|Born||7 May 1986|
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)|
|Weight||105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jodie Esquibel (born 7 May 1986) is an American mixed martial artist . She fought for Invicta FC in the Atomweight division. She currently competes in strawweight division for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mixed martial arts career
Esquibel made her professional MMA debut in April 2011 as part of the Jackson's MMA Series. She won her first two bouts before signing with Invicta Fighting Championships.
The Ultimate Fighter
In April 2016, it was announced that Esquibel would be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia. She was defeated by Ashley Yoder via split decision in the opening qualifying round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Esquibel was scheduled to face Jessica Aguilar on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131. Aguilar successfully weighed in, but the bout was removed from the card the day of the event by the NYSAC due to a concern over a medical issue with Aguilar. The pair eventually faced each other at UFC Fight Night 133 on July 14, 2018. Esquibel lost the bout via unanimous decision.
Esquibel is scheduled to face Jessica Penne on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1. At the weigh-ins, Penne weighed in at 118 pounds, 2 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight upper limit of 116 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Penne was fined 20% of her purse which went to Esquibel. However Penne then injured herself on the morning of the fight and the bout was cancelled.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||6 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||6–4||Jessica Aguilar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov||July 14, 2018||3||5:00||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Karolina Kowalkiewicz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till||October 21, 2017||3||5:00||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Win||6–2||DeAnna Bennett||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II||March 25, 2017||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Alexa Grasso||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel||July 29, 2016||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Strawweight debut.|
|Win||5–1||Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi||November 1, 2014||3||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||4–1||Jinh Yu Frey||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada||September 6, 2014||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Alex Chambers||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||April 5, 2013||1||1:35||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||3–0||Liz McCarthy||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt||January 5, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Atomweight debut.|
|Win||2–0||Amy Riehle||Decision (unanimous)||Jackson's MMA Series 7||January 21, 2012||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Catchweight (109 lbs) bout.|
|Win||1–0||Brittany Horton||TKO (head kick and punches)||Jackson's MMA Series 4||April 9, 2011||1||3:59||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|15 fights||7 wins||7 losses|
|15||Win||7–7–1||Mayela Perez||SD||8, 3:00||May 9, 2015||Buffalo Thunder Casino, Pojoaque, New Mexico, USA||NABF female minimumweight title|
|14||Loss||6–7–1||Eileen Olszewski||UD||6, 2:00||Jan 18, 2014||Five Star Banquet, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA||vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International female flyweight title|
|13||Loss||6–6–1||Ji Hyun Park||SD||10, 2:00||Dec 11, 2011||City Gymnasium, Geoje, South Korea||International Female Boxers Association World minimumweight title|
|12||Win||6–5–1||Savanna Hill||UD||6, 2:00||Dec 3, 2010||Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|11||Loss||5–5–1||Suzannah Warner||SD||8, 2:00||Dec 4, 2009||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA||vacant NABF female minimumweight title|
|10||Loss||5–4–1||Ji Hyun Park||UD||10, 2:00||Jul 25, 2009||City Gymnasium, Bucheon, South Korea||International Female Boxers Association World minimumweight title|
|9||Loss||5–3–1||Carina Moreno||TKO||9, 1:36||Oct 23, 2008||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA||WBC World female minimumweight title Women's International Boxing Association World minimumweight title|
|8||Draw||5–2–1||Ava Knight||MD||4, 2:00||Jan 11, 2008||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|7||Win||5–2||Melissa Shaffer||SD||5, 2:00||Aug 18, 2007||Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA|
|6||Loss||4–2||Chantel Cordova||UD||4, 2:00||Jan 4, 2007||Harrah's Casino & Resort, Mayetta, Kansas, USA|
|5||Win||4–1||Holly Kunisch||TKO||1, 1:10||Dec 1, 2006||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|4||Loss||3–1||Melissa Shaffer||UD||4, 2:00||Sep 9, 2006||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA|
|3||Win||3–0||Melissa Shaffer||UD||4, 2:00||May 13, 2006||Ford Pavilion Expo NM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|2||Win||2–0||Suzannah Warner||UD||4, 2:00||Oct 28, 2005||Michael Marr Gymnasium, Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA|
|1||Win||1–0||Doreen Hilton||TKO||2, 1:39||Jun 24, 2005||sleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
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- "Invicta FC 9 Results: Jodie Esquibel Cruises To Win Over Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
- "Jodie Esquibel - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
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- "UFC announces contestants in 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". theScore. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
- "The Ultimate Fighter 23: Free Fight - Ashley Yoder vs Jodi Esquibel Full Fight MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
- "Karolina Kowalkiewicz meets 6-time Invicta FC vet Jodie Esquibel in Poland". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
- "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Karolina Kowalkiewicz overwhelms in emotional win Jodie Esquibel". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
- "Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Set For UFC Fight Night 131 | 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
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- "Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- "UFC Fight Night 133 results: Jessica Aguilar tops Jodie Esquibel for first UFC win". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
- Lee, Alexander K. (2018-12-11). "Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel announced for UFC's ESPN debut". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
- "UFC on ESPN 1 weigh-in results: Three fighters miss, but all fights set". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-16. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
- Hiergesell, Dan (2019-02-17). "Penne Vs. Esquibel Removed From UFC On ESPN 1". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
- Sherdog.com. "Jodie Esquibel MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-11.