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1. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos
2. Marloes Coenen
3. Ediane Gomes
4. Julia Budd
5. Elaina Maxwell
6. Milana Dudieva
7. Germaine de Randamie
8. Romy Ruyssen
9. Hiroko Yamanaka
10. Amanda Lucas
Although Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is on the sideline after failing a drug test, it is hard to argue that she is and was the best featherweight fighter in the world. Her striking alone put fear in the minds of any lady that stepped in the cage with her.
After her, it is a mad scramble to grab a top-10 position.
Former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen grabs the second spot, as her only recent losses are to Santos and bantamweight Miesha Tate. Other than that, she has been dynamite.
After the first two, some notable spots are Ediane Gomes in the third position, Julia Budd in the fourth position and Hiroko Yamanaka at the ninth spot.
Gomes was victorious at the last Invicta FC, where she defeated Yamanaka pretty handily. Since Gomes lost to Ronda Rousey, she has rattled off huge wins over Leslie Smith, Katalina Malungahu and Yamanaka.
Budd is a real dark horse in the division. Her only losses are to Rousey and Amanda Nunes, while she has shown vast improvements in her all-around game in her four wins.
As for the rest, the most notable name is Amanda Lucas, daughter of famous filmmaker George Lucas. She has looked great in her fights overseas, but her ranking would benefit from fighting better talent in the US.