|Born||13 April 1988|
Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||64.0 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Los Angeles, California|
|Rank||2nd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate |
Green belt in Krav Maga
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Justine Kish (Russian: Джастина Киш; born 13 April 1988) is a Russian-born American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight division. A former kickboxer, she was going to have her MMA debut as part of the Ultimate Fighter, but withdrew from the show due to injury.
Justine Kish was born in Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union in modern-day Russia and was adopted by an American couple. She discovered Muay Thai as a teenager, while taking up fitness, which eventually led her to competitions.
Muay Thai career
Mixed martial arts career
Kish began her professional MMA career in 2010. She has amassed an undefeated record of five wins and no losses, including a win over future The Ultimate Fighter housemate Randa Markos.
The Ultimate Fighter
Kish was the seventh pick by coach Anthony Pettis. She was expected to face Bec Rawlings in the preliminary round, but was forced out of the tournament due to a knee injury. This injury also prevented her from appearing on the finale of the show, but Kish was expected to debut with the promotion in 2015.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On June 25, 2017, Kish faced Felice Herrig and lost a unanimous decision. The loss ended her 6-fight win streak. Kish received media attention for defecating during the fight and issuing a humorous response later.
Championships and accomplishments
18 wins (9 KOs), 2 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||6 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||6–2||Ji Yeon Kim||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Return to Flyweight.|
|Loss||6–1||Felice Herrig||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||6–0||Ashley Yoder||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||3||5:00||Albany, New York, United States||Catchweight (116.4 lbs) bout; Kish missed weight.|
|Win||5–0||Nina Ansaroff||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 195||January 2, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–0||Randa Markos||Decision (unanimous)||RFA 12||January 24, 2014||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States||Strawweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Jin Tang||Decision (unanimous)||Fusion Fighting Championship 5||December 18, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||2–0||Christine Stanley||Submission (armbar)||RFA 9||August 16, 2013||2||3:00||Los Angeles, California, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||1–0||Munah Holland||Submission (triangle choke)||Ring of Combat 33||December 3, 2010||2||2:53||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Catchweight (130 lbs) bout.|
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