Some only kick ass, others like to do it with style. The UFC is already home to the best athletes; all take their job seriously, but some like looking good while doing it.
Ever since the UFC has hit its mainstream status, we are seeing the crossover of Hollywood in mixed martial arts. More fighters are landing movie roles, sponsors, commercials, and even magazine covers. Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor have paved the way and it looks like the media is looking to capitalize on whomever the next star will be.
We’ve gathered a list of some of the most fashion-forward mixed martial artists to ever step foot in the Octagon. Here are some the best women to ever do it, with swagger:
The best dressed women of the UFC
The Scrap decided to put together a list of the best dressed women in the UFC. Joseph Benavidez has inspired us since he started Dapper Scrappers on Instagram and since the fight game has come such a long way since it first started, we wanted to highlight some of the most badass fighters to grace the Octagon. Everyone is always looking their best and it has been surreal to see the evolution into mainstream, especially with the latest additions of the women's flyweight and featherweight divisions. Take a look by scrolling to the right, to view the top 10 women of the UFC that kick ass, but also look great when doing it.
10. Gina Mazany
Mazany's bright hair and colorful sleeve aren't the only badass things about this scrapper. Although Mazany loss recently to Macy Chiasson, she caught people's eye during fight week media. If you follow Mazany, you'll see that when she's not training or preparing for a fight, she is having fun and looks good when the lazy days fade away. Mazany had to make our list and I think it's evident why now.
9. Tecia Torres
Torres turned some heads during her recent fight media week for UFC 235. Torres has always had a great fashion style, so it was fitting she would come in at #9 on our list. Although she's badass and has an amazing physique, Torres knows how to dress for her body and looks great most often than not.
8. Jessica-Rose Clark
Clark is covered in tats although she has a beautiful face. Not only is she a great fighter, she absolutely knows how to dress, coming in at #8 on our list. If you take a look at Clark's style during her fight week media sessions, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. She has this suicide girl look to her at times, but a more modern kickass spin to it. I think at this point in her career, she's definitely made a name for herself with her short hair (sometimes colorful), her tatted knuckle poses in photos, and her exciting scraps.
7. Joanna Jedrezjczyk
Joanna is one of the most unique dressers on this list. At times, she can look like a tomboy, intimidated her opponents during face-offs. But she has this other side to her too. If you Google Joanna's name, you'll see some photos where she does decide to dress up and wear makeup. Either way, we love both sides to her. She's one of the greatest fighters to ever step foot inside the Octagon.
6. Holly Holm
This one may come as a surprise, because we normally just see Holm in her fight gear or workout clothes. However, thanks to Dapper Scrappers on Instagram, we've been able to see a different side to Holm. As you can see, she loves to dress up, wear heels, and let her long blonde hair down. She also loves to show off her legs, which are one of the most impressive features on her body. Catch the former champion, Holm kicking ass inside the Octagon, but also looking phenomenal after doing so in some high heels.
5. Michelle Waterson
Waterson recently made her debut as a UFC analyst when she's not getting ready for her own fights. Waterson is one of few mothers fighting inside the Octagon today, and she's stunning to look at. I mean look at this photo, she cleans up very well, has a simple style that works for her, and she has a great smile. "The Karate Hottie" is quite fitting for this ass-kicking strawweight. If you want to see more of Waterson, definitely Google her name and check her Instagram out. You'll definitely see why she made #5 on our list.
4. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Although Evans-Smith has loss her last few bouts, it doesn't take away from how great she looks 100% of the time inside and outside of fighting. Her hair is dope, her tattoos are dope, this outfit she has in the photo above is also dope. I can't find another word to describe Ashlee, then dope. She made #4 on our list, only because there are three other women who also do the same, at a bigger level. Catch Ashlee on Dapper Scrappers during the majority of UFC events, she's always featured on their page.
3. Paige VanZant
This one is a no-brainer, I'm sure you expected "12 Gauge" to make this list in some capacity. Not only has she been one of the more mainstream strawweights/flyweights to grace the stage, she's beautiful and knows how to look the part. As you know PVZ was on Dancing with the Stars and she recently announced that she will be on Ridiculousness, but most impressive of them all is that she will be in the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The recently married VanZant shared many behind the scene looks for her recent shoot and she absolutely deserves the opportunity. We hope PVZ a speedy recovery after reinsuring her arm, the new flyweight division is much more interesting when she's around.
2. Rachael Ostovich
Ostovich turned so many heads during her recent bout against our #3 on this list, Paige VanZant. Although much of the media surround Ostovich's "hype" came from her domestic abuse case, it doesn't take away from her talents and overall swag. Ostovich is also one of few mother's in the UFC and being recently single, I'm sure her DM's are full. I mean look at her, she's stunning. There was no way that she made this list at any other number, then #2. There's only one woman who has the most consistent fashion sense amongst them all, however, I think it's evident why Ostovich is at this number on our list. We are definitely looking forward to seeing her back in the Octagon with her mini-me next to her during fight week media.
1. Megan Olivi
This may come to a surprise to most of you, however, Olivi is the most consistent and the best dressed woman in the UFC, without a doubt. Not only is her husband just as fashion-forward, Olivi always looks great in front of the camera and I think the ESPN deal has brought out the best in her style. Hands down, the best on the mic, Olivi had to top our list. If you want to see why, make sure you follow her on Instagram. Olivi looks stunning every single day and I wouldn't be surprised if she slept in the same clothes we see her on TV with. At this point, Olivi is a face you associate with the UFC and we can't wait to see more of her every week.