Several MMA fighters started their career in different combat sports such as wrestling and Judo. Some of them have also won in Olympics. Here, we take a look at 5 MMA fighters who are also Olympic medalists.
Former UFC two-division champion, Henry Cejudo, won the Olympic gold medal at the young age of 21 in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 olympics games in Beijing.
The UFC middleweight contender, Yoel Romero, has won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney in Freestyle Wrestling.
Former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, won the Olympic Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in Judo to become the first American to win an Olympic bronze medal in women's Judo.
The UFC women's bantamweight contender, Sara McMann, has won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, in Freestyle Wrestling.
The former PFL Women's Lightweight Champion, Kayla Harrison, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Judo. In 2012, Harrison became the first American to win gold in Judo. Then in 2016, she won her second Olympic gold medal.