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Joanne Calderwood

Joanne "Jo Jo" Calderwood
  • Name: Joanne Calderwood
  • MMA Record: 10-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Jo Jo
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1986.12.23
  • Last Fight: July 18, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Strawweight | Last Weigh-In: 115.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Dinky Ninja Fight Team
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 64.5" (164cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $67,000 USD
  • Born: Irvine, Scotland
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |
  • Fighting out of: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site  |  Instagram
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Muay Thai
  • Head Coach: James Doolan
  • Other Coaches: N/A

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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.

Following the conclusion of the Ultimate fighter, Calderwood faced Korean prospect, Seo Hee Ham at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale . Calderwood would go on to win a very sound via unanimous decision. 

Coming in at a -700, Calderwood was a heavy favourite as she faced UFC newcomer, Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2. Moroz came out with an explosive start catching Calderwood with several punches and rocking her. Moroz was able to lock in a deep armbar that forced Calderwood to quickly tap. To the shock of many Moroz broke Calderwood's undefeated record only 1:31 in the fight.

Calderwood would look to redeem herself after her upset loss to Moroz, when she faced Cortney Casey-Sanchez, at
UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites. Originally slated to face fellow TUF 20 veteran Bec Rawlings, but instead faced UFC newcomer Sanchez, after Rawlings dropped out of the bout due to an injury. In Round 1, Calderwood was almost finished by Sanchez, after being rocked late in the round, Calderwood rallied back to win the next two rounds and was awarded the decision victory. The UFC also saw fit to award Calderwood and Sanchez the $50,000 Fight of the Night award for their performance.

The Ultimate Fighter 20
Episode 2 Calderwood Def. Emily Kagan by Unanimous  Decision
Episode 11  Rose Namajunas Def . Calderwood by Kimura in round 2

Last updated 09.16.2015, 1:32 PM ET
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Joanne Calderwood MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Paige VanZant UFC UFN 80 2015.12.10
Reason: Calderwood Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Bec Rawlings UFC UFN 72 2015.07.18
Reason: Rawlings Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cortney Casey
9-1-0 4-1-0

UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs) | Referee: Grant Waterman
#49 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#12 Greatest Strawweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC Fight Night 72 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:30 Round 1 of 3

Maryna Moroz
9-0-0 5-0-0

UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs) | Referee: Łukasz Bosacki | Walkout Music: Kanye West feat. Young Jeezy - Amazing
#16 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 64 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Seo Hee Ham
8-0-0 16-5-0

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale
Preliminary Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#15 Greatest Strawweight MMA Fight of All Time
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
Exhibition Bout
2:06 Round 2 of 2, 7:06 Total

Rose Namajunas
8-0-0 2-1-0

The Ultimate Fighter Season 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Emily Kagan
8-0-0 3-1-0

The Ultimate Fighter Season 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Katja Kankaanpaa
7-0-0 8-0-1

Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -390 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Norma Rueda Center
6-0-0 2-0-0

Invicta FC 6: Santos vs. Coenen 2
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 115.7 lbs (52.5 kgs) | Referee: Mike England
Cancelled Bout Sarah Schneider Invicta FC 6 2013.07.13
Reason: Schneider Injury
Cancelled Bout Cláudia Gadelha Invicta FC 6 2013.07.13
Reason: Gadelha to Hamasaki Fight
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:08 Round 1 of 3

Sally Krumdiack
5-0-0 9-6-0

Cage Warriors 53
Co-Main Event | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 115.9 lbs (52.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Livia von Plettenberg
4-0-0 1-0-0

Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Main Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
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
3-0-0 3-0-0

Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Preliminary Card | Strawweight | 115 lbs

Disclosed Pay: $1,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 115.2 lbs (52.3 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Invicta FC 3 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
2:46 Round 2 of 3, 7:46 Total

Ainara Mota
2-0-0 0-0-0

On Top 5
Main Card | Catchweight | 121 lbs

Weigh-In: 120.8 lbs (54.8 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lena Ovchynnikova
1-0-0 8-1-0

Super Fight League 3
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

Weigh-In: 123.9 lbs (56.2 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:13 Round 1 of 3

Noellie Molina
0-0-0 0-0-0

On Top 4
Main Card | Strawweight | 117 lbs


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