These female fighters are often seen wearing their womens bjj rash guards, MMA gloves, and fight shorts when they are grappling, wrestling, or striking. They are tough, hard-working, and beautiful- deadly combinations of traits, if I dare say. It is incredible to see the growing talent of female fighters in the UFC. Let’s get a rundown of the hottest UFC Female fighters today.
1. Luana Pinheiro
Luana stands 5’2 tall, 115 lbs, and is 29 years old hailing from Brazil. Don’t let her small frame fool you, her training history dates back to when she was 2 years old with her father as her Master in Judo. She said she was born on the mats and keeps getting arm barred since she was a kid by the highest level judoka. We can only expect great things from Luana Pinheiro’s MMA career!
#13 Women’s Strawweight Division
2. Tracy Cortez
was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in a household of Mexican Immigrant parents. Growing up with her 3 brothers who train in wrestling has made her interested in the sport but she was not able to do so at the time because her father disapproved of girls doing manly sports. With her mother’s support, she was able to pursue wrestling training at the time and the rest was history.
#13 Women’s Flyweight Division
3. Polyana Viana
is a Brazilian MMA fighter and Jiu-jitsu brown belt. In 2019, a man attempted to rob Polyana while waiting outside her apartment with a fake gun. She punched the guy with a straight hook and subdued him singlehandedly while waiting for the police to arrive. Tough luck to the robber!
4. Alexa Grasso
From Guadalajara, Mexico, Alexa Grasso dropped out of school with 1 year to go before graduating. She grabbed the opportunity to fight under the banner and UFC and work her way up the flyweight division. Her precise technique in striking and kickboxing is something that she is famous for. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Alexa’s upcoming fights!
5. Mckenzie Dern
Mckenzie is a black Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and a word class champion. At an early age she was introduced to grappling by her father who is her coach. From her stellar record in the most prestigious jiujitsu championships, She took no time and transitioned to MMA in 2016. At 29 yrs old. She is a single mother to her daughter “Moa” and number 7 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight rankings.
6. Amana Ribas
Amanda has a blackbelt under Brazilian Jiujitsu and Judo. Her father trained her in both sports as well as Muay Thai. She currently competes in strawweight division in the UFC and is ranked #9 in Strawweight and #15 in UFC Women’s flyweight rankings.
7. Valentina Shevchenko
The decorated kickboxer is also for her precise counterstrike. Aside from martial arts she is also fond of guns and shooting. Her mother insisted that she takes up dancing classes as well when she was a child to make her more girlish. Both Valentina and her sister Antonina are passionate about dancing specifically flamenco, lezghinka, and folk dance.
They are not only electrifying to watch, they are also pleasing to the eyes!
Seeing tough, hard-working, and beautiful fighters in the UFC is incredible. They say that strong is the new sexy, and it goes without saying in our highlighted fighters in this article. I hope you had fun in our run down of UFC’s hottest female fighters today!