JJ Aldrich

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JJ Aldrich
Born (1992-09-29) September 29, 1992 (age 26)[1]
Denver, Colorado, United States
ResidenceDenver, Colorado, United States
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach64 in (163 cm)
StyleTaekwondo, Boxing, BJJ
Fighting out ofWestminster, Colorado, United States
Team303 Training Center
Rank3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo[3][4]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4][5]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By decision5
By submission1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

JJ Aldrich (born September 29, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division.[6] She is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship[7] and has fought for Invicta FC.[8]


She began training in martial arts at the age of 9.[9] JJ Aldrich is of Irish Ancestry.[10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]


JJ Aldrich made her professional MMA career on November 1, 2014 at Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada[11] and she won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Her next fight come one year later on February 27, 2015 at Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet, against Jamie Moyle where she lost in round one via rear-naked choke.[12]

Aldrich was scheduled to face Daniela Kortmann on September 12, 2015 at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad; however Kortmann was forced to pull from the card due to visa issue and was replaced by Rosa Acevedo.[13]She won the fight via first round knockout.[14]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

JJ Aldrich was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia.[15] In the competition, Aldrich defeated Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision in the elimination round,[16] then lost in the quarterfinals to Tatiana Suarez in round 2 by submission via rear-naked choke.[17]

Freestyle Cage Fighting[edit]

Aldrich faced Kathina Caton on September 2016 at Freestyle Cage Fighting 53. She won the fight in round one via technical knockout.[18]

Return to Invicta[edit]

Aldrich faced Lynn Alvarez on November 18, 2016 at Invicta FC: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya and she defeated Alvarez via unanimous decision.[19]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

She signed with the UFC to fight Juliana Lima for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in Albany, New York on December 9, 2016. Aldrich was a late replacement for Lima's original opponent, Tatiana Suarez, who had to pull out of the bout due to injury.[20] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Aldrich faced South Korean fighter Chan-Mi Jeon in Jeon's UFC debut for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand on June 11, 2017.[22] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Aldrich faced Danielle Taylor on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi.[24] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Aldrich faced Polyana Viana on August 4, 2018 at UFC 227.[26] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[27]

A flyweight bout between Aldrich and Maycee Barber is scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis on March 23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.[28]

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • 2014 – Conflict MMA flyweight champion[1]
  • 2013 – Sparta Combat League (SCL) Amateur flyweight champion[1]
  • 2012 / 2013 – Destiny MMA Amateur flyweight champion[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–2 Polyana Viana Decision (unanimous) UFC 227 August 4, 2018 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 6–2 Danielle Taylor Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 5–2 Chan-Mi Jeon Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt June 11, 2017 3 5:00 Auckland, New Zealand Catchweight (118 lbs) bout; Jeon missed weight.
Loss 4–2 Juliana Lima Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov December 9, 2016 3 5:00 Albany, New York, United States
Win 4–1 Lynn Alvarez Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya November 18, 2016 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 3–1 Kathina Catron TKO (punches) FCF 53 September 17, 2016 1 3:01 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Flyweight bout.
Win 2–1 Rosa Acevedo KO (knee and punches) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 1 2:24 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 1–1 Jamie Moyle Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet February 27, 2015 1 2:20 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 1–0 Delaney Owen Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada November 1, 2014 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States Strawweight debut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "JJ Aldrich | Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ "JJ Aldrich Fight Results, Record, History, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. ^ Daniel Vreeland (June 7, 2017). "UFN Auckland Prelim Breakout Star: JJ Aldrich". MMA Manifesto.
  4. ^ a b "JJ Aldrich - About". Facebook. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "303 Training Center/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - staff". 303bjj.com. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "J.J. Aldrich to make pro debut". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  7. ^ Walshaw, Nick (11 May 2017). "Nadia Kassem the latest Aussie to break into UFC ranks". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Invicta FC 8 results: JJ Aldrich impresses in Invicta FC debut". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  9. ^ "JJ Aldrich - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  10. ^ "SportsJOE speaks to JJ Aldrich, the most Irish fighter on the Ultimate Fighter 23 - SportsJOE.ie". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  11. ^ "JJ Aldrich's next stop: Invicta FC 8 and Delaney Owen". SplitDecision MMA UK. 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  12. ^ "Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet | MMAjunkie". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  13. ^ "Rosa Acevedo Replaces Daniela Kortmann at Invicta FC 14 | Invicta Fighting Championships". www.invictafc.com. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  14. ^ "Invicta FC 14 results: Tonya Evinger stops overweight Pannie Kianzad in headliner". MMAjunkie. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  15. ^ "UFC announces contestants in 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". theScore. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  16. ^ "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 23: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". MMAjunkie. 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  17. ^ "Episode No. 3 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 23: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". MMAjunkie. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  18. ^ "JJ Aldrich vs Kathina Caton Fight Result FCF - Freestyle Cage Fight..." www.mma-core.com. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  19. ^ Sherdog.com. "Invicta FC 20 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 102: JJ Aldrich to make official promotional debut". AXS. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Juliana Lima grinds past late replacement J.J. Aldrich". MMAjunkie. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night". UFC.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  23. ^ "J.J. Aldrich: Spunky 19-year-old Chanmi Jeon was 'out of her element' at UFC-Auckland". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  24. ^ "Danielle Taylor meets J.J. Aldrich at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  25. ^ "UFC Fight Night 124 results: J.J. Aldrich outstrikes Danielle Taylor for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  26. ^ "Here are 4 new bouts added to UFC 227 at Staples Center". Press Enterprise. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  27. ^ "UFC 227 results: J.J. Aldrich uses crisp boxing to outpoint Polyana Viana". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  28. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (20 January 2019). "Several bouts announced for UFC Nashville, including Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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