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Women's Strawweight Division

Active

"Spider Monkey"

Ashley Yoder

Women's Strawweight Division

8-8-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Ashley Yoder

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Ashley Yoder's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Indianapolis, United States
Trains at
Team Quest
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
34
Height
67.00
Weight
116.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 10, 2016
Reach
69.50
Leg reach
37.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Joanna on TUF 23
     
  • Four wins by submission (4 armbar)
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Has won seven of her last 12 and three of her last five
     
  • Had 1-0 record in Invicta FC
     
  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Because of my style of fighting / BJJ.”
     
  • Fought UFC vets Cortney Casey and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger as an amateur

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(7/31/21) Yoder lost a three round unanimous decision to Jinh Yu Frey 
UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Yoder lost a three round unanimous decision to Angela Hill
UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Yoder won a three round unanimous decision over Miranda Granger
UFC 252 (8/15/20) Yoder lost a three round unanimous decision to Livinha Souza
UFC Fight Night (10/26/19) Yoder lost a three round split decision to Randa Markos
UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Yoder won a three round unanimous decision over Syuri Kondo
UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Yoder won a three round split decision over Amanda Cooper
UFC 222 (3/3/18) Yoder lost a three round split decision to Mackenzie Dern
TUF 25 Finale (7/7/17) Yoder lost a three round unanimous decision to Angela Hill
UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Yoder lost a three round unanimous decision to Justine Kish

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I am always training.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Feliciano and a part of CheckMat BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My mom and dad are my heroes. We have experienced a lot in our family, but they always show me the way to push forward and I look up to both of them and love them with my whole heart.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I was on The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 and when I lost and got cut from the UFC I had one focus and that was to get back to the highest level of competition in MMA and guess what ...IM HERE! It means the world to me and I won't let the opportunity slip again.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated from Indiana University and received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and African American Diaspora Studies.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a college student and lifeguard.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I had a belt in the EPIC series promotion located in California
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I won IBJJF Pan-AMS and Worlds as a white belt. I also got Bronze as a Blue Belt at IBJJF Worlds. I have won a lot in BJJ tournaments but those stick out as the most notable wins.
Favorite grappling technique: Everything