There are many who think that Mixed Martial Arts is a "sports for men". However, women have been dominating in the sport and have created a huge following, especially in recent years. Many of these fighters have revolutionized the sport and others have become household names for MMA fans and sports fans alike. By Rodrigo Lesende.
Yes, there was a host of talented athletes competing, but the gap between the haves and have nots in terms of talent was wide, leading to several notable mismatches. She was a talented, hard-working and determined force of destruction on fight night, but also a striking, quotable and charismatic figure outside of competition. She goes out there and tries to finish her opponents.
Liz Carmouche. The evolution of women's mixed martial arts started right at the end of the previous decade, with Cris Cyborg vs. Over the past 10 years, women's MMA has grown exponentially, from smaller promotions and mere novelty acts to being a key piece of every UFC card. It took three larger-than-life figures to help it thrive. Each of these three women left people no choice but to notice them for their technique, athleticism, killer instinct and dominance -- and that's why Cyborg, Amanda Nunes and Rousey are the best female fighters of the decade.