The beauty of mixed martial arts as a sport is the ability to utilize so many different weapons to try to win a fight. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and each style tends to have a vulnerability to at least a few others. But what if you could eliminate those holes and create the perfect fighter — capable of attacking and countering the best in the world at every turn. A panel of MMA experts voted on and determined the best active female fighter to represent 10 different key fighting traits — and the end result collectively created their vision for the perfect female fighter.
Brain: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Since arriving in the UFC in 2014, no woman has waged mental warfare quite like Joanna Jedrzejczyk. From giving Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza a cookie at the weigh-in for their title fight in March 2015, trash-talking Claudia Gadelha and the now infamous messages written on her water bottles, Jedrzejczyk’s ability to get in her opponents’ heads has become legendary. She also has displayed exceptional wits inside the Octagon, by measuring distances and dictating the fight.