Elena Reid

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Elena Reid
Born (1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 33)
Phoenix, Arizona
Other names Baby Doll
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight 114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)
Division Flyweight
Reach 64.0 in (163 cm)
Style Boxing
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Tempe, Arizona
Team Arizona Combat Sports
Professional boxing record
Total 31
Wins 19
By knockout 5
Losses 6
Draws 6
No contests 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 5
Wins 4
By knockout 4
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Elena A. Reid (born November 1, 1981) is an American boxer and mixed martial artist. She is a former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Champion and fights under the nickname Baby Doll.

Early life[edit]

Reid was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. Although she had no amateur boxing background, Reid got her start with combat sports, such as karate and kickboxing, and won an Arizona State Kickboxing Title at age 17. Reid was also on an all-boys youth soccer team when she was a young girl.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

Making her professional boxing debut on April 18, 2000, in Phoenix, Elena "Baby Doll" Reid defeated Jo Ellen Caldwell by a four-round decision. Her first career win was followed shortly thereafter by her first career defeat, when she was beaten by Layla McCarter in a four-round unanimous decision. McCarter, who had improved her own record to 3 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw with her victory, went on to become the youngest boxer ever to win an IFBA World Title on October 7, 2000. Reid got her first career knockout win on August 26, 2000, by defeating Jessica Elgin Combs in the first round of their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On September 11, 2004 at DM Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany, Elena Reid fought her first title fight when she took on local favorite and German media darling Regina Halmich, for Halmich's WIBF Flyweight Title. Over 10 hard-fought rounds, Halmich remained the title holder, escaping with a controversial draw. Judge Oliver Evers of Germany scored the bout as 98-94 for Halmich, Judge Leszek Jankowiak of Poland assessing it as a 97-97 draw, while Judge Roger Tillerman of Belgium had it 97-93 for Reid.[2] The disappointing outcome left Reid with a 14-1-5 (4 KO) record, while moving Halmich to 45-1-1 (15 KOs).

After four more fights, Elena Reid received a rematch against Regina Halmich. On December 3, 2005 the two were engaged in yet another closely contested bout, once again in Germany, and for the WIBF Flyweight Title. This time, the judges had the 10-round fight scored: 96-94, 96-94, 97-93, all for Regina Halmich.

On August 31, 2006 Reid won the vacant WIBA Flyweight title by defeating Mary "The Heat" Ortega in a ten-round unanimous decision at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino & Resort, in Stateline, NV.[3] Reid improved her record to (18-3-5), while Ortega fell to (28-3-1).[4]

As of 2007, Elena Reid was trained by Chris Ben and lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nevada. When not training, she was a student at UNLV majoring in marketing.[5]

On July 2, 2007, Reid won the IFBA World Flyweight Championship by defeating Shin Hi Choi.

Reid faced France's Nadya Hokmi on June 5, 2010 for the vacant WBF Women's Super Flyweight Championship. Reid lost the fight by Unanimous Decision. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.[6] Reid wore a knee brace during the fight due to injuries suffered prior to an April 2010 mixed martial arts bout.[7]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

On December 28, 2007, Reid made her professional MMA debut against Tammie Schneider and won the fight by TKO in the second round.[8]

She faced Stephanie Palmer at SuperFights MMA - Night of Combat on October 11, 2008.[9] She won the fight by TKO in the first round.[10]

She faced Michelle Waterson at Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown on April 11, 2009.[11] Reid won the fight by TKO in the second round.[12]

On October 24, 2009, Reid faced Masako Yoshida for the Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship at EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 5 in New Town, North Dakota. She defeated Yoshida by TKO when the referee stopped the fight in the third round after a series of unanswered punches.[13]

Reid was set to defend her SNMMA title for the first time at Playboy Fight Night 4 on April 17, 2010 against Alyx Luck.[14] The fight was canceled after Luck falsified pre-fight bloodwork and was subsequently suspended.[15] Reid faced Catia Vitoria instead[16] and was defeated by TKO in the third round, losing the SNMMA title in the process.[17]

On June 14, 2010, Reid confirmed that she had suffered a torn MCL and ruptured ACL in her left knee prior to the fight with Vitoria. As a result, Reid was forced to withdraw from the Bellator 115-pound women's tournament.[7]

Retirement from combat sports[edit]

In an interview on April 15, 2011, Reid confirmed that she had chosen not to have surgery on her injured knee and would be retiring from MMA and boxing. She would like to have one final boxing match after her October 2011 wedding.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Reid is set to marry fellow MMA fighter Ray Steinbeiss on October 29, 2011.[18]

Outside of fighting, Reid is actively involved with the Community Future Generation Project (FGP), a non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, and also teaches fitness classes for children in the area.[18]

Reid is of Filipino descent.[19][20]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4-1 United States Catia Vitoria TKO (punches) Playboy Fight Night 4 April 17, 2010 3 3:59 New Town, North Dakota, United States Lost Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship[17]
Win 4-0 Japan Masako Yoshida TKO (punches) EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 5 October 24, 2009 3 2:35 New Town, North Dakota, United States Won Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship[13]
Win 3-0 United States Michelle Waterson TKO (punches) Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown April 18, 2009 2 1:50 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 2-0 United States Stephanie Palmer TKO (liver punch) SuperFights MMA - Night of Combat 2 October 11, 2008 1 0:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-0 United States Tammie Schneider TKO (punches) IFO - Fireworks in the Cage IV December 28, 2007 2 2:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Championships[edit]

  • Former Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Champion
  • Former WIBA Flyweight Champion
  • Former IFBA Flyweight Champion

Quotes[edit]

"Boxing taught me discipline, determination and the importance of my body. Those three things have given me the inspiration to lead a healthy and goal-oriented life. It's bettered my education and raised the quality of my relationships with my friends and family. My teachers, family and peers always treat me with respect and admire my aspirations and hard work."[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Path: How a tomboy life led Elena "Baby Doll" Reid to boxing and MMA". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". BoxRec.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Women's Boxing: Elena Reid Biography". wban.org. 
  4. ^ "Boxer Mary Ortega". BoxRec.com. 
  5. ^ "Elena Reid Profile". ARingOfTheirOwn.com. 
  6. ^ "June 2010 Fight Results". WomenBoxing.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Elena Reid Injured, Out Of Bellator Tournament". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  8. ^ "'Baby Doll' Reid's MMA debut a success". PE.com. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  9. ^ "ELENA REID: "I TRAINED LIKE A MAD WOMAN FOR THIS FIGHT"". FightHype.com. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  10. ^ ""Night of Combat II" round-by-round updates and official results". MMAjunkie.com. 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  11. ^ "Elena "Baby Doll" Reid takes on Michelle Waterson at ‘Extreme Beatdown’ on April 11". PROMMANOW.com. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  12. ^ "Tuchscherer, "Baby Doll" Reid and Forbes win at Extreme Beatdown". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  13. ^ a b "Elena Reid Wins At Extreme Beatdown 5". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  14. ^ "Elena Reid To Defend SNMMA Title On April 17th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  15. ^ "Elena Reid vs Alyx Luck SNMMA Title Fight Off". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  16. ^ "Catia Vitoria Steps In To Challenge Elena Reid". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  17. ^ a b "Catia Vitoria Upsets Elena Reid For SNMMA Title". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  18. ^ a b c "Elena "Babydoll" Reid: Life After Combat Sports". MMARising.com. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  19. ^ http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles/6182-experts-analyze-de-la-hoya-pacquiao-fight Experts Analyze De La Hoya-Pacquiao Fight
  20. ^ http://www.pe.com/sports/boxing/stories/PE_Sports_Local_D_box_feature_05.3a9d513.html 'Baby Doll' a Champion at Last