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Punch Sport Pagoda Womens Strawweight Top 40 Rankings January 2014

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Australian native “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings, pictured here assimilating.

So, I decided to do a Women’s Strawweight Ranking, to compliment the Bantamweight Rankings I recently did, and also to try to turn my Internet-Asperger’s syndrome into the real thing. With the coming UFC division, I also figured it was rather timely, as the lion’s share of active Women’s MMA talent is now funneling itself into those two divisions.

Ranking Criteria: fighters must have been active within the last 15 months or have a match scheduled within the next 3 to be considered. All ranked fighters must have fought their last match at Strawweight. Several individuals have been inserted in non-ranked spots due to various circumstances. If things are a bit hazy after about #20 or so, I apologize in advance, as the talent pool isn’t terribly concentrated.

Hyperlinks on pictures to random things have been included where warranted.

Note: Amateur records are only listed for fighters with less than five professional fights.

Update: Livia Renata Souza’s last fight apparently was at Flyweight, which was true even before I made these ranking, and as such she has been removed.

1) Jessica “JAG” Aguilar (17-4) Champion
| Last 5: W W W W W | Height: 5’4″ | Team: American Top Team |

2) Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (11-0)
| Last 5: W W W W W | Height: 5’3″ | Team: Nova Uniao |

3) Carla “The Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) Invicta FC Champion
| Last 5: L W W W W | Height: 5’1″ | Team: Team Oyama |

4) Joanne “Jojo” Calderwood (8-0)
| Last 5: W W W W W | Height: 5’6″ | Team: Dinky Ninjas |

5) Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (4-0) (7-0 amateur)
| Last 5: – W W W W | Height: 5’1″ | Team: American Top Team |

6) Ayaka Hamasaki (9-1) /
| Last 5: L W W W W | Height: 5’2″ | Team: Abe Ani Combat Club |

7) Mizuki Inoue (7-1) /
| Last 5: W W W W W | Height: 5’4″ | Team: Hakushinkai Karate |

8) Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää (8-1-1)
| Last 5: W D W W L | Height: 5’4″ |Team: Team Botnia Punishment / Seinäjoki MMA |

9) Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig (9-5)
| Last 5: W W W W L | Height: 5’4″ | Team: Team Curran MMA |

10) “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings (5-3)
| Last 5: W W L W L | Height: 5’6″ | Team: Gamebred Submission Fighting |

Jessica Penne (11-2) (confirmed as trying out for TUF 20; non ranked as her last fight was at Atomweight)
| Last 5: W W W L W | Height: 5’5″ | Team: Team Reign / Kings MMA / Checkmat |

11) Alida Gray (4-1)
| Last 5: W W W W L | Height: 5’4″ | Team: Bushido MMA Academy |

12) “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi (11-6-1) free agent
| Last 5: L W L W L | Height: 5’0″ | Team: Wajutsu Keishukai GODS |

13) Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (4-1)
| Last 5: W L W W W | Height: 5’8″ | Team: Team Next Edge / Gracie Tampa |

14) “Thug” Rose Namajunas (2-1) (4-0 amat.)
| Last 5: – – W W L | Height: 5’5″ | Team: Roufusport |

15) Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly (14-5)
| Last 5: W L L L W | Height: 5’3″ | Team: Straight Blast Gym Ireland |

16) Lynn “Lights Out” Alvarez (6-3) ?
| Last 5: W W L L W | Height: 5’2″ | Team: Fight Capital / House of RYU |

17) Herica Tiburcio (7-2) free agent
| Last 5: W L L W W | Height: 4’11” | Team: Academia Inside Munil Adriano |

18) Brianna “The Bull” VanBuren (2-1) (4-0 amat.) free agent
| Last 5: – – W L W | Height: 4’11” | Team: American Kickboxing Academy |

19) Patricia “Little” Vidonic (9-7) free agent
| Last 5: L W L W L | Height: 5’2″ | Team: Team Vidonic |

20) Julianna “Ju Thai” de Lima Carneiro (6-1)
| Last 5: W W W L W | Height: 5’7″ | Team: Gracie Barra BH / Draculino Team |

21) “The Kamikaze Angel” Emi Fujino (13-7) /
| Last 5: W L W W L | Height: 5’3″ | Team: Wajutsu Keishukai GODS |

22) Kinberly Tanaka Novaes (7-2) free agent
| Last 5: W W W L W | Height: 5’3″ | Team: Sigma Gym |

23) Karolina Kowalkiewicz (4-0)
| Last 5: – W W W W | Height: 5’3″ | Team: Gracie Barra Lodz |

24) Paige “12-Gauge” VanZant (3-1) (amat. 1-0)
| Last 5: – W W L W | Height: 5’4″ | Team: Team Alpha Male |

Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers (4-1) (will be on TUF 20; non ranked as her last fight was at Atomweight)
| Last 5: W W L W W | Height: 5’3″ | Team: VT1 MMA Academy |

Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza (5-0) free agent
| Last 5: W W W W W | Height: N/A | Team: Team Maximo Fight Matriz / Academia Inside Munil Adriano |

Note: Livia Renata Souza was originally ranked #25 before it was determined she currently fights at Flyweight (125 lbs./56.7 kg), even though Sherdog lists her at 115 lbs. I put her back in as a non-ranked fighter as a courtesy.

25) Heather Jo “Hurricane” Clark (6-4) free agent
| Last 5: L W L L W | Height: 5’6″ | Team: Syndicate MMA |

26) Amber “The Apex Predator” Stautzenberger (4-2) free agent
| Last 5: W W W W L | Height: 5’6″ |

27) Aline Sattelmayer (5-4) free agent
| Last 5: L W L W W | Height: 5’3″ |

28) Emily Kagan (3-1) (5-2 amat.)
| Last 5: – W W L W | Height: 5’3″ |

29) Karla Benitez (11-6, 1 NC)
| Last 5: W W L W L | Height: 5’6″ |

30) Camila “Calinha Pitbull” Lima (8-4) free agent
| Last 5: W W W L W | Height: 5’4″ |

31) Angela Magana (11-6)
| Last 5: W W W L L | Height: 5’4″ |

Justine Kish (4-0) (1-0 amat.)
| Last 5: – W W W W | Height: 5’5″ |

32) Norma Rueda Center (2-1) (4-0 amat.)
| Last 5: – – W W L | Height: 5’4″ |

33) Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (3-2)
| Last 5: W W W L L | Height: 5’3″ |

34) Sally “Clinically” Krumdiack (9-7) free agent
| Last 5: L W L L L | Height: 5’3″ |

35) Randa Markos-Thomas (3-1) (3-1 amat.)
| Last 5: – W W W L | Height: 5’5″ |

36) Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (9-7) free agent
| Last 5: L L W W L | Height: 5’3″ |

37) Mylla Souza Torres (3-4) free agent
| Last 5: W L L W L | Height: 5’6″ |

38) Kailin Curran (2-0) (4-1, 1 NC amat.) free agent
| Last 5: – – – W W | Height: 5’3″ |

39) Emi Tomimatsu (6-7)
| Last 5: W L L L W | Height: 5’3″ |

40) Mika “Future Princess” Nagano (14-9)
| Last 5: W W W W L | Height: 5’3″ |

-Alex Chambers most recently fought at Atomweight, but has been inserted in a non-ranked position as she is confirmed as being on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20.

-Jessica Penne most recently fought at Atomweight, but has been inserted in a non-ranked position as she has confirmed to be trying out for The Ultimate Fighter Season 20.

-Justine Kish is inserted in a non-ranked position since she narrowly missed weight in what would have been her Strawweight debut, and thus has never successfully made Strawweight.

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