December 16, 1978 |
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Team||CSA Gym, Gracie Fighter|
|Rank||Brazilian Ju-JitsuPurple Belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
As a three-time San Shou Champion & BJJ purple belt, she trains under the guidance of Kirian Fitzgibbons and Cesar Gracie. After winning the first American gold medal at the World Wushu (San Shou) Games in Macau, China in 2003, Elaina began to explore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Maxwell has a fraternal twin sister named Ila. She started playing soccer in grade school and played volleyball in middle school.
IKF - International Kickboxing Federation
Elaina Maxwell won the IKF Amateur San Shou Rules Super Welterweight United States Title by forfeit when her opponent Melissa Alley pulled out of the bout after the event started on July 24th, 2004 in San Jose, California, USA.
First Defense: July 23rd, 2005, San Jose, California, USA: Defended her title when she defeated Tiffany Chen of New York, NY with a round kick to Chen's face that split her chin open at 1:27 of round 1 stopping the bout.
Mixed martial arts career
She faced Michelle Maher in an MMA title match on July 24, 2007 at Melee on the Mountain. She won the fight via Split Decision and is currently the Golden State MMA Light Middleweight Champion.
Maxwell faced Lizbeth Carreiro at Freestyle Cage Fighting 44 on July 24, 2010. She won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Her next fight was against Alexis Davis at Raging Wolf 9 on August 28, 2010. This fight was originally for the Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Championship but Maxwell was unable to make the 135 lbs weight limit, so the fight was changed to a non-title, three-round contest. Maxwell won the fight by unanimous decision.
On November 19, 2010, Maxwell faced Shayna Baszler at The Cage Inc. - Battle At The Border 7. Despite controlling the striking exchanges, Maxwell lost the fight by submission due to a kneebar in the first round.
Maxwell was featured on MSNBC's Warrior Nation as she prepared to face Gina Carano.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||7 wins||4 losses|
|Win||7-4||Ashley Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||RFA 2 - Yvel vs. Alexander||March 30, 2012||3||5:00||Kearney, Nebraska, United States||Catchweight bout; both fighters missed weight.|
|Win||6-4||Angela Samaro||TKO (elbows)||KOTC - Shockwave||July 23, 2011||3||1:00||Oroville, California, United States|
|Win||5-4||Shana Olsen||Decision (unanimous)||Crowbar MMA - Spring Brawl 2||April 29, 2011||3||5:00||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||4-4||Shayna Baszler||Submission (kneebar)||The Cage Inc. - Battle At The Border 7||November 19, 2010||1||4:03||Hankinson, North Dakota, United States||For TCI Women's 140 lbs Championship.|
|Win||4-3||Alexis Davis||Decision (unanimous)||RW 9: Mayhem In The Mist 4||August 28, 2010||3||5:00||Niagara Falls, New York, United States||Non-title fight (Maxwell missed weight).|
|Win||3-3||Lizbeth Carreiro||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 44||July 24, 2010||1||2:55||Claremore, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||2-3||Miesha Tate||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson||June 27, 2008||3||3:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||2-2||Michelle Maher||Decision (split)||MOTM - Melee on the Mountain||July 24, 2007||5||5:00||Friant, California, United States||Won Golden State MMA Light Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||1-2||Michelle Maher||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Young Guns||February 10, 2007||3||3:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||1-1||Gina Carano||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Triple Threat||December 8, 2006||3||2:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||1-0||Michelle Maher||KO (punches)||WC - Warriors Cup||August 12, 2006||1||1:05||Stockton, California, United States|
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- "10 Questions With Elaina Maxwell". Nokaut.com. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
- "NAMES IN THE GAME: ELAINA MAXWELL". MMAWeekly.com. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Le Wins on Cut, Southworth Takes Strikeforce Belt". Sherdog.com. 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Evangelista and Maxwell Victorious". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Thomson Takes Strikeforce Title in San Jose". Sherdog.com. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Davis To Defend Against Evinger At Raging Wolf 7". MMARising.com. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- "Elaina "Beef" Maxwell's Got Something to Prove". MMARatings.net. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Elaina Maxwell vs. Alexis Davis now a non-title match". NonStopWMMA.blogspot.com. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
- "Raging Wolf 9 Results". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- "Weekend Recap: Baszler, Pene Win At The Cage Inc.". MMARising.com. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
- "Shana Olsen vs Elaina Maxwell Agreed For Spring Brawl 2". MMARising.com. 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "Weekend Recap: Elaina Maxwell, Sally Krumdiack Victorious". MMARising.com. 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
- "Elaina Maxwell vs Ashley Sanchez Announced For RFA 2". MMARising.com. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- "Tara LaRosa, Elaina Maxwell Victorious At RFA 2 In Nebraska". MMARising.com. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- "Elaina Maxwell Set To Take On Julia Budd At Invicta FC 3". MMARising.com. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- "Maxwell Out, Danielle West To Face Julia Budd At Invicta FC 3". MMARising.com. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- "MSNBC's "Warrior Nation" Debuts Tonight". Sherdog.com. 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2010-05-05.