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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 August 5, 2019 she is #11 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.[4]

Macy Chiasson
Born (1991-07-27) July 27, 1991 (age 28)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States[1]
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Reach72[1] in (183 cm)
Fighting out ofNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
TeamTriump Krav Maga[2]
Fortis MMA[3]
Years active2017–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins5
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision1
Losses0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Contents

BackgroundEdit

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.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Chiasson started her professional MMA career since 2017 and amassed a record of 2-0, fighting under Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) and Cage Warrior Championship, prior participated in The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV mma competition series which she was subsequently signed by UFC after the show.[6]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In August 2017, it was announced that Chiasson was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV series.[7][8]

Chiasson was the second pick of the featherweight fighters by coach Kelvin Gastelum. [9] In the quarter-finals, she faced Larissa Pacheco.[10] She won the fight via a technical knockout in round one.[11] In the semi-finals, Chiasson faced Leah Letson[12] She once again finished the bout by way of knockout in round one.[13] This win secured Chiasson a spot in the finals against Pannie Kianzad.[14]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Chiasson made her promotional debut on November 2, 2018 on The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. against Pannie Kianzad.[15][16] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in round two and winning the Ultimate Fighter women's featherweight tournament.[17]

She made her Bantamweight debut on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235 against Gina Mazany.[18] She won the fight via TKO in the first round.[19]

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.[20] Chiasson won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.[21] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[22]

Chiasson is expected to face Lina Länsberg on September 28, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 18.[23]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 5 wins 0 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 2 0
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 2, 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

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Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Macy Chiasson". UFC.com. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Macy Chiasson MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. ^ "Macy Chiasson | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  4. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  5. ^ "Macy Chiasson - "Pumped" for Invicta FC debut on May 4". MMA News. Fight Results. Videos. Interviews. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  6. ^ Sherdog.com. "Macy Chiasson MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  7. ^ "Breaking Down Cast of The Ultimate Fighter 28". MMA Today. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  8. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter' 28 Cast Revealed with Heavyweights and Women's Featherweights". MMAnytt.com. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  9. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 1 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  10. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 7 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  11. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 8 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  12. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 11 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  13. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 12 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  14. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  15. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  16. ^ "TUF 28 Finale weigh-in results: Dos Anjos vs. Usman set, but two miss". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  17. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Macy Chiasson submits Pannie Kianzad to claim 'TUF 28' crown". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  18. ^ DNA, MMA. "Gina Mazany treft TUF 28 winnares Macy Chiasson tijdens UFC 235 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  19. ^ "UFC 235 results: 'TUF 28' winner Macy Chiasson drops Gina Mazany in bantamweight debut". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-03. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  20. ^ Staff (2019-05-05). "Canadian bantamweight Sarah Moras gets new opponent for UFC Ottawa card". chroniclejournal.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  21. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa Results: Macy Chiasson Batters Sarah Moras for TKO Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  22. ^ Haynes, Stephie (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa post-fight bonuses: Cerrone and Iaquinta score FOTN honors". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  23. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-07-12). "Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg added to UFC on ESPN+ 18 in Copenhagen". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  24. ^ Haynes, Stephie (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa post-fight bonuses: Cerrone and Iaquinta score FOTN honors". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  25. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Macy Chiasson submits Pannie Kianzad to claim 'TUF 28' crown". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  26. ^ Sherdog.com. "Macy Chiasson MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-05-06.

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