Macy Chiasson (born July 27, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). She was the Women's Featherweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 28 and currently competes in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of July 18, 2022, she is #10 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings.
|Born||July 27, 1991|
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Team||Triumph Krav Maga |
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Brown belt in Krav Maga
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chiasson started mixed martial arts at the age of 19, after being bed-ridden for three and one-half weeks recovering from a car accident to get back the fitness level she once was when she was a softball player in high school. After attending some Krav Maga classes at the martial arts gym, she was attracted to the physical aggressiveness and the tough mental side of the combat sport and started teaching Krav Maga after one year of training. Chiasson transitioned to mixed martial arts, training under Mushin MMA and Mid City MMA, as Krav Maga is not a competition combat sport. Not long after she started training mixed martial arts, she started competing professionally.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Chiasson began her professional MMA career in 2017 and amassed a record of 2-0, fighting under Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) and Cage Warrior Championship. In 2018 Chiasson competed for a UFC contract on The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV mma competition series.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Chiasson was the second pick of the featherweight fighters by coach Kelvin Gastelum.  In the quarter-finals, she faced Larissa Pacheco. She won the fight via a technical knockout in round one. In the semi-finals, Chiasson faced Leah Letson She once again finished the bout by way of knockout in round one. This win secured Chiasson a spot in the finals against Pannie Kianzad.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Chiasson made her promotional debut on November 2, 2018 on The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. against Pannie Kianzad. She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in round two and winning the Ultimate Fighter women's featherweight tournament.
On February 10, 2019, Chiasson replaced an injured Leah Letson and faced Sarah Moras on May 4, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy. Chiasson won the fight via technical knockout in the second round. This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.
Chiasson was scheduled to face Nicco Montaño on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167 However, Montaño was forced to pull from the event due to injury and she was replaced by Shanna Young. Chiasson won the fight by unanimous decision.
Chiasson was scheduled to face Sijara Eubanks on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176. However, Chiasson pulled out of the fight for undisclosed medical reasons and was replaced by Karol Rosa.
The bout between Chiasson and Marion Reneau was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov. However, during the week leading up to the fight, Reneau was pulled from the card after testing positive for COVID-19. The bout was rescheduled for UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane. However, yet again the bout was cancelled due to Reneau tested positived for COVID-19 and the bout eventually took place on March 20, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 21. Chiasson won the fight via unanimous decision.
Chiasson was scheduled to face Aspen Ladd on July 24, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw. However, the bout was scrapped due to Chiasson suffering an injury. The bout was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night 193 on October 2, 2021. At the weigh-ins, Ladd weighed in at 137 pounds, one pound over the bantamweight non-title limit; due to health concerns resulting from Ladd's weight cut, the bout was cancelled.
Chiasson replaced Julia Avila to face Raquel Pennington on December 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 199. At the weigh-ins, Chiasson weighed in at 148.5 pounds, 3.5 pounds over the women's featherweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at a catchweight with Chiasson fined a percentage of her purse, which went to Pennington. She lost the fight via guillotine submission in the second round.
Chiasson faced Norma Dumont on May 7, 2022 at UFC 274. At the weigh-ins, Dumont weighed in at 146.5 pounds, half a pound over the women's featherweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight, with Dumont forfeiting 30% of her purse to Chiasson. Chiasson won the fight via split decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||8 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||8–3||Irene Aldana||KO (upkick to the body)||UFC 279||September 10, 2022||3||2:21||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (140 lb) bout.|
|Win||8–2||Norma Dumont||Decision (split)||UFC 274||May 7, 2022||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Catchweight (146.5 lb) bout; Dumont missed weight.|
|Loss||7–2||Raquel Pennington||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus||December 18, 2021||2||3:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Featherweight; Chiasson missed weight (148.5 lb).|
|Win||7–1||Marion Reneau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland||March 20, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–1||Shanna Young||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2||February 15, 2020||3||5:00||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Lina Länsberg||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier||September 28, 2019||3||5:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||5–0||Sarah Moras||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy||May 4, 2019||2||2:22||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||4–0||Gina Mazany||TKO (punches)||UFC 235||March 2, 2019||1||1:49||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Pannie Kianzad||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale||November 30, 2018||2||2:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won The Ultimate Fighter 28 Women`s Featherweight Tournament.|
|Win||2–0||Allison Schmidt||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 29: Kaufman vs. Lehner||May 4, 2018||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||1–0||Miranda Dearing||Submission (armbar)||Caged Warrior Championship 16||October 21, 2017||3||1:38||Houma, Louisiana, United States||Featherweight debut.|
Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|Win||2–0||Leah Letson||KO (knees to the body)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters||November 28, 2018 (airdate)||1||3:04||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter 28 Women`s Featherweight semi-final round.|
|Win||1–0||Larissa Pacheco||TKO (punches)||October 24, 2018 (airdate)||1||3:48||The Ultimate Fighter 28 Women`s Featherweight quarter-final round.|
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