Home > MMA > World’s best female MMA fighter

World’s best female MMA fighter

July 13th, 2015

Like boxing, Mixed Martial Arts is subjective and differing observers will have different opinions on who is the world’s best.

One way to find out is for combatants to face each other, but due to a number of factors the best do not always square off with the best.

However, where women’s MMA is concerned, the overwhelming conscious view is that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey rules the roost. The American former Judo star only took up the sport in 2010, but she has quickly established her dominance with a string of victories.

She won her first title in 2012 when she won the Strikeforce bantamweight crown by defeating the fearsome Miesha Tate with an armbar submission in the opening round.

Seven months later, she made history by becoming the first female fighter to sign a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and she has gone from strength to strength since.

Rousey was instantly made bantamweight champion and she’s showed no signs of losing that honour as she has seen off a number of challengers, including Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, and the aforementioned Tate in a rematch.

Other contenders

Rousey is almost peerless as the pound-for-pound number one, but there are a couple of female fighters who have reason to believe they are the best, including Poland’s unbeaten Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Brazilian featherweight Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.

Categories: MMA