Women’s MMA has developed into an extremely competitive, talent-packed endeavor for the UFC. The female fighters in the UFC are undoubtedly the best women in the entire sport of mixed martial arts, and every one of them deserves recognition for their impressive in-cage skills.
Some of them, however, become stars for reasons that have nothing to do with fighting. Check out the 10 hottest female fighters in MMA for 2018:
10. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson
“The Karate Hottie” is everything her nickname suggests and so much more. Waterson kicked her way into the UFC, amassing a 14-6 MMA record overall.
The 32-year-old was a professional kickboxer and competitive Karateka before her career in MMA, and her good looks have gotten her spots in music videos, calendars, and the popular television shows “American Ninja Warrior” and “Bully Beatdown”.
With a fan-friendly fighting style and physical beauty, it’s no wonder why the UFC has invested a good deal in promoting Waterson, placing her on free FOX and FS1 events, and most recently a spot on UFC 218 PPV.
Waterson always goes for broke and her background in karate makes for some stellar kicks and footwork.
It never hurts to be a “Hottie” either.