Women's mixed martial arts (MMA) is currently enjoying a boom in popularity, thanks to the recent success of Invicta FC and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), both of which built their success on the foundation laid by Scott Coker in Strikeforce.
In addition, we have a new crop of female fighters joining the ranks of ZUFFA on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 (watch the tryout video here), which premieres on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 4, 2013 and features Rousey coaching opposite heated rival Miesha Tate.
"Rowdy" is widely-recognized as the queen of queens; however, Cris Cyborg is quickly gaining steam after a complete mauling of Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6.
But we would be remiss in our duty if we failed to recognize the rest of the top 10 pound-for-pound women in MMA, so the SB Nation panel -- compiled by MMA Mania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow -- went into the war room and battled it out.
These are the results:
To see how these compare to the "official" UFC rankings click here.
Now it's time to hash this thing out in the comments section. Who made the list and shouldn't ... and vice-versa? You've heard from us, Maniacs, now let's hear from you.
Top 10 pound-for-pound female fighters are ...