Shanna "The Shanimal" Young


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Flyweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 65"
Weight: 125 lbs.


Shanna Young is a mixed martial artist, who is currently signed to the UFC. She began her competitive career in 2017 and quickly rose up through the ranks of the amateur MMA scene. Since then she has gone on to compete professionally at a high level and become one of the most promising prospects in all of MMA.

Young was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she graduated from high school with honors as an All-American wrestler. After finishing her education, Young decided to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts. She worked hard at perfecting her skillset and within two years had earned herself a professional contract with XFFC; an organization that promotes predominantly female fighters from around the world.

At XFFC Shanna proved she was more than capable of competing with elite athletes; taking home three victories within just two fights for them before being called up by The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At this point it became very clear that Shanna was going places – she had made it into one of the most prestigious organisations for MMA competitors across all levels of experience!

After making waves during several pre-fight interviews and weigh-ins, Shanna stepped into her first official UFC fight against American mixed martial artist Molly McCann at “UFC On ESPN: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik” back in January 2020 – where she lost via decision after three rounds. Despite this defeat however many people praised her performance as they could clearly see potential and promise within Young’s skill set due to how disciplined & composed she remained throughout each round even when under immense pressure! Following this fight Shanna went on another win streak pulling off dominant performances over fellow competitors such as Vanessa Melo & Karol Rosa which ultimately led towards securing yet another victory against Stephanie Egger earlier this year (2021).

Nowadays you can find Shanna training out of SyndicateMMA alongside some other big names within combat sports whilst also managing to find time for various activities outside those walls such as running charity events or even just spending quality time with friends/family etc whenever possible – though regardless we can be sure that when it comes to stepping inside that cage once again either later down 2021 or sometime thereafter there won’t be anyone looking forward more so than our own ‘Young Gunner’!

Fight History

Miranda Maverick
Shanna Young: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 05, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos
Gina Mazany
Shanna Young: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:11
Sat. Apr 30, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera
Stephanie Egger
Shanna Young: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:22
Sat. Oct 02, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker