Pound for pound is a positioning division utilized in battle sports for boxing, wrestling, and blended combative techniques to conclude who is the better contender according to their weight .
Here are the rundown of Top 10 UFC Women’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2021:
1: Amanda Nunes
Complete NAME: Amanda Lourenço Nunes
Born: May 30, 1988
Tallness: 5 ft 8 in
Job: Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Karate
RELATION(S) : Nina Ansaroff
Amanda Nunes, otherwise called ‘The Lioness’ is the solitary lady in UFC history to turn into a 2 division UFC Champion. Amanda Nunes hails from Brazil and is an expert of different hand to hand fighting controls, from boxing, to BJJ to capoeira to judo.
Amanda Nunes has been associated with hand to hand fighting from an extremely youthful age. At four years old, she was at that point learning karate. By the age of sixteen, Amanda Nunes was an energetic fighter too. Amanda Nunes’ sister acquainted her with BJJ.
2: Valentina Shevchenko
Complete NAME: Valentina Shevchenko
Born: March 7, 1988
Valentina Shevchenko, otherwise called Bullet is a Kygyzstani-Peruvian MMA warrior, by and by the UFC as the current Women’s Flyweight Champion. She is a specialist in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Taekwondo and Judo and holds Master of Sports rank in every one of them.
Valentina Shevchenko began checking out battle sports at a youthful age of 5, affected by her sister and mom who were into the games too. She began with Taekwondo and afterward took up Kickboxing. At 12 years old, she took out a 22-year-old rival, accordingly acquiring the epithet ‘Shot’ from her mentor Pavel Fedotov.
From 2003 to 2015, Shevchenko won in excess of 50 matches in Muay Thai and Kickboxing and won 8 gold awards taking part in the IFMA World Championships. During this time, she crushed future Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk threefold and was considered as a standout amongst other female Muay Thai contenders on the planet.
3: Rose Namajunas
Complete NAME: Rose Gertrude Namajunas
Born: June 29, 1992
HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 in
RELATION(S): Pat Barry
Rose Gertrude Namajunas, otherwise called the Thug Rose, is an American MMA warrior of Lithuanian descent. A specialist in Taekwondo, Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she is right now contending in the ladies’ strawweight fragment of UFC and is the current hero.
Rose Namajunas got into battle sports at an early age, when she began rehearsing Taekwondo at 5 years of age. In the later years, she would likewise get karate, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and wrestling.
As a beginner MMA warrior, Namajunas had an ideal record of 4-0 somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2013. She went ace in 2013 at Invicta Fighting Championship 4. Her first match was against Emily Kagan and she won it by means of accommodation. She likewise won against Kathina Catron in her subsequent expert match, however lost against Tecia Torres.
4: Zhang Weili Pound for Pound
Complete NAME: Zhang Weili
Born: August 13, 1989
Tallness: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Zhang Weili is Chinese blended military craftsman who is as of now endorsed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where she contends in the Strawweight Division and is the current UFC Strawweight Champion. Weili is additionally the principal Chinese UFC Champion ever.
Zhang made her expert MMA debut in 2013 and before joining the UFC, the previous KLF contender agreed a series of wins of 16, with a record of 16-1 preceding joining the UFC.
5: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Complete NAME: Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Born: August 18, 1987
HEIGHT: 5 ft 6 in
Job: Muay Thai, Kickboxing
Brought into the world on August eighteenth 1987, Joanna Jędrzejczyk is a Polish blended military craftsman who at present contends in the ladies’ flyweight and strawweight division of the UFC. She is a previous UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and is right now positioned #5 in the UFC ladies’ strawweight rankings.
Jędrzejczyk began learning the craft of Muay Thai when she was 16 and at last proceeded to compete in public just as mainland competitions. She competed in Muay Thai for over 10 years, winding up prevailing upon 60 matches. Jędrzejczyk made her expert MMA debut on May 19, 2012, at SFT – MMA Fight Night Diva SPA against Sylwia Juśkiewicz. She won the battle by means of consistent choice.
6: Holly Holm Pound for Pound
Complete NAME: Holly Rene Holm
Born: October 17, 1981
Tallness: 5 ft 8 in
Job: Boxing, Kickboxing, Gaidojutsu
Holly Holm, some of the time known as The Preacher’s Daughter, is an American blended military craftsman, with various honors and awards added to her repertoire. In spite of the fact that she is right now a rival in the UFC, Holly Holm has been a hero in boxing and kickboxing as well. She is the main battle competitor in history to win world titles in both boxing and MMA.
7: Mackenzie Dern
Complete NAME: Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos
Born: March 24, 1993
Tallness: 5 ft 4 in
Identity: American, Brazilian
Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos (Born March 24, 1993) is an American expert blended military craftsman and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist. She is a previous world No. 1 positioned IBJJF contender, right now positioned sixth among the female divisions. She is an ADCC and no-gi BJJ (dark belt) World Champion. As of April 12, 2021, she is #5 UFC ladies’ strawweight rankings and she is #12 in UFC ladies’ pound-for-pound rankings.
8: Carla Esparza Pound for Pound
Complete NAME: Carla Kristen Esparza
Born: October 10, 1987
HEIGHT: 5 ft 1 in
Carla Kristen Esparza (Born October 10, 1987) is an American expert blended military craftsman who contends in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). To a great extent known for her hooking capacities, Esparza was the primary UFC Strawweight Champion, the principal Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, and was by and large thought to be the best strawweight warrior on the planet while holding each title.
She acquired the UFC title by winning a 16-lady competition that was broadcast on the truth arrangement The Ultimate Fighter. She additionally competed in Bellator MMA’s first ladies’ competition. As of May 24, 2021, she is #3 in the UFC ladies’ strawweight rankings and she is #9 in the UFC ladies’ pound for pound rankings.
9: Jéssica Andrade
Complete NAME: Jéssica Andrade
Born: September 25, 1991
Tallness: 5 ft 2 in
Jéssica Andrade (Born September 25, 1991) is a Brazilian expert blended military craftsman. Andrade is as of now endorsed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she contends in the ladies’ Flyweight division. Andrade is the previous UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. As of October 19, 2020, she is #1 in the UFC ladies’ flyweight rankings and as of April 26, 2021, she is #6 in the UFC ladies’ pound-for-pound rankings.
10: Germaine de Randamie Pound for Pound
Complete NAME: Germaine Martha de Randamie
Born: April 24, 1984
HEIGHT: 5ft 9 in
Germaine Martha de Randamie (Born April 24, 1984) is a Dutch blended military craftsman and previous kickboxer. Undefeated in endorsed kickboxing sessions, she contends in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the main UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion. Preceding joining the UFC, de Randamie contended in the Strikeforce featherweight division. As of October 19, 2020, she is #1 in the UFC ladies’ bantamweight rankings and #7 in the UFC ladies’ pound-for-pound rankings.