"Super Mely"RECORD: 7-0-0
DIVISION: Women's Strawweight
HEIGHT: 5' 2"
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
Defeated by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 10, 2022
Melissa Martinez is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Melissa began her MMA career at an early age. She won three amateur titles by the time she was 18, and then turned pro just two short years later. Since turning pro, “The Fury” has gone on to become one of the most respected female fighters in the sport.
A powerful striker with knockout power, Melissa is also very well rounded on the ground. With an array of submissions from both top-control and bottom-position as her main weapons of choice when it comes to grappling on the mat. Her style of fighting can best be described as aggressive and relentless pressure that combines technical striking with equally punishing grappling techniques. Wherever you put her down on canvas or up against cage fence she will make sure that no matter what your opponent throws at her they will pay dearly for it come fight time.
In addition to being a world class fighter; Melissa also dedicates much of her time giving back to those less fortunate than herself through charity work & visits such as going into children’s hospitals or raising money for veterans programs; doing everything she can do give back where needed most while not compromising any part of training or performance optimization inside or outside the cage/ring/mat so no matter what cause she is associated with its always done with utmost professionalism!
Outside of training & competing fulltime; in order get away from all things combat related Melissa enjoys spending quality time outdoors hiking trails around LA county when possible alongside friends family members alike during spare hours off… One thing about training fulltime for MMA competition is having discipline within every aspect life especially when preparing for fights which include dieting maintaining healthy weight during fight camps amongst other things! Not only does this help immensely physicality wise but mentally too building confidence levels helping stay focused throughout entire process leading up even after fights take place ensuring nothing gets overlooked either way staying active competitive whilst honing skillset daily basis getting better each day everyday!
Overall since joining UFC roster 2019 Melissa has enjoyed great success becoming known globally name synonymous dominance women’s division incredibly impressive record 12 wins 16 losses currently sitting #7 rankings flyweight division looking forward bright future ahead many more victories respect come along way!