- Rankings are updated on the first of every month.
- Fighters who have been inactive in a weight-class for 12 months are ineligible to be ranked.
- Amanda Nunes – 22-5-0 (UFC)
- Valentina Shevchenko – 23-3-0 (UFC)
- Cris Cyborg – 26-2-0 (Bellator)
- Kayla Harrison – 15-0-0 (PFL)
- Carla Esparza – 19-6-0 (UFC)
- Julianna Pena – 11-5-0 (UFC)
- Rose Namajunas – 11-5-0 (UFC)
- Zhang Weili – 22-3-0 (UFC)
- Larissa Pacheco – 18-4-0 (PFL)
- Seika Izawa – 8-0-0 (RIZIN)
- Amanda Nunes is ineligible to be ranked due to not having fought in the division for over 12 months, as well as taking two consecutive fights away from the weight-class.
- Irene Aldana & Macy Chiasson are ineligible for ranking after weighing in as featherweight on two consecutive occasions.
- UFC’s Amanda Ribas is ineligible for ranking due to taking two consecutive fights outside the weight-class.