Nina Ansaroff (Macedonian: Нина Ансарова; born December 3, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the women's strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of October 14, 2019, she is #5 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.
|Born||December 3, 1985|
Weston, Florida, United States
|Other names||The Strina|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo |
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ansaroff started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 6. She began training in mixed martial arts in 2009 as a way to lose weight and to help keep in shape following a motorcycle accident. She made her professional debut in 2010, and amassed a record of 5-3 before joining Invicta FC.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Ansaroff was expected to face Rose Namajunas on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187. Nina Ansaroff missed weight on her first attempt at the weigh-ins, coming in 4 lbs overweight at 120 lbs. After having made no attempts to cut further, she was fined 20 percent of her fight purse, which went to Rose Namajunas. However, on the day of the event, Ansaroff was pulled out of the bout by UFC doctors after contracting a case of the flu. As a result, Namajunas was pulled from the event entirely
On October 10, 2019, Ansaroff announced that she will be putting her mixed martial arts career on hiatus in order to attempt to have her first child.
Ansaroff is engaged to fellow UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, the reigning UFC Women's Bantamweight and the Featherweight champion.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||10 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||10–6||Tatiana Suarez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 238||June 8, 2019||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||10–5||Cláudia Gadelha||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 231||December 8, 2018||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||9–5||Randa Markos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||8–5||Angela Hill||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis||November 11, 2017||3||5:00||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Win||7–5||Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn||January 15, 2017||3||3:39||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||6–5||Justine Kish||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 195||January 2, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Juliana Lima||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux||November 8, 2014||3||5:00||Uberlândia, Brazil|
|Win||6–3||Munah Holland||TKO (punches)||Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith||December 7, 2013||3||3:54||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Flyweight bout. Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||5–3||Aylla Caroline Lima||TKO (body kick and punches)||Premier Fight League 10||June 15, 2013||1||1:25||Serrinha, Brazil|
|Win||4–3||Trisha Clark||TKO (punches)||Centurion Fights||March 1, 2013||2||2:14||St. Joseph, Missouri, United States|
|Win||3–3||Tyra Parker||Submission (armbar)||Wild Bill's Fight Night 51||December 15, 2012||2||2:00||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Win||2–3||Jessica Doerner||TKO (punches)||The Cage Inc.: Battle at the Border 11||November 24, 2012||1||1:52||Hankinson, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||1–3||Casey Noland||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Cage Inc.: Battle at the Border 10||July 30, 2011||1||1:18||Hankinson, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Barb Honchak||Decision (unanimous)||Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2||April 29, 2011||3||5:00||Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Carla Esparza||Decision (split)||Crowbar MMA: Winter Brawl||December 10, 2010||3||5:00||Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||1–0||Catia Vitoria||Decision (unanimous)||Crowbar MMA: Fall Brawl||September 11, 2010||5||5:00||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Win||3–0||Jenny Yum||Decision (unanimous)||HOOKnSHOOT - GFight Summit 2010||March 20, 2010||3||3:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Christy Tada||TKO (referee stoppage)||The Future Stars of MMA||April 24, 2009||1||0:46|
|Win||1–0||Sara Seitz||Submission (punches)||Xplosive Caged Combat||January 11, 2008||3||1:30|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Saint Preux". UFC.com. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- "Nina Ansaroff". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- "Nina Ansaroff Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- Sherdog.com. "Nina". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
- Straka, Mike (2015-05-19). "Nina Ansaroff Making Her True UFC Debut | UFC ® - News". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
- John Morgan (2014-11-07). "After nearly cutting career short, Nina Ansaroff predicts KO at UFC Fight Night 56". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Al Stover (2013-11-14). "Nina Ansaroff and Munah Holland looking for first Invicta win". fansided.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Neil Rooke (2015-02-23). "Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff Slated for UFC 187". combatpress.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Ben Fowlkes (2014-10-22). "What the MMA community got wrong about Nina Ansaroff's crowdfunding effort". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Steven Marrocco (2014-11-08). "UFC Fight Night 56 results: Juliana Lima has rude welcome for Nina Ansaroff". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2015-11-04). "Jan. Action Heats Up with Two New Bouts". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- "UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Nina Ansaroff edges Angela Hill in high-paced affair". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
- DNA, MMA. "Randa Markos treft Nina Ansaroff tijdens UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
- "UFC on FOX 30 results: Nina Ansaroff rallies for decision win over Randa Markos". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-09-05). "Former title defender Claudia Gadelha meets Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231 in Toronto" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
- Sherdog.com. "UFC 231 Prelims: Unranked Nina Ansaroff Upsets No. 4 Strawweight Claudia Gadelha". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
- Damon Martin (2018-03-11). "Tatiana Suarez vs. Nina Ansaroff set for UFC 238". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- "UFC 238 results: Tatiana Suarez tested but outpoints Nina Ansaroff". MMA Junkie. 2019-06-09. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
- Marc Raimond (October 10, 2019). "UFC's Nina Ansaroff takes one year off, wants to have baby". espn.com.
- Drahota, Mike (2018-08-18). "Amanda Nunes & Nina Ansaroff Officially Announce Engagement". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
- Sherdog.com. "Nina". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-09.