Top 5 MMA Power Couples
Move over, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Each of these MMA power couples represent a real life Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
It isn't an average, everyday occupation to get punched in the face for a living.
Sometimes, it can be tough to find a significant other who fully understands the work and responsibilities of being a professional fighter.
The people on this list haven't just found their significant other, but they've found another person who gets as much enjoyment out of training hard and kicking ass as they do.
A match made in heaven?
It's possible considering that every fighter on this list, male and female, have competed on a mainstream stage at least once in their careers. Good luck trespassing on that property.
The world idolizes proposed Hollywood super couples that light it up on the silver screen, but there is no choreography or director yelling "cut" in the life of a fighter. There is only the cage and an undying hope to triumph over another human being.
Put the toy guns away and bring out the four-ounce gloves. Here are MMA's top five power couples.
5) Joey Villasenor and Holly Holm
Joey Villasenor and Holly Holm definitely have complementary styles.
Villasenor is a strong grappler constantly working to improve his striking, and Holm is considered as one of the best female boxers of all time.
Recently, Holm has taken the plunge into the world of MMA, picking up two straight wins by TKO.
She should be able to take pointers from a veteran like Villasenor, who has over a decade of professional experience.
The couple currently train together in Albuquerque, N.M., alongside a plethora of world-class talent at Jackson's MMA.
4) Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate
(Five Ounces of Pain)
Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate both train at Team Alpha Male, but at the moment, there is none more alpha than Tate, who defeated top bantamweight Marloes Coenen in July for the Strikeforce title.
Tate and Caraway met at Central Washington University, where Caraway ran an MMA sports club.
Since meeting, the couple has gone on to see great professional success. Tate has competed in various promotions and held two world titles, and Caraway is a WEC vet and cast member on the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter."
3) Jorge and Zoila Gurgel
Meet the newlyweds.
Former UFC lightweight Jorge Gurgel tied the knot with Bellator Women's 115-pound champion Zoila Frausto in February.
While Zoila comes from a traditional Muay Thai and Tae Kwon Do background, Jorge has added Muay Thai to his predominantly grappling base.
Since his UFC exit, Jorge has signed with Strikeforce and is a prevalent face on the promotion's Challengers cards.
Zoila, on the other hand, has propelled herself up the pound-for-pound ranks with monumental wins over the legendary Megumi Fujii, Rose Sexton and Jessica Aguilar.
2) Brandon and Kerry Vera
Brandon Vera and Kerry Vera don't only share the occupational nametag of professional fighter, but they also share similar styles.
Both are tremendous Muay Thai fighters with vastly underrated grappling.
Brandon was once considered the biggest prospect in all of MMA, destroying a multitude of tough fighters including former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.
Meanwhile, Kerry has lit up the Bellator and Strikeforce stage with dominant victories over Kim Couture and Leslie Smith.
While injuries have forced Kerry to take an extended hiatus from the sport, Brandon is expected to make his octagon return at UFC 137.
1) Evangelista “Cyborg” and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos are quite possibly the scariest couple in existence.
There is a good reason why the pair share the nickname "Cyborg." In the cage, they both resemble machines hell-bent on destroying anything in front of them.
While Evangelista has seen many wars at multiple weight classes, Cristiane has devoured the female ranks as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
She is seemingly unstoppable, and Strikeforce has scoured the globe in search of any woman who can even present a slight challenge to the Brazilian phenom.
Despite getting the nod for "scariest couple," Evangelista and Cristiane are both very respectful and kind-hearted individuals. Just don't get on their bad side.