Stephanie Egger (born August 12, 1988) is a Swiss female mixed martial artist who competed in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Stephanie Egger
Born (1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 35)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (2015–present)
Featherweight (2015, 2022)
Reach68.0 in (173 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSt. Gallen, Switzerland
TeamBuddy Gym
RankBlack belt in judo[2]
Years activeUntil 2013 (judo)
2015–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision1
By submission2
By decision3
Notable relativesMike Egger, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Switzerland
Women's judo
European U23 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Sarajevo –70 kg

Background edit

Egger grew up in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with three siblings, one of whom is Swiss politician Mike Egger.[3]

Egger started training judo at the age of five, ultimately becoming a black belt in the discipline.[2] She won the 2010 European U23 Championships and was the Swiss Judo champion in the +63 kg category in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[4] She then retired from judo competition due to nagging injuries, and found mixed martial arts by way of grappling and boxing training.[5] Egger also won the ADCC European Trial in 2019 at 60 kg.[6] The longtime black belt competed in the 2019 ADCC World Championships where she went to a decision with Gabi Garcia.[7]

In addition to the many hours of training every day, Stephanie Egger works in the family restaurant in Berneck.[8]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

After winning her first two bouts against Judith Ruis and Mara Romero Borella via first round stoppage, her next fight was on November 18, 2016, at Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya against Alexa Conners[9][10][11] and she lost the fight via a split decision.[12]

Egger faced Eeva Siiskonen at Buddy MMA Clash 2 on March 31, 2018. She won the bout via TKO in the first round.[13]

Egger faced Reina Miura, in a 138 lbs catchweight bout, at Rizin 17 on July 28, 2019.[14] Egger won the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Egger, as a replacement for Bea Malecki, made her UFC debut against Tracy Cortez on October 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen.[16] Egger lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Egger was scheduled to face Sarah Alpar on May 22, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt.[18] However, Egger pulled out due to undisclosed reasons in the week leading up to the event.[19]

Egger faced Shanna Young on October 2, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker.[20] She won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[21]

Egger faced Jessica-Rose Clark on February 19, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 201.[22] She won the fight via an armbar submission in the first round.[23] The win earned Egger her first Performance of the Night bonus award.[24]

Egger faced Mayra Bueno Silva on August 6, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 40.[25] She lost the fight via an armbar submission in round one.[26]

Egger faced Ailin Perez, replacing Zarah Fairn Dos Santos, on September 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209.[27] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round two.[28]

Egger faced Irina Alekseeva on April 29, 2023, at UFC on ESPN: Song vs. Simón.[29] She lost the fight via knee bar in round one.[30]

Egger was scheduled face Montana De La Rosa at UFC Fight Night 229 on October 7, 2023.[31] However, Egger pulled out for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by JJ Aldrich.[32]

Egger faced Luana Santos on January 13, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 234.[33] she lost the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

On February 16, 2024, it was reported that Egger was removed from UFC roster.[35]

Championships and accomplishments edit

Grappling edit

Judo edit

Mixed martial arts edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 8 wins 5 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 4 2
By decision 1 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–5 Luana Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutiérrez December 9, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (139 lb) bout; Santos missed weight.
Loss 8–4 Irina Alekseeva Submission (kneebar) UFC on ESPN: Song vs. Simón April 29, 2023 1 2:11 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (140 lb) bout; Alekseeva missed weight.
Win 8–3 Ailín Pérez Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa September 3, 2022 2 4:54 Paris, France Featherweight bout.
Loss 7–3 Mayra Bueno Silva Submission (armbar) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill August 6, 2022 1 1:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–2 Jessica-Rose Clark Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill February 19, 2022 1 3:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 6–2 Shanna Young TKO (elbow) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker October 2, 2021 2 2:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 5–2 Tracy Cortez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen October 11, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 5–1 Cinja Kiefer Submission (rear-naked choke) Buddy MMA Clash 3 September 5, 2020 1 2:41 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Win 4–1 Reina Miura Decision (unanimous) Rizin 17 July 28, 2019 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Catchweight (139 lb) bout.
Win 3–1 Eeva Siiskonen TKO (punches) Buddy MMA Clash 2 March 31, 2018 1 2:07 St. Gallen, Switzerland Catchweight (140 lb) bout.
Loss 2–1 Alexa Conners Decision (split) Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya November 18, 2016 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 2–0 Mara Romero Borella TKO (corner stoppage) Arena Fighting Games October 4, 2015 1 5:00 Milan, Italy Bantamweight debut.
Win 1–0 Judith Ruis Submission (armbar) Respect Fighting Championship 14 September 19, 2015 1 1:30 Karlsruhe, Germany Featherweight debut.


See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ a b "Stephanie Egger | UFC". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  3. ^ Marco Ackermann (4 August 2022). "Eine Schweizerin kämpft als Profi in Käfigen – und diese Geschichte interessiert sogar im Bundeshaus". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German).
  4. ^ "JudoInside - Stephanie Egger Judoka".
  5. ^ Fernanda Prates (18 November 2016). "Ahead of Invicta FC debut, lauded judoka Stephanie Egger avoids Ronda Rousey comparisons".
  6. ^ "2ND ADCC EUROPEAN TRIAL 2019 • ADCC NEWS". Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  7. ^ "Stephanie Egger | MMA » Judo | Awakening Fighters". Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  8. ^ "Die Bernecker MMA-Kämpferin Stephanie Egger gibt ihr UFC-Debut in Abu Dhabi". FM1Today (in Swiss High German). Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  9. ^ "Alexa Conners ready to 'make a statement' and show a 'different' side at Invicta FC 20". AXS. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  10. ^ "Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya Full Card Preview". Cage Pages. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  11. ^ "Ahead of Invicta FC debut, lauded judoka Stephanie Egger avoids Ronda Rousey comparisons". MMAjunkie. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  12. ^ "Invicta FC 20 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  13. ^ O'Leary, Ryan (2018-04-01). "Siiskonen Leaves Switzerland with 'Some Bad Feelings', Open to Rematch in Finland". Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  14. ^ "【RIZIN】まるで別人、KINGレイナが史上最軽量に「相手の先へ動く」". Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  15. ^ "階級下げたKINGレイナ、判定負けでRIZIN復帰戦を飾れず". Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  16. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2020-10-01). "Stephanie Egger vervangt Bea Malecki tegen Tracy Cortez op 10 oktober aanstaande". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-02.
  17. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-10-10). "UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Tracy Cortez Wrestles Past Stephanie Egger". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  18. ^ Alex Behunin (2021-04-13). "Sarah Alpar vs. Stephanie Egger set for May 22 UFC event". Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  19. ^ Jeremy Brand (2021-05-16). "Lupita Godinez steps in on short notice, takes on Sarah Alpar at UFC Vegas 27". Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  20. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-09-18). "Shanna Young vs. Stephanie Egger toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 2 oktober". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-02.
  21. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-10-02). "UFC Vegas 38 Results: Stephanie Egger Stops Shanna Young". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  22. ^ Behunin, Alex (22 December 2021). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Stephanie Egger Set For February 19 UFC event". Cageside Press. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  23. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-02-19). "UFC Vegas 48: Stephanie Egger's Judo the Story, Taps Jessica-Rose Clark with Arm-Bar". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  24. ^ a b Chris Taylor (2022-02-19). "UFC Vegas 48 Bonus Report: Kyle Daukaus among four 'POTN' winners". Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  25. ^ "UFC books Nate Landwehr vs. Zubaira Tukhugov for Aug. 6 event". MMA Junkie. 2022-07-12. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  26. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-08-06). "UFC Vegas 59: Mayra Bueno Silva Gets Submission Win Over Stephanie Egger After Judge Sees Tap". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-08-07.
  27. ^ "Fairn fuera, Stephanie Egger se enfrenta a Ailin Perez en UFC París". Retrieved 2022-08-26.
  28. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-09-03). "UFC Paris: Stephanie Egger Dominates Grappling Exchange, Taps Perez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-09-03.
  29. ^ "'Russian Ronda' Irina Alekseeva booked for UFC debut". MMA Junkie. 2023-04-02. Retrieved 2023-04-02.
  30. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2023-04-29). "UFC Vegas 72: Debuting Irina Alekseeva Catches Stephanie Egger in Kneebar". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-04-30.
  31. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-09-05). "UFC: Montana De La Rosa Welcomes Stephanie Egger to Flyweight, Fight Set for Oct. 7". Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  32. ^ "JJ Aldrich steps into UFC Fight Night 229 vs. Montana De La Rosa". MMA Junkie. 2023-09-23. Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  33. ^ Desk, ITN News (2023-11-19). "Stephanie Egger vs Luana Santos Reported for UFC Vegas 83". Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  34. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-12-10). "UFC Vegas 83: Luana Santos Takes Decision Over Stephanie Egger". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-12-10.
  35. ^ "Fighter removed: Stephanie Egger". UFCRosterWatch. Feb 16, 2024. Retrieved Feb 16, 2024.
  36. ^ "Stephanie Egger". Sherdog.

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