Felice Herrig

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Felice Herrig
Felice Herrig fighting at Muay Thai Mayhem XIV.jpg
Felice Herrig (right) fighting at Muay Thai Mayhem XIV in New York City.
BornFelice Nicole Herrig[1]
(1984-09-18) September 18, 1984 (age 29)
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
Other namesLil' Bulldog
ResidenceHouston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionStrawweight[2]
Reach66.0 inches (1.68 m)[3]
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing[4]
Fighting out ofCrystal Lake, Illinois
TeamTeam Curran
Years active2009-present
Kickboxing record
Total28
Wins23
Losses5
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins9
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision6
Losses5
By decision5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Felice Herrig
Felice Herrig fighting at Muay Thai Mayhem XIV.jpg
Felice Herrig (right) fighting at Muay Thai Mayhem XIV in New York City.
BornFelice Nicole Herrig[1]
(1984-09-18) September 18, 1984 (age 29)
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
Other namesLil' Bulldog
ResidenceHouston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionStrawweight[2]
Reach66.0 inches (1.68 m)[3]
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing[4]
Fighting out ofCrystal Lake, Illinois
TeamTeam Curran
Years active2009-present
Kickboxing record
Total28
Wins23
Losses5
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins9
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision6
Losses5
By decision5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Felice Nicole Herrig (born September 18, 1984) is an American kickboxer, Muay Thai fighter, and mixed martial artist. Born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, she began her career practicing kickboxing and Muay Thai before transitioning to MMA in 2009.[5] In September 2011, she signed a multi-fight deal with XFC in Florida.[6]

Herrig is currently the #9-ranked female strawweight fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.[7]

Kickboxing career[edit]

Prior to Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig's move to Mixed Martial Arts, Herrig held a kickboxing record of 23-5/4. She is currently ranked number 2 in the World in the IKF International Kickboxing Federation Pro Women’s Muay Thai Bantamweight Division.

As a pro kickboxer Herrig won the International Kickboxing Federation Pro Muay Thai United States Bantamweight Title. She won the title on November 15, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, when she defeated Katie Meehan by unanimous decision, 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46.

As an Amateur she was a two time International Kickboxing Federation Open Tournament Champion.

On August 21, 2005, in Orlando, Florida, USA Herrig became the 2005 IKF North American Classic Amateur Full Contact Rules Bantamweight Tournament Champion when she defeated Terri French of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

On July 30, 2006 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA Herring defended her IKF Tournament Title at the 2006 IKF World Classic when she defeated Stacy Chung of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada by unanimous decision 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

She has also competed in the World Combat League with the St. Louis Enforcers.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Felice appeared on Fight Girls in 2007 on the Oxygen Channel and won her fight in Thailand against a champion Thai fighter.[9] She was later scheduled to appear on another reality show about women's MMA called the Ultimate Women Challenge.[9]

Herrig faced Iman Achhal at UWC: Man "O" War on February 21, 2009 in her MMA debut. She lost the fight by split decision.[10]

She faced Michele Gutierrez at Unconquered 1: November Reign on November 20, 2009 and won the fight by armbar submission in the second round.[11]

Herrig faced Jessica Rakoczy at Bellator 14 on April 15, 2010.[12] She won the fight via split decision.[13]

Herrig faced Amanda LaVoy at XFO 37 on December 4, 2010. She won the fight via armbar submission in the first round.[14]

On January 14, 2011, Herrig faced Barb Honchak at Hoosier Fight Club 6: New Years Nemesis in Valparaiso, Indiana. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Herrig faced Andrea Miller at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3 on March 5, 2011. She won the fight by TKO in the first round.[16]

Herrig faced Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc at XFO 39 on May 13, 2011 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[17][18]

Her scheduled bout against undefeated Kelly Warren at Fight Tour on August 20, 2011 was cancelled due to Warren weighing in 7 pounds overweight.[19]

Herrig faced Carla Esparza at XFC 15: Tribute on December 2, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.[20] She was defeated by unanimous decision.[21]

On April 13, 2012, Herrig faced Patricia Vidonic at XFC 17: Apocalypse in Jackson, Tennessee. She defeated Vidonic by unanimous decision.[22]

Herrig next faced Simona Soukupova at XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown on August 3, 2012.[23] She defeated Soukupova by unanimous decision.[24]

Herrig was scheduled to return to Bellator to face Michele Gutierrez in a rematch at Bellator 84 on December 14, 2012.[25] However, Gutierrez withdrew from the fight on December 1 and Herrig instead competed in a rematch against Patricia Vidonic.[26][27] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[28][29]

On January 9, 2013, Herrig was signed to a one-year apparel deal with Americana MMA.[30]

Herrig next competed against Heather Clark at Bellator 94 on March 28, 2013.[31] She won the fight via split decision.[32]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

On August 13, 2013, it was announced that Herrig had signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships.[33] She faced Tecia Torres at Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith on December 7, 2013[34][35] and lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On December 11, 2013, it was announced that Herrig was signed by the UFC along with ten other strawweight fighters to compete on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, which will crown the first ever UFC women's strawweight champion.[36]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss9–5Tecia TorresDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. SmithDecember 7, 201335:00Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win9–4Heather ClarkDecision (split)Bellator 94March 28, 201335:00Tampa, Florida, United States
Win8–4Patricia VidonicDecision (unanimous)Bellator 84December 14, 201235:00Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win7–4Simona SoukupovaDecision (unanimous)XFC 19: Charlotte ShowdownAugust 3, 201235:00Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win6–4Patricia VidonicDecision (unanimous)XFC 17: ApocalypseApril 13, 201235:00Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Loss5–4Carla EsparzaDecision (unanimous)XFC 15: TributeDecember 2, 201135:00Tampa, Florida, United States
Win5–3Nicdali Rivera-CalanocDecision (unanimous)Xtreme Fighting Organization 39May 13, 201135:00Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win4–3Andrea MillerTKO (punches)Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3March 5, 201113:30Villa Park, Illinois, United States
Loss3–3Barb HonchakDecision (unanimous)Hoosier Fight Club 6: New Years NemesisJanuary 14, 201135:00Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Win3–2Amanda LaVoySubmission (armbar)Xtreme Fighting Organization 37December 4, 201013:35Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win2–2Jessica RakoczyDecision (split)Bellator 14April 15, 201035:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win1–2Michele GutierrezSubmission (armbar)Unconquered 1: November ReignNovember 20, 200922:03Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Loss0–2Valerie CoolbaughDecision (split)Xtreme Fighting Organization 29April 17, 200935:00Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Loss0–1Iman AchhalDecision (split)UWC: Man "O" WarFebruary 21, 200935:00Fairfax, Virginia, United StatesMMA debut

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Media appearances[edit]

Felice is a playable character in the video game Supremacy MMA for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Felice Herrig Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
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  4. ^ "Felice Herrig Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  5. ^ Helfgot, Mike (2009-07-03). "Buffalo Grove fighter Felice Herrig gets her shot on reality TV". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ Bratcher, Jack (2011-09-20). "XFC signs Felice Herrig to multi-fight deal". ProMMANow.com. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  8. ^ "MMA Fighter Felice Herrig is Bantering with Brian Dryfhout". MouthpieceSports.com. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  9. ^ a b "Felice Herrig: "Girls Want Nothing To Do With My Standup"". FightHype.com. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
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  12. ^ "Askren, Thomas Cleared for Bellator 14". Sherdog.com. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
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  26. ^ "Gutierrez Out, Herrig Now Set To Rematch Vidonic At Bellator 84". MMARising.com. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
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  30. ^ "Americana MMA signs Bellator hottie Felice Herrig to apparel deal". e-mmatv.com. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  31. ^ "Felice Herrig vs Heather Clark Targeted For Bellator 94 In Florida". MMARising.com. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  32. ^ "Jessica Aguilar, Felice Herrig Victorious At Bellator 94 In Florida". MMARising.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  33. ^ "Felice Herrig Signs With Invicta Fighting Championships". InvictaFC.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  34. ^ "INVICTA FC 7 COMING TO KANSAS CITY ON DECEMBER 7TH". InvictaFC.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
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