Honorable Mention: Ronda Rousey
Notable Wins: Miesha Tate, Sarah Kaufman, Cat Zingano
Notable Title(s): Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion, UFC Bantamweight Champion
Without a doubt, Ronda Rousey help caused popularity in Women’s MMA to increase exponentially. Even though she may not be the true pioneer of the sport, her performance in Strikeforce and success in the UFC attracted millions of new fans to the Women’s division. Everybody clamored that she was one of a kind and called her the Mike Tyson of MMA because of how quickly she dismantled her opponents. Additionally, many people knew that clinching with Ronda was complete madness. Finally running into MMA fighters who can strike and would not let Ronda bully them into the clinch, Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes exposed Ronda’s rudimentary striking ability to the world. Due to Ronda being in her prime and having such a large hole in her MMA game, which she has failed to overcome after the Holly Holm fight, Ronda will stay off this top 25 list and will only be an honorable mention.