As a guy, there is still something relatively alluring, and confusing about seeing women fight in MMA competitions. This is true especially if the MMA fighters are hot. I mean this isn’t supposed to happen! Hot women are supposed to be out at the clubs, or shopping, or hanging with their friends, not beating the heck out of each other in a ring with all sorts of blood-thirsty people watching and screaming.
But these hot fighters turn all of that on its head. Even after a hard fought battle, they still want to fighting. Many times, these fights seem much more personal than the men’s matches. It is like these women actually don’t like each other. In a men’s fight, there often seems to be some grudging respect, whereas the women just go for the jugular. And somehow these women still look awesome doing it. These women are incredible athletes, tough as nails, and are just as sexy as some of the most beautiful models in the world.
This is TheRichest’s list of the hottest female MMA fighters of 2015. And yes, that means to be on this list these women fought at least once this year.
10. Miesha Tate
The first hot and tough woman on this list is Miesha Tate. She is primarily known for her grapping ability thanks to her days as a wrestler in high school. Tate has modeled and has even appeared nude in a 2013 ESPN Body Issue, and Fitness Gurls Mag said she was the most beautiful woman in the MMA. She has had a lot of success as a fighter. And even though she has lost to UFC Champion Ronda Rousey, she has her respect as Ronda has called Tate an “amazing fighter.” Tate might be an amazing fighter, but she’ll be an even better model if she decides to take the gig full time.
9. Kyra Gracie
Kyra Gracie is a beautiful woman who just so happens to be a talented fighter. She is a five-time jiu-jitsu world champion. The native of Brazil is a member of the very famous Royce Gracie family. Kyra’s experience and credibility make her a name that comes up again and again as someone that could come in and take the title. Her family name, looks, and the fact that she has been trained and is experienced in all sorts of different fighting styles means we should be seeing more of her soon. She recently debuted her new show on UFC Fight Pass, The Third Degree with Kyra Gracie.
8. Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson is so gorgeous, so hot, and so vicious. How can it be that someone that looks so gorgeous can be such an animal in the ring? She was born in Colorado and is of Thai descent. Right after high school, she started modeling; now all she does is model how to put her fists in people’s faces. Waterson has appeared on the Oxygen Channel’s Fight Girls as well as on MTV’s Bully Beatdown. She recently signed with UFC and won her first fight by submission. Up next for her is a fight against Tecia Torres, who is another hot fighter on this list.
7. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
This hot fighter is originally from Poland and has a background in kickboxing and Muay Thai. Joanna (if you don’t mind, we will go with your first name). She won the UFC Straw Weight Championship earlier this year, and looks like she is going to be a major player in the MMA game for quite a while. As well as being hot, she loves to talk trash and always has a sexy little smirk on her face when fighting. If she keeps it up, there could be major stardom in her future.
6. Tecia Torres
Tecia Torres is 26 years old, and hails from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is a strawweight and is known as the “Tiny Tornado.” Torres has been a bit underrated throughout her career and has taken down some big names, but that may soon change as she has a fight on December 12 against another hottie on this list, none other than Michelle Waterson in Las Vegas. If one is a fan of hot MMA fighters, that will be one to check out for certain. Tricia has 6 wins and 0 losses in her young UFC career. She’s definitely one to watch, for various reasons of course.
5. Jessica Penne
Jessica Penne is just a tough, old school MMA fighter. She recently got knocked out in a championship match against Joanna Jedrzecyzk, but battled her the whole fight, going toe to toe. She is not only hot and tough, but smart too as she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in communications. Lately, she seems to do most of her communication with her fists, but her looks say something, too. Her forte is kickboxing, but she also likes to grapple and will try to take an opponent down to the mat if the opportunity presents itself.
4. Cat Zingano
Cat Zinagano is incredibly hot; there is no doubt about that whatsoever. I am sure Cat has a little doubt about herself though, after losing to Ronda Rousey in 14 seconds in a recent UFC fight. I mean come on, I could have lasted 14 seconds with Ronda. Of course, I would have been running away the whole time. Zingano learned her craft in high school and in college where she wrestled. She was an all-American. Tragically, she recently lost her husband, who committed suicide. She has a son, which made her the first mother to compete in a UFC match. Despite her embarrassing loss, we know that Cat will be back on top soon.
3. Ronda Rousey
Okay, okay, there are some on this list below Ronda who may be a little hotter. But Ronda is so undeniably bad-ass that it is impossible not to have that play in to her looks. Not that there is anything wrong with her looks anyway. Ronda is so tough it is ridiculous. It is almost like it is just her out there, then everyone else. She has an all-American look, which fits since she represented the United Stated in Judo both in 2004 and 2008 and she recently won an ESPN poll as the best athlete ever. There is even some thought she will join the WWE. She also has appeared in many movie cameos recently.
2. Julianna Pena
Julianna Pena may not be the best fighter on this list, but she is close to being the hottest! Known as the “The Venezuelan Vixen,” she is the first female ever to win The Ultimate Fighter tournament. She was not popular in the house though, as her behavior was pretty annoying. But I mean if you look as good as she does and you are tough to boot than you don’t have to worry a whole lot about your personality. She seriously injured her knee in a training accident but she appears to be back on track as she has won both of her fights so far in 2015. This is a good thing, both for her and for fans of the sport who want to see more of her. She fights out of Spokane, Washington.
1. Paige VanZant
Who could be on the top of this list other than Paige VanZant? I mean to have a woman be a MMA fighter and also be this ridiculously hot should be illegal. I mean come on! Paige is the only UFC fighter sponsored by Reebok that has never won a championship. She is originally from Oregon, where her parents owned a dance studio. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a dancer. When her family moved to Nevada, she went out looking for a dance studio to train in and wound up finding one run by UFC veteran Ken Shamrock instead. The rest is history. Her next fight is in December against another hottie, Rose Namajunas. Paige has 6 wins and only 1 loss so far as a professional.