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Women's Featherweight Categoria

Retired

"FeeNom"

Felicia Spencer

Women's Featherweight Categoria

9-3-0 (W-L-D)

2

Vitórias por nocaute

4

Vitórias por finalização

2

Vitórias por decisão

Felicia Spencer

Histórico do atleta

Informações

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

Status
Retired
Cidade natal
Montreal, Canada
Estilo de luta
MMA
Idade
32
Altura
66.00
Peso
145.50
Estreia no UFC
18.05.19
Envergadura
68.00
Alcance das pernas
39.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015

     
  • All pre-UFC pro fights in Invicta FC promotion

     
  • Two wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)

     
  • Four first round finishes

     
  • On two-fight losing streak

     
  • Origin of nickname - “My nickname around the gym and among friends is Fee, so it came about in a congratulatory message online about a ‘Fee-nomial’ performance. It had a ring to it and it stuck.” 

 

UFC History

UFC 250 (6/6/20) Spencer lost a three round split decision to Norma Dumont-Viana

UFC 250 (6/6/20) Spencer lost a five round unanimous decision to Amanda Nunes in a fight for the UFC featherweight title

UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Spencer stopped Zarah Fairn via strikes at 3:37 of the first round

UFC 240 (7/27/19) Spencer lost a three round unanimous decision to Cris Cyborg

UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Spencer submitted Megan Anderson via rear naked choke at 3:24 of the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started doing Taekwondo with my two older brothers when I was 4 years old.  Martial Arts have been a part of my life ever since, and from TKD I grew to love other forms as well. When I was 18, I moved to Orlando, Florida to attend university. I started training at The Jungle MMA and began “mixing” the styles by doing MMA.  From that time I aimed to become a professional fighter and go as far as the sport could take me.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former Invicta FC featherweight champion 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? 
It is a dream come true.  I owe it to Shannon Knapp (CEO of Invicta FC, where I was the featherweight champion) for giving me a platform to grow and also for the support in my transition to the UFC.  The biggest feeling when I signed was gratitude to her, and for the opportunity.  There are a lot of other emotions that come with such a big opportunity, but all are positive and focused on success.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to the University of Central Florida and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. 

What was your job before you started fighting
? I always trained, but before competing professionally, I was a student, I worked at Auntie Anne's pretzels or various retail jobs, a kids’ MMA coach, a substitute teacher. I am still currently a full-time Algebra 1 teacher and BJJ kids’ coach. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? TuffNUff lightweight champion. Started amateur career 0-1, came back to win 5 in a row before winning an Invicta FC contract. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Taekwondo & BJJ, white belt in Karate

Favorite grappling technique: Peruvian necktie

Favorite Striking technique: Scorpion kick