MMA has grown significantly over the years due to the popularity of the UFC. Up until 2012 there were no female fighters in the UFC.
Dana White, the UFC’s president, thought females had no place in fighting – that’s until he saw Ronda Rousey fight. Dana was so enamored with her skills that he immediately signed her, making her the first female fighter in the UFC.
Since then there are 116 female fighters in the UFC. Not only are these ladies skilled in the cage, they also have beauty that is admired by both men and women.
In this article we will list the top 10 most attractive female fighters in MMA.
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10 – Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Chevchenko, who also goes by the nickname “The Bullet”, is one of the deadliest female fighters in MMA today. She is a beauty bombshell with a slim fit figure that is a Kyrgyz-Peruvian.
Valentina is 32 years old and is the current UFC Flyweight champion. She has an amazing stand up game that is unmatched. Her superior striking skills comes from her many years of training in Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
The striking specialist has 59 fights under her belt in Kickboxing – 57 of them were wins and four of them by knock-out. She has an impressive 19-3 record in the UFC
Although she has a fierce personality in the ring, this petite beauty will make you melt with her warm infectious smile.
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9 – Cat Zingano
Cat Zingano who’s real name is Cathilee Deborah “Cat” Zingano, is a professional MMA fighter under the Bellator MMA promotion.
This attractive and fierce competitor started wrestling at the age of 12 until she discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2007.
Armed with her new skills in Jiu-Jitsu she started competing and winning in tournaments in Los Angeles and would later make her MMA debut in 2008 at Ring of Fire 32.
In 2013 Zingano joined the UFC and participated in The Ultimate Fighter Finale 17 where she would later fight Miesha Tate. “Cat” would beat Tate in the third round due to a TKO.
Cathilee was supposed to go on to coach her team against Ronda Rousey before their season ending fight but was not able to make that happen because she ended up blowing out her knee and his resulted in Miesha Tate replacing her in the bout against Ronda.
Cat Zingano is one of the five fighters to have ever beaten one of the all time greats in the UFC female division, and that’s non other than Amanda Nunes. As of 2019 Zingano is signed to Bellator MMA.
8 – Mackenzie Dern
Mackenzie Dern who’s full name is Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos is an American MMA fighter from Phoenix, Arizona. This 29 year old beauty is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist has won many grappling competitions.
She is the former world No. 1 ranked IBJJF competitor and is currently ranked 6th among the female divisions. She is an ADCC and no gi BJJ World Champion.
For all the guys who love a woman that can speak another language (a lot of men find that sexy) you’ll find it appealing to know that Dern is fluent in both English and Portuguese. woo some of the guys since she’s fluent
Mackenzie began training at the age of three, practice with her father who is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Mackenzie began her MMA career with Invicta Fighting Championship in 2017 and would later make her UFC debut in 2018 against Ashley Yoder at UFC 222.
Mackenzie also has an impressive record of 12-3 in the UFC at the moment she also has a pretty amazing Instagram profile with pictures of her training, going to events and even a few sexy bikini pics.
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7 – Alexandra Albu
Alexandra Albu is a sexy blond bomb shell that specializes in judo and karate specialist who has not
had an extensive MMA career. The extremely fit beauty has competed in karate, cross-fit, and even bodybuilding competitions.
Alexander Albu is a Maldivian born mixed martial artists who competes out of Russia. And has been training in Moscow for many years.
Albu was expected to make her debut at UFC Fight Night 33 in 2013 until she suffered a knee injury. Her last fight was back in October 2019 where her final fight record 5 and 3.
Even though Alexander does not fight anymore her stunning looks never fail to bring her name back up in the conversation as one of the top most attracted female fighters of all time.
Right now her top priority is her education as she is currently a student at the Academy of Intellectual Property in Russia.
To view even more of her attractive fit body go to her Instagram page. You won’t be disappointed.
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6 – Michelle Waterson
Michelle Watterson also known as the ‘Karate Hottie’ is known for being one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the octagon.
She’s a cute mix of Thai and White and had a former career as a model. When Michelle was 10 years old she wanted to take ballet lessons, but her parents couldn’t afford it so they enrolled her in the next best thing, Karate!
Michelle barely had money going up things were real tight. She spoke about when she was 19 and sleeping and in the attic at Jackson Wink MMA academy and worked at hooters to pay for her training.
Donald Cerrone gets a shout out for helping Michelle transition from a ring girl to a fighter which allowed her to make her MMA debut at Ring Of fire 28. She would later on sign with the UFC on April 28 2015.
Her UFC debut was against Angela Magana on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 finale. Michelle’s Instagram actually has a really huge following of 1.5 million people which is extremely good, and is actually more than a lot of the UFC male fighters.
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5 – Paige VanZant
Next on our list is none other than Paige VanZant. Paige is known for her fighting skills and her drop dead gorgeous looks. Not only is VanZant an MMA fighter she is also a model and author of a book – Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life.
Paige is a very popular figure in martial arts. She has appeared on dancing with the Stars and also made an appearance on a tv show called Chopped Star Power, where she cooked and competed against other celebrities in the kitchen.
Paige’s career in MMA started when her family moved to Nevada and later came across former UFC veteran Ken Shamrock’s gym. This would later incite her to start training hard and propel her career in MMA.
She made her UFC debut in 2014 where she beat Kailin Curran with a TKO at UFC Fight Night. In terms of beauty Paige VanZant is considered to be one of the top five most attractive girls in mixed martial arts.
According to the mma community she also has one of the biggest followings on social media for female fighters besides former UFC star Ronda Rousey. Currently she has 3.2 million followers on Instagram, and growing!
She no longer fights in the UFC but has found a home with All Elite Wrestling and Bare Knuckle Fighting. Take a look at some o her sultry intimate pics below.
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4 – Rachel Ostervich
Rachel Ostervich is a fighter who started her amateur MMA career in 2010. As an amateur she was able to go undefeated with a record of six wins and zero losses. She had made a professional debut in 2014 in her native Hawaii. and
She made her UFC debut in august 2017 when she was featured on the Ultimate Fighter 26. in her opening round she was able to beat Melinda Fabian by a rear naked choke which would later take her to the quarterfinals.
Unfortunately for Rachel she lost in the quarterfinals against Barb Honchak via unanimous decision. Although Rachel has less than a stellar MMA career, with her current record at 4-6-0 there’s no denying that she is a very attractive woman.
She currently has 761K followers which is actually pretty good following on the platform considering Rachel doesn’t actually fight that much even though she isn’t competing much it doesn’t change the fact that she’s one of the most attractive MMA fighters out there.
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3 – Anastasia Yankova
Anastasia Yonkova is a Russian mixed martial artist competitor. She started doing karate at the age of six and continued training until she was 14.
She later dropped fighting in order to focus on college, and after she graduated school she realized she wanted to get back into MMA and started Muay Thai training.
Not long after training she would begin entering Muay Thai tournaments, some of which she became champion. She eventually turned back to MMA and signed to Bellator MMA and would make her debut at Bellator 152 in Torino, Italy.
She had her last fight in 2018 when she lost via decision in Bellator 200. Anastasia currently has 182+ followers on Instagram where she posts her hottest bikini pics.
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2 – Miesha Tate
Misha Tate also known by her nickname “Cupcake” was one of the most talked about female fighters in the UFC. She’s known for a pretty smile and sexy petite frame, but don’t let the looks deceive you, she was very deadly in the octagon. She became the former Bantamweight champion by beating Holly Holm at UFC 196.
She began her career in the UFC in 2014 when she defeated Liz Carmouche. She would also have the honor of becoming a UFC team captain in the Ultimate Fighter 17 when Cat Zingano was supposed to face Ronda Rousey until she had messed up her knee which gave dana the ability to replace her with Tate.
Ronda Rousey did not like Tate at all and showed hostility all throughout the Ultimate Fighter. Even
though Ronda hated Miesha it didn’t stop her from befriending her after the season was over. in 2016 Tate announced her retirement and received a large ovation in madison square garden after her loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205.
Miesha Tate eventually became the vice president at One Championship in 2018. This is a women with both beauty and brains, which makes her even more attractive.
1 – Ronda Rousey
Ronda Jean Rousey was UFC’s first woman’s Bantamweight Champion and is the reason why women are respected as MMA fighters. She helped push the women’s division to the forefront and that will forever be a part of her legacy.
The first American female to earn anOlympic medal in judoby winning bronze at the2008 Summer Olympics, Rousey began her mixed martial arts (MMA) career withKing of the Cagein 2011. She soon joinedStrikeforce, becoming their lastWomen’s Bantamweight Championuntil its acquisition byUFC
Ronda has retired from MMA and is now a wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand and is the current SmackDown Women’s Champion in her second reign. She is best known for her time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
She has amazing martial arts and wrestling talent but also a beautiful smile and pretty face.
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Do Female Fighters Wear Cups?
In MMA and the UFC women are not obligated to wear a cup to protect their private part. Also, their is no female specific cup because a female does not have the same genitals as a man. The cup is used to protect a man’s penis and testicles.
As former UFC referee Big John McCarthy puts it “There is a pad that can be worn, but it is not mandatory and most girls do not have or use any type of protection against a groin shot”.