With Ronda vs Holm right around the corner, we decided to bring you some of the best female fighters in MMA. Don’t forget to watch Rousey vs Holm online from anywhere in the world. Step into the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), and you will find the beasts unleashed in the octagon ring. The world of MMA is a scary place for anyone not familiar with the sport but once you have found that sweet spot, believe me you will fall in love with UFC.
There have been numerous fighters over the years that have dazzled the sport with their impressive skill, strength, technique, and outstanding records. Here is where we take stroll down memory lane and pay tribute to some of the best female UFC fighters of all time.
*Remember, our list contains current and old UFC female fighter and it is ranked based on their overall record, accomplishments, skills, and popularity among MMA fans.
10. Claudia Gadelha – “Claudinha”
The youngest fighter in your top 10 list, Claudinha at age 26 has shown outstanding record (13-1-0) in the Strawweight division. She is the only one to give the current champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the toughest fight of her career and here she is punching Joanna after the bell has gone. That is Bad@*$ I tell you!
9. Sarah Kaufman
Born in Canada, Sarah Kaufman made many heads turn in her heydays. With 17-3-0 record, Kaufman was considered on the best fighters in UFC. Now in Bantamweight division, Kaufman has dealt some devastating blows, like this takedown knockout.
8. Marloes Coenen – “Rumina”
With a current record of 23-6-0 in the Featherweight division, Marloes Coenen is certainly a force to be reckoned with. She has key wins over Sarah Kaufman, and defeated both Yuuki Kondo and Yoko Takahasi twice.
7. Cat Zingano – “Alpha”
Cathilee Zingano, also known as Alpha, is an uncontainable monster when firing on all cylinders. Cat has a 9-1-0 record and has key victories over the likes of Miesha Tate and Carina Damm. Although, her career has been hampered by injuries and that humiliating defeat to Rousey in just 14 seconds, she has promised a lot and landed some vicious blows to her opponents.
6. Tara LaRosa
Perhaps one of the most experienced fighters currently in UFC Tara LaRosa has an impressive CV when it comes to MMA. Born in New Jersey, United States, Tara has a record of 22-5-0 at the moment and has key wins over Amanda Buckner and Kelly Kobald. Check out her best moments throughout her MMA career.
5. Miesha Tate – “Cupcake”
Miesha Tate is certainly amongst the best in the Bantamweight division. She was a former champion as well until handing over the title to Ronda Rousey. With a career record of 17-5-0, Miesha Tate is relentless and is certainly a worthy contender for challenging for Bantamweight title once again.
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
The current Strawweight Champion, the Polish fighter is undefeated in her division with 10 straight wins. Joanna Jedrzejczyk has crushed all her opponents and shown aggressive, hostile, and violent skills in the ring. Here are some of the best moments of Joanna, knocking out her opponents.
3. Gina Carano – “Conviction”
A former MMA fighter, Gina Carano made headlines in her days in UFC and held a record of 7-1-0. Now an American actress, fitness model, and television personality, she is certainly one of the most popular MMA fighters of all time. This is exactly the reason why we included her in our list as MMA fans love, we love her, and now movie goers also love her.
2. Cristiane Justino – “Cyborg”
The only fighter to hand defeat to Gina Carano, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino is the most brutal professional fighters currently in UFC. She is also said to be the one that can equal Ronda Rousey and match her blow for blow. A match between Ronda Rousey and Cristiane Justino has always been on the cards and should happen for the sake of all UFC fans.
1. Ronda Rousey – “Rowdy”
Ronda Rousey is our number one UFC fighter of all time. Known to take out her opponents in the first round, Ronda Rousey’s last four fights have lasted a TOTAL of 2 minutes and 10 seconds. She is the current Bantamweight Champion and is undefeated (12-0) so far in her career. Her devastating TKO and unbreakable submissions should be something that Holly Holm should take care off at UFC 193.