Joanne "JoJo" Calderwood
FIGHTING STYLE: Muay Thai
DIVISION: Women's Flyweight
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
LEG REACH: 38.50
WEIGHT: 125 lbs.
TEAM: Dinky Ninjas Fight Team
NATIONALITY: Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
RESIDENCE: Kilmarnock, Scotland
OUT OF: Glasgow, Scotland
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 975
Significant Strikes Landed: 491
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 17
Joanne Calderwood is one of the most accomplished female MMA fighters in the world. A native of Scotland, she has competed at a number of high-level events including the UFC, Invicta Fighting Championships and Cage Warriors. She began her career as an amateur fighter in 2009 and quickly rose to prominence after winning multiple titles on both sides of the pond. Her first major title came when she became the Cage Warriors Women’s Flyweight Champion in 2011 and followed this up with a successful defense against Welsh opponent Cory McKenna two years later.
Calderwood was signed by Invicta Fighting Championships shortly thereafter and made her debut for them in 2014 where she defeated Norma Rueda Center for the promotion’s Strawweight Championship. She continued to compete successfully at this weight class until 2016 when she earned herself a call up to join UFC’s women’s flyweight division. This marked Joanne as only being the second ever Scottish born athlete to fight inside “the octagon”, setting further precedence for other UK athletes looking to make it within mixed martial arts’ biggest promotion.
In 2017 Calderwood would take part in The Ultimate Fighter 26: A New World Champion tournament which saw her crowned as that year’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner after defeating fellow contestant Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision over three rounds – becoming only third woman from Europe behind Rose Namajunas & Julianna Peña to do so since its inception back 2005/6 . This led onto more success throughout 2018 with notable wins against Kalindra Faria, Kalindra Freire & Cortney Casey subsequently ending her year off competing on arguably one of if not THE biggest main event slot at UFC Fight Night Glasgow taking on undefeated Canadian standout Valerie Letourneau – eventually losing out via split-decision but showing true grit throughout all five championship rounds proving why almost a decade prior she had become such an attraction within European Mixed Martial Arts circles too fans alike all around globe .
Moving into 2019 Calderwood continues still be active across world stage having already taken fights both inside USA & Australia during course past 12 months alone , leaving many believing that 2020 should be seen as Joanne arguably reaching peak form career wise thus far ; With challenger bouts currently scheduled across United Kingdom plus various other nations over coming months ahead expect see one Scotland’s finest athletes continue strive even greater heights current age 34!