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The Best in Female MMA 3

Updated on January 19, 2017

More of The Best in Female MMA

More female mixed martial arts fighters from all over the world.

This time we have some fighters you may not have ever heard of, and some that if you haven't heard of them, you probably soon will.

Female MMA fighters from Belgium, Japan, Ireland, the USA and more.

Featuring Cindy Dandois, Hitomi Akano, Jessica Pene, Aisling Daly and more female mixed martial arts fighters.

Lauren Murphy - Female MMA
Lauren Murphy - Female MMA

Lauren Murphy

Five foot eight, 145 pound Featherweight female MMA fighter Lauren "All-In" Murphy is from Anchorage, Alaska.

Her first pro fight was a win over Kloiah Wayland at Alaska Fighting Championship - Mat Su Showdown 2 on June 9th, 2010 via TKO (punches) in 17 seconds of the first round!

She has gone on to a 9-3-0 MMA record.

Liz Carmouche - female mma - pro mma
Liz Carmouche - female mma - pro mma

Liz Carmouche

Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche's current MMA record is 10-5-0

Three of her wins were by TKO, one by submission and only one by decision.

Her first pro match was a win over Aleena Albertson via Submission at the NFC - Native Fighting Championship May 29th, 2010.

Hitomi Akano - top mma fighters - mma women
Hitomi Akano - top mma fighters - mma women

Hitomi Akano

Hitomi "Girlfight Monster" Akano was born on July 27th, 1974 in Osaka, Japan.

This five foot four, 135 pound fighter made her pro debut in 2004 against Megumi Yabushita at G-Shooto 01 in Tokyo, Japan.

She lost that fight but has gone on to amass a 18-10-0 record.

Her last fight was a loss to Alexis Davis at Invicta FC 2 - Baszler vs. McMann July 28th, 2012 via Submission (RNC) at 3:41 of the second round.

Jessica Pene - mma female fighters - mma fighter
Jessica Pene - mma female fighters - mma fighter

Jessica Penne

Strawweight Jessica Penne was born on January 30th, 1983.

She fights out of Subfighter Martial Arts and trains in kickboxing, jiu-jitsu,wrestling, Muay Thai and boxing.

Her first fight was a win over Sally Krumdiack via Submission at HOOKnSHOOT - The Women Return back in 2006.

Jessica's last fight was a win over Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc at Invicta FC 6 - Cyborg vs. Coenen 2 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Her current MMA record is 12-3-0.

Carla Esparza - MMA
Carla Esparza - MMA

Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza was born on October 10th, 1987 in Redondo Beach, California.

Unlike a lot of these ladies, Carla specializes in wrestling, and was a two time All-American in wrestling at Menlo College in California.

She trains out of Team Oyama MMA and Fitness and made her pro debut on February 19th, 2010 at RITC 3 - Respect in the Cage 3 with a win over Cassie Trost via submission.

Carla's last fight was a win over Bec Hyatt Invicta at FC 4 - Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5th, 2013 via Decision (Unanimous)

Her current MMA record is 9-2-0.

Yana Kunitskaya - MMA
Yana Kunitskaya - MMA

Yana Kunitskaya

The lady that handed Cindy Dandois her first (although controversial) loss is this five foot six, 145 pound blonde from Russian, Yana Kunitskaya.

Yana's current record is 9-2-0 and she made her pro MMA debut on May 23rd, 2009 with a victory over Magdalena Jarecka at K-1 - World Grand Prix 2009.

Her last fight was a win over Sylwia Kusiak BA - Baltic Arena June 15th, 2012 via TKO (Corner Stoppage) 0:50 of the first round.

Wow...

Cindy "Battlecat" Dandois
Cindy "Battlecat" Dandois

Cindy Dandois

This is female MMA fighter Cindy "Battlecat" Dandois.

This Belgian beauty made her pro debut back in 2009, with an upset victory over the highly ranked Marloes Coenen.

Since then she has gone on to a 5-1-0 MMA record.

Her last fight was a win over Jorina Baars via TKO (Punches) at SD - Staredown on March 19, 2011 at Expo Hall in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Aisling Daly - mma female fighters - mma fighter
Aisling Daly - mma female fighters - mma fighter

Aisling Daly

Back to the Super Flyweights with Aisling "Ais the Bash" Daly.

She was born on December 24th, 1987 in Dublin, Ireland and made her pro MMA debut with a win over Nicole Sydboge via submission at Adrenaline 1 - Feel the Rush back in 2007.

She has since gone on to a very respectable 14-5-0 mixed martial arts record.

Aisling's last fight was a win over Karla Benitez at CWFC 63 - Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 63 via Submission (Armbar)

G Fight: The Best of Women's Mixed Martial Arts
G Fight: The Best of Women's Mixed Martial Arts

Now this DVD is more of a history lesson in female MMA

 
Monica Lovato
Monica Lovato

Monica Lovato

Monica Lovato has a little different story from some of the other ladies here.

She made her pro MMA debut on January 30th, 2009 but before that, she was a junior bantamweight boxer.

Her boxing record was 12-1-0, her last fight being a win over Crystal Hoy on February 29th, 2008 at Fantasia Nightclub in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Monica has a 5-3-0 MMA record, her last MMA fight being a loss to Sarah Alpar via Split Decision on May 12th, 2012 at KOTC - Nightmare, King of the Cage in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yuka Tsuji - MMA
Yuka Tsuji - MMA

Yuka Tsuji

Yuka "Vale Tudo Queen" Tsuji has a very impressive 24-3-0 MMA record.

She made her pro debut all the way back in 2001, and since then, only Ana Michelle Tavares and Mei "V Hajime" Yamaguchi hold victories over her.

Yuka has won most of her fights via submission (15).

Yuka's last fight was a win over Hyo Kyung Song at Deep - Osaka Impact 2012 on September 29th, 2012 via Technical Submission (Armbar)

Ronda Rousey - MMA Women
Ronda Rousey - MMA Women

Ronda Rousey

Strikeforce's Women's Bantamweight Champion and one of the first two women to fight in the UFC, Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey was born on February 1st, 1987 in Riverside County, California.

She is extensively trained in Judo, and has won several medals.

Ronda was the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992.

Her first MMA fight was a win over Ediane Gomes via Submission (Armbar) at KOTC - Turning Point on March 27th, 2011.

Ronda's last fight was a win over Sara McMann at UFC 170 - Rousey vs. McMann via TKO (Knee to the Body).

She is currently 9-0-0.

Milana Dudieva - mma female fighters - mma fighter
Milana Dudieva - mma female fighters - mma fighter

Milana Dudieva

Milana Dudieva is from Vladikavkaz, the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania in southern Russia.

She is five foot five, 140 pounds and has a current MMA record of 9-3-0.

He last fight was a win over Anastasia Plisenkova at OC - Oplot Challenge 100 via Submission (Armbar)

Rena Kubota - female kickboxer
Rena Kubota - female kickboxer

Rena Kubota

This beautiful young lady is a bit different from the other mixed martial artists here.

Her name is Rena Kubota and she is not technically a MMA fighter, she is a kickboxer and shoot boxer.

Shoot boxing is a competition that allows you to use kicks, punches, knees, throws, and also standing submissions such as chokeholds, armlocks and wristlocks.

Several MMA fighters actually started out as Shoot boxers.

Anyway, Rena (or RENA) was born on June 29th, 1991 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan .

Her kickboxing record is currently 24-5-1.

One of her losses was to American female MMA fighter Jessica Penne in a hotly contested match up.

Her last fight was a win over Mei Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision on August 25th, 2012 at 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan .

RENA was the 2009 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner, the 2010 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner and the 2011 Rise Queen Champion

Valentina Shevchenko - MMA
Valentina Shevchenko - MMA

Valentina Shevchenko

Kyrgyzstani female kickboxer and mixed martial artist Valentina Shevchenko was born on March 7th, 1988 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
She is trained in Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing and Judo.
Valentina started out in Muay Thai where she has a 56-2 professional record.
She went to MMA in 2003 and has since gone on to a 12-2-0 record.

Valentina Shevchenko defeated Holly Holm at UFC on FOX 20 on July 23rd 2016 taking her record to 13-1-0

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Congrats to Ronda Rousey for being the first UFC womens champion!! woot!

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      springbak 5 years ago

      Interesting, went to school with Carla Esparza, was a tough girl then, now, watch out, all the best to her!

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      bensen32 lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for another good lens...now I have to search for more on Rena Kubota

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      bensen32 lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for another good lens...now I have to search for more on Rena Kubota

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Carla Esparza's wrestling background ( a two-time All- American at Menlo College) has served her well as she has launched her MMA career. You have compiled a list of some very talented Mix Martial Arts athletes.

      Thanks for the videos...very entertaining!