It is just not at all right to say that females cannot do certain tasks in the world. When we study about the facts and figures about various fields, we will come to know how the women have chased hard to stand at apex in all the fields with their hard work and dedication. Whether it is politics or business, fashion or film industry, females have always outlined their skills and talent in the world.
Martial arts is always believed to be a male dominated sport but it is surprising to know that females too have performed exceptionally well in the sport. They have taken the mixed martial arts to a different level by winning some of the toughest fights. Let us see the Top 10 Best Female Mixed Martial Artists.
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10 Michele Gutierrez
Michele Gutierrez started her career as an amateur boxer with a score 7-3. Later, she came in the field of mixed martial arts as a striker. Her career saw many ups and downs. Michele Gutierrez was good in dance as well as gymnastics and she also managed to reach at Olympic level in gymnastics.
In her school days, she was a cheerleader. She is the winner of 3 MMA fights as well as 2 boxing fights. Michele Gutierrez often shares her awesome experience in mixed martial arts and because of this sport, she got a right path to success.
9 Tara LaRosa
The next on the list is an American mixed martial artist, Tara LaRosa. She is the 1st female to win in BodogFight Women’s Championship. She developed a passion for judo and mixed martial arts during childhood days by watching some of the best movies.
She started her career in mixed martial arts at an age of just 17 years. Later, she fought against famous mixed martial artists and won in many national and international fights. Tara LaRosa won many golden, silver and bronze medals in this sport.
8 Felice Nicole Herrig
Felice Nicole Herrig is the winner of some of the famous mixed martial events such as UFC, UFC Fight Night 104, UFC 218 and many others. She started with kickboxing and Muay Thai and later participated in many MMA fights. Felice also won the title in kickboxing by beating some of the best mixed martial artists.
In mixed martial arts, Felice Herrig won in many events such as Bellator 14, Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3 and many others. She is currently in the UFC straw weight division.
7 Marloes Coenen
Morloes Coenen is a retired mixed martial artist from Netherlands. Earlier, she was a Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Marloes Coenen was trained of martial arts such as jiu-jitsu from her brothers and father who were in the same field. She jumped into mixed martial arts at the age of just 14 years.
She won 8 times in the 2000 ReMix World Cup which gained her the title of first woman to win in MMA championship. Marloes Coenen was injured badly in the sport but still she performed best in the mixed martial arts with her zeal and passion.
6 Zoila Gurgel
The next is 1st Bellator Women’s Champion, Zoila Gurgel. She started her career by fighting and winning against Karina Hallinan at WarGods: Valentine’s Eve Massacre. Later, she also fought against Sarah Boyd. Zoila Gurgel performed well in Bellator Fighting Championships, Invicta Fighting Championships, Tachi Palace Fights 26 and Muay Thai.
She has also been awarded with Female Flyweight of the Year and Upset of the Year. She was a contestant in Ultimate Fighter TV show.
5 Gina Carano
Gina Carano is an American TV actress, fitness model and mixed martial artist. She started with Muay Thai and then participated in MMA fights. She has fought and won in many EliteXC: Heat events against well-known mixed martial artists such as Kelly Kobold, Tonya Evinger and many others.
Gina Carano has appeared in many TV series movies and video games. She has also been one of the most popular social media figures and gained many titles such as “Top Ten Influential Women of 2008” and Maxim’s Hot 100 title.
4 Miesha Tate
Miesha Tate is one of the most successful mixed martial artists in the world. She is the winner of UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. She had love for the sport since her school days and became the winner of a state championship in the school. Later, she started fighting in MMA fights and won first time in Freestyle Cage Fighting event.
Miesha Tate gained silver medal in FILA Grapping Championships. She was a model for many sports magazines and also appeared as a playable character in the video game. After her retirement, she competes in no-gi grappling matches.
3 Megumi Fujii
The next on the list is a retired mixed martial artist from Japan, Megumi Fujii. She has black belts in Judo as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She has performed well in Japanese National Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
Megumi Fujii has defeated some of the best mixed martial artists such as Yumi Matsumoto, Misaki Takimoto and many others. She has trained many famous mixed martial artists.
2 Sarah Kaufman
Sarah Kaufman is the 1st Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion and she was the only female to win in Hardcore Championship. She has both purple and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Sarah Kaufman has won in many events such as Invicta FC 27, Battlefield FC, Invicta FC 5 and many others. She has defeated many famous mixed martial artists such as Valerie Letourneau, Sarah Scheider , Megumi Yabushita and many others.
1 Cristiane Santos
Cristiane Santos takes the 1st position on our list of best female mixed martial artist. She is the winner of UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship and Invicta FC World Featherweight Championship.
Her first win was against Gina Carano gaining Strikeforce title. She has also won twice gold medals in Long Beach events and one bronze medal in 2009 Barcelona Championship. She now trains the younger mixed martial artists.
These mixed martial artists have been ahead of males in the sport with notable titles, championships, medals and wins.
Top 10 Best Female Mixed Martial Artists
1. Cristiane Santos
2. Sarah Kaufman
3. Megumi Fujii
4. Miesha Tate
5. Gina Carano
6. Zoila Gurgel
7. Marloes Coenen
8. Felice Nicole Herrig
9. Tara LaRosa
10. Michele Gutierrez