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UFC champ Ronda Rousey lands at No. 2 on AskMen list of 'Top 99 Outstanding Women' for 2015

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and budding movie star Ronda Rousey didn't just beat longtime UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste, as well as up-and-coming strawweight contender Paige VanZant, she destroyed them.

While all three were nominated as "Outstanding Women" for 2015, according to a panel of experts at AskMen.com, it was "Rowdy" who nearly took the top spot, coming in second only to Emma Watson, because Hermione has a magic wand and legions of creepy fans.

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"This year's list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking," said James Bassil, Publisher. "We wanted to steer away from ‘hot’ lists and highlight women who have demonstrated a sheer influence in their industry. We were looking for women who are doing something new this year, something that demonstrates their versatility and raw talent."

Below is AskMen’s Top 99 Most Outstanding Women  of 2015:

  1. Emma Watson

  2. Ronda Rousey

  3. Kim Kardashian

  4. Taylor Swift

  5. Lindsey Vonn

  6. Elizabeth Holmes

  7. Beyoncé

  8. Amal Clooney

  9. Jennifer Lawrence

  10. Serena Williams

  11. Ashley Graham

  12. Michelle Obama

  13. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

  14. Mindy Kaling

  15. Tracy Chou

  16. Laverne Cox

  17. Amy Poehler

  18. Ava DuVernay

  19. Veronica Roth

  20. Nicki Minaj

  21. Becky Hammon

  22. Marissa Mayer

  23. Rihanna

  24. Scarlett Johansson

  25. Maria Sharapova

  26. Ariana Grande

  27. Emma Stone

  28. Alex Morgan

  29. Giada de Laurentiis

  30. Amy Adams

  31. Gina Rodriguez

  32. Emily White

  33. Anna Kendrick

  34. Rosamund Pike

  35. Julianne Moore

  36. Sarah Koenig

  37. Yael Cohen Braun

  38. Keira Knightley

  39. Reese Witherspoon

  40. Gillian Flynn

  41. Lupita Nyong'o

  42. Laura Trott

  43. Tina Fey

  44. Rashida Jones

  45. Debra Sterling

  46. Zoe Saldana

  47. Angelina Jolie

  48. Christy Turlington Burns

  49. Kerry Washington

  50. Lisa Eldridge

  51. Shailene Woodley

  52. Sia

  53. Paige VanZant

  54. Lyndsey Scott

  55. Blake Lively

  56. Natalia Vodianova

  57. Susie Wolff

  58. Lady Gaga

  59. FKA twigs

  60. Taraji P. Henson

  61. Chelsea Clinton

  62. Meryl Streep

  63. Gillian Zucker

  64. Natalie Portman

  65. Lorde

  66. Cara Delevingne

  67. Rebecca Garcia

  68. Kristen Wiig

  69. Chelsea Peretti

  70. Patricia Arquette

  71. Michelle Wie

  72. Lana Del Rey

  73. Ashley Spillane

  74. Amy Schumer

  75. Elizabeth Banks

  76. Chrissy Teigen

  77. Rosario Dawson

  78. Emilia Clarke

  79. Tessa Thompson

  80. Meghan Trainor

  81. Sierra Blair-Coyle

  82. Mila Kunis

  83. Erin Andrews

  84. Sofia Vergara

  85. Deena Varshavskaya

  86. Gal Gadot

  87. Yao Chen

  88. Kristen Stewart

  89. Billie Whitehouse

  90. Mimi Thorisson

  91. Anastasia Ashley

  92. Tory Burch

  93. Emily Blunt

  94. Misty Copeland

  95. Halle Tecco

  96. Kendall Jenner

  97. Katy Perry

  98. Eugenie Bouchard

  99. Jessica Alba

Rousey, who may have seen more cameras this week than she did in all of 2014, will move on to fight Michelle Rodriguez on April 3, followed by Bethe Correia on Aug. 1 (more on that fight here).