United States-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter UFC is known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Zuffa, LLC, an Endeavor Group Holdings wholly-owned subsidiary, is the company’s owner and operator. It is the world’s biggest MMA promotion business and features some of the sport’s best athletes.
In this piece, we’ll be examining some of the heaviest female UFC fighters in the UFC. Sounds intriguing? Stay tuned to learn more:
1. Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko was a former Muay Thai fighter and Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian model while she wasn’t participating in MMA.
Shevchenko made her UFC debut against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 17 on Fox 17 as a last-minute replacement for Germaine de Randamie. She won the fight by a unanimous decision.
She is the current champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight division. Shevchenko was declared champion at UFC 231 in Las Vegas after defeating Joanna Jdrzejczyk.
According to the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings as of December 13, 2021, she is one of the heaviest female UFC fighters with a weight of 125 lbs.
2. Amanda Nunes
Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial fighter (born May 30, 1988). She is a professional MMA fighter who has won the UFC featherweight and bantamweight titles (MMA).
She is largely regarded as the finest female MMA fighter of all time, alongside Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.
She is the first female UFC champion in two weight classes and the third fighter overall to hold UFC titles in both weight classes at the same time.
It has never been done by a female fighter in MMA before, and she is the first and only one to accomplish it. As of December 13, 2021, she is ranked first in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings.
She is also one of the heaviest female UFC fighters with a weight of 135 lbs.
3. Rose Namajunas
Rose Gertrude Namajunas is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the women’s strawweight division, where she is a two-time champion as well as the current champion.
Currently, as of January 17, 2022, she is rated third in the United Fighting Championships (UFC) women’s pound-for-pound rankings. Rose is one of the heaviest UFC female fighters with a weight of 115 lbs.
4. Juliana Pena
Julianna Nicole Pena is an American professional MMA fighter who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division, where she is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eight.
Pena is the first woman to be named Ultimate Fighting Championship champion. She is rated #4 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings as of December 13, 2021.
She is the first and only woman in mixed martial arts history to achieve this accomplishment. She is now ranked top in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings as of December 13, 2021, with a bodyweight of 135 lbs.
5. Zhang Weili
Zhang Weili, an MMA fighter, was born on August 13, 1989, in Beijing, China.
She is a former KLF strawweight champion and former UFC women’s strawweight champion who is currently participating in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a strawweight fighter (UFC). She is the first Chinese or East Asian woman to win the UFC lightweight belt.
She was rated as the top female strawweight in the UFC on April 26, 2021, and the fifth-best female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC on December 13, 2021. She is one of the heaviest female UFC fighters, weighing 115 pounds.
6. Jéssica Andrade
Jéssica Fernanda da Costa Andrade is a professional Brazilian mixed martial artist.
Andrade has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and she is now participating in the women’s Flyweight division. Andrade was the previous UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
She is rated top in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings as of October 19, 2020. She is also rated sixth in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings as of December 13, 2021. She weighs 125 pounds and competes in the flyweight division.
7. Holly Holm
Holly Holm-Kirkpatrick is an American MMA fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as a professional boxer and kickboxer.
She was a three-time boxing world champion who defended her titles 18 times and was twice voted Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year (2005, 2006).
As of December 13, 2021, her bantamweight and pound-for-pound rankings place her as the No. 2 and No. 7 contenders, respectively. She makes the list of heaviest female UFC fighters with a weight of 135 pounds.
8. Carla Esparza
Strawweight in the UFC Carla Kristen Esparza is a professional MMA fighter from the United States (UFC).
Esparza, a well-known grappler, was a UFC and Invicta FC Strawweight Champion and was largely recognized as the best strawweight fighter in the world when holding both titles.
To win the UFC championship, she had to beat all 16 other women in a tournament shown on the TV program The Ultimate Fighter.
She competed in the first-ever women’s tournament in the mixed martial arts company Bellator. She is rated No. 2 in strawweight and No. 8 in pound-for-pound rankings as of October 25, 2021. She also clinches a seat amongst the heaviest female UFC fighters with a weight of 115 lbs.