10 Greatest Women UFC Fighters Of All Time
Women in the UFC haven’t always been a thing, in fact it was only until 2012 until women were allowed to compete in the UFC with Ronda Rousey paving the path for women to compete. Since then, Ronda Rousey has transferred into professional wrestling where she’s having great success. UFC has gotten better (in my opinion) when women were allowed to fight as it’s a switch up. UFC has had many women fighters, some are more memorable than others and today we are counting down the ten greatest fighters of all time.
10: Jessica Andrade
In my opinion, Jessica Andrade is the most underrated strawweight fighter and when you think of the greatest female fighters, you don’t often think of her. Her UFC record is 10-4 and that’s quite a good record. It’s not like she joined the UFC yesterday, she’s been in the promotion since 2013 - 5 years! Recently, Andrade won by one big punch at 228 and I think she’s getting lined up for a title shot.
9: Meisha Tate
Meisha Tate main evented UFC 200 against Amanda Nunes and despite losing the fight, that’s one big achievement. Tate hasn’t fought since 2016 and I reckon, in one year time she’s going to be pushed off this list but everybody who’s beat Tate in the UFC are a big name, let’s name them:Ronda Rousey (2x), Amanda Nunes, Cat Zingano & Raquel Pennington. It is unknown if/when Tate will fight again but I wouldn’t rule out a return for Tate.
8: Germaine De Randamie
Randamie hasn’t really prove herself in the UFC, she won the title the vacated it so who knows what would’ve happened, she could’ve still been champion to this day, who knows! She’s 5-1 in the UFC with her one loss coming to Amanda Nunes. She’s beaten big names too like Holly Holm and she’s ready to fight Pennington next Saturday night.
7: Valentina Shevchenko
This woman is going to run the flyweight division, this is the perfect division for her and Joanna Jedrejzcyk is going to have one hell of a fight against her, she is a mountain to overcome. Schevencko has been beat by Amanda Nunes twice but now she goes to Flyweight and she’ll be hard to beat.
6: Holly Holm
Holly Holm has said that she doesn’t want to go down as a one hit wonder, referring to the fact that she defeated Ronda Rousey in easy fashion but she’s not a one hit wonder. Now admittedly, ever since losing the featherweight title, she’s failed to win the big one but Holly Holm is still a fantastic fighter who’s got years left.
5: Joanna Jedrejzcyk
What is there to say about Joanna? The only thing I’ve not said about Joanna is her second name... because I can’t pronounce it. Joanna was a great strawweight champion, defending her title 5 times before losing back to back to Rose Namajunas and that’s her only 2 losses. Joanna is a great fighter and I’m sure she will have a good time in the flyweight division where she’ll have great success, possibly even winning the belt?
4: Rose Namajunas
From one strawweight to another, and this time it’s the current strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas or Thug Rose in the words of Daniel Cormier. Namajunas is such as badass in the octagon and she may not look like a fighter but she is such a great fighter. I get the vibe that she’s very low maintenance as well which just makes her scarier. Namajunas is one of the best strawweights, the division has ever seen and in my opinion, the best.
Amanda Nunes. Where shall we start? To start off, she is the current women’s bantamweight champion, very cool indeed, she beat Ronda Rousey...on her big return night no less. She’s beat every challenger in her way and she could possibly become the first two weight women champion in history. Amanda Nunes.
2: Cris Cyborg
As bad as they come. Cris “The Cyborg” Cyborg (which by the way is more ridiculous than Daniel Cormier being stripped of his light heavyweight championship, #JusticeForDC) has absolutely mauled through the division, her division doesn’t even have rankings anymore! The rankings are just “Line them up, and Cyborg will kill them”. I don’t know who’s going to stop Cyborg but it needs to be someone.
1: Ronda Rousey
There has never been a bigger female attraction than Ronda Rousey, she was once marketed the baddest woman on the planet and in her prime, there was no disagreeing. Rousey once made Cat Zingano tap out in just 14 seconds, my Netflix takes longer to load than that. Rousey was a killer but then she fought Holly Holm and it all came crashing down. She took a year off and returned to fight Amanda Nunes but she beat her aswell. Despite these two losses, ifs hard to argue that Rousey is the female greatest of all time.