Kerry Cathleen Kasik (born 1975) is a former American professional mixed martial artist. She competed in two professional fights, once for Strikeforce and once for Bellator Fighting Championships.

Kerry Kasik
BornKerry Cathleen Kasik
1975 (age 46–47)
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
StyleMuay Thai
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofSan Diego, California
TeamAlliance Training Center[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total2
Wins2
By knockout1
Losses0
Other information
Spouse
(m. 2006; div. 2016)
Websitehttp://www.kerryvera.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kasik rose to fame as the winner of the Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls reality show on the Oxygen television network in 2007.[1] She also appeared alongside many female mixed martial artists on the Ultimate Women Challenge reality show in 2009 .[2]

Early lifeEdit

Kerry is the second daughter born to real estate agents.[1] She was enrolled in dance at an early age but through her love of Bruce Lee, she discovered Tae Kwon Do and was enrolled in classes at age six. Her older sister, Kelly Kasik is a professional ballroom dancer. Kerry also started entering amateur boxing contests when she was eighteen.[1]

MMA careerEdit

Kasik made her mixed martial arts debut on May 15, 2009 at Bellator Fighting Championships 7 and defeated Leslie Smith by unanimous decision.[3]

She later signed with Strikeforce and faced Kim Couture at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears on November 20, 2009. Vera won the fight by TKO in the first round.[4]

Vera was scheduled to face Julianna Pena at Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey on May 21, 2010 but pulled out of the fight due to an injury.[5] She has not fought since.

Personal lifeEdit

Kerry married MMA fighter Brandon Vera on February 5, 2006.[1] In September 2014, Kerry filed for divorce from Brandon.[6][7]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 2 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Kim Couture TKO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears November 20, 2009 1 3:35 Kansas City, Kansas
Win 1–0 Leslie Smith Decision (unanimous) Bellator VII May 15, 2009 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Lady Vera Enters". SHERDOG.com. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  2. ^ ""Ultimate Women Challenge" (2009) at Internet Movie Database". IMDb.com. Retrieved December 12, 2009.
  3. ^ "Kerry Vera Beats Leslie Smith in Classic Slugfest at Bellator 7". MMAFIGHTING.com. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  4. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers Results: Kerry Vera Puts A Hurting on Kim Couture". CAGEPOTATO.com. 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  5. ^ "Kerry Vera Injured, Off Strikeforce Challengers 8". MMARISING.com. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  6. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (9 December 2014). "Brandon Vera admits going through divorce: 'I found out I was getting divorced and it kind of sucked'". spin.ph.
  7. ^ Olivarez, Rick. "The controlled fury of Brandon Vera". philstar.com.

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