Female MMA Fighters-Part 2
More of the top women mma fighters with Megumi Fujii, Julia Budd, Liz Carmouche and more
Here is my second female MMA fighter Hub covering more of the popular female mixed martial artists.
You may or may not have heard of some of these ladies, but given the rise in popularity of female MMA, you probably soon will.
Female MMA fighter Megumi "Mega Megu" Fujii was born on April 26th,1974 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
She has black belts in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is known for her submission moves, notably the Inazuma Toe Hold submission which has been pretty much renamed "The Megulock".
Megumi has a 26-3-0 MMA record, which 19 of those wins coming from submission.
She was on a real hot streak until she ran up against Zoila Gurgel at BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 34 and lost via split decision.
Her last fight was a loss to Jessica Aguilar at Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 3rd, on October 5th, 2013 via Technical Decision (Majority)
Female MMA fighter, fitness model and personal fitness trainer Julia "The Jewel" Budd was born on July 4th, 1983 in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
This five foot eight, 146 pound fighter has a current MMA record of 8-2-0.
Her last fight was a win over Mollie Estes at Invicta FC 5 - Penne vs. Waterson on April 5th, 2013 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche was born on February 19th, 1984 in either Okinawa, Japan or Lafayette, Louisiana.
This Ex-Marine (is there such a thing as an Ex-marine?) stands five foot six and weighs in at 135 pounds.
Her current MMA record is 8-3-0 with 5 of those wins coming via TKOs.
Liz's last match was a loss but it was pretty historic as she and Ronda Rousey fought on February 23rd, 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and they became the first two women to fight in the UFC.
Liz lost the match via Submission (Armbar).
Julie "Fireball" Kedzie was born on March 18th, 1981 in Bloomington, Indiana and she has a current MMA record of 16-11-0.
Her first fight was a win over Terry Blair via Submission (Armbar) at HOOKnSHOOT - Live way back on March 27th, 2004.
Julie's last fight was a loss to Miesha Tate at Strikeforce - Rousey vs. Kaufman on August 12th, 2012 via Submission (Armbar).
Amy "Lil' Dynamite" Davis was born on December 5th, 1974 and is five foot three, 106 pounds.
Her last fight was a loss to Stephanie Frausto at Invicta FC 3 - Penne vs. Sugiyama on October 6th, 2012 via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Amy also fights Muay Thai and is the US MTIA Flyweight Champion, ranked number one in the US and number two in the world with the WIKBA (Women’s International Kickboxing Association) and the WKA (World Kickboxing Association).
Her current MMA record is 3-4-1
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The first (and last) BodogFight Women's Bantamweight Champion Tara LaRosa was born on January 8th, 1978 in Woodstown, New Jersey.
She is trained in Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and made her pro debut on April 13th, 2002 with a win over the late Shelby Walker via Submission (Punches) at HOOKnSHOOT - Revolution.
Since then Tara has gone on to a 21-3-0 record.
Her latest fight Her last fight was a loss to Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 3 - Penne vs. Sugiyama on October 6th, 2012 via Decision (Unanimous)Nebraska.
Female MMA fighter Alexis Davis was born on October 4th, 1984 in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
She is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Japanese Jujutsu and made her MMA debut on April 7th, 2007 at UCW 7 - Anarchy .
Alexis lost that fight to Sarah Kaufman but has gone on to a 14-5-0 MMA record.
Her last fight was a win over Rosi Sexton at UFC 161 - Evans vs. Henderson on June 15th, 2013 via Decision (Unanimous).
Emily "Timebomb" Thompson was born in Anchorage, Alaska.
She is five foot nine and weighs 140 pounds.
Emily made her MMA debut with a win over Felisha Rogers via TKO (Referee Stoppage) at AFC - Alaska Fighting Championship: At the Egan on June 22nd, 2005.
Her latest fight was a loss to Jamie Seaton via Decision (Split) at CCFC - Rush way back on July 18th, 2009.
Emily's current record is 3-2-0.
Lisa Ellis-Ward (formerly Lisa Ward) was born on November 15th, 1982 in Woodinville, Washington.
She is trained in Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and made her pro MMA debut on November 6th, 2004 at HOOKnSHOOT - Evolution.
Lisa has a current MMA record of 15-8-0 with her latest fight being a win over Amy Davis at UCS - Caged Combat 6 on July 14th, 2012 via Submission (armbar).
Zoila "Warrior Princess" Gurgel (formerly Zoila Frausto) is the current Bellator Women's Flyweight Champion.
She was born on December 10th, 1983 in Fresno, California and is trained in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Zoila made her MMA debut on February 13th, 2009 with a win at Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions - The Valentine's Eve Massacre.
She has gone on to a 12-3-0 MMA record.
Her last fight was a loss to Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 5 - Penne vs. Waterson on April 5th, 2013 via Decision (Unanimous).
Female MMA fighter and former Olympic wrestler Sara McMann was born on September 24th, 1980 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Before beginning her MMA career, Sara was the first American woman in history to receive a silver medal in Olympic wrestling.
She made her MMA debut on May 28th, 2011 at UCC - Revolution with a victory over Christina Marks and has gone on to a 7-0-0 record.
Sara's last fight was a win over Sheila Gaff at UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen on April 27th, 2013 via TKO (Punches).
Female MMA fighter Sheila "The German Tank" Gaff was born on December 29th, 1989 in Eschwege, Germany.
Though she is trained in martial arts, Sheila is best known for going after her opponents wide open, resulting in 6 of her 10 wins being via KO/TKO.
Her MMA debut was a win over Annett Sonntag at FFA - New Talents 2 on September 2nd, 2006 via TKO (Punches).
Sheila has gone on to a 10-5-1 record with her last fight being a loss to Sara McMann at UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen on April 27th, 2013 via TKO (Punches)
Five foot six, 115 pound MMA fighter and kickboxer Lena "Hunter" Ovchynnikova was born on April 22nd, 1987 in Lviv, in the Ukraine.
Although I think you just say "Ukraine" now, not "The Ukraine".
That always confuses me.
Anyway...Lena has a 11-4-0 record in MMA, and a 12-6 record in kickboxing.
Her last MMA fight was a win over Mara Romero Borella at WMMAF - World MMA Cup 2016 on May 13th, 2016 via Split Decision.
Lena's last Kickboxing fight was a win over Patrizia Gibelli at Lion Belt 5 in France via Decision.
She is trained in both Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
MMA Fighter Ginele Marquez is a retired mixed martial arts fighter, wrestler and No-Gi World Champ.
She is 5'3 and weighs around 135 pounds.
Her last fight was a win over Atsuko Emoto at Smackgirl - World ReMix 2008 on April 8th, 2008 via Decision (Unanimous)
She retired with a 7-7-0 record.