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#8 Women's Flyweight Division

Activo

Jennifer Maia

Women's Flyweight Division

20-9-1 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

6

First Round Finishes

Jennifer Maia

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Resultados del evento

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

Status
Activo
Hometown
Curitiba, Brasil
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
34
Height
64.00
Weight
140.60
Octagon Debut
Jul. 14, 2018
Reach
64.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • Has won 11 of her last 16
     
  • Has been the five-round championship distance four times
     
  • Four wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, 3 armbar)
     
  • Six first round finishes
     
  • Had 4-1 Invicta FC record with two Fight of the Night and one Performance of the Night award
     
  • Owns pre-UFC wins over Roxanne Modafferi and Jessica Andrade. Drew with Kalindra Faria
     
  • Also faced UFC vets DeAnna Bennett, Sheila Gaff and Leslie Smith

UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Maryna Moroz 

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Manon Fiorot

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Katlyn Chookagian

UFC 264 (7/10/21) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Jessica Eye

UFC 255 (11/21/20) Maia lost a five-round unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko in a fight for the UFC women’s flyweight title

UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Maia submitted Joanne Calderwood via armbar at 4:29 of the first round

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Katlyn Chookagian

UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Roxanne Modafferi

UFC Fight Night (3/23/19) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Alexis Davis

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Liz Carmouche

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 15 years old. I always practiced a lot of sports in my life and I fell in love with martial arts. Competing was a natural step of my development.

What ranks and titles have you held? Talent MMA Circuit Flyweight Champion, Invicta FC Flyweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Cris Cyborg and Ed Monstro

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the World Cup of MMA. It is a dream come true after so many years of hard work.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am months away from graduation in Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? All my life was dedicated to martial arts. I have fought and taught martial arts.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I competed a lot in Muay Thai, with several titles in Brazil.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Black Belt, Muay Thai Black Belt

Favorite grappling technique: Armlock

Favorite Striking technique: Front kick