Marina Rodriguez (fighter)

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Marina Rodríguez
BornMarina Alcalde Rodriguez[1]
(1987-04-29) April 29, 1987 (age 32)
Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil[2]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionStrawweight
Reach67 in (170 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofFlorianópolis, Brazil[1]
TeamThai Brasil
AS Team (Jiu-Jitsu)[1]
TrainerAlexandre de Souza - Jiu-Jitsu coach[1]
Marcio Malko - Muay Thai coach[1]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins12
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision6
Losses0
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marina Rodriguez (born April 29, 1987) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA). She currently competes in the Strawweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of September 23, 2019, she is #9 in the strawweight rankings.[3]

Background[edit]

Rodriguez played soccer, volley, basketball and handball when she was young and started training mma when at the age of 26.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rodriguez started her professional MMA career in 2015 and fought primarily in Brazil and amassed a record of 9-0 before competing in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Brazil - Season 1, Episode 2 .[4]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series[edit]

Rodriguez appeared in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS) |Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Brazil - Season 1, Episode 2 web-series program on August 11, 2018, facing Maria de Oliveira Neta.[5] She won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Rodriguez made her UFC debut on Non September 22, 2018 against Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders. [7] The back and forth contest was ultimately ruled a majority draw.[8]

Her next fight came on UFC on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje against Jessica Aguilar. [9] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Rodriguez faced Tecia Torres on August 10, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 14. [11] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Rodriguez faced Cynthia Calvillo, replacing injured Cláudia Gadelha, on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.[13] At the weigh-ins, Calvillo weighed in at 120.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight limit of 116. The bout against Rodriguez will be held at a catchweight. Calvillo was fined 30% her purse, which went to her opponent Rodriguez.[14] After three round of fighting, the bout ended with a draw.[15]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 12 wins 0 losses
By knockout 5 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 6 0
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 12–0–2 Cynthia Calvillo Draw (majority) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 3 5:00 Washington, D.C, United States Catchweight (120.5 lbs) bout; Calvillo missed weight.
Win 12–0–1 Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 August 10, 2019 3 5:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 11–0–1 Jessica Aguilar Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje March 30, 2019 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Draw 10–0–1 Randa Markos Draw (majority) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–0 Maria de Oliveira Neta TKO (punches) Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 2 April 11, 2018 1 3:03 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0 Natalia Cristina da Silva Decision (unanimous) Thunder Fight 14 December 16, 2017 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–0 Amanda Torres Sardinha Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 79 December 28, 2017 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 7–0 Samara Santos Cunha Decision (unanimous) Fight 2 Night 2 April 28, 2017 3 5:00 Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Win 6–0 Paula Vieira da Silva TKO (punches) Curitiba Top Fight 10 February 24, 2017 1 4:50 Curitiba, Brazil Catchweight (121 lbs) bout.
Win 5–0 Vanessa Guimaraes Submission (triangle choke) Aspera FC 41 July 9, 2016 2 1:47 São José, Brazil
Win 4–0 Márcia Oliveira TKO (punches) Floripa Fight Championship: The Big Challenge June 4, 2016 1 1:42 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 3–0 Caroline Silva TKO (knee and punches) Aspera FC 33 March 19, 2016 2 0:47 São José, Brazil
Win 2–0 Caroline Silva Decision (unanimous) Aspera FC 24 September 12, 2015 3 5:00 São José, Brazil
Win 1–0 Silvania Monteiro TKO (retirement) São José Super Fight 6 March 28, 2015 1 5:00 São José, Brazil Strawweight debut.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "UFC Sao Paulo: Get to know unbeaten Brazilian newcomer Marina Rodriguez". MMA Junkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  2. ^ a b "Marina Rodriguez | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. ^ Sherdog.com. "Marina Rodriguez MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  5. ^ Myers, Thomas (2018-08-22). "UFC's 'Contender Series' continues with three Brazilian-inspired episodes". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  6. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2018-08-31). "Dana White's Contender Series Brazil results: Season 1, Week 2 (spoilers)". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-23). "Unbeaten UFC debutante Marina Rodriguez meets Randa Markos during UFC São Paulo" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  8. ^ "UFC Sao Paulo results: Charles Oliveira wins by submission, passes Royce Gracie for UFC record". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA. "Jessica Aguilar vervangt Alexa Grasso tegen Marina Rodriguez tijdens UFC Philadelphia". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  10. ^ "UFC Philadelphia: Marina Rodriguez bloodies Jessica Aguilar for dominant decision". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  11. ^ Jon Fuentes (2019-06-19). "Breaking: Valentina Shevchenko Will Defend Title Against Liz Carmouche In UFC Montevideo Main Event". lowKickmma.com. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  12. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-08-10). "UFC Uruguay Results: Marina Rodriguez Stays Undefeated, Defeats Tecia Torres by Unanimous Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  13. ^ Redactie. "Marina Rodriguez replaces Claudia Gadelha against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC Washington". mmadan.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-24.(in Dutch)
  14. ^ Staff (2019-12-06). "UFC on ESPN 7 weigh-in results: Overeem-Rozenstruik official, but Calvillo misses by 4.5 pounds". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  15. ^ "UFC Archives". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Marina Rodriguez MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-11. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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