Marion Reneau, born June 20th 1977 is a mixed martial artist from USA and fights in the Bantamweight division in the UFC. When she is not competing she works as a P.E. teacher at Farmersville High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science.
Marion Reneau has a purple belt in BJJ under Cleber Luciano and a dark blue belt in Muay Thai from Rafael Cordeiro.
Marion Reneau’s career before the UFC
Marion Reneau made her pro MMA debut in 2010 and won her first fight by TKO in the third round against Chantelle Castellanos. She lost her next fight, against Julia Avila at TWC 13 – Impact by decision but rebounded to start a winning streak that would lead her all the way to the UFC.
She won three straight fights by finish in the first round (1 KO, 1 TKO and 1 submission) against Lydia Reyes, Leslie Rodriguez and Maureen Riordon. After the submission of Riordon, she was awarded a contract with the UFC.
She had tried out for The Ultimate Fighter before but was told she was too old, but if she continued to win she would get an offer eventually.
Marion Reneau in the UFC
At 37 years old Marion Reneau made her UFC debut against Alexis Dufresne. The fight went the distance and Reneau won by decision. Next Reneau faced off against Jessica Andrade and got her first finish in the UFC, by submitting Andrade by a triangle in the first round.
She then lost two fights in a row, to Holly Holm and Ashlee Evans-Smith before she rebounded with a TKO over Milana Dudieva.
Mario Reneau fought Bethe Correia in Brazil in the beginning of 2017. The fight ended in a draw.