|From:||Barberton, OH USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Cleveland, OH USA|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
UFC® 170 Rousey vs McMann live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.Feb 22, 2014
UFC® 170 weigh-in live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Feb 21, 2014
Stars from across the UFC make their predictions for the highly-anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman at UFC 168.Dec 18, 2013 2:40
Cain, JDS, DC, Dodson and more tell us who wins the UFC 167 main event and why (hint: the beard factors in).Nov 15, 2013 2:30
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TRAINING: My days don't change because of the fighter I am fighting. I have been successful because I didn't change my camps to accommodate to the females I fight. However, I do pick up tendencies that the other women have and work to exploit them.
When and why did you start training for fighting? It just happened. It was not something I sought out. I just happened to meet everyone at the gym and started training. I was 19 when I started.
What ranks and titles have you held? I hold Various amateur titles throughout Ohio : NAAFS AM title , Ohio Boxing association AM title, and the Ring of Combat Pro title
Do you have any heroes? My coaches and friends
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. I am sure every female says this, but my life has been MMA for many years. I never thought I would be here. I never thought WMMA would truly be accepted and I would be accepted for what I was good at and not what a woman “should” do, meaning that most women shouldn't or can’t fight. I couldn’t ask for much more out of life now that this is finally here. Now it’s just time to stay.
Did you go to college, and if so, what degree did you earn? I went to Akron University but never finished my four year degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Waitress and bike tech at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite striking technique: Old school boxing
• Pro since 2010
• Coming off back-to-back wins over Carina Damm and Zoila Frausto Gurgel
• Amateur record was 5-0 with three finishes
• Moving up from flyweight division
• Two wins by KO, one by submission
• Two first round finishes