Mara Romero Borella
|Mara Romero Borella|
3 June 1986
Ponte dell'Olio, Piacenza, Italy
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||Black belt in Judo|
Blue belt in BJJ
Black belt in Kickboxing
Black belt in Shoot Boxing
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Marachiara Romero Borella (born June 3, 1986) is an Italian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Women's Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of December 10, 2019, she is #13 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 Controversies
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Mixed martial arts career
Invicta Fighting Championships
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Kombat League
- Kombat League Bantamweight Champion (One time)
Suspension for 26 years for distributing and selling of cocaine
Borella was arrested by Italian authorities under "Operation Flanker" for distributing and selling cocaine and cannabis at sporting venues, an operation conducted by the Investigative Unit of the Carabinieri of Piacenza in Emilia and Lombardy. Borella entered into plea deals in 2012 along with 33 defendants where punishments were of up to one and four years in prison. She spent a period in prison and later under house arrest for the incident.
Borella was also suspended by the National Anti Doping Agency of Italy for 15 years for distributing and selling prohibited drugs. The same agency then added an additional 11-year suspension, for a total of 26 years, until 2044, for use of Italian sporting facilities while serving a suspension under the Italian Anti Doping Code article 4.12.3. It was reported on October 19, 2018, that Borella was free to compete in the UFC as the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) UFC anti-doping program does not consider Borella's criminal activity a violation, as it was unrelated to performance enhancement.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||12–7 (2)||Montana De La Rosa||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2||February 15, 2020||3||5:00||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||12–6 (2)||Lauren Murphy||TKO (knee and elbows)||UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler||August 3, 2019||3||1:46||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12–5 (2)||Taila Santos||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2||February 2, 2019||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||11–5 (2)||Katlyn Chookagian||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||11–4 (2)||Kalindra Faria||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 216||October 7, 2017||1||2:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–4 (2)||Milana Dudieva||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella||July 15, 2017||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||9–4 (2)||Iren Racz||Decision (unanimous)||Mushin Fighting 3||February 25, 2017||3||5:00||Nuvolera, Italy|
|Win||8–4 (2)||Maria Casanova||Submission (armbar)||Kombat League: Colosseum 4||November 26, 2016||2||2:34||Sassari, Italy|
|NC||7–4 (2)||Lena Ovchynnikova||NC (overturned)||WMMAF 2016||May 13, 2016||3||5:00||Lviv, Ukraine||Originally a split decision win for Ovchynnikova; overturned later by WMMAF after review.|
|Win||7–4 (1)||Suvi Salmimies||Decision (split)||Cage 34||February 13, 2016||3||5:00||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||6–4 (1)||Lucrezia Ria||Submission (armbar)||Kombat League: Colosseum 3||December 5, 2015||2||3:45||Sardinia, Italy|
|Loss||5–4 (1)||Jin Tang||TKO (punches)||Kunlun Fight 33||October 31, 2015||1||4:35||Changde, China|
|Loss||5–3 (1)||Stephanie Egger||TKO (corner stoppage)||Arena Fighting Games||October 4, 2015||1||5:00||Milan, Italy|
|Loss||5–2 (1)||Anna Elmose||KO (punches)||UCL 23||May 23, 2015||2||0:45||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||5–1 (1)||Liubov Tiupina||Submission (armbar)||WMMAF 2015||April 17, 2015||1||1:40||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Win||4–1 (1)||Katia Curro||TKO (punches)||Shoot Fighting Championship 16||March 7, 2015||1||4:18||Mazzano, Italy|
|NC||3–1 (1)||Donatella Panu||NC (overturned)||FIGMMA: Colosseum MMA in the Cage||December 6, 2014||1||4:00||Sassari, Italy||Originally a submission (armbar) win for Borella; overturned by FIGMMA|
|Win||3–1||Elena Bondarenko||TKO (punches)||WMMAF 2014||October 18, 2014||2||1:30||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Win||2–1||Ileana Bianzeno||Decision (unanimous)||Kombat League: Cage Fight 14||September 13, 2014||3||5:00||Venezia, Italy|
|Loss||1–1||Debi Studer||Submission (guillotine choke)||Max Monster 2||April 12, 2014||2||N/A||Sempach, Switzerland|
|Win||1–0||Sara Regini||TKO (punches)||Shoot Fighting Championship 12||March 1, 2014||1||1:33||Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy|
- "MMA, riassunto squalifica Mara Romero Borella - 4once.it". www.4once.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "Mara Romero Borella - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRYATHLETIC COMMISSION" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. October 7, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
- "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
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- "Mara Romero Borella ("Kunoichici") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- Admin (2017-07-15). "Invicta FC 24 main event now Milana Dudieva vs. Mara Romero Borella". Roll Till You Puke. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "Invicta 24: Mara Borella vence russa; brasileira Bárbara Acioly é nocauteada". sportv.globo.com/site/combate (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- Sherdog.com. "Report: Andrea Lee Removed From UFC 216 Bout Against Kalindra Faria". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "UFC's Jeff Novitzky explains exemption for Kalindra Faria and Mara Romero Borella". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "UFC 216 results: Mara Romero Borella makes easy work of Kalindra Faria for 1st-round tap". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "Mara Romero Borella e Katlyn Chookagian faccia a faccia - 4once.it". www.4once.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "UFC on FOX 27 results: Katlyn Chookagian outworks Mara Romero Borella for decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "Six fights added to UFC Fortaleza". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- "UFC Fortaleza results: Mara Romero Borella takes split call over Taila Santos". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
- Staff (2018-06-20). "Octagon returns to Newark on August 3". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
- Doherty, Dan (2019-08-03). "UFC Newark Results: Lauren Murphy Finishes Mara Romero Borella With Beautiful Knee". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
- Jay Anderson (2019-11-23). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella set for February 15, 2020". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
- "L'inchiesta - Cocaina e rugby, fermata una campionessa di body building" (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "UFC flyweight Mara Romero Borella slapped with 26-year suspension by Italian Anti Doping Agency | BJPenn.com". | BJPenn.com. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "USADA: Despite Italian ban, Mara Romero Borella cleared to fight". MMAjunkie. 2018-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- Sherdog.com. "Mara". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-09-17.