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Shayna Baszler

Shayna Baszler Awakening Profile

Discover Shayna Baszler’s full martial arts history here, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ▷ Female fight enthusiasts only!

Shayna Baszler, born August 24, 1980 and nicknamed The Queen of Spades, is a Bantamweight MMA Champion, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
and Muay Thai Professional from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Titles Won:
2010 – TCI / The Cage Inc. Women’s 140 lbs Champion
2010 – FCF / Freestyle Cage Fighting Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion.

Trainers / Instructors / Coaches
Josh Barnett

Gym / Affiliations
CSW, Next Edge Academy of Martial Arts

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art based in ground fighting. It is unlike many other ground fighting styles, particularly in the way that it teaches practitioners to fight from their backs.

Today, nearly all MMA fighters train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu due to the success that past practitioners have had in the sport.

Muay Thai evolved from Muay Boran, an unarmed combat method, which would have been used by Saimese soldiers after losing their weapons during battle.

Some believe that Muay Boran was was created by the Siamese army, however others believe it was developed in parallel with Krabi Krabong (a weapons based martial art).  However Krabi Krabong did play a large influence in Muay Boran, which can be seen through the use of kicks, holds movements in Muay Thai.

The history of Muay Thai is deeply rooted in the history of Thailand (formerly Siam) itself. The country was repeatedly invaded by its neighbouring countries whilst it was still in its infancy. The Thai people depended on their own ability to defend themselves and their lands. In those times before the introduction of gunpowder, only short range weapons were available such as bows and arrows, spears, swords, pikes and clubs when going into battle. From this type of hand to hand combat, weapons could be lost and so, combatants had to learn to quickly rely on unarmed combat using hands/fists, elbows, knees, feet – and their heads (not least to outsmart their adversaries). Without doubt, this systematic use of ‘natural’ weapons developed into a practical and deadly fighting art for the battlefield – that would later become Muay Thai.

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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessionalChampion
2ND DISCIPLINEBrazilian Jiu-JitsuBrown Belt / Professional-
3RD DISCIPLINEMuay ThaiProfessional / Instructor-
4TH DISCIPLINECatch WrestlingProfessional-
5TH DISCIPLINEWrestlingProfessional-
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO

Shayna Baszler was the first MMA fighter to ever win by a twister submission. She won by twister in April of 2008, and again in January of 2010. All but one of her 15 professional MMA wins came by way of submission.

Shayna has a Level 2 certification in Catch Wrestling. As of 2016, she was the only certified female Catch Wrestler in the United States.

PERSONAL LIFE

Shayna attended University, studying Religion.

She is a certified EMT.

PERSONAL
First NameShayna
Last NameBaszler
Nickname/sThe Queen of Spades
Birth NameShayna Baszler
Age36 
Date of BirthAugust 8, 1980
NationalityAmerican
BornSioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
ResidenceVenice, California, United States
StatusActive
Weight classLightweight
Weight range135 - 155lbs / 61 - 70kg
Preferred155lbs / 70kg
Height5ft 7in / 170cm
Reach67.5in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
535
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

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FIGHT RECORD
MMA15-11-0
STATISTICS

MMA 14 Submissions

TITLES

2010 – The Cage Inc.MMAChampion, 140 lbs
2010 – Freestyle Cage Fighting Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion, 135 lbs

AWARDS
TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Josh Barnett

Gym / Affiliations

CSW
Next Edge Academy of Martial Arts

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
LReina MiuraUnanimous Decision MMA02/25/17DEEP JEWELS 15, Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan
5:00R2 / 2×5ProLightweight • 70 kg • Main Card • Weigh-In: 153.2 lbs (69.5 kgs)
LJessica Oliveira FlowersArmbarBJJ12/03/16Five Grappling Super League 2, San Diego, California, United States
…………………………..ProBrown Belt • No Gi • 155 lbs
LAmanda NunesTKO (Leg Kick)MMA03/21/15UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs LaFlare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1:56R1 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
LBethe CorreiaTKO (Punches)MMA08/30/14UFC 177, Dillashaw vs Soto, Sacramento, California, United States
1:56R2 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
LJulianna PeñaRear-Naked ChokeMMA06/06/13UFC: Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs Team Tate, Las Vegas, NV, United States
1:52R2 / 2×5ExhibitionUltimate Fighter 18 Tournament Quarter-Finals • Bantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card
WColleen SchneiderArmbarMMA05/29/13UFC: Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs Team Tate, Las Vegas, NV, United States
4:24R1 / 2×5ExhibitionUltimate Fighter 18 Tournament First Round • Bantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card
LAlexis DavisRear-Naked ChokeMMA01/05/13Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs Hyatt, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
0:58R3 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.8 lbs (61.1 kgs)
WSarah D’AlelioRear-Naked ChokeMMA10/06/12Invicta FC 3: Penne vs Sugiyama, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
0:37R2 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs)
LSara McMannUnanimous DecisionMMA07/28/12Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs McMann, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 133.6 lbs (60.6 kgs)
WElaina MaxwellKneebarMMA11/19/10The Cage Inc.: Battle At The Border 7
4:03R1ProThe Cage Inc. title • 140 lbs
WAdrienna JenkinsArmbarMMA06/12/10Freestyle Cage Fighting 43
2:12R1ProBantamweight FCF Grand Prix title
WAlexis DavisUnanimous DecisionMMA03/27/10Freestyle Cage Fighting 40
5:00R3 / 3×5Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMegumi YabushitaTwisterMMA01/30/10Freestyle Cage Fighting 39
4:50R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LSarah KaufmanUnanimous DecisionMMA06/19/09Strikeforce Challengers 2: Villasenor vs Santos, Kent, Washington, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)
LCristiane Justino ‘Cyborg’TKO (Punches)MMA07/26/08EliteXC: Unfinished Business, Stockton, California, United States
2:48R2 / 3×5ProCatchweight • 140 lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 139.0 lbs (63.0 kgs)
WKeiko TamaiTwisterMMA04/05/08ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series
2:05R1 / 3×3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJennifer TateArmbarMMA10/26/07ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series
0:44R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJan FinneyArmbarMMA07/27/07ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series
2:40R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSamantha AndersonKimuraMMA03/10/07NFF: The Breakout
1:00R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LTara LaRosaTKO (Punches)MMA02/18/07BodogFight: Costa Rica
3:15R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WRoxanne ModafferiKimuraMMA10/04/06MARS: Bodog Fight 1, Tokyo, Japan
1:08R1ProBantamweight • 135 lbs • Main Card
LAmanda BucknerTKO (Punches)MMA06/03/06MFC: USA vs Russia 3
3:03R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJulie KedzieArmbarMMA03/18/06Freestyle Combat Challenge 22
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LAmanda BucknerArmbarMMA12/10/05Ring of Fire 20: Elite
4:28R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WCindy RomeroSubmission (Punches)MMA05/07/05UCS: Battle At The Barn 9
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WHeather LobsChokeMMA01/15/05Jungle Madness 2
1:51R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LKelly KoboldSubmission (Punches)MMA05/15/04Reality Cage Fighting
2:20R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WChristy ZimmermanArmbarMMA11/14/03Reality Cage Fighting: Battle of the Middleweights
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WTina JohnsonArmbarMMA10/31/03Reality Cage Fighting
1:20R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
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