November 17, 1983 |
Krasnokamensk, Chita Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Residence||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||57.0 kg (125.7 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Team||RusFighters Sport Club (2008-present)
Red Devil Sport Club (2006-2007)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Julia Berezikova (Russian: Юлия Березикова, tr. Julija Berezikova ; born November 17, 1983) is a Russian female mixed martial artist and boxer. She is currently the #7-ranked 125-pound female fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.
During her childhood, Berezikova injured her back after an unsuccessful flip and her doctors thought that she would not be able to practice sport any longer, but she was able to make a complete recovery.
Berezikova became a medalist in Wushu Sanda in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she was the champion of Saint Petersburg in boxing, the winner of Russia's Boxing Cup in 2003, winner of the Russian boxing championship in 2004 and 2005, Saint Petersburg combat sambo champion in 2004 and Russia Jiu-jitsu champion in 2008.
While in Saint Petersburg, Berezikova met Vladislav Lavrinovich, who was putting together MMA events. Berezikova asked him to give her a chance, and although he refused at first, he eventually decided to allow her to compete.
Mixed martial arts career
Berezikova debuted professionally on December 2, 2006Vancouver, being defeated by then #1 female fighter Tara LaRosa by armbar submission in the second round; an accomplishment, according to Berezikova, since she was a rookie in MMA.at bodogFight: USA vs. Russia in
Berezikova next faced South Korean MMA debutant Song Lee Jin, whom Berezikova quickly defeated by TKO in 51 seconds at M-1 Global's event M-1 MFC: Russia vs. Korea on January 20, 2007 in South Korea.
On April 14, 2007American Julie Kedzie in the second via TKO (referee stoppage) after Kedzie trapped Berezikova with a leg triangle from which Kedzie punched Berezikova freely, preventing her from escaping or defending.at bodogFight: Clash of the Nations, Berezikova was defeated by
Debuting with MMA promotion FightForce, Berezikova faced the experienced Japanese judoka and former Smackgirl open weight champion Megumi Yabushita. Berezikova was able to defeat Yabushita by unanimous decision after a competitive match on April 19, 2008 at the event FightForce: Russia vs. The World in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Originally set to fight against French Tevi Say, who had to retire from the match due to an injury, Berezikova defeated fellow Russian Milana Dudieva by submission (punches) in the first round at FightForce: Day of Anger on February 28, 2009 .
Berezikova returned to MMA on November 5, 2011and won her next two fights. On May 26, 2012 , Berezikova defeated Karla Benitez by split decision at Far Eastern Federation of Modern Pankration: Mayor Cup 2012.
Berezikova took part in a boxing exhibition match against the Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) champion Emiko Raika on June 1, 2007 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. She has also participated in other exhibition matches in Japan.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||7 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||7-4-0||Joanna Jedrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 12||June 20, 2013||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||7-3-0||Karla Benitez||Submission (armbar)||Super Fight League 12||December 7, 2012||2||1:42||Mumbai, India|
|Win||6-3-0||Karla Benitez||Decision (split)||FEFoMP: Mayor Cup 2012||May 26, 2012||2||5:00||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|Win||5-3-0||Alena Hola||Submission (armbar)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 6||March 8, 2012||2||1:35||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||4-3-0||Eugenia Kostina||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 5||November 5, 2011||2||3:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||3-3-0||Milana Dudieva||Submission (punches)||FightForce: Day of Anger||February 28, 2009||1||4:40||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||2-3-0||Megumi Yabushita||Decision (unanimous)||FightForce: Russia vs. The World||April 19, 2008||3||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||1-3-0||Rosi Sexton||Submission (armbar)||bodogFight: Vancouver||August 24, 2007||2||1:49||Vancouver, Canada|
|Loss||1-2-0||Julie Kedzie||TKO (punches)||bodogFight: Clash of the Nations||April 14, 2007||2||2:49||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||1-1-0||Song Lee Jin||TKO (punches)||M-1 MFC: Russia vs. Korea||January 20, 2007||1||0:51||South Korea|
|Loss||0-1-0||Tara LaRosa||Submission (armbar)||bodogFight: USA vs. Russia||December 2, 2006||2||1:28||Vancouver, Canada|
Championships and accomplishments
- Medalist in Judo in Asian championships 1998.
- Medalist of Russia in Wushu Sanda 2003.
- Saint Petersburg champion 2003-2005.
- Russian Cup winner in 2003.
- Russia boxing championship winner 2004, 2005.
- Saint Petersburg Combat Sambo Champion in 2004.
- "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". Canada: MMARising.com. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- "Юлия Березикова. Женская надежда микс-файт М1". Articles (in Russian). Russia: FightBox.ru. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- Lisovoy, Nikita (2007-04-13). "Единоборства. Юлия Березикова: Это ужасно, когда у женщин растут волосы на лице" (in Russian). Russia: www.nevasport.ru. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- Leshchenko, Aleksey (2008-10-21). "Юлия Березикова". Profile (in Russian). Russia: peoples.ru. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- "Bodog Fight - "USA vs. Russia" Results (12/2)". News. USA: MMANews.com. 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- Richards, Mark (2008-11-28). "Interview with Russia's Julia Berezikova". USA: ADCC News. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- "M-1 MFC - Russia vs. Korea". Events. USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- Berezikova, Julia; Jin, Song Lee (2007-01-20). Julia Berezikova VS Song Lee Jin (flv) (in Korean). USA: YouTube. Event occurs at 0:54 - 1:03. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- "Russians Rule Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations MMA Pay-Per View". MMA News. Fighting-MMA. 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Berezikova, Julia; Kedzie, Julie (2007-04-14). Julie Kedzie vs Julia Berezekova Part 2 (flv). USA: YouTube. Event occurs at 1:57 - 3:22. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "MMA News: Complete Results for Bodog Fight Vancouver". Sports. bodogBeat. 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Berezikova, Julia; Sexton, Rosi (2007-08-24). Rosi Sexton vs Julia Berezikova (flv). USA: YouTube. Event occurs at 7:40 - 7:45. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Berezikova, Julia; Yabushita, Megumi (2008-04-19). Юлия Березикова vs. Megumi Yabushita (in Russian). Russia: FightForce. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "FightForce - спорт мужественных людей" (in Russian). Russia: FightForce. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "fightFORCE "День гнева"" (in Russian). Russia: Action Force. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Berezikova, Julia; Dudieva, Milana (2009-02-28). Юлия Березикова vs. Милана Дудиева. Russia: FightForce. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Women's MMA Report: Rosi Sexton secures spot in Cage Warriors' tournament final". News. United States: MMAjunkie.com. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- Sargent, Robert (2012-12-07). "Julia Berezikova Submits Karla Benitez At Super Fight League 12". Articles. Canada: MMARising.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- Sargent, Robert (2013-06-20). "Joanna Jędrzejczyk Defeats Julia Berezikova At Battle Of Moscow 12". Articles. Canada: MMARising.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
- Adachi, Hisao (2007-06-26). "¡Dos bellezas rusas harán exhibición en Japón!" (in Spanish). Notifight.com. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- "Women boxers to join medal hunt from 2012". gulfnews.com. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- Adachi, Hisao (2007-09-11). "¡Japón encamina a reconocer el boxeo femenino!" (in Spanish). Notifight.com. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- "Юлия Березикова: "В этот момент Владимир Путин пожелал мне удачи"" (in Russian). Russia: Valetudo.ru. 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Юлия Березикова". ЭРОТИЧЕСКИЕ ФОТО (in Russian). Russia: RUSactors.ru. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Berezikova, Julia (2009-09-30). "В качестве вступления" (in Russian). Russia: tribuna.sports.ru. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Юлия Березикова: "Особенно выделялся на фоне остальных Александр Емельяненко"" (in Russian). Russia: Valetudo.ru. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Олимпийская деревня" (in Russian). Russia: Eugene Sidikhin official website. Retrieved 2010-11-08.