|Born||November 18, 1984|
Fremont, California, U.S
|Other names||Vitamin D, The Argentine Assassin|
|Residence||Orem, Utah, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Spanish Fork, Utah|
|Team||Four7 Fight Team Jeremy Horn's Elite Performance|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Bennett wrestled for American High School before graduating in 2002. She credits her "being a fat kid" for motivating her to join a kickboxing gym to stay in shape, and eventually competing in Muay Thai kickboxing.
After a short amateur MMA career in 2011, Bennett made her professional MMA debut in February 2012 for Showdown Fights. She competed for the promotion four times over the next two years, winning all of her bouts. Notably beating stand outs Sharon Jacobson, Colleen Schneider and Julianna Peña respectively.
The Ultimate Fighter
In August 2017, it was announced that Bennett would be one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound women's champion will take place. Bennett was selected seventh by coach Eddie Alvarez. She faced Karine Gevorgyan in the opening round and won via TKO in the first round. In the quarter finals Bennett faced Sijara Eubanks losing via first round knockout.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bennett faced Melinda Fábián on December 1, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion#The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. The fight ended as a majority draw and Bennett was subsequently released from the promotion.
Invicta Fighting Championship
Bennett returned to Invicta to face Karina Rodríguez on March 24, 2018 at Invicta FC 28: Morandin vs. Jandiroba. She won the fight by split decision. Bennett then entered a flyweight tournament where she defeated Miranda Maverick by unanimous decision but lost in the final in a rematch against Karina Rodriguez. Bennett will then enter the next Invicta flyweight tournament, Phoenix Series 2.
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Bennett was born in Fremont, California but currently lives in Utah and shares split custody of her dog Atlas, an American Staffordshire Terrier and Cane Corso mix.
She worked at Vivint Home Security as a Smart Home Pro in the Channel Partner Department of the Inside Sales Department at the corporate headquarters in Provo, UT.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||12–6–1||Miranda Maverick||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC Phoenix Series 2||September 6, 2019||3||3:38||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Flyweight tournament final bout.|
|Win||12–5–1||Daiana Torquato||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC Phoenix Series 2||September 6, 2019||1||3:34||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Flyweight tournament semifinal bout.|
|Win||11–5–1||Liz Tracy||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC Phoenix Series 2||September 6, 2019||1||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Flyweight tournament quarterfinal bout.|
|Loss||10–5–1||Karina Rodríguez||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 35: Bennett vs. Rodriguez II||June 7, 2019||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||10–4–1||Miranda Maverick||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez||February 15, 2019||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||9–4–1||Kelly Kobold||Decision (unanimous)||Tuff-N-Uff Fight Night||September 14, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–3–1||Karina Rodríguez||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba||March 24, 2018||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Draw||8–3–1||Melinda Fábián||Draw (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale||December 1, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Flyweight. Fábián was deducted one point in the second round for grabbing the fence.|
|Loss||8–3||Jodie Esquibel||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II||March 25, 2017||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Roxanne Modafferi||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown||March 11, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Flyweight bout.|
|Loss||8–1||Lívia Renata Souza||TKO (body kick and punches)||Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova||January 16, 2016||1||1:30||Costa Mesa, California, United States||For the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||8–0||Katja Kankaanpää||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad||September 12, 2015||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||7–0||Norma Rueda Center||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet||February 27, 2015||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States||Strawweight debut.|
|Win||6–0||Jennifer Maia||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio||December 5, 2014||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Michelle Ould||TKO (body kick)||Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada||September 6, 2014||2||1:34||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Catchweight (131.9 lbs) bout; Ould missed weight.|
|Win||4–0||Colleen Schneider||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Showdown Fights 14: Heavyweight Collision||June 28, 2014||1||3:02||Orem, Utah, United States||Bantamweight bout.|
|Win||3–0||Sharon Jacobson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Showdown Fights 13||January 24, 2014||1||2:12||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||2–0||Julianna Peña||Decision (unanimous)||Showdown Fights 10||February 8, 2013||3||5:00||Orem, Utah, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||1–0||Andrea Miller||TKO (punches)||Showdown Fights 6 - Breakout||February 24, 2012||1||2:41||Orem, Utah, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1-1||Sijara Eubanks||KO (head kick)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion||November 8, 2017 (air date)||1||1:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 26 Quarter-final round|
|Win||1-0||Karine Gevorgyan||TKO (punches)||September 6, 2017 (air date)||1||3:11||TUF 26 preliminary round|
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