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Women's Bantamweight Division

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"Rebel Girl"

Ashlee Evans-Smith

Women's Bantamweight Division

6-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Decision

Ashlee Evans-Smith

athlete record


Learn more about Ashlee Evans-Smith's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Ukiah, United States
Trains at
Subfighter MMA Laguna Nigel, CA
Octagon Debut
Dec. 6, 2014
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013

  • Three wins by KO

  • Had two fights at flyweight (1-1)

  • Holds 2013 KO win over Fallon Fox

  • 3-5 in last eight

  • Had 5-4 amateur record with 2011 win over Jessamyn Duke

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) Evans-Smith lost a three round unanimous decision to Ailin Perez 

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Evans-Smith lost a three round unanimous decision to Norma Dumont

UFC on ESPN (2/17/19) Evans-Smith lost a three round unanimous decision to Andrea Lee

UFC 223 (4/7/18) Evans-Smith won a three round unanimous decision over Bec Rawlings

UFC 215 (9/9/17) Evans-Smith was submitted by Sarah Moras via armbar at 2:51 of the first round

UFC on FOX (4/15/17) Evans-Smith lost a three round unanimous decision to Ketlen Vieira

UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Evans-Smith stopped Veronica Macedo via strikes at 3:14 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (2/21/16) Evans-Smith won a three round split decision over Marion Reneau

UFC 181 (12/6/14) Evans-Smith was submitted by Raquel Pennington via bulldog choke at 4:59 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I fell into MMA in an unusual way. After wrestling in high school and college I was confused on where to take my athletic career, and I started playing on a club rugby team. I was lucky enough to meet former UFC fighter & Strikeforce U.S. champion Eugene Jackson, who told me MMA would be the closest thing to wrestling, and soon after I was hooked.

What ranks and titles have you held? High school: I was a three-State Girls Wrestling Champion (California, Washington, Oregon) College: Four-time All-American on a Women's Collegiate Wrestling team. Ammy MMA: 140-pound Tuff N Uff Champion Pro: Earned the 145-pound title for CFA (Championship Fighting Alliance) after winning their female tournament.

Do you have any heroes? My high school wrestling coaches, my college wrestling coaches, my past & current MMA coaches & my grandfather. All these men have pushed me to be a better person & led by example.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be a UFC fighter means that I've made it to the top level of competition in my favorite sport. It means I'll be watched by millions of people all over the world. It means I get a chance to be a positive influence in other people's lives & inspire others to be better. To me, that means being a UFC fighter gives REAL meaning & purpose to my life.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Menlo College in Atherton, CA. I received my BA in Mass Communications / Media Studies in 2009.

What was your job before you started fighting? Bartending.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in Jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Body locks and lifts

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows