Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
2010 World Champion
Gym: Westside Kickboxing and BJJ
Fighting out of: Little Rock, Arkansas
Fighting Weight: 135-140
Home Town: SLC, Utah
Fighting Out Of: San Francisco, CA Team: Cesar Gracie/CSA
Sponsors -MMA Girls, Cesar Gracie Fighter Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Sports
Academy, PFN, NOKO
Fight Results: 6-4, 3 KO
Goals: I would like another MMA championship belt from a reputable organization,
like Strikeforce, and I would like my brown belt goal to end of 2012
Movies: Because I am a movie buff, I like way too many movies to list. However, I mostly enjoy comedies.
TV: TV is for couch potatoes!
Twitter: Follow @elainamaxwell
Fighting Weight: 135-155
Home Town: Springfield, OH
Fighting Out Of: Beavercreek MMA
Team: Team Mike Patt
Sponsors: Clinch Gear, Cage Candy, Cage Walker, PerformanceMMA.com, www.KOreps.com
Goals: Become World Champion
About me: Played softball in college, dating Mike Patt UFC vet, have 3 sisters and one brother, personal trainer.
Fighting Weight: 135 lbs.
Home Town: Gaithersburg, MD
Fighting Out Of: Evolve Academy; Gaithersburg, MD
Team: Evolve Academy
Sponsors – None at this time
Goals: Become a professional fighter, start a non-profit that helps youth with self-esteem and mental health issues by getting involved in physical fitness activities and community service; Become a public speaker for mental health issues.
Movies: Gladiator, The Patriot, The Invention of Lying, The Notebook (haha don’t judge me)
TV: Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Private Practice, The Office, Real World, Jersey Shore, Trueblood
About me: Rosanna Jacqueline Garcia was born March 21, 1986 in Rockville, MD. In high school she participated in track and cross country. She also was in the Naval JROTC throughout high school where she exceled in the military drill team. While home from college for the summer she was looking for a way to get in shape and was recommended to Evolve Academy by her brother. After her first class in Muay Thai she was immediately hooked, and began taking Muay Thai as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. After a year of training she entered her first MMA match at the 2010 WKA National Championships in Virginia, and after 2 grueling matches won her division. Her next steps are to continue training for the upcoming WKA World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. When not training Rosanna likes reading books on investing, singing, dancing, and focusing on how to promote public health issues. She also holds two degrees; a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.
Fighting Weight: 115-120lbs.
Home Town: Lakewood, CO
Fighting Out Of: Lakewood, CO
Team:Team Rugburn out of The Pressroom
Sponsors – Tussle Fight Gear, Julian Fury Clothing, and Submission Fight GearFight
Muay Thai: 4-2Goals: I want to be the best in my weight class, open up a bigger gym, and train fututre MMA stars!Movies: Any Cheech and Chong, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow, and Weird Science.
TV: I love decorating shows!!!
About me: I started traing 5 years ago and have been fighting since 2006. I began in Muay Thai because of the lack of women in MMA. I was the top contender in my regional area and was named Kickdown Female Fighter of the Year in 2006. Then I moved on to MMA and had a rough start because of my lack of Jiu Jitsu. I trained a year strictly in BJJ and won my next 4 amateur fights. I won the RMBB 120 lbs female amateur MMA Championship in 1:30 of rd. 1 and then defended my belt against a Hammer House student in :26 of round 1!!! I am turning pro now and am getting ready for the GFight pro 8 woman tourney in January!
I train and fight because I love it and as an added benefit I get to train with my husband Randall. He is my coach and training partner and he is not easy on me! He is 125er so it is perfect for me! If anyone knows any 125lbs. MMA men send them our way. They are hard to find! I love the Lord and he gives me all my strength to succeed and I give him all the credit!
Gym – Ultimate Fitness
Sponsors – MMAgirls.net, Clinch Gear, Tussle, Maximum Nutrition, Submit, Ambition
4-2 Pro MMA
To push myself to get better and better, to start entering grappling and no-gi competitions, fight fight fight!!! As a single mom I can’t travel as much as I would like until there starts to be more incentive, so patience is the name of the game and training as if anything could
happen the next day.
Variety… anything that gets me hyped, then a lil sumin
to calm me down.
Whatever makes me think, or just makes me laugh…
Dave Chapelle standup, Grandma’s Boy, Alpha Dog,
Snatch, Boonedock Saints, Scarface.
I read to my sons so whatever they’re feelin at tha
Ultimate Fighter, I Love New York, South Park, CSI, Family Guy, Carlos Mencia
Myspace – www.myspace.com/meechellefighterchick