Pro MMA Record

"Lil Monster"


Vanessa Demopoulos

Vanessa "Lil Monster" Demopoulos

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos
  • Pro MMA Record: 10-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Lil Monster
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1988-09-22 | Date of Birth: 1988.09.22
  • Last Fight: October 07, 2023 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Strawweight | Last Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'2" (157cm) | Reach: 59.5" (151cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $74,000 USD
  • Born: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Jiujitsu
  • Head Coach: Marc Montoya
  • Other Coaches: N/A
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Vanessa Demopoulos ineligible for regional rankings.

Demopoulos competed on season 2 of "Ultimate Beastmaster", making it to level 2 of episode 5.

Vanessa Demopoulos MMA Fight Record

Pro MMA Statistics
Record: 10-5-0
MMA Record By Promotion
view_list Sports:
filter_list Cancelled:
pro results
Expand All Details add_circle
amateur results
Expand All Details add_circle

Vanessa Demopoulos News View All

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC Veg... (2024-03-25 20:30:00 -0400)
Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Alexa... (2024-02-12 08:07:30 -0500)
The first bout has been reportedly set for UFC Fight Night live from UFC Apex in L... (2024-02-10 14:46:54 -0500)
Vanessa Demopoulos (10-5) is set to make her seventh Octagon walk against Emily Du... (2024-02-10 12:26:34 -0500)
An exciting strawweight bout between Vanessa Demopoulos and Emily Ducote is headin... (2024-02-09 21:00:45 -0500)
Here’s a look back at when UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos tested her skills ag... (2024-02-09 09:24:39 -0500)


Vanessa Demopoulos Wiki

Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Greece. Demopoulos was prone to fighting while she was in school and also developed drug and alcohol problems. Demopoulos described herself as a "high-energy kid" and lamented he lack of access to martial arts as a child due to her grandparents' disapproval of karate. Demopoulos spent 15 years as an exotic dancer, leaving that line of work to focus on her UFC career in 2022. Demopoulos is the author of the book Stripper Bible (Entertainer Edition), a guide for women working as exotic dancers on how to navigate the industry. She credits pole dancing with helping her practice celebratory splits and learning proper jiu-jitsu. Demopoulos trains out of Fight Ready MMA in Phoenix, Arizona.

Demopoulos started training MMA at age 21 and made her professional debut in 2017 despite never having an amateur fight. She won five of her first six fights, including an inverted triangle submission victory over Sam Hughes to claim the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance Strawweight Championship (LFA 85). Demopoulos appeared on Season 4 of Dana White's Contender Series, losing to Cory McKenna by unanimous decision. Later that year she lost her LFA belt to Lupita Godinez by majority decision (LFA 94).

Demopolous bounced back in 2021 with a TKO victory over Cynthia Arceo at LFA 103, which helped her get signed by the UFC. Demopoulos is 2-1 in the UFC and 2-0 at Strawweight. She lost her company debut at Flyweight to JJ Aldrich (UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze). Demopoulos won Performance of the Night honors by submitting Silvana Gomez Juarez off of her back at UFC 270. Six months later she defeated Jihn Yu Frey at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot via split decision. She is currently scheduled to face Maria Oliveira on Novmeber 19, 2022 (main event TBD).

Last updated 08.28.2022, 5:11 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • Middle Easy : John McCarthy Says Jamahal Hill Felt The ‘Difference’ Between Alex Pereira And Glover Texeira. Compares ‘Poatan’ To A ‘Rattlesnake’
  • MMA Mania : UFC 302 Odds: Makhachev, Strickland Big Favorites
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 300 winner Kayla Harrison would welcome Amanda Nunes back 'with open arms'
  • : Alex Pereira volunteers to fight at UFC 301, says ‘it’s time’ for heavyweight test
  • Middle Easy : Kayla Harrison Admits Cutting ‘The Last Pound’ Before UFC 300 Weigh-Ins Was The Toughest Part
  • MMA Mania : Sterling Calls Out Ortega, ‘T-City’ Responds
  • : On To the Next One: What’s next for Alex Pereira, Max Holloway after UFC 300?
  • MMA Junkie : Alex Pereira responds to interim heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall's post, Dana White not sure that's right move
  • : MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: UFC 300 winners and losers create chaos across the charts
  • MMA Mania : Up Next! UFC Vegas 91 At APEX!
  • : The Bigger Picture | UFC 300
  • MMA Junkie : Bo Nickal responds to Khamzat Chimaev's criticism of 'big bullsh*t' wrestling in UFC 300 win
  • : The MMA Hour with Jorge Masvidal in studio, Kayla Harrison, Aljamain Sterling, Arman Tsarukyan, Renato Moicano, Diego Lopes and more at 1 p.m. ET
  • MMA Mania : What’s Next For Jamahal Hill?
  • MMA Junkie : UFC CEO Dana White roasts PFL's Las Vegas event: 'There were more people in my f*cking green room'
  • MMA Mania : ‘I’m Expected To Starch These Guys’
  • : Morning Report: Ilia Topuria calls Max Holloway’s UFC 300 win ‘nothing special,’ says ‘he is a really easy fight’
  • MMA Mania : Oliveira Releases Statement After UFC 300 Loss
  • MMA Junkie : How to watch PFL 2024, Week 3: Who's fighting, lineup, start time, broadcast info
  • Jits Magazine : Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour – Rome 2024 Full Results And Review