Most Popular Female MMA Fighters

Most Popular Female MMA Fighters

There are more eyes on female MMA than ever before. The UFC’s top female athletes have extremely large followings on social media, who follow them for a variety of reasons.

Here is a list of five of the most popular MMA fighters online. Check their stories below and get more information on why these women have such large fan bases.

Mackenzie Dern

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One of the most popular MMA fighters, who first comes to the minds of many fans is Mackenzie Dern. The beautiful former BJJ world champion and strawweight contender has a strong online presence.

Dern is known for her elite grappling skills, great smile, and athletic build. She has gotten the attention of over a million followers and admirers on her social media pages.

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As Mackenzie continues to pursue the UFC strawweight title, her follower count will surely grow.

Alexa Grasso 

Alexa Grasso

Reigning UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Alexa Grasso has quickly become one of the most popular female MMA fighters. The beautiful Mexican star caught the attention from many fans from the moment she made her UFC debut.

Grasso has entered the prime of her fighting career and earned the top title in the sport. She has also gained millions of admirers and fans on her social media pages.

One of the oddest groups of her fans being ones who are extremely passionate about the champ’s feet. Alex is currently slated to defend her title in the organization’s inaugural event in the Las Vegas Sphere.

Miesha Tate 

Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate has been one of the most popular female MMA fighters for years. Many UFC fans have been crushing on the former bantamweight champion since her Strikeforce days.

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Tate is known for her great wrestling and grappling skills, which helped win the title. After taking time off working in ONE and being a mom, Tate made her UFC return a few years ago.

Despite the layoff, Miesha is in great shape and looking to make one more run at the title. She and her fans would love to get one more shot at the title before calling it a career.

Ariane Lipski 

Ariane Lipski

Ariane Lipski has quickly become one of the most popular female MMA fighters in the UFC. The beautiful Brazilian may look like the cute girl next door, but don’t let her beauty fool you.

Lipski is one of the most well-rounded fighters at flyweight, who is improving with every fight. “The Queen of Violence” currently boasts over 450k Instagram followers and counting.

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She is also currently the 13th ranked female flyweight and will look to crack the top ten soon.

Tracy Cortez

Tracy Cortez

The last athlete that we’ll spotlight on our list of the most popular female MMA fighters is Tracy Cortez. The Arizona native is often the center of gossip around the MMA world. 

Cortez was in the tabloids often during her relationship with featherweight contender Brian Ortega. There were rumors of her and Paulo Costa dating, but they were apparently just “trolling.”

Tracy is currently 11-1 and undefeated in the UFC. If Cortez continues finding success, we could easily see her in title contention soon.