Jan Finney

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Jan Finney
Born April 18, 1980 (1980-04-18) (age 36)[1][2]
Springfield, Ohio, United States
Other names Cuddles
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)[2]
Fighting out of Springfield, Ohio, United States
Trainer Mike Patt, Jon Stutzman, Oscar Kallet[3]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 8
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Losses 12
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jan Finney (born April 18, 1980)[1][2] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] She lost the fight via armbar submission in the second round.[7]

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.[8]

Finney made her ShoXC debut on July 27, 2007 against Shayna Baszler. She was defeated by armbar submission in the first round.[9]

She faced Kedzie for a third time on September 29, 2007 in HOOKnSHOOT, but lost the fight by technical knockout in the second round.[10]

Finney is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management [11]

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.[12]

Finney moved up in weight to face Erin Toughill at PFC 11: All In on November 20, 2008. Finney was defeated by Unanimous Decision.[13]

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.[14]

On March 27, 2010, Finney defeated Adrienna Jenkins by Unanimous Decision at FCF 40 to advance to the finals of the FCF tournament.[15] 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.[16]

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[17] and lost the fight via KO in the second round.[18]

Finney then faced Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro on November 19, 2010.[19] She lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[20]

Finney faced world champion boxer Holly Holm in a mixed martial arts bout at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage on September 9, 2011.[21] She was defeated by TKO in the third round.[22]

Finney was scheduled to face Kaitlin Young in the main event of Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 on October 1,[23] but withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Liz Carreiro.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Finney once dated mixed martial arts fighter Mike Patt.[25]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–12 Marciea Allen Decision (unanimous) IT Fight Series 35 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Springfield, Ohio, United States
Loss 8–11 Valentina 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jan Finney profile". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jan Finney profile". AwakeningFighters.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  3. ^ "A Moment with Jan Finney". FighterGirls.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  4. ^ "'Cuddles' tough to face in the octagon". DaytonDailyNews.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  5. ^ "HOOKnSHOOT Evolution Pictures". Sherdog.com. 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Jose "Pele" Landi Gets His Kicks in Bodog Fight's Paradise Lost". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Bodog Fight – Costa Rica Combat". Sherdog.com. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Sick Carano Off EliteXC Card". Sherdog.com. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Noons Dominates Berto on ShoXC Debut". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  10. ^ "ShoXC Returns to SHOWTIME". Sherdog.com. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  11. ^ http://prommanow.com/2016/10/04/jan-finney-rematches-allanna-jones-at-stfc-40/
  12. ^ "Bodog Fight Opens Vault For Ferocious Females". Sherdog.com. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  13. ^ "'Rhino' Gores Real at PFC 12; Oliveira Retains Title". Sherdog.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  14. ^ "Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 Live Results". MMARising.com. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  15. ^ "Baszler, Finney Advance In FCF Grand Prix". MMARising.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  16. ^ "Cris Cyborg vs Jan Finney Planned For June 26th". MMARising.com. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  17. ^ "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum". Strikeforce.com. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  18. ^ "Strikeforce: "Fedor vs Werdum" Live Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  19. ^ "Finney vs Carmouche Planned For November 19th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  20. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers 12 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  21. ^ "Holly Holm vs Jan Finney Announced For September 9th". MMARising.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  22. ^ "Holly Holm Stops Jan Finney At "Clash In The Cage"". MMARising.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  23. ^ "Jan Finney Cleared To Face Kaitlin Young At FCF 49". MMARising.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  24. ^ "Late Changes Made To FCF 49, BlackEye 5 Fight Cards". MMARising.com. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  25. ^ "Jan Finney Interview". ProFighting-Fans.com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 

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