12 surprisingly gorgeous women from the most brutal sport in the world

Times have changed, and it’s not surprising to see women in sports that were traditionally male dominated. And NO! We are not talking about hockey or football, but about the most brutal sport on Earth in our opinion – mixed martial arts (MMA).

Today, Bright Side presents the most gorgeous female MMA fighters who can literally knock out anyone in the world without batting an eye.

Zoila Gurgel (Frausto )

Zoila Gurgel aka ‘Warrior Princess’ is an American professional athlete, MMA, and Muay Thai fighter. She is also the first women's champion of Bellator, which is a famous MMA promotion company in the US.

Lena Ovchynnikova

Lena is a Ukrainian athlete who successfully competes in the featherweight division in kickboxing and the flyweight division in MMA. But that’s not all! This pretty lady is also a Muai Thai fighter.

Miesha Tate

Miesha is the current champion of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the former  winner of Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship, and the best female fighter in 2010. She also won a silver medal in the Grappling Championship.

Rachael Cummins

Rachael Cummins, ‘The Panther,’ could have become a model thanks to her impressive and attractive looks. But this girl chose a career in mixed martial arts and has been competing successfully since her debut.

Jordan McDonald 

You would probably never believe that this lovely and cute girl has won 5 MMA fights. However, it’s absolutely true. And it’s not surprising that her beautiful appearance has helped her with her modeling career.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is the first champion of UFC, a former winner of Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion, one of the best pound-for-pound women's MMA fighters, and the No. 1 fighter in the overall ranking of women’s bantamweight division. Recently, Rousey has started acting and has already played in three films: The Expendables 3, Entourage, and Furious 7.

Gina Carano

Despite the fact that Gina Carano no longer competes in MMA and has concentrated more on her acting career, she has been an icon in women's MMA since her debut in 2006. Gina is being called the 'Face of Women's MMA,' though she herself categorically rejects this title.

Anastasia Yankova

This beautiful lady is the winner of the cup in Muay Thai in Russia. She started her career in MMA in 2013 and has been dubbed the 'Russian Gina Carano.'

Alexandra Albu

Alexandra is one of the best CrossFit athletes in Russia. She is of Moldovan origin and made her way to MMA from karate when she was only 10. Currently she is a CrossFit coach in Moscow.

Michelle Waterson

Michelle has been fighting professionally for 9 years, and she has lost only 3 of 17 fights. This strong and beautiful woman successfully manages to combine both family and career.

Paige VanZant

Paige had to drop her culinary college studies to train and compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of June 6, 2016, she is ranked No. 9 in the UFC strawweight division.

Kailin Curran

Kailin Curran is the current winner of UFC and competes in the strawweight division. She began her MMA career in 2010, and since then she has lost 2 of her 6 fights. Kailin is now training hard for her upcoming fight in July.

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