Julie Kedzie (born March 18, 1981) is a retired American mixed martial artist. She is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Kedzie was Greg Jackson's personal assistant at Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts. Kedzie has been working for Invicta Fighting Championships as a fight commentator and interviewer. In December 2013, Kedzie became the new matchmaker for Invicta FC.
|Born||March 18, 1981|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||64.5 in (164 cm)|
|Style||Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo from Monroe County Martial Arts|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Mixed martial arts record
- 4 HOOKnSHOOT - 2005 Women's Grand Prix Bracket
- 5 Accomplishments
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Kedzie was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Bloomington, Indiana when she was twelve so her mother could pursue a doctorate in neurobiology from Indiana University. She has a sister named Jenny Raff.
She and her sister were enrolled in Tae Kwon Do by her father when Julie was five years old.
She studied under Steve and Linda Scott at Monroe County Martial Arts. She later returned to teach a one-time mixed martial arts class.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
On February 10, 2007, Kedzie faced undefeated rising star Gina Carano in a featured bout at EliteXC: Destiny, which aired live on Showtime. She was defeated by Carano, but the fight received Fight of the Night honours.
Kedzie later signed a contract with the American Fight League, but the promotion folded and Kedzie was released from her contract.
Jackson's MMA SeriesEdit
Kedzie was scheduled to face Sarah D'Alelio at Jackson's MMA Series 2 on September 4, 2010, but the fight was canceled after Kedzie signed on to take part in the filming of the Ultimate Women Challenge reality show. The show never made it to air, and 7 contestants sued the producers, claiming they were never paid.
She then faced Kaitlin Young in a five-round title rematch at Jackson's MMA Series 4 on April 9, 2011. Kedzie defeated Young by unanimous decision to become Jackson's MMA Series Women's Bantamweight Champion.
Kedzie was scheduled to fight Amanda Nunes at the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum event on June 18, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. The bout, however, was cancelled after Nunes sustained a foot injury.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Kedzie faced Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot on December 7, 2013. She lost the fight via split decision and subsequently announced her retirement from mixed martial arts competition via Twitter.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||16 wins||13 losses|
|Loss||16–13||Bethe Correia||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||December 7, 2013||3||5:00||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Loss||16–12||Germaine de Randamie||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Loss||16–11||Miesha Tate||Submission (armbar)||Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman||August 18, 2012||3||3:28||San Diego, California, United States|
|Loss||16–10||Alexis Davis||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson||July 30, 2011||3||5:00||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States|
|Win||16–9||Kaitlin Young||Decision (unanimous)||Jackson's MMA Series 4||April 9, 2011||5||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Won Jackson's MMA Series Women's Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||15–9||Sarah D'Alelio||Decision (unanimous)||Jackson's MMA Series 3||December 18, 2010||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||14–9||Kaitlin Young||Decision (split)||Ultimate Women Challenge||September 24, 2010||3||3:00||St. George, Utah, United States|
|Win||14–8||Malissa Sherwood||Decision (unanimous)||Jackson's MMA Series 1||June 5, 2010||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||13–8||Katrina Alendal||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Life: Ultimate Freedom Throwdown||July 4, 2009||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||12–8||Sarah Schneider||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Duke City MMA Series 1||March 14, 2009||1||2:01||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||12–7||Angela Hayes||Submission (armbar)||Battlequest 8||April 11, 2008||1||4:26||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||11–7||Tonya Evinger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||January 25, 2008||1||1:43||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||11–6||Jan Finney||TKO (punches)||HOOKnSHOOT: MW Tournament||September 29, 2007||2||2:44||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||10–6||Kelly Kobold||Decision (unanimous)||BodogFight: Vancouver||August 24, 2007||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||9–6||Julia Berezikova||TKO (punches)||BodogFight: Clash of the Nations||April 14, 2007||2||2:49||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||8–6||Gina Carano||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Destiny||February 10, 2007||3||3:00||Southaven, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Amanda Buckner||Submission (guillotine choke)||BodogFight: St. Petersburg||December 16, 2006||1||2:21||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–4||Molly Helsel||Decision (majority)||HOOKnSHOOT: The Women Return||November 18, 2006||3||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–4||Jan Finney||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Meltdown||October 7, 2006||2||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Tara LaRosa||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Cage Wars||July 8, 2006||3||5:00||Chelan, Washington, United States|
|Win||6–3||Amanda Duvall||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage Indiana||May 6, 2006||1||0:18||Indiana, United States|
|Win||5–3||Sasha Mrvic||Decision (unanimous)||Combat Do Fighting Challenge 7||April 22, 2006||3||5:00||Cicero, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||4–3||Shayna Baszler||Submission (armbar)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 22||March 18, 2006||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||4–2||Molly Helsel||Decision (split)||HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||3||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States||Won 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix|
|Win||3–2||Jan Finney||Decision (unanimous)||HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||3||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–2||Missy Karr||Submission (keylock)||HOOKnSHOOT: 2005 Women's Grand Prix||November 19, 2005||1||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Jen Case||Submission (triangle choke)||HOOKnSHOOT: Arnold Classic||March 4, 2005||2||2:11||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Jen Case||Submission (armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution||November 6, 2004||1||2:51||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Terry Blair||Submission (armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT: Live||March 27, 2004||2||2:13||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
HOOKnSHOOT - 2005 Women's Grand Prix BracketEdit
This tournament was held on November 19, 2005.
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