Felicia Spencer

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Felicia Spencer
Born (1990-11-20) November 20, 1990 (age 28)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesFeenom
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
StyleBJJ, Kickboxing, Taekwondo
Fighting out ofOrlando, Florida, United States[1]
TeamJungle MMA
TrainerMike Lee - Head Coach[1]
RankBlack belt in Taekwondo[2]
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2][3]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total7
Wins7
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision2
Losses0
OccupationHigh School math teacher at Florida Virtual School[3]
UniversityUniversity of Central Florida[3]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Felicia Spencer (born November 20, 1990) is a Canadian mixed martial artist. She is the Invicta FC Featherweight champion and currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4]

Background[edit]

Spencer was born in Montreal, Quebec. Joining her brother, Spencer started training Tae Kwon Do at the age of four.[5] At twelve years old, she started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and added Kickboxing to her training five years later.[6] She transitioned to train MMA when she joined Jungle MMA in 2009 when she moved to Orlando where she attended University of Central Florida.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Spencer started her amateur career in 2012. After winning the first "Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA" tournament where she submitted Leanne Foster and knocked out Jessica Eve Richer at the second "Tuff-N-Uff Xtreme", [7] amassing a record of 5–1, Invicta FC signed her in 2015.[8]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Spencer made her promotional debut on September 12, 2015 at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad against Rachel Wiley.[7] She won the fight via a technical knock out in round one.[9]

Her next fight came over eighteen months later on March 25, 2017 at Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2. She faced Madison McElhaney in a Featherweight bout[10] and she won the fight via unanimous decision with the scoreboard of (30–27, 29–28, and 29–28).[11]

On July 15, 2017 Spencer faced Amy Coleman at Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella.[12] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round one.[13]

Spencer faced Akeel Al-Hameed on January 13, 2018 at Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad.[14] She won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 30–27).[15]

Spencer faced Helena Kolesnyk on July 21, 2018 at Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander.[16] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke.[17]

Spencer faced Pam Sorenson on November 16, 2018 at Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson for the vacant Invicta Featherweight title.[18] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round four.[19]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Spencer signed with the UFC in March 2019 after compiling an undefeated record of 6–0 competing in Invicta FC.[20]

Spencer made her promotional debut on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee against Megan Anderson.[21] Spencer won the fight in the first round by rear naked choke.[22]

Spencer is expected to face Cris Cyborg in the co-main event on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Spencer graduated at Lemon Bay High School before going on to earn a degree from University of Central Florida and she works as a sixth grade algebra teacher at Florida Virtual School.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
7 matches 7 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By submission 4 0
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–0 Megan Anderson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee May 18, 2019 1 3:24 Rochester, New York, United States
Win 6–0 Pam Sorenson Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson November 16, 2018 4 4:23 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States Won the vacant Invicta FC Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Helena Kolesnyk Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander July 21, 2018 2 1:47 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 4–0 Akeela Al-Hameed Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad January 13, 2018 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 3–0 Amy Coleman Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella July 15, 2017 1 3:17 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 2–0 Madison McElhaney Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II March 25, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 1–0 Rachel Wiley TKO (elbows and punches) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 1 3:32 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Lightweight debut.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Felicia Spencer". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ a b Shawn Bitter (March 17, 2019). "Welcome to the UFC: Felicia Spencer". Cageside Press.
  3. ^ a b c d Ruiz, Stephen. "Winter Park woman awaits first pro MMA fight". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  4. ^ Riggs, Drake (2019-03-10). "Invicta FC featherweight champion Felicia Spencer signed by the UFC". The Body Lock. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. ^ a b "Invicta FC 14's Felicia Spencer: Ready For Anything in Pro Debut". Combat Press. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  6. ^ "Felicia Spencer talks Invicta return, Nunes VS Rousey, 155lb division, training at Jungle MMA, career beginnings and lots more". WMMA Rankings. 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  7. ^ a b "Felicia Spencer welcomes challenge of fighting in hostile territory". AXS. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  8. ^ Sherdog.com. "Felicia". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  9. ^ "PIC: Lightweight Rachel Wiley has an entirely different forehead after Saturday night Invicta defeat". SportsJOE.ie. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  10. ^ "Felicia Spencer VS Madison McElhaney set for Invicta FC 22". WMMA Rankings. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  11. ^ "Invicta Results: Felicia Spencer Takes Out Madison McElhaney". MMA Imports. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  12. ^ "Felicia Spencer 'Confident in Every Area' Against Amy Coleman at Invicta FC 24". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  13. ^ "Wrestle World - Invicta FC 24 official results". www.pro-wrestling.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  14. ^ "Undefeated featherweight prospect Felicia Spencer to fight at Invicta FC 27". AXS. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  15. ^ "Invicta Fighting Championships 27 Results". Fightful MMA. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  16. ^ "Invicta FC 30's Felicia Spencer says co-main slot is a dream come true". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  17. ^ "Invicta FC 30 results: Jinh Yu Frey rallies to claim vacant atomweight title over stunned Minna Grusander". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  18. ^ "Felicia Spencer vs. Pam Sorenson for vacant featherweight belt headlines Invicta FC 32". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  19. ^ "Invicta FC 32 results: Felicia Spencer claims vacant title with gutsy win over Pam Sorenson". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  20. ^ Riggs, Drake (2019-03-10). "Invicta FC featherweight champion Felicia Spencer signed by the UFC". The Body Lock. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  21. ^ "Ex-Invicta FC champs Megan Anderson, Felicia Spencer meet at UFC on ESPN+ 9". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-26. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  22. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2019-05-18). "UFC Rochester Results: Felicia Spencer Upsets Megan Anderson with Quick Submission". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  23. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (2019-05-29). "Cris Cyborg vs Felicia Spencer set as UFC 240 co-main event on July 27 in Edmonton". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  24. ^ Sherdog.com. "Felicia". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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