|Summary:||14 years of boxing experience|
|Fights Out Of:||Las Vegas, NV USA|
|Height:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
Highlights from the TUF 18 finale post-fight press conference. Hear from UFC president Dana White, as well as winner from the card that crowned the first-ever female Ultimate Fighter and saw Nate Diaz dismantle Gray Maynard in the first round.Nov 30, 2013
The Ultimate Fighter® Season 18 Finale live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 30, 2013.Nov 30, 2013
Go behind the scenes of the TUF 18 Finale weigh-in with the four finalists: Chris Holdsworth, Davey Grant, Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy.Nov 29, 2013
Miesha Tate's first pick Julianna Pena fights Team Rousey's Jessica Rakoczy; one will become the first-ever female winner of The Ultimate Fighter. Watch live as history is made Saturday, November 30 on FOX Sports 1.Nov 29, 2013
TRAINING: Mornings 3.5 hrs / 6 days a week; Evenings 2-3 hrs / 6 days a week
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 1998, boxing as an amateur for two years. I then turned pro in 2000. I started doing MMA in 2009.
What ranks and titles have you held? I've won many World Titles in Boxing, eight World Championships to be exact: NABA Champion, 2-Time NABF Champion, 3-Time IBA Champion, 2-Time WBC Champion, and currently the title holder of the IBA World Championship Belt at 122lbs.
Do you have any heroes? My hero is my coach Dewey "Black Kobra" Cooper. He has been my coach pretty much my entire pro career. The time and energy he puts into his fighters is amazing. He's so positive and very motivating. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for him. He is a 2-Time World Champion Kickboxer and has an outstanding Professional Boxing record. I don't know when he sleeps. He works and takes care of his daughter, he's a great person, father, coach, and friend. I admire and look up to him!
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is a dream come true. So many years of blood, sweat, and tears. It means making it to the top!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a bar. I did a little of everything from bartending, busboy, waitressing, and security. I also did house cleaning.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won the Gold Medal in the 1998 Ontario Provincial Boxing Tournament.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I am an 8-Time World Champion Boxer. I was voted the greatest woman boxer ever in the history of the 135lb Lightweight division in 2005.
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Left Hook
• Team Rousey on TUF 18
• MMA pro since 2009
• Lost bouts to respected contenders Zoila Frausto and Felice Herri
• Coming off pre-TUF knockout of Kristen Gatz in September of 2012
• One win by KO
• 33-3 (12 KOs) 1 NC pro boxing record