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Mixed Martial Arts is slowly becoming one of the most watched sports around the world. While it was only men who initially competed in this sport, women have also started to gain a lot of recognition in the MMA world.

One of the main reasons as to why the sport has developed so much and why we are seeing so many women fighters in the MMA is Ronda Rousey.

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The former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion was regarded as one of the best female fighters for a long time and while she is going through a tough spell at the moment, a lot of female fighters still look up to her as the reason for taking up the sport.

Today the UFC has three separate divisions for women. With 66 fighters in total, viewers do look forward to UFC fights between women. There is no doubt that their looks also play a part in attracting viewers. Nevertheless, these women are right on the top of the list of most fierce competitors in the world.

Behind all the punches, kicks, bloodied faces, cuts and bruises, are some of the hottest female athletes in the world and while they might seem like any other girl outside the octagon, it would be a big mistake to mess with them.

Here is a look at some of the hottest female UFC fighters.