Ronda Rousey has had a whirlwind of a 2012. She came from relative obscurity and quickly rose to the top of the mixed martial arts world.
The former Strikeforce champion now finds herself holding UFC gold and will be headlining a pay-per-view in early 2013. A first for women. She will defend her UFC Bantamweight Championship against Liz Carmouche.
Rousey is an intriguing character, but she is not alone in that respect. Several woman across the MMA landscape help make the sport what it is.
Here are the most interesting women in MMA.