|Other names The Belizean Bruiser|
Nationality American, Belizean
Reach 68.0 in (173 cm)
|Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Name Marion Reneau
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Role Mixed Martial Artist
|Born June 20, 1977 (age 38) (1977-06-20) |
Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau UFC Fight Night 106 Media Day Staredown
Marion Reneau (born June 20, 1977) is a professional mixed martial artist currently competing as a Bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. When Marion Reneau is not fighting she is a PE teacher at Farmersville High School.
- Bethe Correia vs Marion Reneau UFC Fight Night 106 Media Day Staredown
- Marion reneau vs talita de oliveira bernardo media day face off ufc fight night 115 r wmma
- Mixed martial arts career
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Marion reneau vs talita de oliveira bernardo media day face off ufc fight night 115 r wmma
Mixed martial arts career
Reneau began her professional mixed martial arts career in 2010. After winning several professional fights she attempted to try out for The Ultimate Fighter 18. However, she was allegedly told by UFC brass that she was too old to be a contestant on the show, but to keep pressing on and to win a couple of more fights. On the heels of her submission victory over Maureen Riordan in July 2014 at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 16, she was signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Reneau faced Alexis Dufresne on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Reneau won the fight via unanimous decision. At the post fight press conference, Dana White made a point to mention the TUF snub and publicly praised her performance.
Reneau faced Jéssica Andrade on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. Reneau won the fight via first round submission, earning a Performance of the Night bonus.
Reneau faced Holly Holm on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Reneau faced Ashlee Evans-Smith on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy. She lost the fight by split decision. The judges' decision was controversial as 16 of the 17 media sources scoring the fight scored it for Reneau. She planned to appeal the decision with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. However, the appeal was denied by the PSAC.
Reneau faced Milana Dudieva on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Ireland. She won the bout by TKO in the third round.
Reneau then faced Bethe Correia on March 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum. The back-and-forth fight saw strong moments from both women, 2 of the 3 Judges gave the first two rounds to Correia (10-9) and gave the third round to Reneau (10-8) ultimately causing the fight to end in a majority draw. After the fight, Reneau disagreed with the result and said “I believe she won the first round; maybe she might’ve edged me out a little bit. I think I definitely won the second – and for sure I won the third round."
Reneau was expected to face former UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov, however, De Randamie pulled out of the fight on August 25 citing injury and was replaced by Talita Bernardo Reneau won the fight via TKO in the closing seconds of the third round.