October 20, 1987|
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
|Other names||Spider Monkey|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Style||Wrestling, Boxing, BJJ,Kickboxing|
|Fighting out of||Temecula, California, United States|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Feliciano|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Yoder was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. At the age of three, her parents got divorced. and she and her brother were raised by her mother. During her high school years, Yoder was involved in cheerleading, dance and competed in track and field. She attended Indiana University and received two Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice and African American Diaspora Studies. Prior to starting to fight professionally, Yoder worked as a lifeguard.
On her 18th birthday, Yoder lost her brother in a car accident, followed by the death of her cousin two years later. She started training in MMA after a friend introduced her to the combat sport. Yoder only fell in love with mixed martial arts after she had her first fight. Prior to that, she mainly used MMA as a channel to vent out her anger of the loss of her brother.
Yoder participated in the UFC The Ultimate Fighter 20 tryout, but did not make the cut to be a cast member. She attempted to make it into the show again in April 2016, trying out for TUF 23. Yoder was chosen to appear on that season of TUF, and was signed by UFC later that year.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
Yoder competed in strawweight card under Joanna Jędrzejczyk's team in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in April 2016, produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 23, also known as The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia. Yoder took on Jodie Esquibel on round 1 and she edged over Esquibel and won the fight via split decision. Yoder moved on to face Kate Jackson on Elimination Round and she lost the fight via unanimous decision of (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Yoder made her promotional debut on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in Albany, New York against Justine Kish. At the weight-in Kish came in at 116.4 Ibs, over the strawweight limit of 116 Ibs, and she was fined 20% of her pay to Yoder. She lost the fight via unanimous decision with the scorecards 29-28 across the board.
Yoder is a dog lover and owns a dog named "Beth".
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||5 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||5–4||Mackenzie Dern||Decision (split)||UFC 222||March 3, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–3||Angela Hill||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale||July 7, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Justine Kish||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||3||5:00||Albany, New York, United States|
|Win||5–1||Amber Brown||Submission (armbar)||Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya||November 18, 2016||2||2:31||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Catchweight (117 lbs) bout; Yoder missed weight.|
|Win||4–1||Angela Danzig||Submission (armbar)||BAMMA USA: Badbeat 17||October 2, 2015||1||4:50||Commerce, California, United States|
|Win||3–1||Liz Tracy||Decision (split)||BAMMA USA: Badbeat 16||June 9, 2015||3||5:00||Commerce, California, United States||Catchweight (118 lbs) bout.|
|Win||2–1||Misha Nassiri||Submission (armbar)||BAMMA USA: Badbeat 14||January 9, 2015||1||1:02||Commerce, California, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Maria Rios||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA USA: Badbeat 13||October 10, 2014||3||3:00||Commerce, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Catalina Madril||Submission (armbar)||Gladiator Challenge: Uprising||February 1, 2014||1||0:15||San Jacinto, California, United States|
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