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Women's Strawweight Division

Active

"Super Mely"

Melissa Martinez

Women's Strawweight Division

7-1-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

3

First Round Finishes

Melissa Martinez

athlete record

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Mexico
Fighting style
Striker
Age
25
Height
62.00
Weight
113.50
Octagon Debut
Sep. 10, 2022
Reach
66.00
Leg reach
36.00
  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Five wins by KO
     
  • Three first-round finishes

UFC 279 (9/10/22): Martinez lost a three round unanimous decision to Elise Reed

When and why did you start training for fighting?: My parents started in Toshinkai karate, where I started because of their inspiration, and in MMA I started because of the inspiration of my brother David Martinez, who trains with the Bonebreakers team.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have a Combate Global belt at 115 pounds in MMA and I'm a world champion kickboxer (Wako 2021).

Do you have any heroes?: My parents and my brother, and if I can mention heroes of mythology, I feel admiration for the Amazons.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? At this moment in my life, it is the most important achievement, for we have fought for many years.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I finished my degree in food chemistry from the Autonomous University of Mexico.

What was your job before you started fighting? I taught martial arts classes and helped my parents at the academy.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: High kick