The Best Female Fighters In UFC Right Now

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Female Fighters In UFC Right Now
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Vote up the best women fighting in UFC right now.
Recently, Manon Fiorot fell out of the top 10, replaced by Miesha Tate
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Who are the best female UFC fighters right now? To be great in MMA today, female fighters must know a myriad of disciplines like kickboxing, wrestling, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and even karate. The toughest women's UFC fighters can fight standing up or grapple on the mat, until they find themselves with the opportunity for a ground-and-pound in the Octagon. Who's the current best female UFC fighter? Which of the best UFC women fighters right now do you love?

When it comes to the pound-for-pound best women UFC fighter this year, Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes have to be near the top of the list, while also among the best female UFC fighters of all time. The best woman UFC fighters like Rose Namajunas and Julianna Peña have their claim to the best female fighter in UFC title as well. 

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  • Valentina Shevchenko
    Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
    453 votes
    • Nationality: Kyrgyzstan

    Dominating the UFC flyweight division, Valentina Shevchenko has earned her place among the best female fighters with her exceptional striking and grappling skills. Known for her precise, powerful counter-strikes and spinning attacks, she continues to overwhelm opponents with her relentless pressure and impeccable technique. As a dominant champion, Shevchenko's presence in the octagon has elevated the sport and inspired a generation of up-and-coming female fighters.

  • Weili Zhang
    Handan, Hebei, China
    323 votes
    • Nationality: Chinese

    Zhang Weili has cemented her status as one of the top female fighters in the UFC, revolutionizing the strawweight division with her explosive power and striking prowess. Her tenacious fighting style, characterized by her aggressive forward pressure and versatile attacks, leaves opponents struggling to find an answer. Weili's impact on the sport reaches beyond the octagon, as she carries the mantle of China's first UFC champion and spearheads the growth of MMA in her home country.

  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk
    Olsztyn, Poland
    226 votes
    • Nationality: Poland

    As a former strawweight champion, Joanna Jędrzejczyk maintains her reputation as one of the most skilled and technical strikers in the UFC. Her razor-sharp Muay Thai striking, combined with her incredible takedown defense, has made her a force to be reckoned with in the octagon. Joanna's relentless pace and unbreakable will have resulted in unforgettable wars, further solidifying her legacy in the sport.

  • Holly Holm
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    221 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America

    A striking specialist with a decorated boxing and kickboxing background, Holly Holm has made a significant impact on the sport since her stunning knockout of Ronda Rousey. Her exceptional footwork and head movement, paired with crisp punches and devastating head kicks, make Holm a dangerous adversary in the octagon. Through her continued success in the bantamweight division, Holm has proven time and again that she is undoubtedly one of the best female fighters in the UFC.

  • Rose Namajunas

    Rose Namajunas

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    87 votes
    • Nationality: American

    With her dynamic striking and fluid movement, Rose Namajunas has emerged as a top contender in the strawweight division. Her creativity and unpredictability in the octagon, combined with her grappling prowess, have made her a fan-favorite and a formidable opponent. Often overcoming adversity in and out of the cage, Namajunas has become a symbol of resilience and inspiration for aspiring fighters worldwide.

  • Alexa Grasso
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    154 votes
    • Nationality: Mexican

    Highly skilled in striking, Alexa Grasso quickly rose through the ranks to become a top contender in the UFC flyweight division. Her crisp boxing, accurate punches, and solid takedown defense have earned her respect among her peers and admiration from fans. Grasso continues to showcase her dedication and commitment to the sport while inspiring a new generation of Mexican fighters.