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UFC Women's Strawweight - 2022

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UFC Strawweight Division


The Strawweight Division in MMA generally refers to competitors weighing between 106 and 115 lb (48 to 52 kg).




Current UFC Strawweight Champion - 2022





The current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion is Zhang Weili.


UFC 281: Adesanya v Pereira
UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 281: Adesanya v Pereira


Zhang Weili became the UFC women's strawweight champion by defeating the former champion Carla Esparza on November 12, 2022, at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.





Latest Results from UFC Strawweight Division


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DateFight MethodRound Result
November 19, 2022Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Maria OliveiraDecision R3 (5:00)Vanessa Demopoulos def. Maria Oliveira




UFC Strawweight Rankings 2022



RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
CZhang Weili23–322 (0 def)WinUFC 281 - Carla EsparzaTBD
1Carla Esparza19–7βˆ’10LossUFC 281 - Zhang WeiliTBD
2Rose Namajunas11–5βˆ’10LossUFC 274 - Carla EsparzaTBD
3Amanda Lemos13–2–1 2WinUFC Fight Night 214 - Marina RodriguezTBD
4JΓ©ssica Andrade23–9 2WinUFC Fight Night 205 - Amanda LemosUFC 283 - Lauren Murphy
5Marina Rodriguez16–2–2 0LossUFC Fight Night 214 - Amanda LemosTBD
6Yan Xiaonan16–3 (1 NC) 1WinUFC Fight Night 211 - Mackenzie DernTBD
7Mackenzie Dern12–3 0LossUFC Fight Night 211 - Yan XiaonanTBD
8Tecia Torres13–6 0LossUFC 273 - Mackenzie DernTBD
9Amanda Ribas11–3 0LossUFC on ESPN 36 - Katlyn ChookagianUFC on ESPN 42 - Tracy Cortez
10Virna Jandiroba18–3 1WinUFC on ESPN 36 - Angela HillTBD
11Michelle Waterson18–10 0LossUFC on ABC 3 - Amanda LemosTBD
12Angela Hill14–12 1WinUFC on ESPN 41 - Lupita GodinezUFC on ESPN 42 - Emily Ducote
13Emily Ducote12–6 4WinUFC on ABC 3 - Jessica PenneUFC on ESPN 42 - Angela Hill
14Luana Pinheiro10–1 8WinUFC Fight Night 198 - Sam HughesTBD
15Jessica Penne14–6 0LossUFC on ABC 3 - Emily DucoteTBD





History of UFC Strawweight



The inaugural UFC Strawweight Champion was Carla Esparza, who defeated Rose Namajunas in 2014 in the tournament finale for The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned.


At UFC 185, Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the Strawweight Championship and held the title for 966 days before losing it to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217.


Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 to win the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship but lost it to Zhang Weili at UFC Fight Night: Shenzhen, China. Weili went on to face former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first title defense and won via split decision at UFC 248.


Rose Namajunas defeated Zhang Weili at UFC 261.


However, Carla Esparza won over Rose Namajunas at UFC 274and is currently the Women's Strawweight Champion on May 7th, 2022.





FAQs on UFC Strawweight



Q1. Who is the current UFC strawweight champion?

Zhang Weili is the current UFC strawweight champion.



Q2. Who is the No.1 ranked fighter in UFC strawweight?

Carla Esparza is the No.1 contender in the women's strawweight division.



Q3. What is the UFC strawweight division weight limit?

The UFC strawweight division weighs between 106 and 115 lb (48 to 52 kg).


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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* Last Updated: on November 20th, 2022.

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