One of my favorite things about MMA is that it's one of those sports, like tennis, where the women are just as compelling to watch as the men. And hopefully without coming off as misogynistic, they can be pretty damn compelling outside of the Octagon as well.
Everyone knows Ronda Rousey is gorgeous, but there are plenty of other gals out there who can more than carry themselves in interviews, photoshoots, red carpets, and sometimes even on the silver screen.
So without further ado, these are the top 10 most bold and beautiful women from MMA.
10. Rachael Cummins
She's German, Swedish, and Russian. What a combo...
9. Miesha Tate
One of the top 5 fighters in WMMA, Miesha Tate truly brings power and grace to the equation.
8. Tiffany Van Soest
She's from California, is a Muay Thai kickboxer, and competes in the bantamweight division.
7. Michelle 'Karate Hottie' Waterson
With the nickname 'Karate Hottie', how could I not include her on this list? Simply gorgeous.
6. Ronda Rousey
I know many of you want her at number one, but I think Rousey has some stiff competition, as you'll see from the top 5.
5. Rachel Wray
Potentially the best body in MMA.
4. Maegan Goodwin
Standing tall at 5'11", she started doing MMA to lose weight, only for it to become her full-time career.
3. Kyra Gracie
She's a part of a long line of MMA legends and is the niece of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master Renzo Gracie.
2. Paige VanZant
Unclear of that's Khaleesi from Game of Thrones or an up-and-coming star in MMA. Oh, it's not the 'Mother of Dragons'? Oh, okay...
1. Gina Carano
She was formerly the third best in her class in the world and has since gone on to become an actress, television personality and fitness model.