November 15, 1982
Woodinville, Washington, U.S.
|Residence||Lacey, Washington, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)|
|Fighting out of||Olympia, Washington|
|Team||United Training Center|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Lisa Ellis (née Ward, born November 15, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist. She has fought in HOOKnSHOOT, Smackgirl, DEEP, Bellator Fighting Championships, Invicta FC, and the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Ellis made her professional mixed martial arts debut on November 6, 2004 at HOOKnSHOOT - Evolution. She faced Mandy Stewart and was defeated by submission due to a triangle choke in the first round.
Ellis entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Molly Helsel in the second round.
Ellis made her Fatal Femmes Fighting debut at FFF 1 - Asian Invasion on February 17, 2007. She faced Masako Yoshida in the main event for the FFF Flyweight Championship. Ellis won the fight by Unanimous Decision after five rounds.
She defended her FFF title against Taeko Nagamine at FFF 2 - Girls Night Out on July 14, 2007. Ellis won the fight by rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
She returned to Fatal Femmes Fighting at FFF 3 - War of the Roses on November 3, 2007. Ellis moved up in weight to 135 pounds and faced Megumi Yabushita in a non-title fight. She defeated Yabushita by Unanimous Decision.
She faced Ana Michelle Tavares in the second round of the ReMix Tournament on April 25, 2008. Ellis was defeated by Unanimous Decision.
On May 24, 2010, Ellis announced that she had signed with Bellator Fighting Championships. She faced Stephanie Frausto at Bellator 22 and won the fight by technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Ellis signed on to be part of the Bellator Season Three 115-pound women's tournament and she faced Aisling Daly in the first round. The fight was originally scheduled for Bellator 25, but instead took place at Bellator 26 on August 26, 2010. Ellis won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighter
On July 3, 2014, it was announced that Ellis was one of the contestants on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez.
Ellis' first fight after The Ultimate Fighter was against Felice Herrig at the The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale on December 12, 2014. She lost the fight via submission in the second round.
Ellis faced Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65 as a replacement for the injured Seo Hee Ham. She lost the fight via submission in the first round and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Shoot boxing career
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||15 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||15–11||Virna Jandiroba||Submission (rear-naked choke)||F2N: Fight2Night||November 4, 2016||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||15–10||Bec Rawlings||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt||May 10, 2015||1||4:09||Adelaide, Australia|
|Loss||15–9||Felice Herrig||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale||December 12, 2014||2||3:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–8||Amy Davis||Submission (armbar)||UCS - Caged Combat 6||July 14, 2012||1||2:14||Grand Ronde, Oregon, United States||Won the UCS 110 lbs Women's Championship|
|Loss||14–8||Jessica Penne||TKO (punches)||Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen||April 28, 2012||3||2:48||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Jessica Aguilar||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 58||November 19, 2011||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||14–6||Megumi Fujii||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 31||September 30, 2010||1||1:39||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||14–5||Aisling Daly||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 26||August 26, 2010||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||13–5||Stephanie Frausto||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 22||June 17, 2010||1||2:01||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||12–5||Miku Matsumoto||Submission (armbar)||Deep: Toyama Impact||June 28, 2009||3||2:53||Toyama, Japan||For Deep Women's Lightweight Championship|
|Win||12–4||Patti Lee||Submission (reverse ankle lock)||Brawl At The Beach||July 18, 2008||2||2:44||Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Ana Michelle Tavares||Decision (unanimous)||Smackgirl - World ReMix 2008 Second Round||April 25, 2008||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11–3||Ayumi Saito||Submission (toe hold)||Smackgirl - World ReMix 2008 Opening Round||February 14, 2008||1||4:41||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–3||Megumi Yabushita||Decision (unanimous)||FFF 3 - War of the Roses||November 3, 2007||3||3:00||Ontario, California, United States||Non-Title Fight|
|Loss||9–3||Megumi Fujii||Submission (armbar)||BodogFight - Vancouver||August 24, 2007||1||4:50||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||9–2||Elisha Helsper||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Coeur d'Alene Casino - Fight Night||July 28, 2007||1||3:59||Worley, Idaho, United States|
|Win||8–2||Taeko Nagamine||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FFF 2 - Girls Night Out||July 14, 2007||1||2:37||Compton, California, United States||Defended the FFF Flyweight Championship|
|Win||7–2||Masako Yoshida||Decision (unanimous)||FFF 1 - Asian Invasion||February 17, 2007||5||2:00||Los Angeles, California, United States||Won the FFF Flyweight Championship|
|Win||6–2||Misaki Takimoto||Submission (kimura)||Smackgirl - Legend of Extreme Women||November 29, 2006||2||3:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–2||Miku Matsumoto||Submission (scarf hold armlock)||Smackgirl - Women Hold Their Ground||September 15, 2006||1||3:04||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–2||Leticia Pestova||Submission (armbar)||Valor Fighting - 4th and B||August 19, 2006||1||N/A||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||3–2||Jessica Aguilar||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 15||February 18, 2006||2||2:53||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Molly Helsel||Submission (triangle choke)||HOOKnSHOOT - 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||1||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–1||Kellyn Huehn||Submission (guillotine choke)||HOOKnSHOOT - 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||1||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–1||Roseanne Blackburn||Decision (unanimous)||National Fighting Challenge 2||February 18, 2005||3||3:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||0–1||Mandy Stewart||Submission (triangle choke)||HOOKnSHOOT - Evolution||November 6, 2004||1||0:49||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0-1||Jessica Penne||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned||September 24, 2014 (airdate)||1||3:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 20 Elimination round|
Shoot boxing record
|Shoot boxing record|
|Loss||0–1||Seo Hee Ham||Decision (unanimous)||2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup||August 25, 2012||3||2:00||Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan||2012 Girls S-Cup quarterfinal|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest
- Fatal Femmes Fighting Flyweight Champion 2007
- World Grappling Championships Gold Medallist 2007
- "Lisa Ellis Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- "Hook'nShoot Evolution Pictures". Sherdog.com. 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Ward, Modafferi and Case Win on All-Women's Card". Sherdog.com. 2007-02-18. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Ward Wins While Eying Mega Megu". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Bodog Fight - Vancouver". Sherdog.com. 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
- "Porto Out Points Akano in Fatal Femmes". Sherdog.com. 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "'Mega Megu' Victorious At Smackgirl". Sherdog.com. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Fujii-Tavares, Akano-Marquez Set for Smackgirl Finals". Sherdog.com. 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Forget Lashley-Sapp: Matsumoto Was the Real Star of the Weekend". Sherdog.com. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Lisa Ward Signs With Bellator For June Debut". MMARising.com. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Bellator Confirms Ward vs Frausto For June 17th". MMARising.com. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Ward Chokes Out Frausto At Bellator 22". MMARising.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Pene-Frausto, Ward-Daly Added To Bellator 25". MMARising.com. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Ward vs Daly Now Likely For Bellator 26". MMARising.com. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Lisa Ward Defeats Aisling Daly At Bellator 26". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
- "Fujii vs Ward, Aguilar vs Frausto Set For Bellator 31". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- "Fujii, Frausto Advance To Bellator Women's Final". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- "Four More Fights Added To Jewels: "Twelfth Ring" Card". MMARising.com. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Ward Injured, Aguilar To Face Hamasaki At "Twelfth Ring"". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "Jessica Aguilar To Rematch Lisa Ellis-Ward At Bellator 58". MMARising.com. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- "Jessica Aguilar Defeats Lisa Ellis-Ward In Bellator Rematch". MMARising.com. 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- "Invicta Fighting Championships 1 Main Card Bouts Revealed". MMARising.com. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
- "Invicta FC 1 Results: Marloes Coenen, Jessica Penne Victorious". MMARising.com. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
- "Lisa Ellis vs Amy Davis UCS Title Fight Planned For July 14". MMARising.com. 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- "Weekend Recap: Lisa Ellis, Patricia Vidonic Earn Key Victories". MMARising.com. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- "Full 'TUF 20' cast revealed, includes eight new additions". mmajunkie.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
- Matt Erickson (2013-12-11). "TUF 20 Finale adds six fights in Las Vegas, including Herrig-Ellis, Torres-Magana". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- Staff (2015-04-10). "Lisa Ellis replaces Seo Hee Ham, meets Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
- Anton Tabuena (January 7, 2015). "Report: Hatsu Hioki and Ryan Jimmo among 14 fighters released by the UFC". Bloody Elbow.
- "Rena Kubota Wins 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Tournament". MMARising.com. 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Lisa Ward Official Site". LisaWardMMA.com. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "The 135 Pound Division Blows Up". WomenTalkSports.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "'The Ultimate Fighter': Meet contestant Lisa Ellis". foxsports. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
- "US sweeps nine gold medals". Sherdog.com. 2007-09-11. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2010-08-13.