1. Rose Namajuanas (UFC champion)
The champion is coming off back to back impressive victories. She’s been off for almost a year and has the biggest test of her career coming up in Brazil at UFC 237 against Jessica Andrade.
2. Jessica Andrade
Andrade is going to be a tough test for Namajuanas and I could easily see her walking away as champion come May.
3. Tatiana Suarez
Suarez is undefeated, coming off of a dominant win against Carla Esparza, she will surely be calling out the next champion with a win against Nina Ansaroff, if she can do it come UFC 237
4. Nina Ansaroff
If Ansaroff can somehow derail Suarez she will likely become the number 1 contender, the veteran will look to pull the upset in May.
5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kowalkiewicz is a veteran in the UFC and has won 2 out of her last 3 fights, I expect Karolina to remain relevant in the rankings for a long time.
6. Claudia Gadelha
Gadelha has had tough hard fights with top competition in the past, she’s an excellent ground fighter and always turns in fight of the night performances. Gadelha has the talent to be a future champion.
7. Michele Waterson
The “Karate Hottie” certainly is a fan favorite and has won two fights in a row, let’s Look for Waterson to take a top 5 contender on soon and move into title contention.
8. Tecia Torres
Torres has a test on the main card Saturday night vs Weili Zhang. It’s a very losable fight for Torres, she must come up big to stay in the rankings.
9. Cynthia Calvillo
Winning 8 out of your last 9 fights is enough for you to crack the top 10, Calvillo needs to just keep winning, which I believe she could do, in a deep division she’s a future top contender.
10. Weili Zhang
Not many know Zhang quite well, that will change on Saturday. She’s got a good matchup against a Top 10 fighter ahead of her, Zhang is going to make some noise in the strawweight division.