|Born||Springfield, Ohio, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||64.0 inches (1.63 m)|
|Fighting out of||Springfield, Ohio|
|Trainer||Mike Patt, Jon Stutzman, Oscar Kallet|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Finney played softball at Kenton Ridge High School and Urbana University.
Mixed martial arts career
Finney made her professional MMA debut on November 6, 2004 at HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution and defeated Rikki Burnett by Unanimous Decision.
She entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Julie Kedzie in the second round of the tournament. She faced Kedzie again in a rematch on October 7, 2006 at KOTC: Meltdown, but was once again defeated by Unanimous Decision.
She faced Kedzie for a third time on September 29, 2007 in HOOKnSHOOT, but lost the fight by technical knockout in the second round.
Finney entered the one-night 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 24, 2007. She faced Miesha Tate in the opening round. After three rounds, the fight was ruled a Draw and went to an overtime round. Following the overtime round, the fight was again ruled a Draw and the referee awarded the victory to Tate.
Finney entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 on January 30, 2010. She defeated Lizbeth Carreiro by Unanimous Decision.
On March 27, 2010, Finney defeated Adrienna Jenkins by Unanimous Decision at FCF 40 to advance to the finals of the FCF tournament. However, FCF later agreed to release Finney from her contract in order for Finney to sign with Strikeforce and she was replaced in the FCF tournament final by Jenkins.
Finney made her Strikeforce debut on June 26, 2010 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum. She faced current Women's Middleweight Champion (145 lbs) Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and lost the fight via KO in the second round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||8 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||8–10||Holly Holm||TKO (body kick)||Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage||September 9, 2011||3||2:49||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||8–9||Liz Carmouche||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro||November 19, 2010||3||1:30||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||8–8||Cristiane Justino||TKO (knee to the body)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum||June 26, 2010||2||2:56||San Jose, California, United States||For Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship; Sherdog 2010 Beatdown of the Year|
|Win||8–7||Adrienna Jenkins||Decision (split)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 40||March 27, 2010||3||5:00||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||7–7||Lizbeth Carreiro||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 39||January 30, 2010||3||5:00||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||6–7||Brighton Hutton||KO (punches)||C3: Slammin Jammin Weekend 2||October 30, 2009||2||1:31||Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||5–7||Marissa Caldwell||TKO (punches)||MMA Big Show: Full Force||October 24, 2009||1||N/A||Florence, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||4–7||Erin Toughill||Decision (unanimous)||PFC 11: All In||November 20, 2008||3||3:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||4–6||Suzy Smith||KO (punch)||Brawl at the Beach||July 18, 2008||2||1:33||Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||3–6||Miesha Tate||Decision (referee decision)||HOOKnSHOOT: BodogFight Women's Tournament||November 24, 2007||4||3:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||3–5||Julie Kedzie||TKO (punches)||HOOKnSHOOT: MW Tournament||September 27, 2007||2||2:44||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||3–4||Shayna Baszler||Submission (armbar)||ShoXC#July 27, 2007 card||July 27, 2007||1||2:40||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Loss||3–3||Keiko Tamai||Submission (armbar)||BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat||February 16, 2007||2||3:01||Costa Rica|
|Win||3–2||Ginele Marquez||Submission (armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT: The Women Return||November 18, 2006||1||3:38||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Julie Kedzie||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Meltdown||October 7, 2006||2||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Julie Kedzie||Decision (unanimous)||HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||3||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Mystee Blackwood||KO (punch)||HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||1||0:38||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Rikki Burnett||Decision (unanimous)||HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution||November 6, 2004||2||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
- "Jan Finney Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- "A Moment with Jan Finney". FighterGirls.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "'Cuddles' tough to face in the octagon". DaytonDailyNews.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
- "HOOKnSHOOT Evolution Pictures". Sherdog.com. 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Jose "Pele" Landi Gets His Kicks in Bodog Fight's Paradise Lost". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- "Bodog Fight - Costa Rica Combat". Sherdog.com. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
- "Sick Carano Off EliteXC Card". Sherdog.com. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Noons Dominates Berto on ShoXC Debut". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "ShoXC Returns to SHOWTIME". Sherdog.com. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Bodog Fight Opens Vault For Ferocious Females". Sherdog.com. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "'Rhino' Gores Real at PFC 12; Oliveira Retains Title". Sherdog.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 Live Results". MMARising.com. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Baszler, Finney Advance In FCF Grand Prix". MMARising.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Cris Cyborg vs Jan Finney Planned For June 26th". MMARising.com. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum". Strikeforce.com. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- "Strikeforce: "Fedor vs Werdum" Live Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
- "Finney vs Carmouche Planned For November 19th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
- "Strikeforce Challengers 12 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "Holly Holm vs Jan Finney Announced For September 9th". MMARising.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- "Holly Holm Stops Jan Finney At "Clash In The Cage"". MMARising.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
- "Jan Finney Cleared To Face Kaitlin Young At FCF 49". MMARising.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
- "Late Changes Made To FCF 49, BlackEye 5 Fight Cards". MMARising.com. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- "Jan Finney Interview". ProFighting-Fans.com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- Jan Finney Awakening Profile
- Professional MMA record for Jan Finney from Sherdog
- Fightergirls.com profile