Unlike some other sports where the women’s team tend to not get the attention they deserve, the UFC is one sport that recognizes the achievements of its female fighters.
And for good reason.
To celebrate some of the best of the best in UFC history, we have put together this list of the top UFC female fighters of all time. Whether you are simply a fan of the sport and wish to learn more about it or you are trying to inform your betting strategy, we’ve got you covered.
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MMA Record: 16-4-0 (UFC Record: 10-4-0)
Perhaps not the most expected choice to start with, but one that we stand behind nonetheless is Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Despite several close losses, she regularly came back fighting with a spirit often seen in the greats.
Had she chosen to retire earlier than she did, she could have gone
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey
MMA Record: 10-2-0 (UFC Record: 10-2-0)
Ronda Rousey rose to UFC fame with an upward trajectory only akin to that of Conor McGregor which came after, and a 12-0 streak demonstrates her clear success.
Unfortunately for Rousey, it was not to last long, as the hype she received in the media and from her coaches seemed to go to her head, leading her to make sloppy mistakes against Holly Holm at UFC 193. She was then dominated by Amadna Nunes, but more on this later.
Valentina “Bullet” Shechenko
MMA Record: 21-3-0 (UFC Record: 10-2-0)
You only need to take a glance at Valentina Shechenko’s career to see the successes she has had throughout her time as a fighter. However, once again, it did not last for too long.
With that said, she was able to avenge her first loss against Liz Carmouch and has since only lost to Amanda Nunes, who we mention for a second time before looking at her directly. Shechenko has won more fights than she has lost and has a decent chance at the title.
Cris “Cyborg” Justino
MMA Record: 23-2-0 (UFC Record: 6-1-0)
With accolades such as the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship and the Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship under her belt, Cris “Cyborg” Justino is another one of the top female fighters in the UFC, despite her smaller size and frame.
Her winning streak of 20-0 meant that she collected championships in three different promotions, although she was finally beaten by, yet again, Amanda Nunes. Finally, let’s take a look at the fighter we have already had to mention three times so far throughout the article.
Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes
MMA Record: 21-4-0 (UFC Record: 14-1-0)
Nicknamed “The Lioness”, Amanda Nunes notable wins against most of the other female fighters included in this list as well as a number of others, including Miesha Tate and Germaine de Randamie (twice!), so it seems only fair to award her with our top spot. \
Her record was formerly not that impressive, at one point just 9-4 with three losses that ended in a stoppage, but her commitment to the sport has seen her improve and exceed all expectations as she has dominated the UFC scene ever since finding her fighting feet.
There are many who did not make it into our list, but the ones who did have all proven themselves to be some of the best female fighters in the UFC.