Jessica Rakoczy

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Jessica Rakoczy
Born (1977-04-14) April 14, 1977 (age 43)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Other namesRagin'
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Nationality Canadian
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Division Lightweight (boxing)
Flyweight (MMA)
Strawweight (MMA)
Bantamweight
Reach68.0 in (173 cm) [1]
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Team Xtreme Couture
Trainer Dewey Cooper [2]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [ citation needed ]
Master of sports in boxing [ citation needed ]
Years active2000-2009, 2012-2013 (Boxing)
2009-present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total37
Wins33
By knockout11
Losses3
By knockout1
No contests1
Mixed martial arts record
Total7
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses5
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Website jessieboxing.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 13 Nov 2011

Jessica Rakoczy (born April 14, 1977) is a professional boxer and professional mixed martial arts fighter from Hamilton, Ontario and seven time women lightweight boxing champion of the world.

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Boxing career

Rakoczy made her professional boxing debut in October 2000. She has earned a record of 33 wins against 3 losses, with one no contest.

She is as a 3 time WIBA World Champion and 2 time former WBC Lightweight Champion. Most recently, she won the vacant WIBA Women's International Boxing Association super bantamweight title with a win against Ada Vélez on January 24, 2013.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Rakoczy made her professional MMA debut in October 2009. In five fights, she amassed a record of 1 win, 3 losses and one no contest.

The Ultimate Fighter

In August 2013, it was announced that Rakoczy was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate. [3]

Rakoczy faced Revelina Berto in the elimination fight to get into the house. Despite both women being boxers, the majority of the fight was contested on the ground, where Rakoczy won via an armbar submission in the second round. [4]

During her first tournament fight in the house, Rakoczy faced veteran Roxanne Modafferi. After losing the first round with it mostly being contested on the ground and struggling for takedowns, Rakoczy landed multiple punches on the feet in the second round. After several heavy blows landed and a slam against Modafferi's armbar attempt Rakoczy won via TKO.

In the semifinals, Rakoczy faced Raquel Pennington and won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Rakoczy faced Julianna Peña in the finals on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She lost the bout via TKO in the final seconds of the first round.

Rakoczy made her return to the UFC Octagon on April 25, 2015 in her strawweight debut against Valérie Létourneau at UFC 186 in Montreal, Quebec on April 25, 2015. [5] She lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the UFC. [6]

Championships and accomplishments

Boxing

  • IBA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • NABA Women's Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • NABF Female Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • WIBA Intercontinental Lightweight Championship (1 time)

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
7 matches1 win5 losses
By knockout12
By submission01
By decision02
No contests1
Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss1–5 (1) Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous) UFC 186 April 25, 201535:00 Montreal, Quebec, CanadaStrawweight debut.
Loss1–4 (1) Julianna Peña TKO (punches and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale November 30, 201314:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate women's Bantamweight tournament final.
Win1–3 (1)Kristen GatzKO (punches)Tachi Palace Fights 14September 7, 201212:19 Lemoore, California, United States
NC0–3 (1)Jennifer ScottNo Contest (overturned)Millennium EventsOctober 9, 201025:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesInitially Rakoczy won via TKO; overturned as Rakoczy tested positive for banned substance. [7]
Loss0–3 Felice Herrig Decision (split) Bellator 14 April 15, 201035:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss0–2 Zoila Frausto Submission (armbar) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 201021:17 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss0–1Michelle OuldTKO (punches) TPF 1: Tachi Palace Fights 1 October 8, 200921:40 Lemoore, California, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win3–0 Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate November 27, 2013 (air date)35:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesTUF 18 semi-final
Win2–0 Roxanne Modafferi TKO (slam & punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 25, 2013 (air date)22:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesTUF 18 preliminary round
Win1–0Revelina BertoSubmission (omoplata) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate September 4, 2013 (air date)22:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesTUF 18 elimination round

Professional boxing record

33 Wins (12 knockouts, 21 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest [8]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Win33–3 (1) Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Ada Vélez UD(10)2013-01-24 Flag of the United States.svg Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Won the vacant WIBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Win32–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Brittany CruzTKO4 (8)2012-05-04 Flag of the United States.svg Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win31–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jessica MohsTKO3 (6)2009-07-16 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win30–3 (1) Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente UD(6)2009-04-23 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win29–3 (1) Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Cindy Serrano UD(8)2008-04-17 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win28–3 (1) Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente UD(10)2008-02-29 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Defended the NABF Female Lightweight Title.
Loss27–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Ann Saccurato KO10 (10)2007-09-27 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Lost the WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win27–2 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD(8)2007-05-17 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win26–2 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kelli CoferTD5 (10)2007-02-22 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Cofer suffered a cut eye from an accidental headbutt. Won the vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win25–2 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jessica MohsTKO2 (6)2007-01-05 Flag of the United States.svg DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi
Win24–2 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tawnyah FreemanTKO1 (8)2006-12-14 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant NABF Female Lightweight Title.
NC23–2 (1) Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente NC3 (6)2006-09-02 Flag of the United States.svg Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Fight stopped after Rakoczy was cut from an accidental headbutt.
Win23–2 Flag of the United States.svg Angel McNamaraTKO5 (6)2006-04-12 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California Won vacant WIBA Title.
Win22–2 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD(8)2006-02-23 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win21–2 Flag of the United States.svg Angel McNamaraUD(6)2005-12-02 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Loss20–2 Flag of the United States.svg Eliza OlsonUD(10)2005-09-16 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Lost the IBA Female Lightweight Title & WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win20–1 Flag of England.svg Jane Couch TKO6 (10)2005-07-21 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant WBC Female Lightweight Title.
Win19–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente UD(10)2005-04-01 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Defended the IBA Female Lightweight Title & won vacant NABA Female Lightweight Title.
Win18–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mia St. John TKO2 (6)2005-02-10 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win17–1 Flag of the United States.svg Dana KendrickTKO1 (8)2004-12-16 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win16–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Olivia GerulaUD(8)2004-07-01 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win15–1 Flag of the United States.svg Gloria RamirezUD(8)2004-05-22 Flag of the United States.svg Warner Theatre, Fresno, California
Win14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mia St. John UD(8)2004-04-15 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win13–1 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa LewisUD(10)2004-02-19 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California Won vacant IBA Female Lightweight Title.
Loss12–1 Flag of the United States.svg Jenifer Alcorn SD(10)2003-01-17 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California For vacant IWBF Lightweight Title.
Win12–0 Flag of the United States.svg Cheryl NanceKO4 (6)2002-11-22 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win11–0 Flag of the United States.svg Gail MuzzeyTKO1 (6)2002-07-09 Flag of the United States.svg Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California
Win10–0 Flag of the United States.svg Gloria RamirezUD(6)2002-02-17 Flag of the United States.svg Stardust Hotel & Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Win9–0 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter UD(6)2002-02-17 Flag of the United States.svg Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win8–0 Flag of the United States.svg Michelle LindenUD(6)2001-11-09 Flag of the United States.svg Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California
Win7–0 Flag of the United States.svg Mikee StaffordUD(6)2001-08-18 Flag of the United States.svg Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win6–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Imelda AriasUD(4)2001-07-08 Flag of the United States.svg Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Vicky ClardyUD(6)2001-05-20 Flag of the United States.svg Belterra Casino Resort, Elizabeth, Indiana
Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Mikee StaffordUD(6)2001-04-01 Flag of the United States.svg Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Mary WellsUD(4)2001-01-21 Flag of the United States.svg Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas
Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Josephine BracamontesTKO1 (4)2000-12-03 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Chris SepulvadoTKO2 (4)2000-10-21 Flag of the United States.svg Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi Professional debut.

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