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Cat Zingano

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  • Given Name: Cathilee Zingano
  • MMA Record: 9-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Alpha
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.07.01
  • Last Fight: March 03, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Zingano BJJ
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $252,000 USD
  • Born: Broomfield, Colorado, United States
  • Fighting out of: Broomfield, Colorado
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Cat Zingano Bantamweight Ranking History

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Cat Zingano MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Marion Reneau
9-3-0 9-3-1

Us UFC FIght Night 133
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.07.14
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Ketlen Vieira
9-2-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.03.03
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Julianna Peña
9-1-0 7-2-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.07.09
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:14 Round 1 of 5

Us Ronda Rousey
9-0-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2015.02.28
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#30 Greatest Submission of All Time
#1 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 184 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Ronda Rousey UFC 182 2015.01.03
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | KO/TKO
1:21 Round 3 of 3, 11:21 Total

Br Amanda Nunes
8-0-0 9-3-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:55 Round 3 of 3, 12:55 Total

Us Miesha Tate
7-0-0 13-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.04.13
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $64,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#9 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:32 Round 2 of 3, 8:32 Total

Us Raquel Pennington
6-0-0 3-1-0

Us Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.10.06
Weigh-In: 135.2 lbs (61.3 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Cancelled Bout Leslie Smith Invicta FC 3 2012.10.06
Reason: Zingano to Strikeforce
Cancelled Bout Amanda Nunes Strikeforce 2012.09.29
Reason: Event Cancelled
Cancelled Bout Anita Rodriguez Invicta FC 1 2012.04.28
Reason: Zingano Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Slam

Jp Takayo Hashi

Us Fight to Win

2011.05.13
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Carina Damm

Us Crowbar MMA

2010.12.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ivana Coleman

Us Ring of Fire

2010.06.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Barb Honchak

Us Fight to Win

2010.01.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Angela Samaro

Us Ring of Fire

2009.01.10
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Karina Taylor

Us Ring of Fire

2008.06.13
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission

Us Krystal Macatol

Us Colorado Regional

2008.04.11
Loss | KO/TKO

Us Louise Johnson

Us Kick Down

2007.12.08
Win | KO/TKO

Us Nikki Garcia

Us Ring of Fire

2007.12.01
Win | KO/TKO

Us Ann Wyborny

Us Colorado Regional

2007.10.16

Cat Zingano Wiki Update Wiki

Cat Zingano began her MMA career in 2008 winning the Ring Of Fire Women's Bantamweight championship in her first fight with an armbar over Karina Taylor. She would win her next fight for the promotion before wining the Fight To Win 130 lbs championship with a decision over Barb Honchak. She would follow that win up and win her third championship this time for the Ring Of Fire Flyweight championship. She would rack up one more win before winning her fourth title with a victory over Takayo Hashi to win the Fight To Win 125 lbs championship.

Zingano would fight once for Invicta winning by submission over Raquel Pennington before being signed to the UFC. Zingano would become the first mother to fight in the octagon and the first woman to win by TKO when she defeated Miesha Tate in the third round at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Zingano was scheduled to be one of the first women to coach The Ultimate Fighter along with Ronda Rousey. The show would feature both men and women in the house and Zingano was supposed to get a title shot against Rousey after the show. However she would tear her ACL and was removed from the show with Miesha Tate stepping in to take her place.


Zingano faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso. After nearly being knocked out in the Round 1, Zingano would dominate the next 2 rounds, eventually finishing Nunes via KO at 1:21. This victory earned Zingano a title shot against Ronda Rousey.


In a highly anticipated fight, Zingano faced Rousey at UFC 184 to many fans' surprise the fight was 2 seconds shorter (0:14) than Rousey's previous victory over Alexis Davis. Immediately Zingano charged Rousey and attempted to knee her. Rousey caughter her knee and took Zingano down. With Rousey's transition, Zingano left her arm exposed. Rousey took advantage of this and grabbed her arm and finished her with a unusual armbar known as a wrong way armbar.





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