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Hottest UFC Fighters: 25 Gorgeous Knock-Out Lady Warriors


Last Updated on May 24, 2024

I've always considered female fighters macho because of their amazing fighting skills. This perception changed when several female mixed martial artists graced my screen and flaunted their femininity.

These fighters were not just beautiful but also deadly in the Octagon. You could be tempted to underestimate them due to their outward appearances and good looks until you witness them land a devastating blow.

I've been fascinated by these female MMA fighters ever since, so I looked them up. Although there are many lovely ones, you should continue reading to find out who I believe to be the hottest UFC female fighters.

Top 25 Hottest Female UFC Fighters   

The women on this list represent a variety of MMA leagues and rankings. Although some are much better fighters than others, it doesn't really matter in this situation. Furthermore, this list is unranked, so let's get started.

1. Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson
  • Age: 35
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Division: Flyweight (2021), Strawweight (2007-2012, 2015-present) Atomweight (2012-2015).
  • Nickname: The Karate Hottie
  • Years Active: 2007-present
  • Career Record: 18 wins, 9 losses

Michelle Waterson is a mixed American martial artist and a model you would want to fan, especially if you’re part of the loyal MMA fans. She currently fights in the UFC, though a former Champion of the Invicta FC Atomweight. She initially aimed to become a model until she fell deeply in love with mixed martial arts. 

Now she's not only ranked #10 number of the UFC women's strawweight division but also considered one of the Hottest UFC female fighters and female athletes in general. She also ventures into modeling, TV shows, and multiple photoshoots. She promotes many brands using her massive number of followers as a vantage point.

2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  • Age: 34
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Division: Flyweight (2012-2014, 2018-present), Featherweight (Kickboxing), Super Bantamweight (Kickboxing), Strawweight (MMA) (2014-2018, 2019-present)
  • Career Record: 16 wins and 4 losses.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a former Muay Thai kickboxer and a Polish professional mixed martial artist. She currently fights in the women's Strawweight and Flyweight UFC weight categories.

During the period she was a former Champion of the UFC Women's Strawweight category, she defended the title 5 times before Rose Namajunas defeated her. 

Adding to her achievement, she was ranked 2nd in the UFC women's strawweight category as of October 2020. She was also ranked 5th in the UFC women's pound-for-pound category as of April 26. And before she transitioned to mixed martial arts, she had a successful career in Kickboxing/Muay Thai. 

You can't resist rewatching her exceptional creative skills, as she has fought lots of the best female fighters in MMA history, one of which is Zhang Weili, in a five-round fight. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is among the most beautiful female UFC fighters, with her well-structured body and radiant smile. 

3. Rachael Ostovich

Rachael Ostovich
  • Age: 30
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Division: Flyweight
  • Career Record: 4 wins and 6 losses

This is also another American MMA fighter. She has notably competed in the Invicta Fighting Championships and UFC Flyweight Division. Though she has been considered among UFC's hottest fighters, there's nothing special about her fighting style. 

In that, she has lost most of her matches in the Octagon following her three losses which led to her exclusion from the UFC roster.

However, it's for a fact that her sensuous appearance in the Octagon can grab your attention and leave you mute. Without a doubt, her bout with Paige Vanzant was considered the prettiest fight ever

4. Mackenzie Dern

Mackenzie Dern
  • Age: 28
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Years Active: 2016-Present (MMA)
  • Division: Strawweight 
  • Career Record: 11 wins and 1 loss

Mackenzie Dern is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner and American UFC fighter. She is known to be one of the most decorated BJJ women fighters in the world, as she began training at 3 years old, and at 19, she got her BJJ black belt.

She was formerly ranked the number 1 IBJJF contender globally and currently ranks 6th in the female division. With a beautiful career in BJJ, she made up her mind to transition into mixed martial arts. Despite being one of the few UFC fighters to take maternity leave, she is still considered one of the most beautiful female UFC fighters. 

She returned shortly to the Octagon after she gave birth to her child, which was surprisingly fast. And in her career, she's been defeated once till this moment.

5. Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate
  • Age: 35
  • Nickname: Cupcake, Takedown
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Years Active:  2007-2016, 2021-present (MMA)
  • Division: Bantamweight
  • Career Records: 19 wins and 7 losses

Miesha Tate is a former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion and an American UFC fighter. She fought in UFC and was ranked 8th in the UFC women's bantamweight in July 2021.

She earned her nickname - cupcake, because of her innocent face, beautiful long legs, and kind personality beyond her career. She also has a background in modeling, but you can't use this trait to judge her performance in the Octagon because she is indeed a brutal fighter.

6. Amanda Ribas

Amanda Ribas
  • Age: 27
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Division: Strawweight
  • Years Active: 2014-present
  • Career Record: 10 wins, 2 losses

Amanda Ribas is a Brazilian UFC fighter. She currently competes in the UFC Strawweight division and is also in the 11th position in the UFC women's Strawweight category.

You will be mesmerized by her striking looks, amazing body, charming smile, and peculiar personality. Aside from her unique looks, she is noticed for her stunning jiu-jitsu skills.

7. Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant
  • Age: 27
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Nickname: 12 Gauge
  • Years Active: 2012-present
  • Division: Flyweight (2017-Present), Strawweight (2012-2017)
  • Career Record: 8 wins and 5 losses

Paige VanZant is an American author, model, boxer, and MMA fighter. She was among the biggest names in the UFC during her prime in the Flyweight category. But she has made a deal to compete fully in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship since August 2020.

Asides from being a UFC fighter, she is known for her incredible MMA skills. Her appearance is so captivating that you will be dazzled and won't be able to resist watching her impressive bouts.

Paige VanZant is mainly known for her influence on Instagram and is known more as a model than a fighter. However, she is still excited about being an active fighter.

8. Aleksandra Albu

Aleksandra Albu
  • Age:31
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Nickname: Stitch
  • Career Record: 3 wins and 2 losses
  • Division: Strawweight

Aleksandra Albu is one of the hottest fighters in Mixed Martial Art. Though she doesn't have much experience, you can still count her as a remarkable fighter. She competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight division.

Her natural cute face and enticing body would almost fool you, but I wouldn't underestimate her ability. She initially aspired to be a model and not ashamed of showing her curves to stimulate your arousal and lust. This made her considered one of the Hottest Female Athletes.

9. Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres
  • Age: 32
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 155 cm
  • Division: Strawweight
  • Nickname: The Tiny Tornado, Double T
  • Years Active: 2011–present
  • Career Record: 13 wins and 5 losses

Tecia Torres is an American UFC fighter currently competing in the UFC strawweight weight category. 

She's known as the most brutal woman in the Octagon, and I'm sure you find her very attractive as a fighter. 

Being a karate hottie, she is among the top 30 hottest UFC female fighters, owing to her striking appearance that will leave you jaw-dropping.

During the start of her mixed martial arts career, she was defeated in several bouts, but she returned with many wins. Although she has retired from MMA, she is pursuing a career in modeling. So, you can still drool over her stunning looks.

10. Cheyanne Buys (Vlismas)

Cheyanne Buys (Vlismas)
  • Age: 26
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Nickname: The Warrior Princess
  • Career Record: 6 wins and 2 losses

Cheyanne Buys (Vlismas) just recently became a UFC member in 2021. 

She and her husband became the second couple the UFC organization will sign. 

Although she is just kick-starting her mixed martial arts career, you are yet to see the height of her career. She also has a fantastic body and a lovely personality you would love. This is why she is included in this list of hottest female fighters. 

11. Randa Markos

Randa Markos
  • Age: 36
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Nickname: Quiet Storm
  • Years Active: 2009-Present
  • Division: Strawweight
  • MMA Career Record: 10 wins, 1 draw, and 11 losses

Randa Markos is an Iraqi-born Canadian professional MMA fighter. She is considered one of the most attractive female UFC fighters with a redhead. Popularly known as “Quiet Storm,” she competes in the UFC strawweight division and has impressive fighting skills.

But she might be cut down from the roaster because of her multiple losses. But with her attractive appearance, you will surely see her get offers out of the mixed martial arts career.

However, her husband made her interested in mixed martial arts, transitioning from the wrestling she trained for. 

Nevertheless, she features among the hottest female MMA fighters with her excellent fighting skills and charming body.

12. Montana De La Rosa

Montana De La Rosa
  • Age: 26
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nickname: Monty
  • Years Active: 2014- present
  • Division: Strawweight, Flyweight
  • MMA Record Career: 12 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw

Montana De La Rosa is also an American mixed martial artist you will find attractive. She has been competing in the UFC since 2017 despite her young age, and she currently fights in the UFC Flyweight weight division.

She has vast talent that you will find attractive and incredible fighting that will drop your jaw. You will surely be entertained by her fascinating looks and fighting skills when you watch her bout.

13. Ashley Yoder

Ashley Yoder
  • Age: 33
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nickname: Spider Monkey
  • Years Active: 2008-present
  • Career Record: 8 wins and 8 losses
  • Division: Strawweight

Ashley Yoder has a sensual body and radiant smile that would almost cause arousal of lust. She is an American mixed martial artist that competes in the UFC Strawweight category and has had a successful career since she began.

Her beautiful looks and unique personality could not make us exclude her from this list of hottest female fighters.

14. Tracy Cortez

Tracy Cortez
  • Age: 27
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Height: 165 cm
  • MMA Career Record: 9 wins and 1 loss
  • Years Active: 2017 - present
  • Division: Flyweight

Tracy Cortez is the epitome of beauty; you will almost think she is a model. But she is an American mixed martial artist that competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

Tracy got into MMA due to her elder brother's passion for the sport, who died early and couldn't pursue his mixed martial arts career.

She was only beaten during her first professional bout but has remained undefeated since then. As you can see, she has a captivating look and good fighting skills that will entertain you wholly.

15. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • MMA Career Record: 12 wins and 7 losses
  • Years active: 2012-present
  • Division: Flyweight (2012-2014), Strawweight (2014-present)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is a Polish mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC strawweight division. She was also the former KSW Women's Flyweight Champion. She has had a glorious mixed martial arts career with her stunning looks and incredible fighting skills. 

She has fought with fellows like Rose Namajunas, Randa Markos, Felice Herrig, and others. You will surely love her for her stunning looks and fighting skills.

16. Alexa Grasso

Alexa Grasso
  • Age: 28
  • Weight: 56.9 kg
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Years Active: 2012-present
  • Career Record: 13 wins and 3 losses
  • Division: Flyweight (2020-present), Strawweight (2012-2020)

Alexa Grasso has proved that her fighting skills have been insanely brutal over the years. She's a Mexican mixed martial artist that competes as of February 2021 in the UFC Flyweight division. She has also earned the 10th rank in the UFC women's Flyweight Category. 

If you knew her, you would agree that she had had numerous twists and turns. But her captivating appearance and great personality will always make you love her as a great and hot fighter.

17. Holly Holm

Holly Holm
  • Age: 39
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Nickname: The Preacher's Daughter
  • Years Active: 2011–present (MMA), 2002–2013 (Boxing), 2001–2003 (Kickboxing)
  • Record Career: 14 wins and 5 losses
  • Division: Bantamweight (MMA), Featherweight (MMA), Light Welterweight (Boxing), Light Middleweight (Boxing), Welterweight (Boxing and Kickboxing).

Holly Holm was a former anchor of the title "UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion." She competes in the UFC and has a boxing and kickboxing background. In boxing, she was honored to become world champion multiple times. She even managed to defend her champion title 18 times in 3 categories. An excellent fighter, right?

She is famous among all other fighters; with her kickboxing skills, she toppled Ronda Rousey with a brutal kick to the head to earn the UFC championship; what a sports veteran. Despite her old age, the American mixed martial artist still looks stunning and appears beautiful. You won't be able to resist glancing at her multiple times.

18. Angela Hills

Angela Hills
  • Age: 36
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Nickname: Overkill
  • Years Active: 2014-present
  • MMA Career Record: 13 wins and 10 losses
  • Division: Flyweight (2014), Strawweight (2014–present)

Angela Hills is known by her nickname " overkill" she is an American mixed martial artist. She is currently competing in the UFC strawweight division. She was formerly honored as the World Kickboxing Association Champion and Strawweight Champion of Invicta Fighting Championships.

Although you don't see significant momentum in her career, she will amaze you with her excellent fighting skills. She is also known for her incredible alien cosplay on weigh-ins and face-offs while she takes some astounding victories in UFC. With her pretty curled hairstyle and slim sexy body frame, I didn't have a choice but to feature her on this list.

19. Joanne Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood
  • Age: 34
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Nickname: JoJo
  • Years Active: 2012-present
  • MMA Career Record: 15 wins and 6 losses
  • Division: Strawweight (2012–2016), Flyweight (2012–present)

Joanne Calderwood is a former Muay Thai Champion and a Scottish MMA fighter. She currently competes in the UFC women's Flyweight division. She also earned the 6th rank in the UFC women's flyweight division.

Joanne Calderwood has become the gatekeeper to every fighter who wishes to grab a title. She not only has a glorious career, but she is also embodied with big blue eyes, a pretty sweet face, and a pleasant personality, making her very hot.

20. Felice Herrig

Felice Herrig
  • Age: 36
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Nickname: Lil Bulldog
  • Years Active: 2009-present
  • Career Record: 14 wins and 9 losses

Felice Herrig is not only an MMA fighter but also an American Kickboxer and a Muay Thai Fighter. She currently competes in the UFC strawweight division. Despite her few losses, her UFC career has been spectacular, and she remains an active fighter.

Among other things, she is one of the hottest UFC female fighters you will find appealing and a veteran fighter because of her old age compared to others. Her fascinating body and striking smile are ones that models envy greatly.

21. Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko
  • Age: 33 
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 57kg
  • Nickname: Bullet
  • Years Active: 2003-present
  • Career record: 21 wins and 3 losses
  • Division: Bantamweight (MMA), Flyweight (MMA), Lightweight (Muay Thai)

Valentina Shevchenko, otherwise called Bullet, is a former Muay Thai fighter and a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist. Currently, she competes in the UFC women's Flyweight division and is also the current UFC women's flyweight champion. 

With her tremendous experience in being a good Muay Thai kickboxer, she transitioned to begin her mixed martial arts career.

Her beautiful look and sexiness will leave you drooling over her. She is acknowledged as one of UFC and MMA's hottest and best female fighters. Before Amanda Nunes could defeat her, she dominated the flyweight division in UFC for years.

22. Jessica Eye

Jessica Eye
  • Age: 35
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Nickname: Evil
  • Years Active: 2008-present
  • Career Record: 15 wins, 10 losses, and 1- no contest.
  • Division: Flyweight (2010–2013, 2017–present), Bantamweight (2013–2016)

Although her nickname may frighten you, she appears like a beautiful stunning model that would make you lust. But her personality is vicious, hence the nickname "evil." She is an intimidating American mixed martial artist; she competes in the UFC flyweight division. 

In July 2021, she took the 8th ranking in the UFC women's flyweight division. In Bellator, she was the main competition, but in UFC, she found it difficult to find her balance. But you can't argue that she's an amazing fighter.

23. Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza
  • Age: 33
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Height: 155 cm
  • Nickname: Cookie Monster
  • Years Active: 2010-present
  • Division: Strawweight
  • Career Record: 18 wins and 6 losses

Carla Esparza, otherwise known as cookie monster, is an American mixed martial artist competing in the UFC strawweight division. 

Holding the titles of the first UFC Strawweight Champion and the first Invicta FC strawweight champion, she has been tagged as the best strawweight fighter on the globe.

She is known for her immense skill of grabbing. Although her career has had ups and downs, she bagged the 3rd position in the UFC women's strawweight division. If you have been a huge fan of MMA or UFC, you would recognize this beauty. Her stunning and attractive looks have earned her a spot on this list of hottest fighters.

24. Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee
  • Age: 32
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nickname: KGB
  • Career Record: 12 wins and 5 losses
  • Division: Flyweight

Andrea Lee has a fantastic story that will inspire you. 

She worked as a waitress and watched MMA on TV during her work, and this ignited a passion for MMA for her. 

She registered at a gym center and trained to become this fierce fighter. She, therefore, became an American kickboxer and a mixed martial artist. 

She competed in the UFC flyweight division and was ranked 11th in the UFC women's flyweight division. Her beautiful blonde hair, stunning smile, and cowgirl attitude qualify her as among the hottest female athletes. She has also engaged in modeling for some time.

25. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
  • Age: 34
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nickname: Rowdy
  • Years Active: 2010-2016 (MMA)
  • Career Record: 12 wins and 2 losses
  • Division: Featherweight (2010–2011), Bantamweight (2012–2016)

Ronda Rousey is an American professional wrestler, a retired mixed martial artist, and an actress. She's mostly known for her stint in the WWE and as a UFC legend.

She is acknowledged among the most popular MMA female fighters. During her days in the Octagon, she was brutal and apathetic. For many years, she was the face of UFC and was the champion for the bantamweight division. Her stunning looks and sexy physique also keep eyes fixed on her – more reason she still makes our list.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do UFC Fighters Get Paid?

UFC fighters earn handsomely but their salaries are divided into three divisions or tiers, which include: 

  • The lowest tier contains mostly new fighters earning between $10,000 to $30,000 per fight.
  • The middle tier belongs to new fighters who have established themselves in the Octagon with few wins and are paid between $80,000 and $250,000 per fight.
  • The highest tier receives the highest pay, from $500,000 to $3,000,000 per fight.

Do UFC Fighters Get Health Insurance?

No, the UFC does not give fighters long-term health insurance for now. They only offer formalized health insurance in case the fighter is injured during a fight or in a training camp for a scheduled bout.

Who is the hottest MMA Female Fighter?

Suppose you have ever watched a championship of these female fighters. In that case, you will agree that there are so many beautiful female fighters, which can make you wonder who tops the list as the hottest MMA female fighter. 

Beauty is relative and depends on your preference. However, in the list above, many female fighters have been tagged as very pretty. The one person who stands out to be the hottest of them all, in my opinion, is Paige VanZant. 


That concludes my list of the 25 hottest female MMA fighters, guys. Due to their attractive and alluring bodies and physiques, these women have not only proven to be excellent fighters but also flourish in their modeling careers.

So guys, if you think I'm missing out on any fighters, please comment with who you believe should be included. Even though the list is not ranked, I would like to know who you think deserves to be in the top slot. Paige VanZant takes the top spot for me. How about you?

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