UFC women’s bantamweight rankings: Can anyone challenge Ronda Rousey?

Feb 20, 2013; Torrance, CA, USA; Ronda Rousey with sparring partner Edmen Shahbazyan during open workouts prior to her match up against Liz Carmouche earlier this year. Once again, Rousey came away with a first-round armbar win. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

There has been very little movement in the UFC women’s bantamweight division, but that can all change over the next few months with plenty of key match ups, the return of Cat Zingano and a match up between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate to end the year after their coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter season 18.

Rousey and Tate have one of the most heated rivalries in mixed martial arts and their first match up was the bout that convinced Dana White to bring women’s MMA to the UFC.

If they can put together a solid performance on TUF and an even better sequel to their first match, the women’s division could continue to soar to new heights.

Here are the updated rankings:

Champion: Ronda Rousey

1. Cat Zingano

2. Sarah Kaufman

3. Miesha Tate

4. Sara McMann

5. Liz Carmouche

6. Alexis Davis

7. Amanda Nunes

8. Germaine de Randamie

9. Julie Kedzie

10. Rosie Sexton

What match ups would you like to see in the women’s bantamweight division next? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

Topics: Ronda Rousey, UFC, UFC Rankings, WMMA

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