Gina "Conviction" Carano has always been my favorite MMA hottie, especially after she appeared on American Gladiators as Crush. However, she's been out of the ring for the past couple years, focusing on films instead. A few other ladies have since stepped up as not only amazing fighters, but quite the lookers as well.
Who's your favorite female MMA fighter from 2011? Here are six sexy scrappers to choose from.
Zoila "Warrior Princess" Gurgel – Fresno, California
The reigning Bellator Champion formerly known as Zoila Frausto tied the knot with MMA veteran Jorge Gurgel last year. Currently sidelined with an injury, she's expected to return to action sometime this year.
Jordan McDonald – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Also a model and competitive surfer, Jordan McDonald's focus is in Muay Thai kickboxing, but has trained in Jiu Jitsu. She has caught the attention of prominent pro MMA fighters and coaches Dan Henderson and Randy Couture who have both expressed interest in training with Jordan as her MMA career progresses. She's dating one of the hardest punchers in the UFC welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger.
Michele Gutierrez – Las Vegas, Nevada
After her undefeated run as a professional boxer, Michele Gutierrez became the first female fighter to earn a spot on Pride/UFC Legend Wanderlei Silva’s Wand Fight Team. Along with Felice Herrig, the two appear in the video game Supremacy MMA, the first MMA title to have female fighters.
Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig – Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Felice Herrig began her career practicing kickboxing and Muay Thai before transitioning to MMA in 2009. This past September, she signed a multi-fight deal with XFC in Florida.
Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey – Santa Monica, California
At just 17, Ronda Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the youngest judo player in the entire Games. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Ronda won bronze, becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's judo since its inception as an Olympic sport in 1992.
Miesha “Takedown” Tate – Tacoma, Washington
Miesha Tate wrestled on the boys' wrestling team in high school. She is the current Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion and the current Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Champion. She's dating fellow Team Alpha Male fighter Bryan Caraway and she's featured in the MMA documentary Fight Life premiering later this month.
Source, Photos: BleacherReport.com, Top Photo: MMAfightgirls.com
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