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These Are 10 Women Who Are Crushing MMA

Ronda Rousey is long gone from the world of MMA, but some amazing women are a mixing up the mixed martial arts world. Check out these 10 women you do not want to face in the Octagon.

Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes

Age: 31

Nationality: Brazilian

Division: Featherweight

MMA Record: 19 wins, 13 by KO, 4 losses

The first woman to become a two-division UFC champion.

In January 2020, she was ranked #1 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko   

Age: 31

Nationality: Kyrgyzstani & Peruvian 

Division: Flyweight

MMA Record: 18 wins, 5 by KO, 3 losses

She became champion at UFC 231 after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

In January 2020, she was ranked #2 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Cris Cyborg

Age: 34 

Nationality: Brazilian American

Division: Featherweight

MMA Record: 22 wins, 18 by KO, 2 Losses 

Current Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Champion

Former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC Featherweight Champion

The only MMA fighter in history to become a Grand Slam Champion, holding world championships across four major mixed martial arts promotions.

“Magnum” Weili Zhang 

Age: 30

Nationality: Chinese 

Division: Strawweight

MMA Record: 20 wins, 10 by KO, 1 Loss

Current UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. 

First ever Chinese and East Asian champion in UFC history

In January 2020, she was ranked #3 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

“Thug” Rose Namajunas

Age: 27

Nationality: American

Division: Strawweight

MMA Record: 8 wins, 1 by KO, 4 losses

Former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion 

In January 2020, she was #2 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight rankings and #5 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Age: 32

Nationality: Polish

Division: Flyweight & Strawweight

MMA Record: 16 wins, 4 by KO, 3 losses

She is a former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.

In January 2020, she was #4 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight rankings and #6 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade 

Age: 28

Nationality: Brazilian

Division: Strawweight

MMA Record: 20 wins, 7 by KO, 7 losses

Former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion

Most knockouts in UFC Women’s Strawweight division

In January 2020, she was #1 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight rankings and #4 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie

Age: 35

Nationality: Dutch 

Division: Bantamweight & Featherweight

MMA Record: 9 wins, 4 by KO, 4 losses

Undefeated in sanctioned kickboxing bouts. 

First UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion  

In January 2020, she was #1 in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight rankings and #8 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

 

Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm

Age: 38

Nationality: American

Division: Bantamweight

MMA Record: 13 wins, 8 by KO, 5 losses

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and a former professional boxer and kickboxer

She was a world champion in boxing, defending her titles 18 times in three weight classes. She was Ring Magazine’s Fighter of the Year twice.

In January 2020, she was #2 in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight rankings and #7 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings. 

Tatiana Suarez

Age: 29

Nationality: American

Division: Strawweight

MMA Record: 8 wins, 2 by KO, 0 losses

She was the Strawweight tournament winner in the 23rd season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show.

In January 2020, she was #3 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight rankings and #9 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings. 

 

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