October 6, 1988 |
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
|Residence||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Team||Chute Boxe Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jennifer Maia (born October 6, 1988) is a Brazilian female mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division. Maia trains at the legendary Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil. She is currently signed with Invicta Fighting Championships.
Maia is currently the #2-ranked 125-pound female fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.
On March 29, 2008, Maia made her professional Boxing debut at Centri de Boxe in Curitiba, Brazil. She faced Michelle Bonassoli in an eight round bout that went the distance and saw her victorious via unanimous decision.
Her second bout was against Juliana de Aguiar, another eight round bout in which she won via points.
The last boxing match Maia competed in before transitioning into MMA was on August 5, 2009. She defeated Lorena Nancy Lopez via TKO in the fourth round.
Mixed martial arts career
Maia made her professional MMA debut on December 5, 2009. She won her first four fights, finishing each of them in the first round with three submissions and one TKO.
Maia rebounded with a second-round submission victory over Tatiane Porfirio Aguiar at Pink Fight 1 on January 29, 2012.
At Cage Warriors Fight Night 4 on March 16, 2012, Maia suffered a somewhat controversial knockout loss to future UFC fighter Sheila Gaff. At the start of the fight, when both fighters met in the center of the cage to touch gloves, Gaff unloaded a flurry of punches that knocked Maia out in just 10 seconds.
Invicta Fighting Championships
Maia made her Invicta Fighting Championships debut at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson on April 5, 2013 against former Bellator women's strawweight champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel. She won the fight via unanimous decision.
Maia then faced off against Leslie Smith in a #1 contender's fight for a shot at the flyweight championship held by Barb Honchak at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg on July 13, 2013. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|Win||14–4–1||Roxanne Modafferi||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 19: Maia vs. Modafferi||September 23, 2016||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Defended the Invicta FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||13–4–1||Vanessa Porto||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown||March 11, 2016||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won the Interim Invicta FC Flyweight Championship,Fight Of The Night|
|Win||12–4–1||Dayana Silva||Decision (majority)||Imortal FC 2: Kamikaze||December 13, 2015||3||5:00||São José dos Pinhais, Brazil|
|Win||11–4–1||Marta Souza||TKO (punches)||Samurai FC 12: Hearts on Fire||October 10, 2015||1||2:51||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||10–4–1||Stephanie Bragayrac||KO (knee)||Imortal FC 1: The Invasion||June 13, 2015||2||2:07||São José dos Pinhais, Brazil|
|Loss||9–4–1||DeAnna Bennett||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio||December 5, 2014||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–3–1||Elaine Albuquerque||Decision (unanimous)||Talent MMA Circuit 11||August 23, 2014||3||5:00||São José dos Pinhais, Brazil|
|Win||8–3–1||Mariana Morais||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Talent MMA Circuit 9||May 10, 2014||2||2:18||São José dos Pinhais, Brazil|
|Loss||7–3–1||Leslie Smith||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg||July 13, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Invicta FC flyweight title eliminator|
|Win||7–2–1||Zoila Frausto||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||April 5, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Invicta FC debut|
|Win||6–2–1||Jéssica Andrade||Decision (unanimous)||Samurai FC 9: Water vs. Fire||December 15, 2012||3||5:00||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Loss||5–2–1||Sheila Gaff||KO (punches)||Cage Warriors Fight Night 4||March 16, 2012||1||0:10||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||CWFC women's flyweight tournament semifinal|
|Win||5–1–1||Tatiane Porfirio Aguiar||Submission (armbar)||Pink Fight 1||January 29, 2012||2||1:17||Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil|
|Loss||4–1–1||Vanessa Porto||Technical Submission (armbar)||Kumite MMA Combate||October 28, 2011||2||3:55||Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Draw||4–0–1||Kalindra Faria||Draw||Power Fight Extreme 4||November 20, 2010||3||5:00||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Alessandra Silva||Submission (armbar)||Gladiators Fighting Championship 2||October 16, 2010||1||1:50||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Jenifer Haas||Submission (punches)||Challenge Mixed Martial Arts||August 7, 2010||1||1:18||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Alessandra Silva||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Power Fight Extreme 2||March 13, 2010||1||4:03||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Suelen Pinheiro Ribeiro||TKO (punches)||Brave FC 4: Explosion||December 5, 2009||1||2:01||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil||Pro debut|
- "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- "Jennifer Maia Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-09-12.
- "Vanessa Porto, Hannah Stephens Earn Weekend Victories". MMARising.com. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Pink Fight MMA Stages Successful Debut Event In Brazil". MMARising.com. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Vanessa Porto To Face Jennifer Maia In Pink Fight 2 Rematch". MMARising.com. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Sheila Gaff To Face Jennifer Maia At CWFC: Fight Night 4". MMARising.com. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Fair or Foul: Sheila Gaff Knocks Out Jennifer Maia in 10 Seconds". MMAFighting.com. 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Zoila Gurgel vs Jennifer Maia Announced For Invicta FC 5". MMARising.com. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 RESULTS". InvictaFC.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Leslie Smith drops to 125, meets Jennifer Maia in Invicta FC 6 title eliminator". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-05-01. Archived from the original on 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 RESULTS". InvictaFC.com. 2013-07-17. Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-30.