The Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings for August have now been released and thanks to the amazing fights at Invicta FC 2 there are many changes, especially in the Bantamweight division. Fresh off of her “Fight of the Year” performance against 2nd ranked Sarah Kaufman in March, Alexis Davis accomplished what no other fighter had managed to do in 28-career bouts, and that was to submit submission specialist Hitomi Akano. This win was Davis’ third over a top-10 opponent within the past year and thus moves her up into the 3rd spot. Sara McMann and Shayna Baszler had a fantastic three round war, with McMann taking the victory and the 4th position in the rankings. Based on her performance in this bout, Baszler returns to the ranks at 7th. Liz Carmouche had another impressive showing, this time over Kaitlin Young which moved her into the 6th position. Sarah D’Alelio and Amanda Nunes burst into the rankings via their stoppage victories over Vanessa Porto and Raqual Pa’aluhi, respectively. At Flyweight, Carla Esparza continued her climb towards the top, making it to the 4th position with a TKO victory over Sarah Schneider. Also, with fighters dropping due to inactivity, Ashley Cummins and Patricia Vidonic moved into the rankings at the 9th and 10th spots. In the Atomweight division, Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc’s impressive showing over Angelica Chavez moved her into the 9th spot.
To see the full ranking changes for August, (click here).