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Jessica Rakoczy (born April 14, 1977) is a professional boxer and professional mixed martial arts fighter from Hamilton, Ontario and seven time women lightweight boxing champion of the world.

Jessica Rakoczy
Born (1977-04-14) April 14, 1977 (age 42)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Other namesRagin'
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionLightweight (boxing)
Flyweight (MMA)
Strawweight (MMA)
Bantamweight
Reach68.0 in (173 cm)[1]
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofHamilton, Ontario, Canada
TeamXtreme Couture
TrainerDewey Cooper[2]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[citation needed]
Master of sports in boxing[citation needed]
Years active2000-2009, 2012-2013 (Boxing)
2009-present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total37
Wins33
By knockout11
Losses3
By knockout1
No contests1
Mixed martial arts record
Total7
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses5
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Websitejessieboxing.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 13 Nov 2011

Boxing careerEdit

Rakoczy made her professional boxing debut in October 2000. She has earned a record of 33 wins against 3 losses, with one no contest.

She is as a 3 time WIBA World Champion and 2 time former WBC Lightweight Champion. Most recently, she won the vacant WIBA Women's International Boxing Association super bantamweight title with a win against Ada Vélez on January 24, 2013.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Rakoczy made her professional MMA debut in October 2009. In five fights, she amassed a record of 1 win, 3 losses and one no contest.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In August 2013, it was announced that Rakoczy was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.[3]

Rakoczy faced Revelina Berto in the elimination fight to get into the house. Despite both women being boxers, the majority of the fight was contested on the ground, where Rakoczy won via an armbar submission in the second round.[4]

During her first tournament fight in the house, Rakoczy faced veteran Roxanne Modafferi. After losing the first round with it mostly being contested on the ground and struggling for takedowns, Rakoczy landed multiple punches on the feet in the second round. After several heavy blows landed and a slam against Modafferi's armbar attempt Rakoczy won via TKO.

In the semifinals, Rakoczy faced Raquel Pennington and won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Rakoczy faced Julianna Peña in the finals on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She lost the bout via TKO in the final seconds of the first round.

Rakoczy made her return to the UFC Octagon on April 25, 2015 in her strawweight debut against Valérie Létourneau at UFC 186 in Montreal, Quebec on April 25, 2015.[5] She lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the UFC.[6]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

BoxingEdit

  • IBA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • North American Boxing Association
  • NABA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • NABF Female Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • WIBA Intercontinental Lightweight Championship (1 time)

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
7 matches 1 win 5 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 0 1
By decision 0 2
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–5 (1) Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous) UFC 186 April 25, 2015 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Strawweight debut.
Loss 1–4 (1) Julianna Peña TKO (punches and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale November 30, 2013 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate women's Bantamweight tournament final.
Win 1–3 (1) Kristen Gatz KO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 14 September 7, 2012 1 2:19 Lemoore, California, United States
NC 0–3 (1) Jennifer Scott No Contest (overturned) Millennium Events October 9, 2010 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Initially Rakoczy won via TKO; overturned as Rakoczy tested positive for banned substance.[7]
Loss 0–3 Felice Herrig Decision (split) Bellator 14 April 15, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 0–2 Zoila Frausto Submission (armbar) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 2 1:17 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Michelle Ould TKO (punches) TPF 1: Tachi Palace Fights 1 October 8, 2009 2 1:40 Lemoore, California, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate November 27, 2013 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 semi-final
Win 2–0 Roxanne Modafferi TKO (slam & punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 25, 2013 (air date) 2 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 preliminary round
Win 1–0 Revelina Berto Submission (omoplata) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 4, 2013 (air date) 2 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 18 elimination round

Professional boxing recordEdit

33 Wins (12 knockouts, 21 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest[8]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 33–3 (1)   Ada Vélez UD (10) 2013-01-24   Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Won the vacant WIBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 32–3 (1)   Brittany Cruz TKO 4 (8) 2012-05-04   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 31–3 (1)   Jessica Mohs TKO 3 (6) 2009-07-16   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 30–3 (1)   Belinda Laracuente UD (6) 2009-04-23   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 29–3 (1)   Cindy Serrano UD (8) 2008-04-17   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 28–3 (1)   Belinda Laracuente UD (10) 2008-02-29   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Defended the NABF Female Lightweight Title.
Loss 27–3 (1)   Ann Saccurato KO 10 (10) 2007-09-27   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Lost the WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 27–2 (1)   Terri Blair UD (8) 2007-05-17   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 26–2 (1)   Kelli Cofer TD 5 (10) 2007-02-22   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Cofer suffered a cut eye from an accidental headbutt. Won the vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 25–2 (1)   Jessica Mohs TKO 2 (6) 2007-01-05   DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi
Win 24–2 (1)   Tawnyah Freeman TKO 1 (8) 2006-12-14   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant NABF Female Lightweight Title.
NC 23–2 (1)   Belinda Laracuente NC 3 (6) 2006-09-02   Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Fight stopped after Rakoczy was cut from an accidental headbutt.
Win 23–2   Angel McNamara TKO 5 (6) 2006-04-12   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant WIBA Title.
Win 22–2   Terri Blair UD (8) 2006-02-23   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 21–2   Angel McNamara UD (6) 2005-12-02   Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Loss 20–2   Eliza Olson UD (10) 2005-09-16   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Lost the IBA Female Lightweight Title & WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 20–1   Jane Couch TKO 6 (10) 2005-07-21   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win 19–1   Belinda Laracuente UD (10) 2005-04-01   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant NABA Female Lightweight Title.
Win 18–1   Mia St. John TKO 2 (6) 2005-02-10   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 17–1   Dana Kendrick TKO 1 (8) 2004-12-16   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 16–1   Olivia Gerula UD (8) 2004-07-01   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 15–1   Gloria Ramirez UD (8) 2004-05-22   Warner Theatre, Fresno, California
Win 14–1   Mia St. John UD (8) 2004-04-15   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 13–1   Lisa Lewis UD (10) 2004-02-19   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Won vacant IBA Female Lightweight Title.
Loss 12–1   Jenifer Alcorn SD (10) 2003-01-17   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California For vacant IWBF Lightweight Title.
Win 12–0   Cheryl Nance KO 4 (6) 2002-11-22   Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 11–0   Gail Muzzey TKO 1 (6) 2002-07-09   Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California
Win 10–0   Gloria Ramirez UD (6) 2002-02-17   Stardust Hotel & Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Win 9–0   Layla McCarter UD (6) 2002-02-17   Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8–0   Michelle Linden UD (6) 2001-11-09   Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California
Win 7–0   Mikee Stafford UD (6) 2001-08-18   Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6–0   Imelda Arias UD (4) 2001-07-08   Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5–0   Vicky Clardy UD (6) 2001-05-20   Belterra Casino Resort, Elizabeth, Indiana
Win 4–0   Mikee Stafford UD (6) 2001-04-01   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3–0   Mary Wells UD (4) 2001-01-21   Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas
Win 2–0   Josephine Bracamontes TKO 1 (4) 2000-12-03   Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Win 1–0   Chris Sepulvado TKO 2 (4) 2000-10-21   Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi Professional debut.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 186 Johnson vs. Horiguchi". UFC.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jessica Rakoczy Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ Staff (2013-08-15). "'Ultimate Fighter' Season 18 cast revealed, including LaRosa, Baszler, Modafferi". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  4. ^ "TUF 18 Elimination Bout: Rakoczy vs. Berto". UFC.
  5. ^ Keith Grienke (January 17, 2015). "Title Fight & 5 Canadians Officially Announced for UFC Montreal". Top MMA News.
  6. ^ Anton Tabuena (January 7, 2015). "Report: Hatsu Hioki and Ryan Jimmo among 14 fighters released by the UFC". Bloody Elbow.
  7. ^ Marrocco, Steven."Bellator vet, former pro boxer Jessica Rakoczy suspended and fined by NSAC" Archived 2011-10-20 at the Wayback Machine, "MMA Junkie", November 6, 2010, accessed May 4, 2011.
  8. ^ Vitali Klitschko – Boxer. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-19.

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