Female MMA Fighters

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Mix Martial art is a sports form in which both men and women participate equal enthusiasm. MMA, Mixed Martial Art, has been made popular among female due to leading female fighters and personalities namely Holly Holm, Amanda Nunes, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Gina Carano, Megumi Fujii and a lot more. Leading female MMA fighters are some of the best-known athletes who are equally hot female athletes in America and the rest of the world.

Carano has been renowned as ‘the face of women’s MMA’ owing to her numerous appearance in Elite XC events.

The first female MMA fight in the United States was held on March 28, 1997. Organized by the international fighting championships, it was fought between Becki Levi and Betty Fagan.

Christiane Santos made history with the victory over Carano after becoming the first strike force women’s 145 lb champion in the US.

List of some top female fighter

Holly Holm, Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Rose Namajunas, Cristiane Cyborg Santos, Cat Zingano, Michelle Waterson, Paige VanZant, Amanda Nunes, Erin Toughill, Tecia Torres, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Carla Esparza, Jessica Penne, Jessica Eye, Joanne Calderwood, Felice Herrig, Julianna Pena, Julia Budd, Rin Nakai, Marloes Coenen, Charmaine Tweet, Sara McMann, etc.

Let us have a look into the list of top 10 UFC female MMA fighters that have created a niche for themselves:-

Holly Rene Holm

Holly Rene Holm

Born: 17 October 1981 (age 38 years), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 61 kg

Spouse: Jeff Kirkpatrick (m. 2012)

Team: Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2007–present); AKKA Karate USA (2000–2007)

Aged 38, she is an American mixed martial artist fighting the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, and professional boxer and kickboxer, she had won the world championship in boxing numerous times. She is a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year (2005, 2006) and 18 times defender of her titles in three weight classes.

She has been ranked as the tenth-best female professional boxer of all time. As of July 8, 2019, in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings she has procured 3rd position for herself. Her most acknowledged win in MMA is considered at UFC 193 on November 15, 2015,  in Melbourne. She gained the bantamweight title in this fight and gave Ronda Rousey her first defeat in the sport.

Ronda Jean Rousey

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Born: 1 February 1987 (age 33 years), Riverside, California, United States

Height: 1.7 m

Weight: 61 kg

Spouse: Travis Browne (m. 2017)

Career start: 2011, 2018

At 32, she was the first American who became a professional wrestler, actress, author, and female mixed martial artist fighter and judoka. Ronda Jean Rousey won an Olympic medal in judo by winning bronze at the Summer Olympics in 2008 and thereafter she started pursuing her career in MMA. She is famous as Rowdy inspired by Late professional wrestler Roddy Piper. She is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

Also, she is the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She has won 9 out of her 11 fights by armbar. Her coach is Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club.

Miesha Tate

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Born: 18 August 1986 (age 33 years), Tacoma, Washington, United States

Height: 1.68 m

Weight: 61 kg

Career end: 2016

Movies: Fight Valley, Hook N Shoot: 2007 Women’s Grand Prix

Children: Amaia Nevaeh Nunez

33 years old, American mixed martial artist, Miesha Tate, competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has been former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is a silver medal winner in the FILA Grappling Championships. She is a holder of rank  #4 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com on March 8, 2015, defeating Holly Holm via technical submission.

Also, she has been #2 135-pound female fighter as per the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings. She is #2 in official UFC women’s bantamweight rankings as of February 26, 2015.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Born: 18 August 1987 (age 32 years), Olsztyn, Poland

Height: 1.68 m

Weight: 52 kg

Reach: 65 1⁄2 in (166 cm)

Team: American Top Team (2016–present); Berkut Arrachion Olsztyn (2012–2016)

Aged 32, she is a Polish mixed martial artist who is former Muay Thai kickboxer who has fought the women’s flyweight and women’s strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion who has been ranked #4 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings as of October 14, 2019. her winning statistics include six IFMA world medals (five gold, one silver) and four IFMA European championships with a record of 37 wins and 3 losses.

She started her career on May 19, 2012, at SFT – MMA Fight Night Diva SPA. The fight was against Sylwia Juskiewicz and she came out winning via unanimous decision.

Gina Carano

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Born: 16 April 1982 (age 37 years), Dallas, Texas, United States

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 65 kg

Nationality: American

Team: Jackson’s MMA

Gina Joy Carano is a multi-talented American MMA who is also an actress, television personality, and a fitness model. She started her training straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA. She had tenures in organizations such as Strikeforce and EliteXC. Also, she has been featured in ESPN The Magazine and Maxim.

As the “Face of Women’s MMA”, she had been ranked on the “Top Ten Influential Women of 2008” list on Yahoo! She has been the third-best 145 lb fighter in the world, according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.

Rose Namajunas

10 Greatest Female MMA Fighters 2019-20

Born: 29 June 1992 (age 27 years), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Height: 1.65 m

Weight: 52 kg

Partner: Pat Barry

Reach: 65 in (165 cm)

She is an American mixed martial artist aged 27 years. She is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competing in the women’s strawweight division. She is also a former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. She was #2 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings on September 2, 2019. She started competing in MMA in 2010. After receiving training from Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. She made a perfect amateur record of 4-0 with 2 wins by TKO and 2 by decision.

Cristiane Justino Venâncio

Cristiane Justino Venâncio

Born: 9 July 1985 (age 34 years), Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 66 kg

Full name: Cristiane Justino Venâncio

Spouse: Evangelista Santos (m. 2005–2011)

34 years old Cristiane is known as Cris Cyborg. Her former name famous in the ring was Cristiane Santos. She is a Brazilian-American female mixed martial arts fighter currently signed to Bellator MMA. She competes in the Women’s Featherweight division. She is the former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. She is the only female fighter to hold world championships across three major mixed martial arts promotions. Her Strikeforce title victory on August 15, 2009, made her an instant hit. In this match, she defeated Gina Carano via first-round technical knock-out (TKO).

Paige Michelle Vanderford

Paige Michelle Vanderford

Born – Paige Michelle Sletten
March 26, 1994 (age 25)
Dundee, Oregon, U.S.

Other names – 12 Gauge
PVZ

Nationality – American

Height – 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Weight – 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)

Division Strawweight (2012–present)
Flyweight (2017-2019)

Reach – 65 in (165 cm)

American, 22 years old, Paige is an American mixed martial artist, author, and model. She is signed to the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Multi-talented Paige has appeared in the television series Dancing with the Stars and Chopped. She is #15 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings on October 21, 2019. She made her UFC debut by defeating Curran by TKO in the third round, in a fight that would win Fight of the Night honors.

Cathilee Deborah

Cathilee Deborah

Born: 1 July 1982 (age 37 years), Winona, Minnesota, United States

Height: 1.68 m

Weight: 61 kg

Spouse: Mauricio Zingano (m. 2010–2014)

Team: Black House

Children: Brayden Zingano

Nicknamed as “Cat” in the ring, Zingano is an American mixed martial artist competing in the UFC. She became the first woman to win a UFC fight by technical knockout on April 13, 2013. Currently, she is  #3-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world according to MMARising.com.

Also, she has been #2-ranked 135-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings. She is #1 contender in official UFC women’s bantamweight rankings. Zingano is currently the #3-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com and the #2-ranked 135-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings. She is the #1 contender in official UFC women’s bantamweight rankings in September 2014.

Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson

Born: 6 January 1986 (age 34 years), Aurora, Colorado, United States

Height: 1.6 m

Nationality: American

Spouse: Joshua Gomez

33 years old Michelle is an American female mixed martial artist fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. She was ranked the #1 women’s Atomweight fighter in the world during 2014-15. She is #8 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings on October 21, 2019. She holds a black belt in American Freestyle Karate. Also trained in WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and wrestling, she has enacted in Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls reality show telecast on an Oxygen television network.

Top Female MMA Fighters Who Are Beauties And Beasts

List of some top MMA Fighters those who are beautiful and Beasts.

Holly Holm, Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Rose Namajunas, Cristiane Cyborg Santos, Cat Zingano, Michelle Waterson, Angelica Chavez, Kaitlin Young, Andrea Lee, Melanie Lacroix, Alexandra Albu, Erin Toughill, Sarah McLeod, Rachel Wray, Jenae Noonan, Cheyanne Vlismas, Laura Marcusse, Kristi Lopez, Amber Stautzenberger, Rachael Cummins, Ronda Rousey, Jordan Nicole Gaza, Kyra Gracie, Lena Ovchynnikova, Felice Herrig, Jordan McDonald, Anastasia Yankova, Michelle Waterson, Miesha Tate, Gina Carano, Paige VanZant, Tecia Torres, Bridgette Batch, Kailin Curran, Carla Esparza, Valentina Shevchenko, Jenna Fox, Erin McDougall, Ginele Marquez, Carina Damm, Jessica Eye, Kelsey DeSantis, Jinh Yu Frey, Darla Harris, Kelly McGill, Holly Holm, Julia Berezikova, Ann Osman, Mackenzie Dern, LaTasha Marzolla, Jessamyn Duke, Alejandra Lara, Alyse Anderson, Gazzy Parman, and etc.

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