Felice Herrig has been a bit of a journey-woman in mixed martial arts. While fellow female fighters Ronda Rousey, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, and Gina Carano get credited for being pioneers of women’s mixed martial arts, Herrig did her part in fighting around the country with the likes of Bellator and Invicta. The strawweight built a nice cult-following for herself before getting picked up by the UFC for the twentieth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.
After defeating Heather Jo Clark in her first match of the competition, she failed to pick up another win and was eliminated from the tournament. She still signed with the UFC and made her debut at the “Ultimate Fighter” finale and submitted Lisa Ellis with an impressive armbar.
Herrig’s first high-profile fight came when she clashed with the young Paige VanZant at “UFC on FOX” in April. Unfortunately for the six year veteran, she was dominated by the Team Alpha Male trainee and has been sitting on the sidelines ever since.
Clearly, she has been training and keeping in fight-shape because she just shared a photo from a recent shoot with Muscle and Fitness that is amazing. Check out a sample of the pictures below!
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