At one Point UFC President Said Women would never fight in the UFC. That Changed Recently when Ronda Rousey made history by fighting Liz Carmouche for the championship fight. Now the UFC has 11 women signed as fighter. Lets get to know each of the women signed to the UFC.
Ronda Rousey is the reason the women are in the UFC. She is a legitimate star who has transcended the sport. Rousey is a superior athlete, and she continues to develop an all-around game for mixed martial arts. Rousey has dominated everyone prior to her first UFC bout, but Liz Carmouche did not give her an easy out in the first women's UFC bout. Rousey still ended the fight by first-round armbar.
Liz Carmouche was chosen as the first opponent for Ronda Rousey, and she showed why in the exciting main event at UFC 157. Carmouche narrowly missed sinking in a rear-naked choke that would have shocked the world. Her performance helped validate the UFC's decision to bring the women's division in to the fold. She showed that the division may not be a one-woman show, and that Rousey is susceptible to an upset.
Davis is campaigning for a fight with Rousey, and that could be an interesting fight with her submission skills. Time will tell if her social-media trash talk will lead to a title fight in 2013.
It will be interesting to see how she does at bantamweight against one of the strongest women in the division. If she can be successful at UFC 159, it will open the door for other flyweights wanting to make the move to the UFC.
She is a good striker with power. Her list of conquests is impressive. Alexis Davis, Miesha Tate, Sarah Schneider, Shayna Baszler and Liz Carmouche are just some of the names on her win colum
Julie Kedzie is one of the pioneers of women's MMA, but she remains a competitive and exciting fighter in the division.
As she continues to improve, she becomes an interesting match-up for Rousey. How would the champion deal with McMann's wrestling and strength? We may find out sooner rather than later.
Amanda Nunes is currently signed to the UFC, but will stop by Invicta for her third fight with the promotion. She is 1-1 in the all-women's promotion. Nunes defeated Raquel Pa'aluhi via submission, but lost a decision to Sarah D'Alelio at Invicta FC 4.
Germaine de Randamie is the sixth-ranked featherweight in the world, but she will need to cut back down to bantamweight. De Randamie is a good striker that has some grappling deficiencies. She does not have a scheduled bout thus far, but the biggest question will be with the weight cut.
Miesha Tate is the former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion, and she lost her crown to current champion Ronda Rousey in an epic clash in March 2012. Tate is a wrestler at heart, but she is a well-rounded fighter.
Cat Zingano brings her undefeated record in to the Octagon in an important divisional bout at the latest The Ultimate Fighter Finale. In Zingano's seven-fight run, she has defeated quality fighters such as Barb Honchak, Carina Damm and Raquel Pennington.