Just a few years ago, the mere mention of women fighting in a cage was enough to make most men cringe. But female fighters are proving they are every bit as talented and passionate as their male counterparts -- especially when it comes to the standup aspect of the fight game.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the top 10 deadliest female strikers in MMA today. Criteria will be based on pure standup technique and overall success in the cage or ring.
10. Kerry Vera (MMA record: 2-0)
Wife of UFC fighter Brandon Vera, Kerry is fairly new to MMA but her Muay Thai prowess is reason to believe she’s destined for big things. Much like her husband, Vera loves the low kick and she is very quick on her feet. With only two MMA fights to her name she has showcased total domination in the standup department, most notably her dismantling of Kim Couture in Strikeforce.