Women Mixed Martial Artists

Throughout history, there have been many women mixed martial artists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female mixed martial artists such as Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Bethe Correia, Paige VanZant, Miesha Tate.The women mixed martial artists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
Ronda Rousey
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Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

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Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
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Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

 3 
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
(Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
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Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
 4 
Amanda Nunes
(Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist Widely Regarded as the Greatest Female Mixed Martial Artist of All Time)
Amanda Nunes
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Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil

Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. She is also a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female mixed martial artists of all time. She is openly lesbian. 

 5 
Gina Carano
(Actress, Mixed Martial Artist)
Gina Carano
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Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

A former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano went on to become an actress; she uses her martial arts skills to perform stunts in popular action movies. Before becoming an actress, she was quite popular in the MMA scene, being termed the face of women's MMA. In 2008, she was named in a Top 10 Influential Women list.

 6 
Zhang Weili
(Chinese Mixed Martial Artist)
Zhang Weili
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Birthdate: August 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Handan, Hebei, China
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Paige VanZant
(Mixed Martial Artist, Bare Knuckle Boxer and Professional Wrestler)
Paige VanZant
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Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee, Oregon, United States

Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist, model, and author. Although she spent over 13 years exploring dance forms like hip hop, ballet, and jazz in a dance studio owned by her parents, VanZant took up martial arts during her teenage years and went on to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multi-talented personality, VanZant also loves hunting.

 8 
Cris Cyborg
(One of the Greatest Female Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
Cris Cyborg
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Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
Brazilian MMA fighter Cris Cyborg currently competes for Bellator MMA and is the reigning Bellator Women's Featherweight World Champion. She has also won the Strikeforce, UFC, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Championships, this becoming the only MMA Grand Slam champion, having won all four major MMA titles.
 9 
Shayna Baszler
(Professional Wrestler and Former Mixed Martial Artist)
Shayna Baszler
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Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Shayna Baszler is an American WWE wrestler and former WWE women's tag team champion. Before signing with WWE, Baszler was a mixed martial artist. She served as an important spokesperson in a movement, which was initiated to create an athletic commission for combat sports in South Dakota. A multi-talented personality, Shayna Baszler is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

 10 
Jéssica Andrade
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Jéssica Andrade
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Birthdate: September 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil
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Cláudia Gadelha
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Cláudia Gadelha
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Birthdate: December 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
 12 
Angela Lee
(American-Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Angela Lee
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Birthdate: July 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
 13 
Michelle Waterson
(Mixed Martial Artist and Model)
Michelle Waterson
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Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States

Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist. A former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Waterson was the world's best women's atomweight fighter between 2013 and 2014. In 2013, she won the Atomweight of the Year award at the Women's MMA Awards. She competes in the UFC where she is ranked in the top 10 in the list of current UFC fighters.

 14 
Claressa Shields
(Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Boxer in History to Hold the ‘WBA’, ‘WBC’, ‘IBF’, and ‘WBO’ Titles)
Claressa Shields
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Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

 15 
Rose Namajunas
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: June 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 16 
Cat Zingano
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Cat Zingano
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Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota, United States

Mixed martial artist Cat Zingano, who currently represents Bellator MMA, is a world champion in the bantamweight and flyweight divisions and had begun training in martial arts at 12. A brown belt and a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, she also teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Thai, and wrestling.

 17 
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
(Polish Mixed Martial Artist)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
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Birthdate: October 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
 18 
Miesha Tate
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion)
Miesha Tate
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Birthdate: August 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
MMA fighter Miesha Tate is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is best known for her grappling skills. Following her retirement, she works as the vice president of ONE Championship and lives in Singapore. She has also graced the covers of fitness magazines such as Fitness Gurls.
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Valentina Shevchenko
(Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Valentina Shevchenko
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Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Carla Esparza
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Carla Esparza
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Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
 21 
Germaine de Randamie
(Dutch Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Germaine de Randamie
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Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Mackenzie Dern
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner)
Mackenzie Dern
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Birthdate: March 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Tecia Torres
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Tecia Torres
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Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
 24 
Rachael Ostovich
(Mixed martial artists)
Rachael Ostovich
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Birthdate: February 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hawaii, United States
 25 
Sexy Star
(Mexican Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist and Professional Boxer)
Sexy Star
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Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Sexy Star is the ring name of popular Mexican masked female professional wrestler Dulce Maria García Rivas. Apart from being a professional wrestler, García is also a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. García is best known for her association with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where she has won several championship titles, such as AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.

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Victoria Lee
(Mixed martial artist)
Victoria Lee
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Birthdate: May 17, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waipahu, Hawaii, nowrap United States
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Julia Budd
(Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Julia Budd
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Birthdate: July 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roberts Creek, Canada
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Julianna Peña
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Julianna Peña
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Birthdate: August 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
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Gabi Garcia
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Gabi Garcia
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Birthdate: November 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Nina Ansaroff
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Nina Ansaroff
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Birthdate: December 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weston, Florida, United States
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Amanda Lucas
(Mixed martial artist)
Amanda Lucas
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Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States
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Marloes Coenen
(Dutch Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Marloes Coenen
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Birthdate: March 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Olst, Netherlands
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Joanne Calderwood
(Scottish Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Muay Thai Champion)
Joanne Calderwood
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Birthdate: December 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Irvine, Scotland

Scottish MMA fighter and Muay Thai champion Joanne Calderwood now competes for the UFC Women's Flyweight division. She was placed sixth on the UFC women's flyweight rankings in January 2021 and second on the World Professional Muaythai Federation rankings. She has also fought in India's Super Fight League.

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Katlyn Chookagian
(Mixed martial artist)
Katlyn Chookagian
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Birthdate: December 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Antonina Shevchenko
(Currently competing in the flyweight division of the UFC)
Antonina Shevchenko
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Birthdate: November 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Marina Shafir
(Moldovan Professional Wrestler and Former Mixed Martial Artist)
Marina Shafir
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Birthdate: April 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Soroca, Moldova
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Yana Kunitskaya
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Yana Kunitskaya
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Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia
 38 
Alexis Davis
(Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexis Davis
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Birthdate: October 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Colborne, Canada
 39 
Liz Carmouche
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Liz Carmouche
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Birthdate: February 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
 40 
Stamp Fairtex
(Thai Mixed martial artist)
Stamp Fairtex
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Birthdate: November 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rayong, Thailand
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Bec Rawlings
(Australian Mixed Martial Artist)
Bec Rawlings
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Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian MMA fighter and bare-knuckle boxer Bec Rawlings was always sporty but eventually chose martial arts as a way to reduce weight. Known as the Queen of Bare Knuckle, she has competed for BKFC. She has also had successful stints with Invicta and UFC and is now a flyweight division competitor.

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Bethe Correia
(Retired Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Bethe Correia
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Birthdate: June 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil

Brazilian MMA fighter Bethe Correia, also known as Pitbull, initially studied accounting but soon realized she wasn’t cut out for an office job. She has had a long stint with UFC and is known for her grappling skills. Her retirement bout in 2021 was postponed due to an appendix surgery.

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Ketlen Vieira
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Ketlen Vieira
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Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Megumi Fujii
(Japanese Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Megumi Fujii
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Birthdate: April 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Okayama, Japan
 45 
Andrea Lee (fighter)
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Andrea Lee (fighter)
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Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
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Sara McMann
(Mixed Martial Artist and the First American Woman in History to Win an Olympic Medal in Wrestling)
Sara McMann
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Birthdate: September 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

Sara McMann is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2004, McMann became the first American woman to win an Olympic silver when she won the medal for wrestling in the Summer Olympics. Sara McMann has also won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the World Wrestling Championships.

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Kayla Harrison
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Olympic and World Champion Judoka)
Kayla Harrison
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Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Middletown, Ohio, United States
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Tatiana Suarez
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Tatiana Suarez
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Birthdate: December 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Azusa, California, United States
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Sarah Kaufman
(Retired Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Sarah Kaufman
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Birthdate: September 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
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Veronica Macedo
(Venezuelan Mixed Martial Artist)
Veronica Macedo
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Birthdate: October 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela