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Women's Flyweight Division

Active

Melissa Gatto

Women's Flyweight Division

8-1-2 (W-L-D)

2

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Melissa Gatto

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Campinas, Brazil
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
26
Height
65.00
Weight
125.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 07, 2021
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Has won five of her last seven (5-0-2)
     
  • Four first-round finishes
     
  • Four wins by submission (RNC, 2 armbar, Kimura), two by KO

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Gatto lost a three round unanimous decision to Tracy Cortez
UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Gatto stopped Sijara Eubanks via strikes at :45 of the third round
UFC 265 (8/7/21) Gatto defeated Victoria Leonardo via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of the second round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Kung Fu when I was eight years old with my older brother. When I started MMA training I was just looking to challenge myself with new goals and I got really good at it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a BJJ purple belt with several titles in BJJ competitions in the south of Brazil.
Do you have any heroes? My mother. She is a really humble, determined and loyal person. She taught me everything and I really look up to her as a woman and a human being.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream that will come true on May 11. I worked very hard to get this opportunity and I will give my life to it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I studied and I have a degree in languages: Portuguese - English
What was your job before you started fighting? I was an English teacher here in Brazil and I also had some martial arts students. 
Favorite grappling technique: I really like submissions; doesn't matter if it's a choke or an armbar or triangle choke. I like to finish fights.
Favorite Striking technique: I really like to use my knees; it is a very powerful technique.