I see quite a few people saying this. Am I the only one who thinks 135 has clearly got better competitors than 115lbs ? Some people are saying that Joanna's striking is technically one of the best, regardless of weight/gender, in the whole of MMA/the UFC. May I ask WHO she has beaten who has a solid, respectable striking background ? 115 comes across to me as the division full of jack-of-all-trades master of none. Women who have poor boxing, wrestling and BJJ for the most part. That is, their bases are MMA level, none are world champions in their respective backgrounds. Many are 'mixed martial artists' as opposed to being great boxers, judokas and so on. Joanna's competitors inside the UFC. Esparza, 2 time all american wrestler. Penne, trains BJJ. Has never competed outside of MMA. Letourneau, trains 'boxing/kickboxing'. Has only ever competed in MMA. Gadelha, multiple BJJ championships. Kowalkiewicz, started training Krav Maga when she was 16. No championships/never competed outside of MMA. Andrade, BJJ background, no titles/accolades. Only ever competed in MMA. Lima, no background in nothing. A 'mixed martial artist'. So JJ has fought one lady with an okay wrestling background. One lady with a decent BJJ background and a bunch of 'mixed martial artists'. She has NEVER fought a talented striker in all her MMA career. The striking of all her opponents range from embarrassing to extremely mediocre. Did you see Andrades striking last night ? She ducks her head, looks at the ground, runs aimlessly forward windmilling hoping something lands. Other 115lbers... Waterson, Karate background. No championships. Never competed outside of MMA. Namajunas, Taekwondo background. No championships. Never competed outside of MMA. Van Zant, background in dancing. No championships. Never competed outside of MMA. Grasso, no nothing. Never competed outside of MMA. 135lbs has/has had... An Olympic silver medalist Freestyle Wrestler, Sara McMann. (she has vast amounts of experience in wrestling, to many achievements to list). An Olympic bronze medalist in Judoka, Ronda Rousey. Fila Grappling world silver medalist, Miesha Tate. 4 time all american and national champion in Womens Wrestling, Cat Zingano. Here are the strikers... Holly Holm 33-2-3 Boxing record. 2-1 Kickboxing record. Countless titles at multiples weight divisions in Womens Boxing. Germaine de Randamie 37-0 Muay Thai record. Multiple world championships. Valentina Shevchenko 58-2-1 Muay Thai record. 2-0 Boxing record. Countless world titles spanning multiple divisions in Muay Thai. You then have the current champion Amanda Nunes who has never competed outside of MMA, but has heavy hands with many T/KO victories. Something that can't be said for anyone at 115lbs. Cliffs: - 135lbs > 115lbs - JJ has fought poor competition, no one she has fought is a capable striker. She has fought one wrestler in her whole UFC career.