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The Best in Female MMA 2

Updated on January 13, 2017

More women of mixed martial arts

Here are some more female mma fighters.

Like I said before, these ladies work just as hard as the guys, but don't get near the publicity.

I love the way some writers call them novelties and how they are "cute when they try to do men stuff".

Yeah, I actually read that in an article once.

I'd love to see the guy that wrote that go 3 rounds with Cris Santos.

You know, the martial arts were designed for a smaller person to defeat a larger, better armed person.

These ladies are well trained.

MMA fighter Julie "Fireball" Kedzie
MMA fighter Julie "Fireball" Kedzie

Julie Kedzie

Retired female MMA fighter Julie "Fireball" Kedzie was born on March 18, 1981 in Bloomington, Indiana.
She retired with a MMA record of 16-13-0.
Julie fought out of Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico and specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Her last fight was a loss to Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 33 - Hunt vs. Bigfoot, on December 7th, 2013.
She lost via split decision.


Rin Nakai - mma female fighters - mma fighter
Rin Nakai - mma female fighters - mma fighter

Rin Nakai

Rin Nakai has a very impressive 17-2-1 MMA record.

She is five foot one, 145 pounds and trains out of Shooto Dojo Shikoku in Japan.

Her last fight was a win over Brenda Gonzales at Pancrase - 247 on May 19th, 2013 via Submission (RNC) in 4:47 of the first round.

Hiroko Yamanaka - female mma - pro mma
Hiroko Yamanaka - female mma - pro mma

Hiroko Yamanaka

"Cat's Eye"

Retired MMA Fighter Hiroko "Cat's Eye" Yamanaka was born on October 24th, 1978 in Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan.

She is five foot eleven, 143 pounds and currently has a 12-3-1 record.

Her last fight was a loss to Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 4 - Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5th, 2013 by Decision (Unanimous).

Alexis Davis - MMA
Alexis Davis - MMA

Alexis Davis

"Ally-Gator"

Alexis "Ally-Gator" Davis is a Bantamweight fighting out of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

She trains at Dayboll Jiu-Jitsu and stands five foot five, and weighs 135 pounds.

Her current MMA record is 17-6-0.

Alexis' last fight was a win over Rosi Sexton at UFC 161 - Evans vs. Henderson on June 15th, 2013 via Decision (Unanimous)

Seven of her thirteen wins have been via RNC.

Amanda Nunes
Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes

"Lioness of the Ring"

Amanda "Lioness of the Ring" Nunes (13-4-0) was born on May 30th, 1988 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

She stands five foot seven, weighs 143 pounds and she trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo at Team Edson Carvalho.

On July 9th, 2016, at UFC 200- Tate vs Nunes, Amanda defeated Miesha Tate for the UFC women's bantamweight championship.

Julia Budd
Julia Budd

Julia Budd

"The Jewel"

Julia "The Jewel" Budd was born on July 4th, 1983 in Port Moody, British Columbia.

She has a MMA record of 5-2-0.

Her first fight was a win against Shana Olsen via TKO (Punches) at Strikeforce - Challengers 11 on October 22nd, 2010 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Julia's last fight was a win over Mollie Estes at Invicta FC 5 - Penne vs. Waterson on April 5th, 2013 via Submission (RNC).

Rosi Sexton - MMA Fighters
Rosi Sexton - MMA Fighters

Rosi Sexton

"The Surgeon"

British female mixed martial artist Rosi "The Surgeon" Sexton (13-2-0) was born on July 16th, 1977 in Manchester, England.

She has a black belt in both Jiu Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do, and is five foot four, 125 pounds.

Rosi may be most famous for the "Windy" Tomomi Sunaba incident at a BodogFight event in Costa Rica.

Windy suffered an ankle injury so bad, you could see experienced MMA fighters in the audience wincing at it.

Her last fight was a loss to Alexis Davis at UFC 161 - Evans vs. Henderson on June 15th, 2013 via Decision (Unanimous).

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Tara LaRosa - mma female fighters - mma fighter
Tara LaRosa - mma female fighters - mma fighter

Tara LaRosa

Bantamweight Tara LaRosa (21-3-0) was born in 1978 in Woodstown, New Jersey.

She trains in Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Philadelphia Fight Factory.

Her last fight was a loss to Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 3 - Penne vs. Sugiyama on October 6th, 2012 via Decision (Unanimous)

Shayna Baszler - best mma - female mma fighters
Shayna Baszler - best mma - female mma fighters

Shayna Baszler

"The Queen of Spades"

Bantamweight Shayna "The Queen of Spades" Baszler (15-8-0) was born on August 8th, 1980 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

She is five foot seven, 135 pounds and is trained in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

13 of her 14 wins have been by submission, and Shayna even has her own submission hold she invented, the Shwing or Shayna Wing, which is a modified chicken wing submission hold.

Her last match was a loss to Alexis Davis at Invicta FC 4 - Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5th, 2013 via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Shana Olsen - mma martial arts - best mma fighter
Shana Olsen - mma martial arts - best mma fighter

Shana Nelson

"Rock Solid"

Shana "Rock Solid" Nelson (formerly Shana Olsen) is a five foot seven, 143 pound fighter out of the Minnesota Fight Factory in Burnsville Minnesota.

She was born on December 17th, 1980 and has a current MMA record of 5-2-0.

Her last fight was a win over Lina Eklund at CFX / Crowbar MMA - Winter Brawl on February 18th, 2012 at the United States Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota.

Romy Ruyssen - female mma - pro mma
Romy Ruyssen - female mma - pro mma

Romy Ruyssen

Five foot eleven, 150 pound female mma fighter Romy Ruyssen was born on August 24th, 1989 in Country Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France.

Her first pro MMA fight was on December 15th, 2007 with a win over Nadia van der Wel at Shooto Belgium - Encounter the Braves in Salle de la Garenne, Charleroi, Belgium.

Since then she has gone on to a 5-2-0 record.

And I will mention here that her two losses were BOTH to Marloes Coenen who is one of the best in the world.

Cat Zingano - top mma fighters - mma women
Cat Zingano - top mma fighters - mma women

Cat Zingano

"Alpha"

As of this writing, Super Flyweight Cat "Alpha" Zingano has a 9-1-0 MMA record.

(Before she got married, she was Cat "Alpha" Albert)

She's five foot six, weighs in at 125 pounds and is trained in Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling.

She was born on July 1st, 1982 in Broomfield, Colorado.

Cat's last fight was a win over Miesha Tate at UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13th, 2013 via TKO (Knees and Elbow).

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Sabreblade, you have a lens that puts the spotlight on female MMA fighters that do not get their due similar to how professional female boxers were regulated to "novelty" status until the emergence of Laila Ali.

      Looking at some of these fighter records and having the opportunity to see a few bouts on cable tv has made me appreciate the training that these ladies go through and their "pain threshold" is awesome...I would not want to face one these fighters in the ring or on the street!

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      Sabre1000 6 years ago

      @Phillyfreeze: That's part of why I do this with my Blog, Hubs and Lenses.

      These ladies work as hard as the guys do, and I have seen some of the "big" MMA websites treat the ladies like second class citizens.

      I studied martial arts for 14 years and I know what goes into it.

      They didn't have MMA back then (LOL) but I know that the men and the women work hard to get to the level they are at when they compete.

      :::gets off the soap box:::

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      norbert789 5 years ago

      Man, you are forgetting 2 of the big names: Rhonda Rousey, Chris Cyborg.

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      Sabre1000 5 years ago

      @norbert789: Cris is number one on the first Lens I did (Part One) and Ronda wasn't ranked when I wrote these. I'll add her in on an update.

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      zinganobjj 5 years ago

      Cool page!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Wouldn't want to mess with these girls ;)

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      Shayna is returning to the cage soon, I believe!

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      @Sabre1000: your selectiosn on part 2 were great, more of the og women who contributed to the ladies divisions.

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