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4 Current WWE Superstars who have competed in MMA

Did you know that a popular 205 live star is undefeated in MMA?

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Top 5 / Top 10 27 Feb 2018, 17:10 IST
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A true mixed martial artist!
A true mixed martial artist!

UFC and WWE essentially follow the same business model of promotion. While one may be a legit sport and other laced with an added dose of entertainment, the fighters, and superstars from both avenues are bonafide mainstream attractions.

The big-name crossovers have been aplenty and in addition to that, there are a handful of stars from the current WWE roster who have dabbled in MMA in the early stages of their careers.

While the general masses know about Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey, who have been left out of this list for obvious reasons -- there are 4 more stars from the current crop who have given MMA a shot only to, later on, find comfort in the glitzy world of pro wrestling.


#1 Sonya Deville


The in-ring style of Sonya Deville should have given you a clear idea of the MMA credentials of the newest addition to Monday Night RAW.

Known as Daria Bereneto in real life, Deville is a former Judoka just like Ronda Rousey and has competed in three MMA fights in her career. Holding a 2-1 record, the Absolution member has one knockout and submission each to her name while having suffered the only loss of her short-lived stint via unanimous decision.

The first openly lesbian WWE Superstar gave up on a potentially promising MMA gig to join WWE's Tough Enough series in 2015 and came eleventh in the competition. She moved from strength to strength and after graduating from the Performance Centre and NXT, and now finds herself on the longest running episodic television show in history.


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