Riding the female-MMA wave, the 5 best action scenes with women in the movies

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Gina Carano: the Strikeforce took her brand of violence to the big screen on “Haywire”. Publicity photo.

On his stop through Rio de Janeiro, UFC president Dana White again stated that he’s all the closer to working with female MMA. “I used to be against it, but I’m starting to warm to the idea,” said the MMA kingpin.

The reason for his change of heart is the performances of the submission-savvy Ronda Rousey.

“For sure I’d have Rousey in the UFC. I think she’s incredible. She’s a true fighter, and I love watching her fights. I think we could have some fun fights with Ronda and other women as well but I need there to be more athletes. It’s still early to start a female division,” said the UFC president.

By the way, Beijing-2008 bronze medalist Rousey doesn’t let up when it comes to challenging Cris Cyborg, who is still in the process of fulfilling her suspension for banned substances.

As a tribute to the female MMA stars, GRACIEMAG.com compiled five of the best fight scenes from the movies. Who’s can say they don’t have what it takes to put on a fistic show?

1. Uma Thurman’s sweep in “Kill Bill”


2. Sharon Stone’s takedowns in “Total Recall”


3. Gina Carano goes “Haywire”

4. Beyoncé Knowles vs Ali Larter in “Obsessed”


5. Scarlett Johansson wields a chair in “The Avengers”

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