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Women's Bantamweight Division

"La Pantera"

Joselyne Edwards

Women's Bantamweight Division

12-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Joselyne Edwards

athlete record


Learn more about Joselyne Edwards' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 16, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Six wins by KO, two by submission (2 armbar)
  • Has won 12 of her last 15 and three in a row
  • Six first-round finishes
  • Lost five-round split decision to UFC vet Sarah Alpar in November 2018
  • Origin of nickname: “They gave me this nickname early on in the gym after seeing how aggressive and fast I was.”

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Edwards won a three round split decision over Lucie Pudilova 

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Edwards won a three round split decision over Ji Yeon Kim

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Edwards won a three round unanimous decision over Ramona Pascual

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Edwards lost a three-round unanimous decision to Jessica-Rose Clark

UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Edwards lost a three round unanimous decision to Karol Rosa

UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Edwards won a three-round unanimous decision over Wu Yanan

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011, after being invited over by a friend to a boxing class. Since then, I kept going, following my dream to become a professional fighter in MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? King of the Cage 135-pound champion, purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? My Mom.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a very important goal for my career and for my country. As I am the first ever Panamanian female fighter to fight in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Nutrition and Diet, but never finished.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work in a clothing boutique. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 1-0 amateur MMA record

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle / Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Right cross