|Born||October 15, 1985|
|Other names||Polish Princess|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Krav Maga|
|Fighting out of||Łódź, Poland|
|Team||Shark Top Team Łódź|
|Mixed martial arts record|
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (born 15 October 1985) is a Polish mixed martial artist. She currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former KSW Women's Flyweight Champion. As of December 12, 2018, she is #6 in the strawweight rankings.
Mixed martial arts career
Kowalkiewicz began her mixed martial arts career at the age of sixteen when she began training in Krav Maga. She later trained in Muay Thai and decided to make it a career. She fought two amateur fights before turning pro.
Kowalkiewicz made her professional debut in her native Poland in May 2012. Over the next three-and-a-half years she amassed an undefeated record of 7 wins against no losses. She fought primarily for the Poland-based KSW promotion - where she was the Flyweight champion - and also made her U.S. debut for Invicta FC in November 2014.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In late October 2015, it was announced that Kowalkiewicz had signed with the UFC. She faced Randa Markos on December 19, 2015 at UFC on FOX 17. She was successful in her debut, winning the fight by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- Invicta Fighting Championships
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- KSW Flyweight Championship (One title defense)
- Fight of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||12 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||12–3||Jéssica Andrade||KO (punch)||UFC 228||September 8, 2018||1||1:58||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–2||Felice Herrig||Decision (split)||UFC 223||April 7, 2018||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||11–2||Jodie Esquibel||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till||October 21, 2017||3||5:00||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Loss||10–2||Cláudia Gadelha||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 212||June 3, 2017||1||3:03||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||10–1||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 205||November 12, 2016||5||5:00||New York City, New York, United States||For the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||10–0||Rose Namajunas||Decision (split)||UFC 201||July 30, 2016||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||Strawweight title eliminator. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Heather Jo Clark||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski||May 8, 2016||3||5:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||8–0||Randa Markos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2||December 19, 2015||3||5:00||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–0||Kalindra Faria||Decision (split)||KSW 30: Genesis||February 21, 2015||3||5:00||Poznań, Poland||Non-title bout. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||6–0||Mizuki Inoue||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi||November 1, 2014||3||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States||Strawweight debut. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||5–0||Jasminka Cive||Submission (armbar)||KSW 27: Cage Time||May 17, 2014||1||3:53||Gdańsk, Poland||Defended the KSW Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Simona Soukupova||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 24: Clash of the Giants||September 28, 2013||3||5:00||Łódź, Poland||Catchweight (119 lbs) bout.|
|Win||3–0||Marta Chojnoska||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KSW 23: Khalidov vs. Manhoef||June 8, 2013||1||1:11||Gdańsk, Poland||Won the vacant KSW Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Paulina Bońkowska||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation||December 1, 2012||3||5:00||Warsaw, Poland||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||1–0||Marzena Wojas||TKO (punches)||Extreme Fighting Sports 2||May 18, 2012||1||3:12||Gdynia, Poland||Catchweight (132 lbs) bout.|
Amateur mixed martial arts record
|Amateur record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Amatorska Liga MMA 18||March 4, 2012||1||4:18||Sochaczew, Poland|
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