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Women's Bantamweight Division

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Sara McMann

Women's Bantamweight Division

13-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Sara McMann

athlete record


Learn more about Sara McMann's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Takoma Park, United States
Trains at
Revolution MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 27, 2013
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011

  • Four wins by submission (RNC, Americana, 2 arm triangle), two by KO

  • Four first round finishes

  • 2011 ADCC North American Championships Silver Medalist

  • 2009 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior Women's No-Gi Gold Medalist

  • Three-time NAGA Gold medalist

  • 6-5 in last 11

  • Has faced four UFC champions (Rousey, Tate, Nunes, Pena)

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) McMann won a three-round unanimous decision over Karol Rosa

UFC 257 (1/24/21) McMann was submitted by Julianna Pena via rear naked choke at 3:39 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (1/25/20) McMann won a three round unanimous decision over Lina Lansberg

UFC on FOX (2/24/18) McMann was submitted by Marion Reneau via triangle choke at 3:40 of the second round

UFC 215 (9/9/17) McMann was submitted by Ketlen Vieira via arm triangle choke at 4:16 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/19/17) McMann submitted Gina Mazany via arm triangle choke at 1:14 of the first round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) McMann submitted Alexis Davis via arm triangle choke at 2:52 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/29/16) McMann won a three round unanimous decision over Jessica Eye

UFC Fight Night (8/8/15) McMann was submitted by Amanda Nunes via rear naked choke at 2:53 of the first round

UFC 183 (1/31/15) McMann lost a three round majority decision to Miesha Tate

UFC Fight Night (8/16/14) McMann won a three round split decision over Lauren Murphy

UFC 170 (2/22/14) McMann was stopped by Ronda Rousey via strikes at 1:06 of the first round in a UFC women’s bantamweight title fight.

UFC 159 (4/27/13) McMann stopped Sheila Gaff via strikes at 4:06 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? July 2009

Do you have any heroes? Marcelo Garcia, John Smith

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is an awesome opportunity to show the work I’ve been putting into MMA

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Undergrad - Lock Haven Universitywith a theatre degree. Grad school - Gardner-Webb University, Master's in mental health counseling.

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestler for US Olympic team

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2004 Olympic Silver Medal winner in women’s freestyle wrestling