Jan Finney

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Jan Finney
Born Springfield, Ohio, United States
Other names Cuddles
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Reach 64.0 inches (1.63 m)[1]
Fighting out of Springfield, Ohio
Trainer Mike Patt, Jon Stutzman, Oscar Kallet[2]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 8
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Losses 11
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jan Finney is an American female mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the 135-pound bantamweight division.

Early life[edit]

Finney played softball at Kenton Ridge High School and Urbana University.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Finney made her professional MMA debut on November 6, 2004 at HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution and defeated Rikki Burnett by Unanimous Decision.[4]

She entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Julie Kedzie in the second round of the tournament. She faced Kedzie again in a rematch on October 7, 2006 at KOTC: Meltdown, but was once again defeated by Unanimous Decision.

Finney faced Keiko Tamai at BodogFight - Costa Rica on February 16, 2007.[5] She lost the fight via armbar submission in the second round.[6]

Finney was scheduled to face Gina Carano at Elite XC/K-1 HERO's Dynamite!! USA on June 2, 2007, but the fight was cancelled after Carano was forced to withdraw due to illness.[7]

Finney made her ShoXC debut on July 27, 2007 against Shayna Baszler. She was defeated by armbar submission in the first round.[8]

She faced Kedzie for a third time on September 29, 2007 in HOOKnSHOOT, but lost the fight by technical knockout in the second round.[9]

Finney entered the one-night 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 24, 2007. She faced Miesha Tate in the opening round. After three rounds, the fight was ruled a Draw and went to an overtime round. Following the overtime round, the fight was again ruled a Draw and the referee awarded the victory to Tate.[10]

Finney moved up in weight to face Erin Toughill at PFC 11: All In on November 20, 2008. Finney was defeated by Unanimous Decision.[11]

Finney entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 on January 30, 2010. She defeated Lizbeth Carreiro by Unanimous Decision.[12]

On March 27, 2010, Finney defeated Adrienna Jenkins by Unanimous Decision at FCF 40 to advance to the finals of the FCF tournament.[13] However, FCF later agreed to release Finney from her contract in order for Finney to sign with Strikeforce and she was replaced in the FCF tournament final by Jenkins.[14]

Finney made her Strikeforce debut on June 26, 2010 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum. She faced current Women's Middleweight Champion (145 lbs) Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos[15] and lost the fight via KO in the second round.[16]

Finney then faced Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro on November 19, 2010.[17] She lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[18]

Finney faced world champion boxer Holly Holm in a mixed martial arts bout at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage on September 9, 2011.[19] She was defeated by TKO in the third round.[20]

Finney was scheduled to face Kaitlin Young in the main event of Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 on October 1,[21] but withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Liz Carreiro.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Finney once dated mixed martial arts fighter Mike Patt.[23]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–11 Valentia Shevchenko Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 39 February 27, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 8–10 Holly Holm TKO (body kick) Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage September 9, 2011 3 2:49 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 8–9 Liz Carmouche TKO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro November 19, 2010 3 1:30 Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Loss 8–8 Cristiane Justino TKO (knee to the body) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum June 26, 2010 2 2:56 San Jose, California, United States For Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship; Sherdog 2010 Beatdown of the Year
Win 8–7 Adrienna Jenkins Decision (split) Freestyle Cage Fighting 40 March 27, 2010 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–7 Lizbeth Carreiro Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 January 30, 2010 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–7 Brighton Hutton KO (punches) C3: Slammin Jammin Weekend 2 October 30, 2009 2 1:31 Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–7 Marissa Caldwell TKO (punches) MMA Big Show: Full Force October 24, 2009 1 N/A Florence, Indiana, United States
Loss 4–7 Erin Toughill Decision (unanimous) PPFC 11: All In November 20, 2008 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 4–6 Suzy Smith KO (punch) Brawl at the Beach July 18, 2008 2 1:33 Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 3–6 Miesha Tate Decision (referee decision) HOOKnSHOOT: BodogFight Women's Tournament November 24, 2007 4 3:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 3–5 Julie Kedzie TKO (punches) HOOKnSHOOT: MW Tournament September 27, 2007 2 2:44 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 3–4 Shayna Baszler Submission (armbar) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series July 27, 2007 1 2:40 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Loss 3–3 Keiko Tamai Submission (armbar) BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat February 16, 2007 2 3:01 Costa Rica
Win 3–2 Ginele Marquez Submission (armbar) HOOKnSHOOT: The Women Return November 18, 2006 1 3:38 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 2–2 Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Meltdown October 7, 2006 2 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Loss 2–1 Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix November 19, 2005 3 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Mystee Blackwood KO (punch) HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix November 19, 2005 1 0:38 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 Rikki Burnett Decision (unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution November 6, 2004 2 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States


  1. ^ "Jan Finney Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "A Moment with Jan Finney". FighterGirls.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ "'Cuddles' tough to face in the octagon". DaytonDailyNews.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  4. ^ "HOOKnSHOOT Evolution Pictures". Sherdog.com. 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Jose "Pele" Landi Gets His Kicks in Bodog Fight's Paradise Lost". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Bodog Fight - Costa Rica Combat". Sherdog.com. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Sick Carano Off EliteXC Card". Sherdog.com. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Noons Dominates Berto on ShoXC Debut". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  9. ^ "ShoXC Returns to SHOWTIME". Sherdog.com. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  10. ^ "Bodog Fight Opens Vault For Ferocious Females". Sherdog.com. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  11. ^ "'Rhino' Gores Real at PFC 12; Oliveira Retains Title". Sherdog.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  12. ^ "Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 Live Results". MMARising.com. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  13. ^ "Baszler, Finney Advance In FCF Grand Prix". MMARising.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  14. ^ "Cris Cyborg vs Jan Finney Planned For June 26th". MMARising.com. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  15. ^ "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum". Strikeforce.com. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  16. ^ "Strikeforce: "Fedor vs Werdum" Live Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  17. ^ "Finney vs Carmouche Planned For November 19th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  18. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers 12 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  19. ^ "Holly Holm vs Jan Finney Announced For September 9th". MMARising.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  20. ^ "Holly Holm Stops Jan Finney At "Clash In The Cage"". MMARising.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  21. ^ "Jan Finney Cleared To Face Kaitlin Young At FCF 49". MMARising.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  22. ^ "Late Changes Made To FCF 49, BlackEye 5 Fight Cards". MMARising.com. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  23. ^ "Jan Finney Interview". ProFighting-Fans.com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 

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