Colleen Schneider

Colleen Schneider (born March 12, 1982 in Syracuse, New York) is a retired American professional mixed martial artist. Colleen was a contestant in season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter reality competition television show.[1]

Colleen Schneider
Born (1982-03-12) March 12, 1982 (age 37)
Syracuse, New York, US
Other namesSuper Collider, Thoroughbred, Biscuit, The Beautiful Disaster, Thumper
ResidenceVienna, Austria
NationalityUnited States
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (135 lb), Flyweight (125 lb)
StyleTaekwondo, Muay Thai, Catch Wrestling
Fighting out ofGardena, CA, US
TeamCalifornia Mixed Martial Arts
TrainerChad George
Rank     2nd Degree black belt in Taekwondo
Years active2010–2018 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision4
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

She attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School in New York, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in physics. While at Berkeley, Schneider competed in and taught taekwondo, which led her to discover mixed martial arts.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit


On August 13, 2010, she made her debut for the Strikeforce promotion at Strikeforce Challengers 10 in a reserve bout for their one-night Women's Welterweight tournament.[3] She lost to future UFC bantamweight Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision after two rounds.[4]

Super Fight LeagueEdit

After going 1–4 in her first five fights, she signed with the upstart Indian promotion, the Super Fight League at SFL 2 against Cherie Buck in the flyweight division. She won the fight via TKO in the second round.

She then fought Aya Saeid Saber at SFL 6, in which she won after stopping Saber from elbow strikes in the first round.

She then competed against Sanja Sucevic at SFL 14 to crown the first SFL World Women's Flyweight Champion. After using her wrestling to control Sucevic in the first two rounds, Schneider submitted Sanja with a keylock to win her first title.[5]

She later relinquished the title in order to compete to get onto The Ultimate Fighter season 18 reality television show.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In May 2013, Dave Meltzer released a list of rumored participants on the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate and Schneider was on the list.[6] In August 2013, it was confirmed that Schneider was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.[7] In the elimination fight to get into the TUF house, Schneider faced Shayna Baszler and lost via an armbar submission in the first round.

Invicta FCEdit

Schneider made her Invicta Fighting Championships debut on February 27, 2015, against Irene Aldana. She lost the fight via submission in the first round. She returned to Invicta January 16, 2016 with a split decision win over Raquel Pa’aluhi. At Invicta 17 on May 7, 2016 she faced Tonya Evinger for the bantamweight championship but was defeated via unanimous decision.[8]

Bellator MMAEdit

In November 2016 Schneider signed for Bellator.[9] She made her debut against Chrissie Daniels at Bellator 170 on January 21, 2017. She won the fight via anaconda choke submission in the first round.

Schneider faced Kate Jackson at Bellator 182 on August 25, 2017. She lost the fight due to a catastrophic knee injury at the end of the first round.[10] The injury led to a difficult surgery and rehab, after which Schneider chose to retire from the sport. She is now pursuing a PHD in sustainable economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.


  • 2014 – FILA Submission Grappling World Championships
  • 2014 – SFL Super Fight League World Women’s Bantamweight Champion[11]
  • 2013 – SFL Super Fight League World Women’s Flyweight Champion

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 11 wins 8 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 3 4
By decision 4 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–8 Kate Jackson TKO (injury) Bellator 182 August 25, 2017 1 5:00 Verona, New York, US
Win 11–7 Chrissie Daniels Submission (anaconda choke) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 1 1:30 Inglewood, California, US
Loss 10–7 Tonya Evinger Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider May 7, 2016 5 5:00 Costa Mesa, California, US For the Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 10–6 Raquel Pa'aluhi Decision (split) Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova January 16, 2016 3 5:00 Costa Mesa, California, US
Win 9–6 Bryanna Fissori Decision (split) Pancrase 270 October 4, 2015 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–6 Diana Reyes TKO (injury) AMK III August 22, 2015 3 3:51 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 7–6 Jingnan Xiong Decision (unanimous) Kunlun Fight 26 June 6, 2015 3 5:00 Chongqing, China
Loss 6–6 Irene Aldana Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet February 27, 2015 1 1:05 Los Angeles, California, US
Win 6–5 Brenda Gonzales Decision (unanimous) SFL 35 October 4, 2014 5 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, US Won inaugural SFL America Women's bantamweight championship
Loss 5–5 DeAnna Bennett Submission (rear-naked choke) Showdown Fights 14- Heavyweight Collision June 28, 2014 1 3:02 Orem, Utah, US
Win 5–4 Christina Marks Submission (armbar) SCMMA3 - Fight to the End September 7, 2013 2 3:15 Ontario, California, US Move to bantamweight
Win 4–4 Sanja Sucevic Submission (americana) SFL 14 March 29, 2013 3 2:54 Mumbai, India Won inaugural SFL flyweight championship
Win 3–4 Aya Saeid Saber TKO (elbows) SFL 6 October 26, 2012 1 3:55 Mumbai, India
Win 2–4 Cherie Buck TKO (punches and elbows) SFL 2 April 7, 2012 2 2:29 Chandigarh, India
Loss 1–4 Vanessa Mariscal Submission (neck crank) BEP 4 June 17, 2011 3 1:40 Fletcher, North Carolina, US
Win 1–3 Amber Mann TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge - Warpath May 21, 2011 1 0:17 Placerville, California, US
Loss 0–3 Casey Noland Decision (unanimous) UWC - Ultimate Women Challenge September 24, 2010 3 3:00 St. George, Utah, United States
Loss 0–2 Liz Carmouche Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs. Taylor August 13, 2010 2 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, US
Loss 0–1 Sarah D'Alelio Submission (rear-naked choke) FE - Arctic Combat 2 March 19, 2010 2 N/A Fairbanks, Alaska, US


  1. ^ "Colleen "Bisquit" Schneider MMA Stats, Picturesm News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog.
  2. ^ "TUF Fighter: Colleen Schneider". Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce Women's Tournament Reserve Bout Set". 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  4. ^ "Miesha Tate Wins Strikeforce Women's Tournament". 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  5. ^ "Pokam, Schneider win titles". Tmes of India. March 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rumored Female Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano". May 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "'Ultimate Fighter' Season 18 cast revealed, including LaRosa, Baszler, Modafferi". 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  8. ^ "Tonya Evinger Retains Bantamweight Strap". Retrieved June 17, 2016.
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  10. ^ Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round".
  11. ^ "Colleen Schneider - Awakening Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2015-04-16.