30 Hottest Female UFC & MMA Fighters Ever

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MMA has gained worldwide popularity in recent years and has some truly magnificent athletes. While it started as a male-dominated sport, MMA has showcased plenty of talented women that have helped grow the sport into what it is today.

These women deserve a huge amount of respect for their skill, bravery, and courage. While we admire their talents, there’s no harm in admiring their beauty as well. That’s why we wanted to check out the most sexy female UFC/MMA fighters of all time. Let’s take a look!

Hottest Female UFC & MMA Fighters

30. Holly Holm


Birthday: October 17, 1981

Nationality: American

Nickname: The Preacher’s Daughter

Division: Bantamweight

Record: 15-6

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyholm/

We’re not going to lie, there are some women on this list that aren’t the most talented of fighters, and haven’t had great careers inside the octagon. Holly Holm is one of the biggest exceptions, as she’s had a huge impact on the sport.

Formerly a World Champion boxer, she moved over to the UFC and continued to be a huge success. This led her to become the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion in one of the best fights of all time as she beat Rhonda Rousey.

She never shied away from a fight and will go down as an overall fighting legend. Added to all that, she’s a beautiful woman too!

29. Veronica Hardy (nee Macedo)


Birthday: October 30, 1995

Nationality: Venezuelan

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 7-4-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veronicamacedomma/

Formerly known as Veronica Macedo many hopeful MMA fans would have been saddened when she was officially taken off the dating market by fellow fighter Dan Hardy. She has fantastic skills but also an incredible body befitting her Latin roots.

The Venezuelan also knows how to put on a great performance too. She was once awarded Fight of the Night for her performance vs Andrea Lee, as well as Performance of the Night for her victory over Polyana Viana.

28. Alexa Grasso


Birthday: August 9, 1993

Nationality: Mexican

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 16-3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexa_grasso/

At 28 on our list of sexy female UFC/MMA fighters is one of the best active UFC stars. As with Holly Holm, Alexa Grasso is not only a gorgeous woman but also a ferocious fighter. The flyweight champion overcame a difficult period in her career to become one of the best MMA fighters in the world.

She has a muscular physique but still manages to look feminine. The Mexican is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and manages to use those skills to great effect. If she continues on her upward trajectory, then she could become one of the greatest of all time.

27. Aleksandra Albu


Birthday: July 14, 1990

Nationality: Russian

Nickname: Stitch

Division: Strawweight

Record: 3-2

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchalbu/

Aleksandra Albu only had five MMA fights, with four of them being in the UFC. After losing her last two fights, it seems as though she has stepped away from the sport for good. That’s a shame, as many would love to see her in the octagon again, though perhaps not for her fighting skills.

Her Instagram is a treasure trove of racy pictures, much to the delight of many fans. Her nickname of “Stitch” apparently comes from the movie Lilo & Stitch which is funny considering the character was an alien creation made to cause chaos and destruction.

26. Bruna Ellen


Birthday: June 26. 1996

Nationality: Brazilian

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 6-4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brunaellenmma/

Bruna Ellen has a beautiful and innocent smile. If you met her outside the octagon, then you’d never imagine the type of violence she is capable of. Mainly fighting for Bellator, she’s trying to make a name for herself in the sport and overcome a few early losses.

While she posts action shots on her Instagram page, she also loves showing off her body too. Many fans are in love with the busty fighter and will hope that her Muay Thai MMA style can translate into a few more wins. There’s no doubt she’s one of the hot female UFC/MMA fighters around.

25. Gina Carano


Birthday: April 16, 1982

Nationality: American

Nickname: Conviction

Division: Featherweight

Record: 7-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginajcarano/

Gina Carano hasn’t fought in MMA for a long time but was an early pioneer in the sport. She decided to step away following her first loss to MMA legend Cris Cyborg and instead focused on a career in acting.

She became a controversial figure for her views on trans rights, politics, and covid rules and was sacked from “The Mandalorian” TV show. While controversial, there’s no doubting her beauty with her unique and striking looks.

24. Randa Markos


Birthday: August 10, 1985

Nationality: Iraqi/Canadian

Nickname: Quiet Storm

Division: Strawweight

Record: 11-11-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/randamarkos

Randa Markos has an interesting story as she was born in Baghdad, and her family escaped during the Iran/Iraq when she was just three. They made a new life in Canada and from there, Markos wanted to embark on a career in MMA.

She had a mixed career with an equal amount of losses and wins, but she did manage to claim both Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night in the UFC. Known for her colorful red hair and athletic figure, it seems as though this Iranian beauty has stepped away from the world of fighting to start a family.

23. Felice Herrig


Birthday: September 18, 1984

Nationality: American

Nickname: The Lil Bulldog

Division: Strawweight

Record: 14-10

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feliceherrig/

It seems as though Felice Herrig just loves fighting. As well as being a mixed martial artist, she was also a kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter. While she had a kickboxing record of 23-5, her MMA career was less dominant as she finished with four straight losses.

She is another one of those fighters who has an innocent smile along with deadly fists. Herrig used her beauty and reputation to set up an OnlyFans account, where she specialized in selling pictures of her socks and feet!

22. Mackenzie Dern


Birthday: March 24, 1993

Nationality: American

Nickname: None

Division: Strawweight

Record: 12-3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mackenziedern/

Mackenzie Dern is a brown-haired beauty who isn’t afraid to show off her good looks on Instagram. She’s another who loves different fighting styles as she’s also an expert Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who was formerly ranked number one.

The elegant brunette has a good MMA career with a 12-3 record. It’s impressive, especially considering she had to take a break in 2019 to have a child. She’s won Performance of the Night three times in the UFC and is married to the professional surfer Wesley Santos.

21. Ariane Lipski


Birthday: January 26, 1994

Nationality: Brazilian

Nickname: Queen of Violence

Division: Flyweight

Record: 15-8

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arianelipski/

There must be something special about the country, as Ariane Lipski is one of five Brazilian fighters on this list. Lipski has those typically beautiful South American features but can be a menace in the octagon with a 15-8 record.

She’s never afraid to show off her injuries but mixes that up with some sexy pictures too! She’s also a contender for the best nickname in MMA too as there is something epic about the “Queen of Violence”. She may be violent, but she’s also stunning!

20. Jessica Eye


Birthday: July 27, 1986

Nationality: American

Nickname: Evil

Division: Flyweight

Record: 15-11

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicaevileye/

Jessica Eye had a good career in the UFC but was unable to reach the heights of winning a world championship. She did have one title fight back in 2019 but lost out to the legendary Valentina Shevchenko.

She is an extremely tough woman but also a very pretty brunette. In the octagon, she was known as an agile striker and while an excellent boxer, was also able to deliver effective kicks. She’s retired now but will be fondly remembered by many fans.

19. Denise Kielholtz


Birthday: March 30, 1989

Nationality: Dutch

Nickname: Miss Dynamite

Division: Flyweight

Record: 6-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missdynamite/

Denise Kielholtz just loves fighting! She is not only a brilliant mixed martial artist, but she has also become a world champ in kickboxing and Muay Thai. Along with that, she is a black belt in judo and has won an amateur boxing title.

Most of her MMA career has been spent in the Bellator organization but a recent losing streak has damaged her chances of a world title. Her beauty is undeniable with her long, flowing curly hair and charming smile.

18. Rose Namajunas


Birthday: June 29, 1992

Nationality: American

Nickname: Thug

Division: Strawweight

Record: 11-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosenamajunas/

Rose Namajunas is instantly recognizable due to her shaved hair. While many fans prefer her longer locks, we love her dedication to individuality. She also happens to be one of the greatest fighters on this list, and one of the best strawweight fighters of all time.

While awe-inspiring in the ring, she also has a great story to go with it. She was born into a family of Lithuanian refugees and has been vocal about her mental health issues. She’s an incredible woman who also happens to have immense beauty.

17. Michelle Waterson -Gomez


Birthday: January 6, 1986

Nationality: American

Nickname: The Karate Hottie

Division: Strawweight

Record: 18-11

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karatehottiemma/

If this was a list of pretty female UFC/MMA fighters, Michelle Waterson-Gomez could well be number one! She is known for having one of the sweetest faces ever in combat sports. There is no surprise that she’s also done plenty of modeling too.

But she’s far from just great looks. She has also had an impressive MMA career, once winning the Invicta world title at atomweight. Her recent record in the UFC hasn’t been great, but she has won both Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night awards.

16. Anastasia Yankova


Birthday: March 1, 1991

Nationality: Russian

Nickname: Russian Valkyrie

Division: Flyweight

Record: 5-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastasia_yankova/

Anastasia Yankova has a name that sounds like it is straight from a Bond film! She would also have the looks to be a Bond girl too. She has those classic Russian features that she shows off so beautifully on her Instagram page.

Sadly it seems as though she’s taken a step back from top-level MMA after acquiring a fairly impressive record of 5-1, losing her last fight in Bellator to Kate Jackson. These days she has turned her talents into presenting on Russian TV.

15. Julianna Pena


Birthday: August 19, 1989

Nationality: Venezuelan

Nickname: The Venezuelan Vixen

Division: Bantamweight

Record: 11-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venezuelanvixen/

The Venezuelan Vixen is another woman on this list who happens to be an elite-level fighter. Even if she never fought again, she’d have had an epic career and known as being the one to dethrone Amanda Nunes as bantamweight champion.

As well as winning that championship, she also won The Ultimate Fighter back in 2013 before there were proper titles in the women’s game. She has beautifully elegant Venezuelan looks and has started to create another career for herself as a pundit and presenter.

14. Amanda Ribas


Birthday: August 26, 1993

Nationality: Brazilian

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 11-3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandaufcribas/

There is no doubt that Amanda Ribas is an incredibly pretty woman and one of the hottest in UFC history. In contrast to many other women in the sport, she has very feminine features along with an innocent smile and charming personality.

It’s that brilliant combination that has led her to having well over two million followers on Instagram. She also happens to be a great fighter too, with an impressive record. While her results in the UFC have been mixed, she did become the Max Fight strawweight champion.

13. Miesha Tate


Birthday: August 18, 1986

Nationality: American

Nickname: Cupcake

Division: Flyweight

Record: 19-9

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mieshatate/

Miesha Tate will go down as a legend of the UFC. While not in the conversation as the greatest of all time, her looks, skills and personality helped to take women’s MMA to the next level and give it the immense respect it has today.

The former Strikeforce bantamweight champion took her skills to the UFC and won the championship there too. The striking brunette had some of the best fights in history, including her epic encounter vs Ronda Rousey.

12. Montana De La Rosa


Birthday: February 14, 1995

Nationality: American

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 12-8-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montana.delarosa/

Montana De La Rosa is an incredibly beautiful woman who is married to fellow MMA fighter Mark De La Rosa. Montana has made a name for herself with highly entertaining fights, which included winning Performance of the Night in the UFC against Nadia Kassem.

Before her time in the UFC, she won Xtreme Fighting League Flyweight Championship and even won the All-American wrestling title three times in high school. It’s an impressive resume and hopefully she can continue to showcase her skills in the UFC.

11. Cheyanne Vlismas (formerly Buys)


Birthday: June 25, 1995

Nationality: American

Nickname: The Warrior Princess

Division: Strawweight

Record: 7-3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheywarprincess/

Formerly known as Cheyanne Buys, she has since divorced from fellow MMA fighter JP Buys. She is developing a name for herself in the UFC and has already had plenty of entertaining fights, which have seen her win both Performance and Fight of the Night.

She’s another on this list that has an innocent face. You’d have no idea what she did for a living away from the octagon! But we’re very happy that she chooses to fight so that we can keep watching her in action.

10. Tracy Cortez


Birthday: December 10, 1993

Nationality: American

Nickname: None

Division: Flyweight

Record: 10-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cortezmma/

When it came to the hot women UFC/MMA fighters, we thought that Tracy Cortez had to be in the top 10. Born in Phoenix, she lost her first fight in the sport but hasn’t looked back since and has easily outpointed many of her opponents.

The delectable brunette could easily be a model but chooses to spend her time fighting instead. No UFC fan is going to complain about that. With vivacious looks and a hot body, they’ll always be an interest in Tracy Cortez fights.

9. Alejandra Lara


Birthday: August 4, 1994

Nationality: Colombian

Nickname: Azul

Division: Flyweight

Record: 9-7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alejazulara/

As far as looks go, Alejandra Lara has everything. There’s an incredibly pretty face to go along with her long curly hair and perfect body. Colombia is known for its beautiful women and Lara is no exception.

Now fighting for Bellator, her results have been mixed as she’s currently on a run of four straight losses. Not many fans will care about that as this bantamweight is one of the sexiest fighters who could easily be a full-time model.

8. Valentina Shevchenko


Birthday: March 7, 1988

Nationality: Kyrgyzstani

Nickname: Bullet

Division: Flyweight

Record: 23-4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bulletvalentina/

Valentina is a legend of the fighting game. As well as being a brutal mixed martial artist, she’s also incredibly pretty. It’s a deadly combination that many women would die for. The blonde beauty loves a photoshoot but doesn’t let it distract her from the sport.

As well as winning the UFC flyweight championship and defending it seven times, she has also been a champion in many other sports. That includes kickboxing, judo, boxing, taekwondo, and Muay Thai. A true fighting master while having jaw-dropping beauty, Shevchenko has it all!

She is one of the most deadly female UFC/MMA fighters ever but also one of the hottest!

7. Polyana Viana


Birthday: June 14, 1992

Nationality: Brazilian

Nickname: Dama de Ferro (The Iron Lady)

Division: Strawweight

Record: 13-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polyanaviana/

You can’t have a list of the hottest female UFC/MMA fighters without this woman! While not quite having the legendary skills of Valentina Shevchenko, Polyana Viana has still had a successful MMA career. She won the strawweight championship in the Jungle Fight organization before moving her skills over to the UFC.

She hasn’t managed to win a world championship, but her entertaining style has meant she’s twice won UFC’s Performance of the Night. Her Instagram is a joy to behold as she loves to dress up, show off her skin, and generally show the world how beautiful she is!

6. Micol Di Segni


Birthday: December 29, 1987

Nationality: Mexican

Nickname: None

Division: Strawweight

Record: 10-4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edenvonhell/

With only a little over 100k followers, it’s clear that not enough people know just how stunning Micol Di Segni is! That being said, it could be because she’s not had the most glittering of MMA careers, even though she has a decent record.

Unsurprisingly, she’s also done plenty of modeling and she won’t be short of work when she gives up fighting for good. The smoking-hot Italian is unique in that she’s covered in tattoos but for many, that only adds to her sex appeal.

5. Ronda Rousey


Birthday: February 1, 1987

Nationality: American

Nickname: Rowdy

Division: Bantamweight

Record: 12-2

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rondarousey/

Rhonda Rousey helped to take how women were viewed in MMA to the next level. She was a ferocious fighter and one that had huge mainstream appeal. This was partly due to her brilliance in the octagon but also her good looks.

It was this impact on the sport which led her to being the first female inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame. The former Olympic bronze medalist has since left the UFC to become a star in the WWE. With her immense beauty and phenomenal skillset, it’s no wonder she’s such a superstar.

4. Claudia Gadelha


Birthday: December 7, 1988

Nationality: Brazilian

Nickname: Claudinha

Division: Strawweight

Record: 18-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiagadelha

Claudia Gadelha is the final inductee of several Brazilians on this list. She’s now retired from MMA but still works for the UFC in the form of fighter development. She had a more than decent career, despite not quite managing to win a world title.

She is a three-time world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and many fans admired her grappling skills and ability to submit her opponents. Growing up she had to fight in secret due to disapproval from her parents but with her immense beauty, we’re glad she found her way into the world of MMA.

3. Andrea Lee


Birthday: February 11, 1989

Nationality: American

Nickname: KGB

Division: Flyweight

Record: 13-7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreakgblee/

If you were to ask a random stranger what Andrea Lee did for a living, they would never guess MMA fighter. She has beautifully innocent features and looks like she wouldn’t harm a fly. The reality, as we know, is much different.

She has a seriously strong punch which she used to win the Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight championship back in 2017. She hasn’t managed to win a championship in the UFC but has claimed both Performance and Fight of the Night.

Her nickname of KGB was suggested by her coach due to her slightly Russian features, and obviously the fact it rhymes with her surname. While she doesn’t actually have any links with the KGB, she does have deadly fists!

2. Valerie Loureda


Birthday: July 19, 1998

Nationality: American

Nickname: Master

Division: Flyweight

Record: 4-1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lolavicewwe/

As with Rhonda Rousey above, Valerie Loureda is another star that has left the world of MMA to pursue a career in the WWE. She is sure to be a huge hit with her dynamite looks and Latin flair.

Her time in MMA was only short and sweet. She fought five times, all with the Bellator organization. She claimed an impressive four wins before her attentions turned elsewhere. She has a beautiful combination of Paraguayan and American looks and is not afraid to show them off.

She comes from a family of fighters but has plenty of beauty to go along with her courage and skill. However, she didn’t quite get the number one spot on our list of hottest girl UFC/MMA fighters.

1. Paige VanZant


Birthday: March 26, 1994

Nationality: American

Nickname: 12 Gauge

Division: Strawweight, Flyweight

Record: 8-5

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paigevanzant/

Our top spot simply has to go to Paige VanZant. While she may not be the best fighter on this list, she’s far from the worst. The blonde beauty is the most attractive MMA star of all time and she’s not afraid to show it.

Her Instagram is full of hot pics, which has led her to have over 3 million followers on the platform. As well as MMA, she’s also enjoyed bare-knuckle fighting as well as making appearances in All Elite Wrestling.

She’s a huge star and it’ll be interesting to see what she does next. Due to her personality and gorgeous looks, they’ll always be plenty of people watching.


Who is the youngest girl fighter?

Of course, the youngest fighter in MMA changes all the time. Our number one pick Paige VanZant was formerly the youngest fighter in the UFC when she made her debut back in 2014. One of the youngest fighters on the UFC roster today is probably Iasmin Lucindo, who was born in 2002.

Who is the most famous female UFC fighter?

It can only be Ronda Rousey. Even though she’s not fought in the sport since 2016, she has huge worldwide appeal. Her skills made women’s MMA instantly respected, and her popularity helped elevate not only women’s sport, but also the UFC as a whole. Her fame has continued to grow as she’s developed into a WWE star.

Who is the most famous active female UFC fighter? Well, there are a few contenders. We’d probably say it’s a three-way tie between Amanda Nunes, Meisha Tate, and Holly Holm. All three are true greats of the UFC and have helped build the sport.

Who is the female model turned MMA fighter?

There have been many fighters that have also done a lot of modeling due to their stunning looks. Perhaps the best example is the hottest fighter of them all, Paige VanZant. She’s done plenty of racy photoshoots but has also had a more than respectable fighting career.

Which UFC fighter girl has OnlyFans?

There are quite a few MMA fighters who have tried to cash in on their good looks by having an OnlyFans. Felice Herrig is one such fighter who likes to sell pictures of their feet. Paige VanZant also has an account and reportedly earns over a million dollars a year from it.

What female UFC fighter has a lot of tattoos?

Tattoos are not uncommon for female UFC fighters, and lots have them. Some examples include Amanda Nunes who has five, Valentina Shevchenko who has a few including a handgun on her hip, and Molly McCann who has a couple.

However, the best example simply has to be Micol Di Segni. She is almost covered in tattoos, including her entire back. She obviously doesn’t mind the pain, but that’s no surprise given her fighting prowess.

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of the hottest women in MMA history. They are all stunning beauties that don’t mind showing it off to the world. Added to that, they are all brilliant fighters you wouldn’t want to mess with!

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Kenny Jarvis
Kenny Jarvis
I have been practicing and studying boxing since I was a teenager. I am passionate about the sport, along with many other martial arts. While my fighting days may be over, I love channeling my passion into my writing to provide insightful blogs.