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Jan Finney (born April 18, 1980)[1][2] is an American female mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the 135-pound bantamweight division.

Jan Finney
BornApril 18, 1980 (1980-04-18) (age 39)[1][2]
Springfield, Ohio, United States
Other namesCuddles
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Reach64 in (163 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofSpringfield, Ohio, United States
TrainerMike Patt, Jon Stutzman, Oscar Kallet[3]
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins11
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision4
Losses12
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Finney played softball at Kenton Ridge High School and Urbana University.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Finney made her professional MMA debut on November 6, 2004, at HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution and defeated Rikki Burnett by Unanimous Decision.[5]

She entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Julie Kedzie in the second round of the tournament. She faced Kedzie again in a rematch on October 7, 2006, at KOTC: Meltdown, but was once again defeated by Unanimous Decision.

Finney faced Keiko Tamai at BodogFight – Costa Rica on February 16, 2007.[6] She lost the fight via armbar submission in the second round.[7]

Finney was scheduled to face Gina Carano at Elite XC/K-1 HERO's Dynamite !! USA on June 2, 2007, but the fight was cancelled after Carano was forced to withdraw due to illness.[8]

Finney made her ShoXC debut on July 27, 2007, against Shayna Baszler. She was defeated by armbar submission in the first round.[9]

She faced Kedzie for a third time on September 29, 2007, in HOOKnSHOOT, but lost the fight by technical knockout in the second round.[10]

Finney is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management.[11]

Finney entered the one-night 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 24, 2007. She faced Miesha Tate in the opening round. After three rounds, the fight was ruled a Draw and went to an overtime round. Following the overtime round, the fight was again ruled a Draw and the referee awarded the victory to Tate.[12]

Finney moved up in weight to face Erin Toughill at PFC 11: All In on November 20, 2008. Finney was defeated by Unanimous Decision.[13]

Finney entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 on January 30, 2010. She defeated Lizbeth Carreiro by Unanimous Decision.[14]

On March 27, 2010, Finney defeated Adrienna Jenkins by Unanimous Decision at FCF 40 to advance to the finals of the FCF tournament.[15] However, FCF later agreed to release Finney from her contract in order for Finney to sign with Strikeforce and she was replaced in the FCF tournament final by Jenkins.[16]

Finney made her Strikeforce debut on June 26, 2010, at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum. She faced current Women's Middleweight Champion (145 lbs) Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos[17] and lost the fight via KO in the second round.[18]

Finney then faced Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro on November 19, 2010.[19] She lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[20]

Finney faced world champion boxer Holly Holm in a mixed martial arts bout at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage on September 9, 2011.[21] She was defeated by TKO in the third round.[22]

Finney was scheduled to face Kaitlin Young in the main event of Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 on October 1,[23] but withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Liz Carreiro.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

Finney once dated mixed martial arts fighter Mike Patt.[25]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 11 wins 12 losses
By knockout 6 4
By submission 1 2
By decision 4 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–12 Janice Meyer TKO (punches) IT Fight Series 48 December 10, 2016 2 2:06 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 10–12 Al-Lanna Jones TKO (punches) STFC 40 November 5, 2016 2 1:07 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 9–12 Al-Lanna Jones Decision (unanimous) IT Fight Series 38 November 21, 2015 3 5:00 Dayton, Ohio, United States
Loss 8–12 Marciea Allen Decision (unanimous) IT Fight Series 35 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Springfield, Ohio, United States
Loss 8–11 Valentina Shevchenko Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 39 February 27, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 8–10 Holly Holm TKO (body kick) Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage September 9, 2011 3 2:49 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 8–9 Liz Carmouche TKO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro November 19, 2010 3 1:30 Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Loss 8–8 Cris Cyborg TKO (knee to the body) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum June 26, 2010 2 2:56 San Jose, California, United States For Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship; Sherdog 2010 Beatdown of the Year
Win 8–7 Adrienna Jenkins Decision (split) Freestyle Cage Fighting 40 March 27, 2010 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–7 Lizbeth Carreiro Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 January 30, 2010 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–7 Brighton Hutton KO (punches) C3: Slammin Jammin Weekend 2 October 30, 2009 2 1:31 Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–7 Marissa Caldwell TKO (punches) MMA Big Show: Full Force October 24, 2009 1 N/A Florence, Indiana, United States
Loss 4–7 Erin Toughill Decision (unanimous) PPFC 11: All In November 20, 2008 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 4–6 Suzy Smith KO (punch) Brawl at the Beach July 18, 2008 2 1:33 Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 3–6 Miesha Tate Decision (referee decision) HOOKnSHOOT: BodogFight Women's Tournament November 24, 2007 4 3:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 3–5 Julie Kedzie TKO (punches) HOOKnSHOOT: MW Tournament September 27, 2007 2 2:44 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 3–4 Shayna Baszler Submission (armbar) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series July 27, 2007 1 2:40 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Loss 3–3 Keiko Tamai Submission (armbar) BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat February 16, 2007 2 3:01 Costa Rica
Win 3–2 Ginele Marquez Submission (armbar) HOOKnSHOOT: The Women Return November 18, 2006 1 3:38 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 2–2 Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Meltdown October 7, 2006 2 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Loss 2–1 Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix November 19, 2005 3 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Mystee Blackwood KO (punch) HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix November 19, 2005 1 0:38 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 Rikki Burnett Decision (unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution November 6, 2004 2 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jan Finney profile". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Jan Finney profile". AwakeningFighters.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  3. ^ "A Moment with Jan Finney". FighterGirls.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  4. ^ "'Cuddles' tough to face in the octagon". DaytonDailyNews.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  5. ^ "HOOKnSHOOT Evolution Pictures". Sherdog.com. 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  6. ^ "Jose "Pele" Landi Gets His Kicks in Bodog Fight's Paradise Lost". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-23. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  7. ^ "Bodog Fight – Costa Rica Combat". Sherdog.com. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
  8. ^ "Sick Carano Off EliteXC Card". Sherdog.com. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  9. ^ "Noons Dominates Berto on ShoXC Debut". Sherdog.com. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  10. ^ "ShoXC Returns to SHOWTIME". Sherdog.com. 2008-01-24. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  11. ^ http://prommanow.com/2016/10/04/jan-finney-rematches-allanna-jones-at-stfc-40/
  12. ^ "Bodog Fight Opens Vault For Ferocious Females". Sherdog.com. 2008-03-10. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  13. ^ "'Rhino' Gores Real at PFC 12; Oliveira Retains Title". Sherdog.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  14. ^ "Freestyle Cage Fighting 39 Live Results". MMARising.com. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  15. ^ "Baszler, Finney Advance In FCF Grand Prix". MMARising.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  16. ^ "Cris Cyborg vs Jan Finney Planned For June 26th". MMARising.com. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  17. ^ "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum". Strikeforce.com. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  18. ^ "Strikeforce: "Fedor vs Werdum" Live Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  19. ^ "Finney vs Carmouche Planned For November 19th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  20. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers 12 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
  21. ^ "Holly Holm vs Jan Finney Announced For September 9th". MMARising.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  22. ^ "Holly Holm Stops Jan Finney At "Clash In The Cage"". MMARising.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  23. ^ "Jan Finney Cleared To Face Kaitlin Young At FCF 49". MMARising.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  24. ^ "Late Changes Made To FCF 49, BlackEye 5 Fight Cards". MMARising.com. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  25. ^ "Jan Finney Interview". ProFighting-Fans.com. 2010-06-03. Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-16.

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