Jessica Rakoczy

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Jessica Rakoczy
Born (1977-04-14) April 14, 1977 (age 40)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Other names Ragin'
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Division Lightweight (boxing)
Flyweight (MMA)
Strawweight (MMA)
Bantamweight
Reach 68.0 in (173 cm)[1]
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Team Xtreme Couture
Trainer Dewey Cooper[2]
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[citation needed]
Master of sports in boxing[citation needed]
Years active 2000-2009, 2012-2013 (Boxing)
2009-present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total 37
Wins 33
By knockout 11
Losses 3
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 2
No contests 1
Other information
Website jessieboxing.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 13 Nov 2011

Jessica Rakoczy (born April 14, 1977) is a professional boxer and professional mixed martial arts fighter from Hamilton, Ontario and seven time women lightweight boxing champion of the world.

Boxing career[edit]

Rakoczy made her professional boxing debut in October 2000. She has earned a record of 33 wins against 3 losses, with one no contest.

She is as a 3 time WIBA World Champion and 2 time former WBC Lightweight Champion. Most recently, she won the vacant WIBA Women's International Boxing Association super bantamweight title with a win against Ada Vélez on January 24, 2013.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rakoczy made her professional MMA debut in October 2009. In five fights, she amassed a record of 1 win, 3 losses and one no contest.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In August 2013, it was announced that Rakoczy was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.[3]

Rakoczy faced Revelina Berto in the elimination fight to get into the house. Despite both women being boxers, the majority of the fight was contested on the ground, where Rakoczy won via an armbar submission in the second round.[4]

During her first tournament fight in the house, Rakoczy faced veteran Roxanne Modafferi. After losing the first round with it mostly being contested on the ground and struggling for takedowns, Rakoczy landed multiple punches on the feet in the second round. After several heavy blows landed and a slam against Modafferi's armbar attempt Rakoczy won via TKO.

In the semifinals, Rakoczy faced Raquel Pennington and won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Rakoczy faced Julianna Peña in the finals on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She lost the bout via TKO in the final seconds of the first round.

Rakoczy made her return to the UFC Octagon on April 25, 2015 in her strawweight debut against Valérie Létourneau at UFC 186 in Montreal, Quebec on April 25, 2015.[5] She lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the UFC.[6]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • IBA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • North American Boxing Association
  • NABA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • NABF Female Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • WIBA Intercontinental Lightweight Championship (1 time)

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–5 (1) Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous) UFC 186 April 25, 2015 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Strawweight debut.
Loss 1–4 (1) Julianna Peña TKO (punches and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale November 30, 2013 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–3 (1) Kristen Gatz KO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 14 September 7, 2012 1 2:19 Lemoore, California, United States
NC 0–3 (1) Jennifer Scott No Contest (overturned) Millennium Events October 9, 2010 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Initially Rakoczy won via TKO; overturned as Rakoczy tested positive for banned substance.[7]
Loss 0–3 Felice Herrig Decision (split) Bellator 14 April 15, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 0–2 Zoila Frausto Submission (armbar) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 2 1:17 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Michelle Ould TKO (punches) TPF 1: Tachi Palace Fights 1 October 8, 2009 2 1:40 Lemoore, California, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate November 27, 2013 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 semi-final
Win 2–0 Roxanne Modafferi TKO (slam & punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 25, 2013 (air date) 2 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 preliminary round
Win 1–0 Revelina Berto Submission (omoplata) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 4, 2013 (air date) 2 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 elimination round

Professional boxing record[edit]

33 Wins (12 knockouts, 21 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest[8]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 33–3 (1) Puerto Rico Ada Vélez UD (10) 2013-01-24 United States Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Won the vacant WIBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 32–3 (1) United States Brittany Cruz TKO 4 (8) 2012-05-04 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 31–3 (1) United States Jessica Mohs TKO 3 (6) 2009-07-16 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 30–3 (1) Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente UD (6) 2009-04-23 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 29–3 (1) Puerto Rico Cindy Serrano UD (8) 2008-04-17 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 28–3 (1) Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente UD (10) 2008-02-29 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Defended the NABF Female Lightweight Title.
Loss 27–3 (1) United States Ann Saccurato KO 10 (10) 2007-09-27 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Lost the WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 27–2 (1) United States Terri Blair UD (8) 2007-05-17 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 26–2 (1) United States Kelli Cofer TD 5 (10) 2007-02-22 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Cofer suffered a cut eye from an accidental headbutt. Won the vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 25–2 (1) United States Jessica Mohs TKO 2 (6) 2007-01-05 United States DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi
Win 24–2 (1) United States Tawnyah Freeman TKO 1 (8) 2006-12-14 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant NABF Female Lightweight Title.
NC 23–2 (1) Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente NC 3 (6) 2006-09-02 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Fight stopped after Rakoczy was cut from an accidental headbutt.
Win 23–2 United States Angel McNamara TKO 5 (6) 2006-04-12 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant WIBA Title.
Win 22–2 United States Terri Blair UD (8) 2006-02-23 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 21–2 United States Angel McNamara UD (6) 2005-12-02 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Loss 20–2 United States Eliza Olson UD (10) 2005-09-16 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Lost the IBA Female Lightweight Title & WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 20–1 England Jane Couch TKO 6 (10) 2005-07-21 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 19–1 Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente UD (10) 2005-04-01 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant NABA Female Lightweight Title.
Win 18–1 United States Mia St. John TKO 2 (6) 2005-02-10 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 17–1 United States Dana Kendrick TKO 1 (8) 2004-12-16 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 16–1 Canada Olivia Gerula UD (8) 2004-07-01 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 15–1 United States Gloria Ramirez UD (8) 2004-05-22 United States Warner Theatre, Fresno, California
Win 14–1 United States Mia St. John UD (8) 2004-04-15 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 13–1 United States Lisa Lewis UD (10) 2004-02-19 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Won vacant IBA Female Lightweight Title.
Loss 12–1 United States Jenifer Alcorn SD (10) 2003-01-17 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California For vacant IWBF Lightweight Title.
Win 12–0 United States Cheryl Nance KO 4 (6) 2002-11-22 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 11–0 United States Gail Muzzey TKO 1 (6) 2002-07-09 United States Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California
Win 10–0 United States Gloria Ramirez UD (6) 2002-02-17 United States Stardust Hotel & Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Win 9–0 United States Layla McCarter UD (6) 2002-02-17 United States Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8–0 United States Michelle Linden UD (6) 2001-11-09 United States Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California
Win 7–0 United States Mikee Stafford UD (6) 2001-08-18 United States Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6–0 Mexico Imelda Arias UD (4) 2001-07-08 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5–0 United States Vicky Clardy UD (6) 2001-05-20 United States Belterra Casino Resort, Elizabeth, Indiana
Win 4–0 United States Mikee Stafford UD (6) 2001-04-01 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3–0 United States Mary Wells UD (4) 2001-01-21 United States Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas
Win 2–0 United States Josephine Bracamontes TKO 1 (4) 2000-12-03 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Win 1–0 United States Chris Sepulvado TKO 2 (4) 2000-10-21 United States Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi Professional debut.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 186 Johnson vs. Horiguchi". UFC.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jessica Rakoczy Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ Staff (2013-08-15). "'Ultimate Fighter' Season 18 cast revealed, including LaRosa, Baszler, Modafferi". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  4. ^ "TUF 18 Elimination Bout: Rakoczy vs. Berto". UFC. 
  5. ^ Keith Grienke (January 17, 2015). "Title Fight & 5 Canadians Officially Announced for UFC Montreal". Top MMA News. 
  6. ^ Anton Tabuena (January 7, 2015). "Report: Hatsu Hioki and Ryan Jimmo among 14 fighters released by the UFC". Bloody Elbow. 
  7. ^ Marrocco, Steven."Bellator vet, former pro boxer Jessica Rakoczy suspended and fined by NSAC", "MMA Junkie", November 6, 2010, accessed May 4, 2011.
  8. ^ Vitali Klitschko – Boxer. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-19.