With the WAMMA rankings showing their first set of top female MMA competitors, I decided to compile my own list of how I think the rankings should look. I only did one division, the 135 pound featherweight.
(This does not reflect the opinions of fightergirls.com and any other writers but myself.)
MMA Women’s Featherweight
1) Tara Larosa (16-1)
One of the most dominant fighters around, who has an impressive 11 fight win streak.
2) Christiane Santos (6-1)
Cyborg has been dominant in most of her fights, and hasn’t lost since her first one.
3) Gina Carano (7-0)
She is still undefeated, but Gina’s last fight with Kelly Kobld, in this columnist opinion, was closer than the scores.
4) Hitomi Akano (14-5)
No fighter out there has been able to finish off the “Girlfight Monster” in terms of submissions and KO’s.
5) Kelly Kobold (16-3-1)
Kelly’s only loss were to Larosa, Carano, and a decision loss to Julie Kedzie. All tough fights.
6) Amanda Buckner (11-5-1)
Her loss to Hashi via decision and to Tara Larosa being her only recent blemishes, Buckner continues to dominate the submission game in women’s mma.
7) Takayo Hashi (11-1)
Having won 7 of her last fights, Hashi has only been able to finish off her opponent in only two of them.
8) Shayna Baszler (9-5)
Another submission specialist, her recent loss to Cyborg shouldn’t derail her too long.
9) Jenifer Tate (5-1)
Her only loss was to Baszler, and is working her way back into contention.
10) Tonya Evinger (7-3)
Currently on a three match win streak.
On the cusp – Julie Kedzie. Although she has had great wins in her career, she still is in need of a soild win streak.