Six Rising Women’s MMA Stars To Watch For


Danyelle Nicole Wolf

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.