For a sport as gruelling and violent as mixed martial arts, you might be surprised to know that there are some absolutely stunningly beautiful women who choose to fight for a living. I have met many female fighters who are far more attractive than the average girl. So without further ado, here’s my top 10 hottest ufc female fighters list:
Ronda Rousey is a superstar. She has been featured on shows like “Entourage” and in magazines like Maxim for her good looks (she was first signed to Strikeforce based on her modeling career).
These days Ronda Rousey spends a lot of her time in acting, she also spent a bit of time wrestling for the WWE, where she shared the nickname with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Mixed martial artist, Paige VanZant was once one of the hottest UFC female fighters. She stumbled across Shamrock’s MMA gym while looking for a dance studio when she was only 16 years old.
As an aspiring model, VanZant modelled for brands such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear. Outside of Cage Fighting she appeared on Chopped and Dancing with the Stars. She also appeared in the 2019 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition.
As of August 2020, VanZant did not receive a contract extension from the UFC and has opted to instead pursue a bare-knuckle boxing career for BKFC.
The former female UFC fighter now has her own premium content service where fans can pay a monthly subscription to see more lewd content from her.
Michelle Waterson, better known to the UFC world as “The Karate Hottie” is a talented female MMA fighter that has some modelling experience under her belt.
When she was first exposed to karate as a 10-year-old, Michelle Waterson became hooked, earning her black belt in the discipline at age 18. The lifelong athlete made waves six years later when she appeared on Fight Girls, which followed kickboxers looking to become world champions.
In 2008, Michelle Waterson was signed by Strikeforce MMA. She won three of her four fights for this promotion before signing with the UFC in 2015.
After amassing a 4-2 record during her stint with Strikeforce, “The Karate Hottie” joined UFC’s Women’s Strawweight division after moving weight class to atomweight in 2016.
Waterson has managed to balance modelling with her MMA career, appearing in multiple TV shows and photo shoots since her first professional fight. She was even featured on ESPN’s “The Body Issue.” She’s definitely one of the hottest female mma fighters.
Mackenzie Dern, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu star, is one of the most decorated female grapplers of all time. She has over 20 gold medals in international BJJ competitions and made her MMA debut in 2016.
Dern began her BJJ training when she was just 3 years old with both of her parents, including the famous Wellington “Megaton” Diaz who are black belts. She earned her own black belt at the age of 19 and proved herself to be proficient in the art.
Dern made it to the UFC in 2018 at UFC 222, where she beat Ashley Yoder by split decision. Her current MMA record is an impressive 8-1.
In 2019, Dern gave birth to her first child with Brazilian professional surfer Wesley Santos and is definitely one of our favourite hottest female mma fighters
Don’t be fooled by Miesha Tate’s “Cupcake” nickname and she’s one of the toughest female mma fighters on this list.
The former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion has had a long, storied career in MMA both inside the cage and out of it. She started her life as an avid wrestler at Franklin Pierce High School and won the state championship in 2005 before turning to MMA competitively three years later. Her passion for grappling led her to take up MMA professionally in 2007.
Tate won the UFC Bantamweight championship in 2016, defeating Holly Holm via rear naked choke. She eventually lost the belt later that year to Amanda Nunes and retired in disappointing fashion at UFC 205.
Now the mixed martial artist, Miesha Tate lives in Singapore and is the Vice President for ONE Championship. She has also signed to restart her career in MMA, fighting Marion Reneau on their upcoming UFC Fight Night card in July 2021.
Mixed martial artist, Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso looks too nice to hurt anybody. Her 11 professional MMA wins say otherwise.
The 27-year-old strawweight fighter got her start in 2012, going 5-0 as a professional before signing with Invicta FC. Grasso made the move to UFC in 2016 and continues her success there, making quick work of Heather Jo Clark on November 4th that same year.
After missing weight for her UFC 246 bout against Claudio Gadelha, Grasso announced that she would be moving up to flyweight for her next fight.
I decided from this moment on I will always hit my target weight and I will never let myself sacrifice it again”
Grasso also stated that “the new weight class is an exciting challenge”.
Though she never fought under the UFC banner, Gina “Crush” Carano was such an accomplished fighter we had to mention her on this hottest female fighters list.
Starting her sports career in Muay Thai, Carano amassed a 12-1-1 record before transitioning to MMA in 2006. She won her first two fights by knockout, prompting Strikeforce to give her a call.
She went undefeated before her only televised fight with Cris Cyborg in 2009. She lost the match and consequently retired at 7-1.
The end of her MMA career sparked a whole new path for Carano, however. Her stunning looks and martial arts experience set her up for an opportunity in the field of acting. Since her retirement, Carano has appeared in Fast & Furious 6, Deadpool, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Tracy Cortez fell in love with martial arts as a 14-year-old after watching her 18-year-old brother knock out UFC veteran Drew Fickett.
The following day, Jose brought his sister to the gym that he’d opened two years prior and put her straight into the ring with professional boxer Robert Garcia.“
At 26, Tracy Cortez is still early in her career as an MMA fighter. She has just 8 pro fights to date and a few leading ladies may have more experience, but she has the potential to be a star on the rise with the right opportunities inside and outside of the cage.
Rachael Ostovich, a flyweight born in Hawaii and raised in Oregon. She was a professional MMA fighter since 2014 and lost her debut match via TKO in the 2nd round to Jennifer Maia.
Despite an initial loss, Rachael Ostovich continued to fight and was ultimately cast on the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which was a big boost for her mma career. She won her first UFC bout with a rear naked choke, but lost in the quarterfinals leading to elimination from the show.
After “The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion,” Ostovich was signed to the UFC, where she is currently 1-3 in the promotion including a loss to Paige VanZant.
Ostovich tested positive for Ostarine in early 2020 and consequently was suspended by USADA for eight months. She still appeared at Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight – Honolulu, where she stole the show while showing UFC president around Hawaii.
Strawweight legend Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
Jedrzejczyk became a world kickboxing champion in both the amateur and professional ranks, before making the transition to MMA when she was 23 years old. After dominating Muay Thai and kickboxing for over ten years with more than 60 wins under her belt, JJ’s fighting skills translated well into mixed martial arts, quickly earning her a spot among the UFC’s elite fighters.
With skills in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Jedrzejczyk turned heads with an impressive 5 consecutive defences of her strawweight championship after initially winning the beat after defeating Carla Esparza. In November 2017, she lost her coveted belt to Rose Nammajunas at UFC 217.
Most recently, Jedrzejczyk was involved in one of the greatest female fights of all time, going to war with former flyweight champion Zhang Weili.
Amanda Ribas captured the hearts of MMA fight fans after defeating UFC starlet Paige VanZant at UFC 251 with a first-round armbar.
Ribas is a 10-1 Italian-Brazilian MMA fighter from Brazil. Ribas has 7 finishes and holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.
Her father, Marcelo Ribas, is a BJJ black belt and instructor. Because of this, she has been training in these disciplines for most of her life.
It was clear from a young age that Ribas would become a jiu-jitsu competitor and would move onto great things.