DeAnna Bennett

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DeAnna Bennett
Born (1984-11-18) November 18, 1984 (age 35)
Fremont, California, U.S[1]
Other namesVitamin D, The Argentine Assassin
ResidenceOrem, Utah, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionStrawwweight
Flyweight
StyleKickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling
Fighting out ofSpanish Fork, Utah
TeamFour7 Fight Team Jeremy Horn's Elite Performance
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins12
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision7
Losses6
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision4
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

DeAnna Bennett (born 18 November 1984) in Fremont, California,[1] is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the Strawweight division[3] in Invicta FC since 2014.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Invicta FC[edit]

Bennett made her Invicta FC debut on September 6, 2014, at Invicta FC 8, where she defeated Michelle Ould by TKO in the second round.[4]

In her second fight for the promotion, Bennett faced Jennifer Maia on December 5, 2014, at Invicta FC 10. She won the fight by unanimous decision.[5]

Bennett next faced Norma Rueda Center on February 27, 2015, at Invicta FC 11.[6] She again won the fight by unanimous decision.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

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.[7] She faced Karine Gevorgyan in the opening round and won via TKO in the first round.[8] In the quarter finals Bennett faced Sijara Eubanks losing via first round knockout.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Bennett faced Melinda Fábián on December 1, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion#The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.[10] The fight ended as a majority draw and Bennett was subsequently released from the promotion.[11]

Invicta Fighting Championship[edit]

Bennett returned to Invicta to face Karina Rodríguez on March 24, 2018 at Invicta FC 28: Morandin vs. Jandiroba.[12] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.

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Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 12 wins 6 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 3 1
By decision 7 4
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "DeAnna Bennett Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  2. ^ "DeAnna Bennett - Official UFC Fighter PRofile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Undefeated Deanna Bennett Rocketing towards Invicta FC Flyweight Title". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  4. ^ "Invicta 8's DeAnna Bennett: Gaining Exposure, 1 Opportunity at a Time". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  5. ^ "Invicta FC 10 Results: DeAnna Bennett Earns Decision Win Over Jennifer Maia". SI. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  6. ^ "Invicta's Deanna Bennett Talks Julianna Pena Weight Cutting and Water Polo". Vice. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  7. ^ "Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: DeAnna Bennett, who used water polo to get to MMA". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  8. ^ "TUF 26 results: DeAnna Bennett grounds Karine Gevorgyan to pick up TKO victory". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  9. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 9 results: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Emily Whitmire, DeAnna Bennett vs. Sijara Eubanks". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  10. ^ "DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian added to TUF 26 Finale - MMA Mad". MMA Mad. 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  11. ^ "TUF 26 Finale results: Melinda Fabian nearly KOs DeAnna Bennett, who grinds way to majority draw". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  12. ^ "Seven fights announced for Invicta FC 28, including debut of Pearl Gonzalez". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-07.

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