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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 — former fighter Miesha Tate is a distant second in terms of followers. Paige VanZant and Holm are next in a battle for third place. Of the top dozen women UFC fighters on Instagram, seven are American, three are from Brazil, and one each from Poland and Kyrgyzstan.

UPDATED October 24, 2019

12) CAT ZINGANO

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Cathilee Deborah Zingano
Division: Bantamweight
Born July 1, 1982 🇺🇸 Winona, Minnesota
Instagram followers: 540 thousand

11) CLAUDIA GADELHA

Ana Cláudia Dantas Gadelha
Division: Strawweight
Born December 7, 1988 🇧🇷 Mossoró, Brazil
Instagram followers: 800 thousand

10) AMANDA NUNES

Amanda Lourenço Nunes
Division: Bantamweight
Born May 30, 1988 🇧🇷 Salvador, Brazil
Instagram followers: 990 thousand

9) MICHELLE WATERSON

Michelle E. Waterson
Division: Strawweight
Born January 6, 1986 🇺🇸 Aurora, Colorado
Instagram followers: 1.3 million

8) VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

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Valentina Shevchenko
Division: Flyweight
Born March 7, 1988 🇰🇬 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Instagram followers: 1.3 million

7) CRISTIANE JUSTINO

Cristiane Justino Venâncio
Division: Featherweight
Born July 9, 1985 🇧🇷 Curitiba, Brazil
Instagram followers: 1.1 million

6) ROSE NAMAJUNAS

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Rose Gertrude Namajunas
Division: Strawweight
Born June 29, 1992 🇺🇸 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Instagram followers: 1.3 million

5) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Division: Strawweight
Born August 18, 1987 🇵🇱 Olsztyn, Poland
Instagram followers: 1.4 million

4) HOLLY HOLM

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Holly Rene Holm
Division: Bantamweight
Born October 17, 1981 🇺🇸 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Instagram followers: 2 million

3) MIESHA TATE

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Miesha Theresa Tate
Division: Bantamweight
Born August 18, 1986 🇺🇸 Tacoma, Washington
Instagram followers: 2 million

2) PAIGE VANZANT

Paige Michelle VanZant
Division: Strawweight
Born March 26, 1994 🇺🇸 Dundee, Oregon
Instagram followers: 2.3 million

1) RONDA ROUSEY

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Ronda Jean Rousey
Division: Bantamweight
Born February 1, 1987 🇺🇸 Riverside, California
Instagram followers: 12.6 million