Author : Adam Admin | Created : 2021-12-14 10:02:00
UFC is known for its male fighters, but did you know they also have their own female divisions?
The UFC, also known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation. Historically, it arose from the more pure sport of "no holds barred" wrestling (mixed grappling combat sports). However, today's MMA has evolved into a more complex game with several rules and regulations.
Many people know that mixed martial arts are a sport for both men and women, but not many know that female UFC fighters are also allowed to compete in the octagon.
The audience is familiar with the show that features violence, brutality, and testosterone-driven "roughness," which are known characteristics of UFC. Of course, there are female fighters in mixed martial arts, but they are not shown as much as the males. This is mainly because most people view women competing in an area where men dominate as "unfeminine." Many still think that females should stay at home to look after children or cook dinner for their families. But this case has changed dramatically over the past decade since the below female MMA fighters became household names.
The Mixed Martial Arts fighter Julianna Peña is at number 3 in the bantamweight rankings and holds a career highlight of being on The Ultimate Fighter. She's made over $500k from her fighting except for any PPV shares.
She is the first woman to become a two-weight class UFC champion. She reigns supreme in both Bantamweight and featherweights, establishing herself as one of MMA's most dominant athletes.
Her successful career in the UFC has earned Amanda Nunes a total of $2.5 million, with her next contract set to be upgraded after she achieved success in 2021. Her contract has been renewed for 2022, where she will be earning more than $500k for each fight.
Rose Namajunas is an undefeated fighter who has been fighting since 2013. She owns the pride of being part one in Women's strawweight inaugural season and fought 15 matches, winning 11 times, with her most famous win being against Paige VanZant.
In the last fight, Rose Namajunas earned $350K in guaranteed purses. Now that she's a champion and has her contract renewed by UFC, you can expect to see even more exciting fights from this rising star.
Valentina Shevchenko, also known as Bullet, a professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter, has been competing in the UFC since 2003. Valentina Shevchenko is currently the undisputed Flyweight Champion. It is estimated that Bullet has an estimated net worth of about $500k.
Miesha has been fighting professionally since 2007 and is currently active. Her career consists of 27 matches, with 19 wins to 8 losses overall during that time period (including five straight victories). The first victory came in her very first fight as a professional athlete when she defeated Jan Finney.
Tate's career is on the decline as she has lost one of her last four fights. Her most recent match was against Ketlen Vieira, which resulted in a unanimous decision loss for Tate and gave few clues about what might happen next with this once-promising fighter from Tate. Luckily, she earns about $315k, and UFC renewed her contract, so you can expect to see her in the ring in 2022.
The first-ever Chinese and East Asian UFC champion, Zhang Weili, currently competes in the strawweight category. Also known as Magnum, she was formerly ranked fourth on their women's pound for pound list as well!
Zhang's last two fights were not good as she faced off against the same opponent and lost both of them. Despite being guaranteed $100k for this fight, there was no win bonus which means Zhang will have to wait until her next opportunity. Luckily enough, with UFC on board once more after these disappointing performances, Zhang Weili's contract with UFC has been renewed.
Holm's career began in 2011 when she captured a win against Christina Domke. She developed early success as the winner of her first ten consecutive matches and quite comprehensively at that too! She battled a total of 19 fights before being victorious 14 out of them all.
Holly Holm is one of the most successful fighters in UFC history. After losing her belt to Amanda Nunes, she came back and won two more matches which earned her $200k with an additional $20K promotional bonus! This means that Holly will appear at some 2022 events as well.
The Dutch MMA fighter Germaine de Randamie has faced some tough opponents during her career. But she always came back stronger than before and won two out of three fights in an extraordinary style! Moreover, she faced no defeat from March 2015 to July 2019, which is why many people call her one of the best fighters in UFC history. Her current contract with the UFC has earned her a guaranteed purse of $200,000. In addition to this lucrative salary package from their promotional bonuses and sponsorship opportunities.
Jessica Andrade is one of the most accomplished fighters in modern MMA history. She made her debut against Weidy Borges, and since then, has fought 31 matches with 22 wins to her name so far, including 9 knockout victories! Jessica also holds records for having 4 performance bonuses as well as fight night awards.
Andrade's career has been steak and rice for the past few years, but she is now earning more than ever before. Her contract renewal means that Andrada's guaranteed purse per fight will be $200K alongside another 5% from Venum's share of PPV sales on top of what they already get paid as champions.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the most successful female fighters in MMA history. Her career began with a victory against Sylwia Juśkiewicz, and she has been winning ever since, going on to earn 16 consecutive wins by knockout within her first 20 matches!
Jedrzejczyk has faced a decline in her career recently, with only two out of six fights won so far. Despite this, she still got the contract renewed and will face an increased purse value at the next fight.