Lucie Pudilová (born June 13, 1994) is a Czech female mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[2] She was the Gladiator Championship Fighting Bantamweight female champion in Czech Republic.[6]

Lucie Pudilová
Born (1994-06-13) June 13, 1994 (age 29)[1]
Příbram, Czech Republic[2]
Other namesBullet
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Reach67.5[1] in (171 cm)
Fighting out ofPříbram, Czech Republic[2]
TeamKBC Příbram-MMA[3]
TrainerLadislav Erdélyi [4] John Kavanagh[5]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[citation needed]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision9
By submission1
By decision7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background Edit

Pudilová started training MMA when she was 16 years old.[2] She worked with her coach, Ladislav Erdélyi, to achieve her goal of fighting in the UFC.[4]

Mixed martial arts career Edit

Early career Edit

Pudilová fought most of her early MMA career in Europe.[3] Her win over Melinda Fábián, an The Ultimate Fighter 26 contestant, earned her the title of Bantamweight Champion for the Gladiator Championship Fighting promotion in Czech Republic.[7][8] Pudilová amassed a record of 6–1 prior to being signed by UFC, with the one loss to Lina Länsberg.[2] Pudilová is the third Czech to be signed by UFC.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship Edit

Pudilová made her promotion debut on March 18, 2017, replacing injured Veronica Macedo,[10] at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson against Lina Länsberg in a rematch in London.[11] After three close rounds of fierce fighting, she lost the fight via unanimous decision.[12][13][14] At the post fight interview, Länsberg, with a badly battered right eye, argued that she might think Pudilová had done enough to be declared the winner.[15] However, a majority of the media score cards still agreed with the judges and saw Länsberg as the winner.[16]

Her second fight came on June 17, 2017, in Singapore at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia.[17] She faced Ji Yeon Kim and won the fight via unanimous decision.[18][19]

Pudilová faced Sarah Moras on February 18, 2018, at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros.[20] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[21]

Pudilová faced Irene Aldana on September 8, 2018, at UFC 228.[22] She lost the close fight via split decision.[23] This fight earned her the Fight of the Night award.[24]

Pudilová faced Liz Carmouche on February 23, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 3.[25] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[26]

Pudilová faced Antonina Shevchenko on August 3, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 5.[27] She lost the fight via technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.[28] Despite the loss, the bout earned Pudilová her second Fight of the Night bonus award.[29]

Pudilová faced Justine Kish on January 25, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 166.[30] She lost he fight via unanimous decision.[31]

Pudilová was released by the UFC on February 11, 2020.[32]

Regional circuit Edit

After her release from the UFC, Pudilová returned to the European regional circuit. She entered a tournament organized under the banner of a Czech promotion Oktagon MMA, "Underground". All fights in the tournament were officially recorded as exhibition bouts, with 3 minute rounds and a slightly modified ruleset. In the quarterfinals round she faced an 18 year old amateur fighter Tereza Bledá, in a main event at Oktagon Underground 3 held on May 25, 2020. She lost the fight by unanimous decision, getting eliminated from the tournament. With this loss, her losing streak was extended to 5.[33]

Pudilová was scheduled to face Maguy Berchel on August 19, 2020, at Noc Bojovníků in Dobříš. However, a few days before the event Berchel reacted with confusion to a social media post about the match, and subsequently claimed that the fight with Pudilová was never offered to her. The event's promoter maintained that the bout was set up and agreed upon with Berchel's management.[34] It was announced that a replacement is being sought for Pudilová, but the event was eventually cancelled altogether due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.[35]

Oktagon MMA Edit

In October 2020, it was announced that Pudilová signed a contract with the Czech promotion Oktagon MMA. [36]

She was scheduled to face Marta Waliczek at Oktagon 18 on November 21, 2020.[37] The bout was later cancelled, as Waliczek withdrew due to illness.[38]

She then faced Cornelia Holm at Oktagon 19 on December 5, 2020. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[39]

The cancelled bout with Waliczek was rescheduled and took place at Oktagon 21 on January 30, 2021. She won the fight via controversial split decision.[40][41]

Pudilová then faced Maiju Suotama at Oktagon 22 on March 27, 2021, as a short notice replacement for Marta Waliczek. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[42]

Pudilová faced fellow former UFC fighter, Talita Bernardo, on July 24, 2021, at OKTAGON 26.[43] She lost the one-sided bout via unanimous decision. [44][45]

A rematch with Waliczek took place on November 6, 2021, at Oktagon Prime 4. Pudilová won via split decision. In preparation for this fight, she trained at Straight Blast Gym Ireland with coach John Kavanagh.[5]

Pudilová was scheduled to face former Bellator title challenger Olga Rubin on February 26, 2022, at OKTAGON 31.[46] However, Rubin withdrew from the fight due to an injury and was replaced by Priscila de Souza, who was originally slated to fight Cornelia Holm at the same event. At the weigh-ins, De Souza came in 3.7 pounds over the non-title fight limit at bantamweight. After failing to make weight on her second attempt, Pudilová's team decided not to accept a catchweight and the fight was scrapped from the card.[47]

Pudilová faced Carol Yariwaki on April 9, 2022, at Oktagon 32. She won the bout via unanimous decision.[48]

Return to UFC Edit

After going 5-1 after her UFC release, fighting for the Oktagon promotion in her native Czech Republic, Pudilová re-signed with the UFC.[49]

Pudilová faced Wu Yanan on August 20, 2022, at UFC 278.[50] She won the bout via TKO stoppage in the second round due to elbows on the ground.[51]

Pudilová faced Joselyne Edwards on April 15, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 44. She lost via controversial split decision in which 15 of 15 MMA journalists gave her the decision.[52][53]

Pudilová is scheduled to face Ailin Perez on November 18, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 232.[54]

Championships and accomplishments Edit

Mixed martial arts Edit

Personal life Edit

Prior to being a professional fighter, Pudilová was a student at the Business Middle School in Czech Republic.[2]

Mixed martial arts record Edit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 14 wins 8 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 2 1
By decision 9 7
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–8 Joselyne Edwards Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Holloway vs. Allen April 15, 2023 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Catchweight (136.5 lb) bout; Edwards missed weight.
Win 14–7 Wu Yanan TKO (elbows) UFC 278 August 20, 2022 2 4:04 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 13–7 Carol Yariwaki Decision (unanimous) OKTAGON 32 April 9, 2022 3 5:00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Win 12–7 Marta Waliczek Decision (split) Oktagon Prime 4 November 6, 2021 3 5:00 Pardubice, Czech Republic
Loss 11–7 Talita Bernardo Decision (unanimous) OKTAGON 26 July 24, 2021 3 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 11–6 Maiju Suotama Decision (unanimous) OKTAGON 22 March 27, 2021 3 5:00 Brno, Czech Republic Catchweight (141 lb) bout.
Win 10–6 Marta Waliczek Decision (split) OKTAGON 21 January 30, 2021 3 5:00 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 9–6 Cornelia Holm Decision (unanimous) OKTAGON 19 December 5, 2020 3 5:00 Brno, Czech Republic Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 8–6 Justine Kish Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos January 25, 2020 3 5:00 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Loss 8–5 Antonina Shevchenko Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN 5 August 3, 2019 2 1:20 Newark, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 8–4 Liz Carmouche Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 3 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic Return to Flyweight.
Loss 8–3 Irene Aldana Decision (split) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 Sarah Moras Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros February 18, 2018 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 7–2 Kim Ji-yeon Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia June 17, 2017 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 6–2 Lina Länsberg Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 3 5:00 London, England
Win 6–1 Alexandra Buch Submission (guillotine choke) Clash FC: Clash of the Titans November 19, 2016 1 N/A Plzeň, Czech Republic
Win 5–1 Eeva Siiskonen Submission (armbar) MMA Imatra: Carelia Fight 12 September 10, 2016 2 4:06 Imatra, Finland
Win 4–1 Melinda Fábián Decision (split) GCF 34: Back In The Fight 5 March 25, 2016 5 5:00 Příbram, Czech Republic Won the Gladiator Championship Fighting Bantamweight Championship.
Loss 3–1 Lina Länsberg Decision (unanimous) Battle of Botnia 2015 November 26, 2015 3 5:00 Umeå, Sweden Return to Bantamweight.
Win 3–0 Suvi Salmimies Decision (split) Cage 31 September 19, 2015 3 5:00 Helsinki, Finland Flyweight debut.
Win 2–0 Julija Stoliarenko TKO (corner stoppage) GCF Challenge: Back in the Fight 4 March 27, 2015 2 5:00 Příbram, Czech Republic Catchweight (143 lbs) bout.
Win 1–0 Lenka Smetánková TKO (corner stoppage) GCF Challenge: Back in the Fight 3 February 14, 2014 1 3:00 Příbram, Czech Republic
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Tereza Bledá Decision (unanimous) Oktagon Underground 3 May 30, 2020 3 3:00 Prague, Czech Republic Oktagon Underground quarterfinals round.


See also Edit

References Edit

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  46. ^ "OKTAGON MMA on Instagram: "🇨🇿 #2 Pudilová (12-7) vs. #3 Rubin (7-2) 🇮🇱 Hvězdné bojovnice se zkušenostmi z nejlepších světových organizací tváří v tvář v OKTAGONU. Na PRIME 4 zavřela s novým ohněm v očích 🔥 pusu všem pochybovačům, předvedla skvělý wrestling a odnesla si jasnou a cennou výhru nad Waliczekovou. To poté, co Lucie zakotvila v Irsku 🍀 v gymu SBG, kde trénuje pod Johnem Kananaghem, koučem Conora McGregora 👑. Na Pudilové je znát, že tréninky, kterých má kolem deseti týdně, jí pod slavných trenérem svědčí a výrazně jí ženou vpřed: "Tréninky mi tu dávají smysl, mají tu MMA koncept, nejedou se zvlášť disciplíny, což mi vyhovuje." Jak za dalších pár měsíců bývalá zápasnice UFC v irském gymu opět povyrostla? "Jsem vždy připravená pustit se do práce, je jedno kdy," 💪 říká tvrdá izraelská bojovnice, která se stále drží v první světové dvacítce pérové váhy a která se v roce 2019 utkala o titul šampionky pérové váhy Bellatoru. V OKTAGONU se poprvé představila v listopadu na PRIME 4, kdy do klece nastoupila po 2 letech a zápas přijala pouhých 5 dnů před turnajem. Přesto zvítězila! ✊ OKTAGON 30, na který se tvrdě připravovala, jí překazil koronavirus. Nyní se ve skvělé formě pustí do Pudilové. Obrovská výzva pro obě zápasnice na hvězdné akci #OKTAGON31 přímo v O2 areně svatyni. Lístky koupíš již nyní 👉 [Link v Bio - Linktree]"".
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