Elena Reid

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Elena Reid
Born (1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 38)
Phoenix, Arizona
Other namesBaby Doll
Nationality American
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)
Division Flyweight
Reach64.0 in (163 cm)
Style Boxing
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Tempe, Arizona
Team Arizona Combat Sports
Professional boxing record
Total31
Wins19
By knockout5
Losses6
Draws6
No contests0
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins4
By knockout4
Losses1
By knockout1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Elena A. Reid (born November 1, 1981) is an American former boxer and former mixed martial artist. She is a former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Champion and fights under the nickname Baby Doll.

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Early life

Reid was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. Reid attended St. Mary's High School (Phoenix, Arizona) and played on an all-boys youth soccer team when she was a young girl. Reid participated in karate and kickboxing, and won an Arizona State Kickboxing Title at age 17. [1]

Boxing career

Making her professional boxing debut on April 18, 2000, in Phoenix, Elena "Baby Doll" Reid defeated Jo Ellen Caldwell by a four-round decision. Her first career win was followed shortly thereafter by her first career defeat, when she was beaten by Layla McCarter in a four-round unanimous decision. McCarter, who had improved her own record to 3 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw with her victory, went on to become the youngest boxer ever to win an IFBA World Title on October 7, 2000. Reid got her first career knockout win on August 26, 2000, by defeating Jessica Elgin Combs in the first round of their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On September 11, 2004 at DM Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany, Elena Reid fought her first title fight when she took on local favorite and German media darling Regina Halmich, for Halmich's WIBF Flyweight Title. Over 10 rounds the match was a draw, and Halmich remained the title holder. [2] The outcome left Reid with a 14-1-5 (4 KO) record, while moving Halmich to 45-1-1 (15 KOs).

After four more fights, Elena Reid received a rematch against Halmich. On December 3, 2005 the two engaged in another closely contested bout in Germany, for the WIBF Flyweight Title. This time, the judges scored the 10-round fight all for Regina Halmich.

On August 31, 2006 Reid won the vacant WIBA Flyweight title by defeating Mary "The Heat" Ortega in a ten-round unanimous decision at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino & Resort, in Stateline, NV. Reid improved her record to (18-3-5), while Ortega fell to (28-3-1).

As of 2007, Elena Reid was trained by Chris Ben and lived and trained in Las Vegas, Nevada. When not training, she was a student at UNLV majoring in marketing.

On July 2, 2007, Reid won the IFBA World Flyweight Championship by defeating Shin Hi Choi. [3] [4] [5]

Reid faced France's Nadya Hokmi on June 5, 2010 for the vacant WBF Women's Super Flyweight Championship. Reid lost the fight by unanimous decision. [6] Reid wore a knee brace during the fight due to injuries suffered prior to an April 2010 mixed martial arts bout. [7]

Mixed martial arts career

On December 28, 2007, Reid made her professional MMA debut against Tammie Schneider and won the fight by TKO in the second round. [8]

She faced Stephanie Palmer at SuperFights MMA - Night of Combat on October 11, 2008. [9] She won the fight by TKO in the first round. [10]

She faced Michelle Waterson at Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown on April 11, 2009. [11] Reid won the fight by TKO in the second round. [12]

On October 24, 2009, Reid faced Masako Yoshida for the Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship at EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 5 in New Town, North Dakota. She defeated Yoshida by TKO when the referee stopped the fight in the third round after a series of unanswered punches. [13]

Reid was set to defend her SNMMA title for the first time at Playboy Fight Night 4 on April 17, 2010 against Alyx Luck. [14] The fight was canceled after Luck falsified pre-fight bloodwork and was subsequently suspended. [15] Reid faced Catia Vitoria instead [16] and was defeated by TKO in the third round, losing the SNMMA title in the process. [17]

In June 2010 Reid suffered a torn MCL and ruptured ACL in her left knee prior to the fight with Vitoria. As a result, Reid was forced to withdraw from the Bellator 115-pound women's tournament. [7]

Retirement from combat sports

In an interview on April 15, 2011, Reid confirmed that she had chosen not to have surgery on her injured knee and would be retiring from MMA and boxing. [18]

In 2016, Reid was inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. [19]

Personal life

Reid is of Filipino descent. [20] [21]

Reid was set to marry fellow MMA fighter Ray Steinbeiss on October 29, 2011. [18]

Outside of fighting, Reid is involved with the Community Future Generation Project (FGP), a non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, and also teaches fitness classes for children in the area. [18]


Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
31 fights19 wins6 losses
By knockout51
By decision145
By disqualification00
Draws6
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
31Loss19-6-6 Flag of France.svg Nadya HokmiUD10Jun 5, 2010 Flag of France.svg Stade Joffre Lefebvre, Lingolsheim, Bas-Rhin for vacant WBF World female super flyweight title
30Loss19-5-6 Flag of Germany.svg Susi Kentikian UD10March 20, 2009 Flag of Germany.svg Sporthalle, Alsterdorf for WBA World female flyweight title & Women's IBF World flyweight title
29Draw19-4-6 Flag of the United States.svg Ava Knight PTS6June 12, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
28Loss19-4-5 Flag of the United States.svg Eileen Olszewski MD10February 28, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York lost WIBA World flyweight title
27Win19-3-5 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Shin-hee UD10July 2, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California won IFBA World flyweight title
26Win18-3-5 Flag of the United States.svg Mary OrtegaUD10August 31, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Harveys Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada won WIBA World flyweight title
25Loss17-3-5 Flag of Germany.svg Regina Halmich UD10December 3, 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg for WIBA World flyweight title
24Win17-2-5 Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie DobbsUD6July 2, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
23Loss16-2-5 Flag of Jamaica.svg Alicia Ashley TKO7Match 26, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah’s, Laughlin, Nevada
22Win16-1-5 Flag of the United States.svg Lakeysha WilliamsKO5January 29, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Silverton Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
21Win15-1-5 Flag of the United States.svg Yvonne ChavezUD5November 20, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado
20Draw14-1-5 Flag of Germany.svg Regina Halmich SD10September 11, 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Dm-Arena, Rheinstetten for Women's IBF World flyweight title
19Draw14-1-4 Flag of the United States.svg Johanna Pena Alvarez PTS10November 7, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona
18Win14-1-3 Flag of the United States.svg Linda TenbergUD6September 26, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
17Draw13-1-3 Flag of Mexico.svg Mariana Juárez PTS6June 28, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
16Win13-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Linda TenbergUD6February 11, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
15Win12-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Lakeysha WilliamsUD6November 19, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
14Win11-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Terri Lynn CruzUD6October 1, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
13Win10-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Yolanda GonzalezTKO5 (6)July 19, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish, Washington
12Win9-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Tracy MoultonUD4June 7, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Rawhide Arena, Scottsdale, Arizona]
11Win8-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Elena Luz RodriguezUD4April 20, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada
10Win7-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Monica Michel LopezUD6April 5, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
9Draw6-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Elena Luz RodriguezPTS4January 25, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Avi Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
8Win6-1-1 Flag of the United States.svg Valerie WilliamsTKO1 (4)September 25, 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Midnight Rodeo, Phoenix, Arizona
7Draw5-1-1 Flag of the United States.svg Yvonne Caples PTS4January 28, 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Greyhound Park, Phoenix, Arizona
6Win5-1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Bertha GonzalezUD4November 19, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Midnight Rodeo, Phoenix, Arizona
5Win4-1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Brandy LeonTKO1 (4)October 10, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Webb Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
4Win3-1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Yvonne Caples UD4October 1, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
3Win2-1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Elgin CombsTKO1 (4)August 26, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
2Loss1-1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter UD4July 16, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Arizona Charlie's Boulder, Las Vegas, Nevada
1Win1-0-0 Flag of the United States.svg Jo Ellen CaldwellUD4April 18, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Midnight Rodeo, Phoenix, Arizona

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
5 matches4 wins1 loss
By knockout41
By submission00
By decision00
Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Catia VitoriaTKO (punches)Playboy Fight Night 4April 17, 201033:59 New Town, North Dakota, United StatesLost Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship [17]
Win4-0 Flag of Japan.svg Masako YoshidaTKO (punches)EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 5October 24, 200932:35 New Town, North Dakota, United StatesWon Sovereign Nations MMA Women's Flyweight Championship [13]
Win3-0 Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Waterson TKO (punches)Apache Gold: Extreme BeatdownApril 18, 200921:50 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win2-0 Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie PalmerTKO (liver punch)SuperFights MMA - Night of Combat 2October 11, 200810:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Tammie SchneiderTKO (punches)IFO - Fireworks in the Cage IVDecember 28, 200722:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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