“MMA and Women” still makes some people frown. It takes a lot of courage to go out into a man’s world and make a name for yourself.
If you’re an avid MMA fan, you probably know most women on the list and you’re aware of the fact that there’s some serious eye candy. Not only are these women dangerous, but they’re also extremely beautiful!
These are some of the hottest MMA fighters in my opinion and they come in different shapes in sizes.
Rachael Ostovich is an MMA fighter from Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born in Australia and moved to the United States when she was six years old. Rachael started training in Muay Thai at age 12 and has been a professional mixed martial artist since 2013. Her first fight was on November 16th, 2014 where she won by knockout against Kelly Perez in just 42 seconds of round one. She is currently ranked the number five flyweight female MMA fighter in the world by Women’s Pro MMA World Rankings.
Rachael also has two tattoos; one on her left arm that says “Love” with a heart around it, and another on her right arm that reads “Born Again”.
Liana is also known as “Mgeli” or “She-Wolf”. Born on 22 March 1995, she became one of the most famous female MMA fighters that can pack quite a punch with her striking techniques and leave opponents helpless from what they see coming at them because Liana’s height stands at only 5’4″. With Muay Thai Foundation Style and Bantamweight division for UFC fights under its belt – this Georgian girl has participated on various occasions where blood was spilled during Kumite Fight events (these fights are very dangerous) before making her debut on the global stage for Fight Nights Global later in July 2017.
Michelle Waterson was pursuing modeling before drastically changing career paths in 2007.
The lifelong athlete started training karate at age 10, where she earned her black belt and became known for appearing on the reality show “Fight Girls.”
After amassing a 4-2 MMA record in Strikeforce competition Michelle signed with Invicta FC to continue fighting professionally as well as opening up an acting job which has led many people not knowing that there are two sides to this woman!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace and decorated grappler, Mackenzie Dern is one of the most successful female fighters in history. She has won over 20 gold medals internationally with her BJJ skills to date – making it quite clear how proficient she truly was at an early age when learning from parents who are also black belts themselves! She’s helped design the best women’s gis in the industry.
She made it to the UFC in 2018, where she beat Ashley Yoder at UFC 222 via split decision. Dern’s current MMA record is an impressive 8-1.
Gina “Crush” Carano is an MMA fighter who never fought in the UFC but she’s still on our list. Her records are 12-1 with 1 no contest, and her highlights include two knockouts as well as a win at Strikeforce before facing off against Cris Cyborg for their first high-profile female fight ever which ended in defeat after 4:59 minutes of action.
While Gina has been retired from fighting since 2009 when losing to Cyborg via TKO(Technical Knock Out), there is no doubt that this woman knows how it feels like getting punched across your face!
Don’t let her looks fool you – Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is one of the toughest women to ever step foot in the octagon.
The former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion has had quite the MMA career both inside and outside of the cage. Her combat sports experience extends back to Franklin Pierce High School, where she was an avid wrestler and even won a state championship in 2005. Her love for grappling inspired her to begin her MMA career in 2007.
Tate won the UFC Bantamweight championship in 2016, defeating Holly Holm via rear naked choke.
As an Oregon native, Paige VanZant was naturally drawn to Ken Shamrock’s MMA gym while she was looking for a dance studio as a teenager. Training in boxing and jiu-jitsu led her first amateur fight at age 18; it also earned her spots on Chopped and season of Dancing with The Stars.
She continues to model for brands such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear and even appeared in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. As of August 2020, Paige VanZant did not receive a contract extension from the UFC, and will instead try her luck at bare-knuckle boxing for BKFC.
Tracy Cortez is an MMA fighter who became interested in the sport at a young age after watching her brother Jose beat UFC vet Drew Fickett. Soon afterward, he brought Tracy to his training gym where she was put into battle with professional boxers right away- but this didn’t stop her! Today at just 26 years old and having gone 7-1 as part of the UFC roster so far, she hasn’t gotten a ton of opportunities outside of the cage yet, but her stunning looks make her a star on the rise.