The UFC roster has rapidly expanded over the past few years, with four female weight classes now intact. The first of those divisions will be in the spotlight next weekend with UFC 224.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will attempt to further solidify her status as one of the best female fighters in the sport’s history when she goes for her third title defense in a fight with challenger Raquel Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC). It’s the pay-per-view headliner of the May 12 event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
During her UFC tenure, Nunes has racked up a solid number of wins. If she can add one more to her resume, she will put herself in a tie for the most victories by a female UFC fighter – and in a good position to become the first to join the 10-win club.
When it comes to the winningest female fighters in UFC history, Nunes finds herself in good company. She’s not at the top of the list, but “The Lioness” isn’t far off, and she’s neck and neck with the likes of former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC).
Female fighters in the UFC is still a relatively new thing. But they’re making their mark at every event, and as of today, these are the fighters who have racked up the most octagon victories: