FIGHTING STYLE: Muay Thai
DIVISION: Women's Flyweight
HEIGHT: 5' 4"
LEG REACH: 38.00
WEIGHT: 125 lbs.
TEAM: Chute Boxe Academy
NATIONALITY: Curitiba, Brazil
RESIDENCE: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
OUT OF: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 406
Significant Strikes Landed: 185
Jennifer Maia is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and UFC Flyweight Champion. She was born on December 10, 1987 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. After training Jiu-Jitsu from a young age, she began her professional MMA career in 2009.
Maia started her journey to becoming an elite athlete by joining the renowned Chute Boxe Academy at the age of twenty-one. Under the guidance of renowned coaches like Wanderlei Silva and Rafael Cordeiro, she developed into one of the most technical female fighters in Brazil; winning multiple titles such as Jungle Fight champion (2011) and Invicta Fighting Championship’s Interim Flyweight champion (2015).
Maia made her debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), at UFC 201 against Liz Carmouche on July 30th 2016. She showed impressive performances on both occasions with great striking defense against top contenders like Roxanne Modaferri(2018). Her hard work paid off when she scored unanimous victories over Joanne Calderwood & Vanessa Porto which established herself as one of best flyweights out there giving her shot for the title fight against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255 for Women’s flyweight championship belt .She could not dethrone reining champion but received lots of respect from fighting community for taking risks & competing with high level opponent despite being slight underdog going into fight .
Maia has been very active since joining UFC having competed twelve times so far with seven wins & four losses; making it clear that she is here to stay & show case world class skills every time octagon door closes behind her . Recently Jennifer also captured Iberian women’s featherweight championship , showcasing versatility across multiple divisions within 135 lbs weight limit( bantam weight ) through dominant performance over well rounded opponent Irene Cabello Rivera via knockout after first round ended due to head kick finish . This win showed that Jennifer has all tools necessary to compete across all levels along with willingness to challenge self by stepping outside comfort zone whenever needed
With improved striking game alongside world class grappling credentials ,it won’t be surprise if we spot Jennifer competing across different weight classes challenging opponents twice size or maybe even more than that depending upon opportunity given by promotion or any other organization promoting combat sports who decide value proposition offered by this remarkable person athletes brings onto table . Until then let’s keep our fingers crossed for upcoming matches involving “The Venuster” whose legacy is sure to leave mark long after retired from sport !