Marina Mokhnatkina

Marina Yuryevna Mokhnatkina (Russian: Марина Юрьевна Мохнаткина; née Kormiltseva, born 12 May 1988) is a sambo competitor and mixed martial artist. Mokhnatkina is a six-time world champion, two-time European champion in sambo.[1][2][3] She is also an eight-time Russian champion in sambo.[4] She has signed with MMA promotion Professional Fighters League (PFL) to fight in the women's lightweight division.[5]

Marina Mokhnatkina
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BornMarina Yuryvena Kormiltseva
(1988-05-12) May 12, 1988 (age 33)
Perm, Perm Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach65.5 in (166 cm)
StyleCombat Sambo
Fighting out ofSt. Petersburg, Russia
TeamSambo-Piter
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total8
Wins6
By submission4
By decision2
Losses2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Sambo
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Vilnius −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Minsk −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 St. Petersburg −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sofia −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2017 Sochi −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2018 Bucharest −68 kg
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Sofia −68 kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 Crema −68 kg
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan −68 kg
World Combat Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 St. Petersburg −68 kg
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Minsk −68 kg

She is married to sambist and mixed martial artist Mikhail Mokhnatkin.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Bellator MMAEdit

Marina made her Bellator debut against Janay Harding on March 29, 2019 at Bellator 219. She lost the bout via unanimous decision.[6]

Marina was scheduled to face Jessica Borga on December 10, 2020 at Bellator 254. The bout was cancelled due to unknown reasons.[7]

Marina faced Amanda Bell on June 11, 2021 at Bellator 260.[8] She won the bout via unanimous decision.[9]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

On July 15, 2021, Marina announced that her contract with Bellator had expired and she signed with the PFL.[10]

Marina was scheduled to face Kaitlin Young on August 19, 2021 at PFL 8.[11] After Young was scratched from the bout, Marina was scheduled against Claudia Zamora.[12] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
8 matches 6 wins 2 losses
By submission 4 0
By decision 2 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6–2 Claudia Zamora Decision (unanimous) PFL 8 August 19, 2021 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 5–2 Amanda Bell Decision (unanimous) Bellator 260 June 11, 2021 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 4–2 Janay Harding Decision (unanimous) Bellator 219 March 29, 2019 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Liana Jojua Decision (majority) Fight Nights Global 83: Alibekov vs. Aliev February 22, 2018 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia For the inaugural FNG Women's Bantamweight Championship
Win 4–0 Karine Silva Submission (kneebar) Fight Nights Global 81: Matmuratov vs. Ignatiev December 15, 2017 1 0:58 Omsk, Russia
Win 3–0 Irina Degtyareva Submission (armbar) Fight Nights Global 69: Bagautinov vs. Nobre June 30, 2017 1 1:26 Novosibirsk, Russia
Win 2–0 Karina Vasilenko Submission (achilles lock) Fight Nights Global 53: Day 2 - Mineev vs. Enomoto October 6, 2016 1 2:52 Moscow, Russia
Win 1–0 Ekaterina Torbeeva Submission (armbar) Fight Nights Global 50: Fedor vs. Maldonado June 17, 2016 1 0:25 Saint Petersburg, Russia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full fight video: Is Marina Mokhnatkina Russia's Ronda Rousey?". MMA Junkie . 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Marina Mokhnatkina: "I want to tell the whole world about our wonderful sport – SAMBO" - International SAMBO Federation (FIAS)". sambo-fias.org.
  3. ^ "Russia takes 22 medals at 2017 World Sambo Championships". www.russkiymir.ru.
  4. ^ "Марина Мохнаткина — восьмикратная Чемпионка России по самбо". "САМБО-ПИТЕР". 4 March 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Bellator adds Russian sambo champ Marina Mokhnatkina to women's featherweight division". 20 February 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  6. ^ Tucker, Bryan (2019-03-29). "Bellator 219 Results: Awad vs. Girtz". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  7. ^ "Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Jessica Borga removed from Bellator 254". MyMMANews.com (in American English). 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  8. ^ "Bellator 260 gets two new fights, including undefeated prospect Lucas Brennan". MMA Junkie (in American English). 2021-04-26. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  9. ^ "Bellator 260: Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov live results and highlights". FanSided (in American English). 2021-06-11. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  10. ^ "Marina PFL Signing". www.instagram.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  11. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2021-08-03). "PFL announces full card for second playoff event headlined by Kayla Harrison vs. Genah Fabian on Aug. 19". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-08-03.
  12. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2021-08-18). "Larissa Pacheco out of PFL playoffs after missing weight, Mariana Morais to fight Taylor Guardado at PFL 8". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  13. ^ "Kayla Harrison and Bruno Cappelozza dominate in semifinal wins, qualify for $1M PFL championship". ESPN.com. 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.

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