6. Danyelle Nicole Wolf
Relatively new to the fighting world, Danyelle Nicole Wolf had never strapped up boxing gloves before 2008.
Eight years later, she is the top-ranked female boxer in America. She is part of Team America, working her way up to compete in the Olympics, and also a two-time Continental Champion (2013, 2014) and a three-time USA Boxing National Champion.
More impressively, she’s been self-funded from the start. Although she won’t be competing in this year’s Olympics, she is already eyeing a transition from boxing to MMA. No date has been announced yet, but with Wolf training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, her MMA camp has already begun.