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Top 10 UFC Women’s Fighters in 2021

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Mixed Martial Arts is typically deemed to be a too violent sport to be played by women. A raft of deadly female fighters is currently competing in the sport of UFC. Check Top 10 UFC Women’s Fighters In 2021.

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Yet, the emergence of their competitions was by far later than men. Only in 1997 that females began to fight officially in the United States.

Since then, many women have etched their names in the history books with their performances in the sport.

Female MMA was not taken that much seriously until the time that the UFC began purchasing them.

UFC female fights don’t have a long history because they started widely in 2013. The encounter between Rousey and Carmouche at UFC 157 was the first.

In such a short period of time, UFC has produced some of the best fighters the world has ever seen. The quality of their fighters is improving dramatically as it attracts even more new talents.

So, Check out the top 10 UFC Fighters in 2021

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

Top 10 UFC Women’s Fighters In 2021

10. Aspen Ladd

  • Nationality : American
  • Division : Flyweight, Bantamweight
  • Years Active : 2015–present
  • Career Record : 9 Wins- 1 Loss

As an American professional MMA fighter, she competes in the Bantamweight category of the UFC, while she became a professional fighter in 2015 when she started her MMA career in Invicta FC.

In her debut UFC fight against Lina Länsberg which took place on October 22, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 118, she succeeded to earn victory via TKO in the second round, in quite a fashion way and powerful war cry until the judge brought the fight into a halt.

In her MMA career, she won one Performance of the Night against Tonya Evinger and one Fight of the Night against Sijara Eubanks.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

9. Carla Esparza

  • Nickname : Cookie Monster
  • Nationality : American
  • Division : Strawweight
  • Years Active : 2010–present
  • MMA Career : 18 Wins- 6 Losses

As an American professional MMA fighter, she competes in the Strawweight category of the UFC, while she was honored to be the first UFC Strawweight Champion as well as the first Invicta FC Strawweight Champion.

She joined UFC on December 11, 2013, so as to achieve the first-ever UFC Strawweight Championship. Among her honors, one can suggest to her winning one Fight of the Night Award against Alexa Grasso and two Performance of the Night Awards against Rose Namajunas and Yan Xiaonan.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

8. Holly Holm

  • Nickname : The Preacher’s Daughter
  • Nationality : American
  • Division : Bantamweight, Featherweight
  • Years Active : 2011–present 
  • Record Career : 14 Wins- 5 Losses

While she competes in the bantamweight category of UFC, she earned the second spot in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings as of October 19, 2020, and is ranked as the #8 fighter in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

As one of the Top 10 Female UFC Fighters of 2021, not only she is the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, but also she is considered to be the first and the only fighter to ever hold a world boxing title and a UFC title.

To be specific, she made history when she grabbed the bantamweight title and gave Ronda Rousey her first-ever defeat in front of record-breaking spectators for a UFC event (56,215 people) in Melbourne.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

7. Germaine De Randamie

  • Nickname : The Iron Lady
  • Nationality : Dutch
  • Division : Bantamweight, Featherweight 
  • Years Active : 2008–present
  • Career Record : 10 Wins- 4 Losses

As a Dutch MMA fighter, she currently competes in the bantamweight category of the UFC as she was honored to be the first UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.

She is widely regarded as one of The Current Best Pound-for-Pound Female MMA Fighters, due to her being the #1 in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings as well as the #7 fighter in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

But before joining the UFC, she competed in the Strikeforce featherweight category as her debut UFC fight against Julie Kedzie occurred at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27, 2013, while she came out ahead via split decision.

She is also honored to grab two Performance of the Night awards against Anna Ellmose and Julianna Peña while she has the record of the fastest knockout in UFC Women’s Bantamweight division (16 seconds), tied with Ronda Rousey.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

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6. Jessica Andrade

  • Nickname : Bate Estaca
  • Nationality : Brazilian
  • Division : Bantamweight (135 lbs) (2011–2015), Strawweight (115 lbs) (2016–2020), Flyweight (125 lbs) (2020–present)
  • Years Active: 2011–present
  • Record Career : 21 Wins- 9 Losses

As a Brazilian professional MMA fighter, she competes in the flyweight category of the UFC, while she was also the UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, being regarded as one of the Top 10 Active Female UFC Fighters

As she initially fought in the Bantamweight class, she has become the only woman in UFC history to ever win a fight in three different weight categories, holding the record of the most fights in the UFC women’s history (19) as well.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • Nationality : Polish
  • Division : Strawweight (2014–2018, 2019–present), Flyweight (2012–2014, 2018–present)
  • Years Active : 2012–present
  • Record Career : 16 Wins- 4 Losses

As a Polish MMA fighter, she currently competes in both the women’s Flyweight and Strawweight categories of the UFC.

While she previously achieved the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship and defended her title five times successfully, she is often considered to be among the Top 10 Female UFC Fighters of 2021.

In addition to her earning the second spot in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings as of October 19, 2020, she is the #5 fighter in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

4. Zhang Weili

  • Nickname : Magnum
  • Nationality : Chinese
  • Division : Strawweight
  • Years Active : 2013–present
  • Career Record : 21 Wind- 2 Losses

The Chinese MMA fighter, currently competes in the strawweight category of the UFC, while she was formerly the UFC Women’s Strawweight World Champion.

Being the first-ever Chinese and East Asian champion in UFC history, she cemented her place among the Top 10 Best Female UFC Fighters 2021, as she earned the first spot in the women’s strawweight rankings as well as the fourth position in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

In the fight against Joanna Jędrzejczyk that took place on February 19, 2020, at UFC 248, she gained the palm via split decision, so as to defend her title for the first time.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

3. Rosa Namajunas

  • Nickname : Thug
  • Nationality : American
  • Division : Strawweight
  • Years Active : 2010–present
  • Career Record : 10 Wins, 4 Losses

As one of the Top 10 Best Female UFC Fighters 2021, the American professional MMA fighter is the two-time and current UFC Women’s Strawweight World Champion.

She is the first female fighter in UFC history to ever regain a championship title after losing it.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

2. Valentina Shevchenko

  • Nickname : Bullet
  • Nationality : Kyrgyzstani and Peruvian
  • Division : Bantamweight, Flyweight
  • Years Active : 2003–present
  • Record Career : 21 Wins- 3 Losses

While Bullet was a competent professional Muay Thai fighter, currently she is among the Top 10 Active Female UFC Fighters, being their undisputed Flyweight Champion.

She is the indispensable member of The Greatest MMA Fighter and has managed to topple three former UFC champions – Holly Holm, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, and Jéssica Andrade.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

1. Amanda Nunes

  • Nickname : Lioness
  • Division : Bantamweight (2011–present), Featherweight (2008–2011, 2018–present)
  • Years Active:  2008–present (MMA)
  • Record Career : 21 wins- 4 losses

As the reigning champion of the women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight category of the UFC, she succeeded to be the first woman to become a two-weight class UFC champion.

Likewise, as she is the first and mere fighter in UFC history to ever defend two titles while actively holding them, it is of little surprise to see her among the greatest women’s mixed martial artists of all time.

Her holding the records of the most consecutive victories in UFC history amongst women (12), her most victories in UFC title fights amongst women (9), and her most victories in UFC history amongst women (14), speak volumes about her stellar MMA career.

Top 10 UFC Women's Fighters In 2021

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