The Best Female MMA Fighters Of All Time

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Vote up the best female fighters to ever step into the octagon.

Who are the best female UFC fighters of all time? To be the best female MMA fighter, these mixed martial artists 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 best female UFC fighter of all time? Which of the best UFC women fighters ever do you love?

When it comes to the pound-for-pound best women UFC fighters in history, Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes have to be near the top of the list of the best female UFC fighters of all time. The best woman UFC fighters like Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg have their claim to the best female fighter in UFC history as well. 

Vote up the all time best women's UFC fighters pound-for-pound. Or re-rank this list the way you think it should look!

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  • Cheyanne Buys
    31
    Saint Petersburg, Florida
    7 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Cheyanne Buys (nee Vlismas, born June 25, 1995) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • Sara McMann
    32
    Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America
    393 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Sara McMann (born September 24, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist, who is currently fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the bantamweight division. McMann is former ...more
  • Alexis Davis
    33
    Port Colborne, Canada
    464 votes
    • Nationality: Canadian
    Alexis "Ally-Gator" Davis (born October 4, 1984) is a Canadian mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She holds a black belt rank in both jujutsu and Brazilian ...more
  • Liz Carmouche
    34
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    441 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Liz Carmouche (born February 19, 1984) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. Carmouche currently competes for UFC in the women's flyweight division. Carmouche competed in the first ever ...more
  • Jéssica Andrade
    35
    Umuarama, Brazil
    14 votes
    • Nationality: Brazilian
    Jéssica Andrade is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Bantamweight division. As of January 17, 2014, she is #9 in official UFC women's bantamweight ...more
  • Marloes Coenen
    36
    Olst, Netherlands
    606 votes
    • Nationality: Dutch
    Marloes Coenen (born March 31, 1981) is a retired Dutch mixed martial artist. She has competed professionally since 2000 and is a former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion.
  • Kerry Kasik
    37
    San Diego, California
    379 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Kerry Cathleen Kasik (born 1975) is a former American professional mixed martial artist. She competed in two professional fights, once for Strikeforce and once for Bellator Fighting Championships. ...more
  • Julie Kedzie
    38
    Chicago, Illinois
    359 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Julie Kedzie (born March 18, 1981) is a retired American mixed martial artist. She is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Kedzie was Greg Jackson's ...more
  • Laura Marcusse
    39
    Kansas City, Missouri
    164 votes
    • Nationality: American
  • Barb Honchak
    40
    Edwardsville, Illinois
    239 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Barb Honchak is an American professional female mixed martial artist. She is the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion. She has four wins in the Invicta FC promotion and holds notable victories over ...more
  • Megumi Fujii
    41
    Ibara, Japan
    367 votes
    • Nationality: Japanese
    Megumi Fujii (藤井 恵 Fujii Megumi, born April 26, 1974) is a retired Japanese mixed martial artist.
  • Rin Nakai
    42
    Ehime, Japan
    359 votes
    • Nationality: Japanese
    Rin Nakai (born October 22, 1986) is a Japanese professional female mixed martial artist. Starting her MMA career in 2006, She has participated in the organizations Pancrase, Smackgirl, Valkyrie and ...more
  • Roxanne Modafferi
    43
    Wilmington, Delaware
    269 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Roxanne Vincenta Modafferi (born September 24, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the UFC. Though she currently fights in the flyweight division, she had fought in multiple ...more
  • Aspen Ladd
    44
    Folsom, California, United States
    5 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Aspen Ladd (born March 1, 1995) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2015, Ladd ...more
  • Katlyn Chookagian
    45
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    5 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Katlyn Chookagian (born December 28, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist of Armenian origin who has competed in the bantamweight division and currently competes in the flyweight division. She ...more
  • Ariane Lipski
    46
    Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
    5 votes
    • Nationality: Brazil
    Ariane Lipski (born January 26, 1994) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. She is a former KSW Women's Flyweight Champion and currently competes in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting ...more
  • Amanda Ribas
    47
    Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    5 votes
    • Nationality: Brazilian
    Amanda Ribas (born August 26, 1993) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA), competing in the Strawweight division of the UFC. As of December 20 2021, she is #9 in the UFC women's strawweight ...more
  • Jessica-Rose Clark
    48
    Cairns, Australia
    5 votes
    • Nationality: Australia
    Jessica-Rose Clark (born 28 November 1987) is an Australian mixed martial artist who competes in the women’s Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • Tabatha Ricci
    49
    Sao Paolo, Brazil
    5 votes
    • Nationality: Brazilian
    Tabatha “Baby Shark” Ricci is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist in the UFC flyweight division.
  • Erin Toughill
    50
    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    584 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Erin Young Toughill (born June 13, 1977) is a retired mixed martial artist and former boxer and American Gladiator. She began kickboxing at the age of 18 and started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ...more
  • Sarah Kaufman
    51
    Victoria, Canada
    833 votes
    • Nationality: Canadian
    Sarah Elizabeth Kaufman (born September 20, 1985) is a Canadian mixed martial artist (MMA). She competes in the women's bantamweight division where she is a former Invicta FC Bantamweight ...more
  • Ashley Yoder
    52
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    102 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Ashley Elizabeth Yoder (born October 20, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist and competes in Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • Sanja Sucevic
    53
    Vojvodina, Serbia
    147 votes
    • Nationality: Serbian
    Sanja Sucevic (4-3-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of Kula, Vojvodina, Serbia.
  • Kaitlin Young
    54
    Circle Pines, Minnesota
    393 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Kaitlin Young (born September 15, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. She competed in the bantamweight division for EliteXC and currently competes for Invicta Fighting Championships.
  • Raquel Pennington
    55
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    10 votes
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Raquel Len " Rocky" Pennington (born September 5, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight division. She has previously fought for ...more
  • Charmaine Tweet
    56
    Regina, Canada
    317 votes
    • Nationality: Canadian
    Charmaine Tweet is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division. She is currently signed with Invicta FC.
  • Germaine de Randamie
    57
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    200 votes
    • Nationality: Dutch
    Germaine de Randamie is a Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Prior to joining the UFC, de Randamie competed in the Strikeforce featherweight ...more
  • Angela Hill
    58

    Angela Hill

    Prince George's County, Maryland
    6 votes
    • Nationality: American
    Angela Patrice Hill (born January 12, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division. She was formerly signed with the Invicta Fighting Championships, of which she ...more
  • Yan Xiaonan
    59
    Shenyang, Liaoning, China
    6 votes
    • Nationality: Chinese
    Yan Xiaonan (born June 16, 1989), is a Chinese mixed martial artist (MMA). She is the first Chinese female fighter signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and currently competes in the ...more
  • Romy Ruyssen
    60
    Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer, France
    358 votes
    • Nationality: French
    Romy Ruyssen (born August 24, 1989) is a French mixed martial artist.[1] She has competed professionally since 2007 and headlined the first Invicta Fighting Championships event against Marloes Coenen ...more