Amanda Cooper

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Amanda Cooper
BornAmanda Bobby Cooper
(1991-10-22) October 22, 1991 (age 27)
Bath, Michigan, United States
Other namesABC
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach64 in (163 cm)
Fighting out ofFowlerville, Michigan, United States [1]
TeamScorpion Fighting System (Team SFS) [1]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Professional boxing record
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
By submission4
By decision1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Amanda Bobby Cooper (born October 22, 1991) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

King of the Cage[edit]

Cooper made her professional MMA debut with the King of the Cage promotion in February 2014. She defeated Brittany Dugas by armbar submission in the second round.[3]

Invicta FC[edit]

Cooper next fought for Invicta FC in September 2015. She lost to Aspen Ladd at Invicta 14.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In April 2016, it was announced that Cooper would be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia. She defeated Mellony Geugjes in the opening qualifying round to gain entry into the house.

At The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia finale, she lost to Tatiana Suarez in the women's strawweight final.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Cooper faced Anna Elmose at UFC Fight Night 99.[6] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Cooper faced TUF 20 contestant Angela Magaña at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017.[8] She won the fight by TKO in the second round, giving Cooper her first win via TKO.[9]

Cooper faced Mackenzie Dern on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.[10] At the weigh-ins, Dern weighed in at 123 pounds, 7 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight upper limit of 116 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Dern was fined 30% of her purse.[11] Cooper lost the bout via submission in the first round.[12]

In what marked the last fight of her contract, Cooper faced Ashley Yoder on November 10, 2018 UFC Fight Night 139.[13][14] She lost the fight via a split decision.[15]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–5 Ashley Yoder Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez November 10, 2018 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 3–4 Mackenzie Dern Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 1 2:27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (123 lbs) bout; Dern missed weight.
Win 3–3 Angela Magaña TKO (punches) UFC 218 December 2, 2017 2 4:32 Detroit, Michigan, United States
Loss 2–3 Cynthia Calvillo Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 1 3:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–2 Anna Elmose Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 1–2 Tatiana Suarez Submission (D'Arce choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale July 8, 2016 1 3:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost The Ultimate Fighter 23 Women's Strawweight Tournament.
Loss 1–1 Aspen Ladd Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 2 4:42 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Flyweight bout.
Win 1–0 Brittany Dugas Submission (armbar) KOTC: Unrestricted February 15, 2014 2 4:59 Walker, Minnesota, United States



  1. ^ a b "Amanda Cooper". Tapology. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Amanda Cooper - Official UFC Profile". Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Blown Knee Behind Her, Amanda Bobby Cooper Ready to Impress at Invicta". 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  4. ^ "Angela Hill in for Grasso vs. Eggink, Aspen Ladd in for Orr vs. McGill at Invicta FC 16". MMAjunkie. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  5. ^ "After Finishing Second on TUF 23, Amanda Cooper Ready For Redemption". Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  6. ^ "Amanda Cooper vs. Anna Elmose added to UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast". MMAjunkie. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Amanda Cooper rallies to decision Anna Elmose". MMAjunkie. 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  8. ^ Josh Mantle (2017-08-31). "Angela Magaña vs. Amanda Cooper added to UFC 218". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  9. ^ "UFC 218 results: Amanda Cooper puts on show for home fans, dominates Angela Magana for TKO". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  10. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2018-03-14). "Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper slated for UFC 224". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  11. ^ "UFC 224 weigh-in results: Mackenzie Dern misses strawweight limit by seven pounds". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  12. ^ "UFC 224 results: Mackenzie Dern right hand drops Amanda Cooper, quick choke finishes the job". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  13. ^ "#UFCDenver adds Amanda Cooper vs Ashley Yoder - WMMA Rankings". WMMA Rankings. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  14. ^ Mike Bohn (November 8, 2018). "UFC Denver's Amanda Cooper: Loss to Mackenzie Dern taught me lesson on perfection".
  15. ^ Anderson, Jay (2018-11-10). "UFC Denver Results: Ashley Yoder Wins Split Decision Over Amanda Cooper, Judging A Head-Scratcher". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  16. ^ "Amanda Bobby". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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