Our beloved MMA boasts a whole slew of beautiful women. While we normally celebrate MMA’s best female fighters, today we’re joining the casual fan and simply celebrating sexiest women in the sport. It doesn’t matter whether she is a lethal fighter, a ring card girl, or an MMA TV show host; if we can find the slightest of involvement in combat sports and she is smoking hot, she deserves to make our 10 Most Beautiful Women in MMA list. You’re welcome for the love, ladies.
The first face of women’s MMA, Gina brought mass appeal to the feminine side of fighting. Today, Ms. Carano is known for her fine acting skills in Hollywood films including Haywire, and Fast & Furious 6. Soon she’ll star in an all-female version of The Expendables.
We still love to think of Gina from the days when she was kicking ass in MMA, back when she first stole our hearts. She has not ruled out a return to the cage, but her résumé has grown far beyond fighting. To this day, I still dream that Carano will one day put me in a triangle choke forever.
“Cupcake” is a former champion, the 2011 Female Fighter of the Year, and holds a stellar record of 13-3. Still, her badass accomplishments pale in comparison to the face of the beautiful Miesha Tate. The 24-year-old is as deadly as she is stunning and apparently doesn’t mind dating tools (what’s up Bryan Caraway), so we should have a fair shot.
When the Octagon Girl of the Year—for 4 years running—isn’t dropping jaws on UFC fight nights, she’s practicing her multi-faceted talents as a painter, musician, dancer, Playboy cover model, and Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Can’t say we’d ever even try to fight our way out of a single hold Brittney’s gorgeous body could manage.
Pair Ms. Palmer with her friend and fellow octagon girl Arianny, and it’s almost too much to take. Thankfully, plenty of other visionaries have had this idea too, making our favorite girlfriends the focus of multiple photo shoots.
Flavia Gracie’s lovely daughter has a Jiu-Jitsu résumé longer than her trademark auburn hair. Only the second female Gracie ever to achieve black belt, Kyra is training with the Gracie Elite Team and will make her MMA debut in the coming year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled.
If she can muster striking and takedowns anything close to the level of her Jiu-Jitsu, Kyra Gracie could quickly work her way into the UFC for a showdown with Rowdy Ronda. Better start practicing those North, South chants now, fellas.
Waterson has been training since the age of 10, and she started her professional MMA career in 2007. Our favorite Atomweight, the “Karate Hottie” is an impressive 10-3, and her training at Jackson/Winkeljohn camp makes her better with every fight. She is set to compete for the Invicta FC title in April, and we’ll have our eyes glued to her every breath-taking move.
Michelle lands as much modeling work as she is willing to take on, and many MMA fans are hoping she’ll kick off those clothes sooner than later.
The dimple-faced professional model has been into sports from day one, hosting the Best Damn Sports Show Period, Poker After Dark, and now UFC Tonight. Then again, Leann could be a lifelong pacifist who passionately railed against MMA, and we’d still put her on our list.
Part Filipino. Part angel. All sexy. The Playboy model holds giant numbers as well as any woman who’s ever graced the cage, and you simply don’t want to piss her off. Arianny has been known to plant her giant heels in the eyes of those who anger her. Now, why does that turn us on?
Celeste has that okay-maybe-there-is-a-god genetic makeup that makes all bad girls seem so right. She’s got everything a guy could want: a sweet smile, a perfect body, and just enough genuine crazy to make her wildly inventive at night.
The cute as can be “Thug” of women’s MMA prevailed in her professional debut at Invicta FC 4, and she won our devotion in the process. God knows why this little pocket rocket is dating attention whore Pat Barry. Let’s hope she never loses her temper and taps that light switch Pat calls a chin.
She’s tough, adorable, and, of course, shares a terrible taste in men with so many other ladies in our 10 Most Beautiful Women in MMA list.
Ms. Namajunas, we must meet soon!
The Fiancée of long-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, Keri Anne Taylor has been competing in Muay Thai kickboxing for years. After having her daughter Leylakay, Taylor is finally looking to transition to the sport of MMA, where she will add to the growing list of beauties who can throw a beat down.
If you think today’s women of MMA are tough of as hell, watch out for Melendez’s and Taylor’s daughter. We can only assume that some day the couple’s super baby will rule them all.
Ronda saved women’s MMA after Gina hit the Hollywood scene. Today, their side of the sport is hotter than ever, and Ronda has begun her reign as the first female UFC Champion. Though she’s a bit mannish at times, the Rowdy one’s weigh-ins are the stuff of legends. Think we should be talking about her armbars instead? Count the YouTube views. And Ronda, we love you, but stop bragging and just smile.