 – last ranking) Joanna Jędrzejczyk – UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion – 40 points (out of a possible 40)

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21: UFC women straweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk poses for a photo before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 21: UFC women straweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk poses for a photo before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

     

            Record: 12-0
            Last Five Fights: 5-0
            Record vs Top 10: 3-0 (W-Gadelha, W-Esparza, W-Gadelha)
            Next Fight: vs #3 Karolina Kowalkiewicz – UFC 205 – Nov 12th

The champ is looking better each time in the cage.

 

2) (2) Cláudia Gadelha – UFC – 35 points
            Record: 13-2
            Last Five Fights: 3-1
            Record vs Top 10: 1-1 (L-Jedrzejczyk, W-Aguilar, L-Jedrzejczyk)
            Next Fight: TBA

Gadelha can’t get over the hump.

 

3) (3) Karolina Kowalkiewicz – UFC – 28 points 
            Record: 10-0
            Last Five Fights: 5-0
            Record vs Top 10: 1-0 (W-Namajunas)
            Next Fight: vs #1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk – UFC 205 – Nov 12th

An all-Polish strawweight title fight on the horizon.

 

4) (4) Jessica Andrade – UFC – 25 points 
            Record: 15-5
            Last Five Fights: 3-2
            Record vs Top 10: 1-0 (W-Calderwood)
            Next Fight: TBA

Andrade is looking like a monster at strawweight.

 

5) (5) Rose Namajunas – UFC – 20 points
             Record: 12-5
            Last Five Fights: 3-2
            Record vs Top 10: 1-3 (L- Kowalkiewicz, W-Torres, L-Esparza, L-Torres)
            Next Fight: TBA

Youth is still on her side, but losing to Karolina Kowalkiewicz definitely is a step back in her nascent career.

 

6) (6) Carla Esparza UFC – 19 points

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            Record: 11-3
            Last Five Fights: 4-1
            Record vs Top 10: 1-2 (L-Jedrzejczyk, W-Namajunas, L-Aquilar)
            Next Fight: TBA

Her reign at the top was short like leprechauns.

 

7) (7) Tecia Torres – UFC – 14 points
            Record: 7-1
            Last Five Fights: 4-1
            Record vs Top 10: 1-1 (L-Namajunas, W-Namajunas)
            Next Fight: TBA

The Tiny Tornado finally has tasted defeat.

 

8) (8) Maryna Moroz – UFC – 9 points         
            Record: 8-1
            Last Five Fights: 4-1
            Record vs Top 10: 1-0 (W-Calderwood)
            Next Fight: TBA

The Iron Woman bounced back from the only loss in her young career to win two straight so far.

 

9) (9) Angela Hill – Invicta FC Strawweight Champion – 7 points
            Record: 6-2
            Last Five Fights: 5-0
            Record vs Top 10: 1-0 W (Souza)
            Next Fight: vs Kaline Medeiros – Invicta FC 20 – Nov 18th

The UFC castoff is now an Invicta FC champion.

 

10) (tied) (10) Joanne Calderwood – UFC – 6 points
                              Record: 12-2
                            Last Five Fights: 3-2
                            Record vs Top 10: 0-2 (L-Moroz, L-Andrade)
                             Next Fight: TBA

JoJo’s two-fight win streak is no more.

 

10) (tied) (10) Alexa Grasso – UFC – 6 points
                              Record: 8-0
                            Last Five Fights: 5-0
                            Record vs Top 10: 0-0
                            Next Fight: vs Heather Jo Clark – TUF  Latin America 3 Finale – Nov 5th

Grasso will next put her undefeated record on the line in her native Mexico.

 

10) (tied) (10) Livia Renata Souza – Invicta FC – 6 points
                              Record: 9-1
                             Last Five Fights: 4-1
                             Record vs Top 10: 0-1 (L-Hill)
                             Next Fight: TBA

Livinha no longer is undefeated and is no longer the champ.

 

Bubbling Under: Valerie Letourneau, Cortney Casey, Jessica Penne

 

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