Erin Blanchfield (born May 4, 1999) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a former Eddie Bravo Invitational champion. As of August 29, 2023, she is #2 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings, and as of September 5, 2023, she is #5 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.
|Born||May 4, 1999|
Elmwood Park, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Cold Blooded|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Team||Renzo Gracie Academy |
Silver Fox BJJ
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Karel Pravec|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
A native of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, Blanchfield started training jiu-jitsu at the age of seven. Two years later, she started competing in kickboxing and grappling tournaments. By the age of 12, she decided she wanted to be a professional fighter.
Mixed martial arts career edit
Early career edit
Invicta Fighting Championships edit
On February 7, 2020, Blanchfield returned to Invicta, facing Victoria Leonardo at Invicta FC 39. In the second round Blanchfield dropped Leonardo with a head kick, finishing off the technical knockout victory with punches.
Ultimate Fighting Championship edit
Blanchfield was expected to make her UFC debut as a short notice replacement for Bea Malecki against Norma Dumont on April 10, 2021 at UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland in a Bantamweight bout. In turn, the bout was pulled from the card by after Dumont missed weight by 3.5lbs.
Blanchfield was expected to face Maycee Barber, replacing Montana De La Rosa, on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269. However, Barber withdrew in early November due to undisclosed reasons, and she was replaced by Miranda Maverick. Blanchfield won the fight by unanimous decision. She furthermore set the women’s flyweight single-fight takedown record, with eight total takedowns.
Blanchfield was scheduled to face Taila Santos on February 18, 2023 at UFC Fight Night 219. When the main event fight between Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera was rescheduled for another event, Blanchfield's fight against Santos was moved up to serve as the main event. Santos dropped out of the bout after her cornermen were denied visas into the United States, and was replaced by former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Jéssica Andrade. Blanchfield won the fight via submission in round two. This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.
Personal life edit
Until 2021 Blanchfield was studying Television and Digital Media with a concentration in sports media at Montclair State University, with an aim to becoming a commentator. Blanchfield is the daughter of George and Betsy Blanchfield, and has one brother, Brendan, who is also a mixed martial artist.
Championships and accomplishments edit
Brazilian jiu-jitsu edit
- Eddie Bravo Invitational
- Eddie Bravo Invitational Champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts edit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record edit
|13 matches||12 wins||1 loss|
|Win||12–1||Taila Santos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie||August 26, 2023||3||5:00||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||11–1||Jéssica Andrade||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield||February 18, 2023||2||1:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–1||Molly McCann||Submission (kimura)||UFC 281||November 12, 2022||1||3:37||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||9–1||JJ Aldrich||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik||June 4, 2022||2||2:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Miranda Maverick||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 269||December 11, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Sarah Alpar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann||September 18, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–1||Brogan Walker-Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 41: Morandin vs. Ruiz||July 30, 2020||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||5–1||Victoria Leonardo||KO (head kick and punches)||Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins II||February 7, 2020||2||2:06||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||4–1||Gabriella Gulfin||Submission (americana)||Cage Fury FC 76||June 14, 2019||1||3:20||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Tracy Cortez||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez||February 15, 2019||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||3–0||Kay Hansen||Decision (majority)||Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson||November 16, 2018||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brittney Cloudy||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander||July 21, 2018||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||1–0||Whittany Pyles||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Cage Fury FC 70||March 24, 2018||1||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Flyweight debut.|
See also edit
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- "Erin Blanchfield promoted to black belt by Karel Pravec". bjjtribes.com. July 31, 2020.
- "UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P rankings, UFC Champions | UFC.com". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
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