Jessamyn Duke

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Jessamyn Duke
Born Jessamyn Laurel Duke[1]
(1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 31)
Whitesburg, Kentucky, United States
Other names The Gun
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Weight 136 lb (62 kg; 9.7 st)
Division Bantamweight (135 lb)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)[2]
Style Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Richmond, Kentucky, United States
Team Glendale Fighting Club (2013-present)
Rank      Purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 9
Wins 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 2
No contests 1
Amateur career
Total 7
Wins 5
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 1
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Other information
University Eastern Kentucky University
Notable school(s) Whitesburg High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jessamyn Laurel Duke (born June 24, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She currently competes for Invicta Fighting Championships in the women's bantamweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Duke started her amateur career in 2010. She fought mainly for Absolute Action MMA and Tuff-N-Uff. She obtained the amateur featherweight title in both organizations.[4][5]

In 2012, Duke moved to professional mixed martial arts and signed with Invicta FC.[6]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Duke made her professional and promotional debut against Suzie Montero on July 28, 2012 at Invicta FC 2. She won via TKO in the third round.[7]

Duke faced Marciea Allen on October 6, 2012 at Invicta FC 3. She won via submission due to an armbar in the first round.[8] This victory earned her a submission of the night bonus award, which was split between Duke and Stephanie Frausto, due to her submission victory over Amy Davis in the same event.[9]

Duke faced Miriam Nakamoto on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5. The result was originally a KO victory for Nakamoto, but was later overturned by the Missouri Office of Athletics to no contest due to an illegal knee.[10]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In August 2013, Duke was announced as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.[11] She defeated Laura Howarth via submission due to a triangle choke during the entry round and was the second female pick of Team Rousey.[12]

Duke faced Raquel Pennington in the elimination round. Pennington defeated Duke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)[13] and the performance earned both participants Fight of The Season honors.[14]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Duke made her promotional debut against TUF 18 teammate Peggy Morgan on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).[15]

In her second UFC fight, Duke faced Bethe Correia at UFC 172. She lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).

Duke faced Leslie Smith at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller on July 16, 2014.[16] She lost the fight via TKO early in the first round after taking several punches to the face and body.

Duke faced Elizabeth Phillips at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25, 2015 in a rematch of their amateur bout at RFA 2 - Yvel vs. Alexander.[17] Duke lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–5 (1) Cindy Dandois Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel July 29, 2016 1 1:33 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 3–4 (1) Irene Aldana TKO (punches) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 1 3:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–3 (1) Elizabeth Phillips Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 July 25, 2015 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 3–2 (1) Leslie Smith TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 1 2:24 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 3–1 (1) Bethe Correia Decision (unanimous) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win 3–0 (1) Peggy Morgan Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale November 30, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
NC 2–0 (1) Miriam Nakamoto No Contest (overturned) Invicta FC: Penne vs. Waterson April 5, 2013 1 2:20 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Originally a KO victory for Nakamoto; overturned due to an illegal knee.
Win 2–0 Marciea Allen Submission (armbar) Invicta FC: Penne vs. Sugiyama October 6, 2012 1 4:42 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 1–0 Suzie Montero TKO (elbows and punches) Invicta FC: Baszler vs. McMann July 28, 2012 3 2:32 Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate October 9, 2013 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 Quarter Final round.
Win 1–0 Laura Howarth Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 4, 2013 (air date) 1 3:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 elimination round.

Mixed martial arts amateur record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–2 Elizabeth Phillips Submission (guillotine choke) RFA 2 - Yvel vs. Alexander March 30, 2012 2 0:58 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Loss 4–2 Amanda Bell TKO (punches) Absolute Action MMA 20: Battle Against Breast Cancer 2 November 19, 2011 3 2:35 Florence, Kentucky, United States Lost the AAMMA Amateur Featherweight Championship.[19]
Win 4–1 Autumn Richardson Decision (unanimous) Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA July 1, 2011 3 3:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Featherweight Championship.
Win 3–1 Crystal Bentley Submission (rear-naked choke) Absolute Action MMA 13 May 7, 2011 2 1:29 Florence, Kentucky, United States Defended the AAMMA Amateur Featherweight Championship.
Win 2–1 Sarah Cook Submission (rear-naked choke) Absolute Action MMA 12: The Anniversary Show April 2, 2011 1 0:52 Florence, Kentucky, United States Won the AAMMA Amateur Featherweight Championship.
Loss 1–1 Ashlee Evans-Smith Decision (unanimous) Tuff-N-Uff: Las Vegas vs. 10th Planet Riverside January 7, 2011 3 2:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Alexandria Stobbe TKO (punches) Absolute Action MMA 5: Battle Against Breast Cancer October 2, 2010 1 1:42 Florence, Kentucky, United States

Personal life[edit]

Duke is a self-confessed gamer;[20][21] in an interview, Ronda Rousey claimed that Duke "pays more of her bills streaming than she does from fighting".[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Of Nevada" (PDF). Boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Barao 2". UFC.com. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Jessamyn Duke: official UFC fighter profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "AAMMA XII: The Anniversary Show official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "The Future Stars of MMA official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nathan McCarter (May 29, 2012). "MMA: Invicta Fighting Championships 2; fight card announced". Bleacherreport.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Brian Knapp (July 29, 2012). "Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann downs Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 2". Sherdog.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Brian Knapp (October 6, 2012). "Jessica Penne triangles Naho Sugiyama captures atomweight gold at Invicta FC 3". Sherdog.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Robert Sargent (October 7, 2012). "Five fighters earn bonuses at Invicta Fighting Championships 3". MMArising.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (May 15, 2013). "Jessamyn Duke successfully appeals KO loss to Miriam Nakamoto at Invicta FC 5". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ Guilherme Cruz (August 15, 2013). "TUF 18 cast revealed with male and female bantamweights". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (September 5, 2013). "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate'". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ Mike Bohn (October 10, 2013). "Episode No. 6 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate'". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Geno Mrosko (December 1, 2013). "Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 season bonuses: Rakoczy, Duke, Pennington, and Moras bank $25K". MMAmania.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (November 30, 2013). "TUF 18 Finale results: Jessamyn Duke punches way past Peggy Morgan". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ Dave Doyle (2014-06-10). "Jessamyn Duke, Leslie Smith will face off at Atlantic City UFC Fight Night card". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  17. ^ "Duke to face Phillips in Chicago at UFC Fight Night - LA Times". Glendalenewspress.com. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  18. ^ "AAMMA XIII official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  19. ^ Gary Thomas (November 11, 2011). ""Absolute Action MMA 20: Battle Against Breast Cancer 2" results and play-by-play". ProMMAnow.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Jessamyn Duke reveals her gamer side". Cage Pages. 
  21. ^ MMA Latest (23 June 2015). "Reinvented Jessamyn Duke Ready To Return To The Octagon". MMA Latest - Bringing you worldwide MMA news. 
  22. ^ "Ronda Rousey Interview: "I've Always Wanted to Be Samus"". GameSpot.