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"Jo Jo"

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Joanne Calderwood

Joanne "Jo Jo" Calderwood
  • Name: Joanne Calderwood
  • Professional MMA Record: 8-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Jo Jo
  • Current Streak: 8 Wins
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1986.12.23
  • Last Fight: December 07, 2013 in IFC
  • Weight Class: Strawweight | Last Weigh-In: 115.5 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,000 USD
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Dinky Ninjas Fight Team
  • Born: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Muay Thai
  • Head Coach: James Doolan
  • Other Coaches: N/A

Joanne Calderwood Wiki Update Wiki

Joanne "JoJo" Calderwood is female Scottish mixed martial arts fighters and Muay Thai champion. Calderwood frequently competes in the 115 lbs strawweight division of the female MMA organization Invicta FC in America where she holds notable wins over Ashley Cummins, Livia von Plettenberg and Norma Rueda Center.


Born on the 23rd of December of 1986 in Glasgow, Scotland, Calderwood has been involved in Muay Thai Since the age of 13. She found the sport of Muay Thai one day when her mother asked her to accompany her brother to a session. Instantly Calderwood feel in love with Muay Thai.


Calderwood had to work in several jobs growing up including working in a hospital after her high school days. In the hospital, Calderwood helped take care, monitor and assist children and people who were on ventilation machines. The job was a daily 12 hour shift which made training for Calderwood difficult as it drained her energy and it made training difficult for her. Eventually she found a different gym in which she began training and working in allowing her to commit full time to training.


In the year 2000, Calderwood began competing in Muay Thai. She has had a very successful career in Muay Thai accomplishing a record of 19-2. Among her accomplishments in Muay Thai are being named the the STBA fighter of the year in 2009 and winning and obtaining the ISKA World Flyweight title, the IKF European Flyweight title, the WKL European Flyweight title and the WBC UK Flyweight title. She is also currently ranked #2 in the world by the World Professional Muay Thai Federation.


Despite her success in Muay Thai, Calderwood began training in other martial arts and eventually transferred over to competing in MMA where she made her debut on the 25th of February of 2012. Calderwood expressed she transferred over to MMA because it was her desire to compete for frequently since she was only getting an average of 2 fights per year in Muay Thai due to lack of competition and even then the promoters were having to look up and fly in foreigners to fight Calderwood.


In mixed martial arts, aside from competing in Invicta FC, Calderwood has also competed in other organizations such as On Top Promotions in her native country of Glasgow, Scotland where she made her successful debut defeating Noellie Molina in just 3:13 o the opening round of the fight.


Aside from On Top Promotions, Calderwood has also competed in Super Fight League in India and in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship in England where she has also found success defeating the likes of Lena Oychynnikova coming in as a late 4 weeks replacement, Ainara Mota and Sally Krumdiack.


Calderwood has expressed in interviews that she looks up to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. It is evident her admiration for him as she resembles and uses various of his striking techniques in her fights such as the famous standing Anderson back elbow.


Due to her exciting striking skills and fighting style, Calderwood is truly a fan favorite among mixed martial arts fans.

Last updated 11.20.2013, 11:14 AM ET
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Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Katja Kankaanpaa
Ref: John McCarthy
Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs
2013.12.07
Odds: -390 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 115.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Norma Rueda Center
Ref: Mike England
Invicta FC 6: Santos vs. Coenen 2
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs
2013.07.13
Odds: -550 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 115.7 lbs
Cancelled Bout Sarah Schneider Invicta FC 6 2013.07.13
Reason: Schneider Injury
Cancelled Bout Claudia Gadelha Invicta FC 6 2013.07.13
Reason: Gadelha to Hamasaki Fight
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:08 Round 1 of 3
Sally Krumdiack
Ref: Marc Goddard
Cage Warriors 53
Co-Main Event | Strawweight | 115 lbs
2013.04.13
Odds: -650 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 115.9 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Livia von Plettenberg
Ref: Chuck Wolfe
Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs
2013.01.05
Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Bec Rawlings Invicta FC 4 2013.01.05
Reason: Hyatt to Main Event
Win | KO/TKO
3:13 Round 1 of 3
Ashley Cummins
Ref: Greg Franklin
Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Preliminary Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs
2012.10.06
Disclosed Pay: $1,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 115.2 lbs
Invicta FC 3 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
2:46 Round 2 of 3, 7:46 Total
Ainara Mota
On Top 5
Main Card | Catchweight | 121 lbs
2012.06.02
Weigh-In: 120.813 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Lena Ovchynnikova
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Super Fight League 3
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2012.05.06
Weigh-In: 123.9 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:13 Round 1 of 3
Noellie Molina
On Top 4
Main Card | Strawweight | 117 lbs
2012.02.25

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