Heather Jo Clark

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Heather Jo Clark
Born (1980-09-19) September 19, 1980 (age 38)
Los Angeles, California
Other namesHurricane
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionStrawweight
Flyweight
Reach66 in (170 cm)
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
TeamXtreme Couture
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Diego Brandão[1]
Years active2010-present
Professional boxing record
Total2
Wins1
Draws1
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins8
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision3
Losses6
By knockout1
By decision5
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Heather Jo Clark (born September 19, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is also known for competing on The Ultimate Fighter for Team Melendez.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Clark made her professional MMA debut in April 2010. During the first two and a half years of her career, she amassed a record of 5 wins and 3 losses.

Bellator MMA[edit]

Clark signed with Bellator MMA in 2013 and faced Felice Herrig at Bellator 94. She lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision. Clark and Herrig would later have a rematch on their season of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Heather was the among the final 8 contestants that tried out for the TUF house, to join the 11 Invicta FC strawweights that President Dana White had acquired.[2]

Heather was Team Melendez' sixth pick and ranked 11. She was paired to take on long-time rival #6 ranked Felice Herrig for her first fight.

In episode 5 Clark and Herrig fought with Herrig walking away with the unanimous decision. After the fight, Clark said she did some "soul-searching" and apologized to Herrig, saying she wasn't going to judge her anymore, squashing their feud.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Clark made her UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale where she defeated teammate and rival Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision.[4] Heather faced Karolina Kowalkiewicz on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[5] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[6]

Clark next faced Karolina Kowalkiewicz on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[7] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Her next fight came on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson against Alexa Grasso[9] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[10]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

After almost two years hiatus, Clark joined Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) and made her promotional debut on July 21, 2018 at Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander against Kinbery Novaes.[11] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Clark is scheduled to face Mizuki Inoue on November 16, 2018 at Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson.[13]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Women's MMA Press Awards
    • 2011 KO of the year

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–6 Kinberly Novaes Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander July 21, 2018 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 7–6 Alexa Grasso Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 7–5 Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 3 5:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 7–4 Bec Rawlings Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale December 12, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–4 Hannah Cifers Decision (unanimous) XFC 26 - Night of Champions 3 October 13, 2013 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 5–4 Felice Herrig Decision (split) Bellator 94 March 28, 2013 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 5–3 Stephanie Eggink Decision (unanimous) XFC 21 - Night of Champions 2 December 7, 2012 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 5–2 Avery Vilche Submission (rear-naked choke) XFC 18 - Music City Mayhem June 22, 2012 1 1:51 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 4–2 Marianna Kheyfets TKO (doctor stoppage) XFC 16 - High Stakes February 10, 2012 1 5:00 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 4–1 Sarah Alpar Submission (rear-naked choke) FCF - Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 October 1, 2011 3 1:28 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–1 Jennifer Scott TKO (elbows) ECSC - Friday Night Fights 3 April 15, 2011 2 2:19 Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Win 2–1 April Coutino KO (punch) ECSC - Friday Night Fights 1 January 7, 2011 1 0:10 Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Win 1–1 Kyane Hampton Submission (armbar) ECSC - Evolution 1 October 30, 2010 1 1:54 Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Loss 0–1 Karina Hallinan Decision (unanimous) VFC 31 - Victory Fighting Championship April 23, 2010 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Felice Herrig Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned October 22, 2014 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 20 Elimination round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heather Jo Clark - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Full 'TUF 20' cast revealed, includes eight new additions". mmajunkie.com. July 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "'TUF 20' RECAP: EPISODE 5". sherdog.com. October 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas Set for TUF 20 Finale Main Event This Friday". cagepotato.com.
  5. ^ "Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz added to UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  6. ^ "TUF 20 Finale results: Heather Jo Clark gets last laugh despite Bec Rawlings rally". MMAjunkie. 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  7. ^ "Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz added to UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Karolina Kowalkiewicz gets past tough Heather Jo Clark". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  9. ^ "Alexa Grasso makes UFC debut against Heather Jo Clark in Mexico City". 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  10. ^ "TUF Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "Invicta FC 30 Full Lineup of Fights Released". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  12. ^ "Invicta Fighting Championships 30 Results • Page 2 | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  13. ^ "Felicia Spencer vs. Pam Sorenson for vacant featherweight belt headlines Invicta FC 32". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-02.

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