Queens of Instagram: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Paige VanZant tops among UFC fighters

Queens of Instagram: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Paige VanZant tops among UFC fighters

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From the time Ronda Rousey became the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in 2012, to her shocking loss to Holly Holm late in 2015, she remained one of the promotion’s biggest draws. Her mass appeal is reflected in her Instagram followers tally, which is more than four times that of any of the sport’s other women fighters.

QUEENS OF INSTAGRAM

Queens of Instagram: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Paige VanZant tops in followers among UFC fighters

After Rousey — who has gone on to become a WWE star — recently-retired Meisha Tate is a distant second in terms of followers. Paige VanZant and Holm are next in a battle for third place. Of the top ten women UFC fighters on Instagram, six are American, three are from Brazil, and one from Poland.

UPDATED August 25, 2018

10) CAT ZINGANO

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Cathilee Deborah Zingano
Division: Bantamweight
Born July 1, 1982 🇺🇸 Winona, Minnesota
Instagram followers: 427 thousand

9) AMANDA NUNES

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Amanda Lourenço Nunes
Division: Bantamweight
Born May 30, 1988 🇧🇷 Salvador, Brazil
Instagram followers: 447 thousand

8) CLAUDIA GADELHA

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Ana Cláudia Dantas Gadelha
Division: Strawweight
Born December 7, 1988 🇧🇷 Mossoró, Brazil
Instagram followers: 563 thousand

7) CRISTIANE JUSTINO

Cristiane Justino Venâncio
Division: Featherweight
Born July 9, 1985 🇧🇷 Curitiba, Brazil
Instagram followers: 720 thousand

6) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Division: Strawweight
Born August 18, 1987 🇵🇱 Olsztyn, Poland
Instagram followers: 1.1 million

5) ROSE NAMAJUNAS

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Rose Gertrude Namajunas
Division: Strawweight
Born June 29, 1992 🇺🇸 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Instagram followers: 1.1 million

4) HOLLY HOLM

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Holly Rene Holm
Division: Bantamweight
Born October 17, 1981 🇺🇸 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Instagram followers: 1.7 million

3) PAIGE VANZANT

Paige Michelle VanZant
Division: Strawweight
Born March 26, 1994 🇺🇸 Dundee, Oregon
Instagram followers: 1.8 million

2) MIESHA TATE

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Miesha Theresa Tate
Division: Bantamweight
Born August 18, 1986 🇺🇸 Tacoma, Washington
Instagram followers: 1.9 million

1) RONDA ROUSEY

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Ronda Jean Rousey
Division: Bantamweight
Born February 1, 1987 🇺🇸 Riverside, California
Instagram followers: 11.3 million

2018-08-25T19:11:24+00:00 August 25th, 2018|

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