|Summary:||I'm strong and punch hard. I’m also good at coming out of bad situations|
|From:||Anchorage, Alaska United States|
|Fights Out Of:||Las Vegas, Nevada United States|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
UFC Fight Night event inside the Scotiabank Centre on February 19, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Feb 19, 2017
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the World Trade Convention Centre on February 18, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Feb 18, 2017
A former figure skater and ballerina, Gina Mazany gave it up when she “fell in love” with Brazilian jiu-jitsu; Julianna Pena is a teammate and friend of Coach Tate.Sep 07, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
TRAINING: Get up in the morning, go for a few mile run, head to the gym, drill whatever we are working on, go live for a bit and then drill again. When I'm not in season, I love to add lifting to my day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 18 years old
What ranks and titles have you held? Alaska fighting championships bantamweight belt
Do you have any heroes? My dad, and my big brother Dave Mazany, who fights for EFC in South Africa.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Dreams do come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the Art Institute of Seattle. I have a bachelors degree in graphic design.
What was your job before you started fighting? I have been working since I was 16 and this is the first time I have ever been able to train full-time. I worked at a gym, sold snow machines in Alaska, when I was in Seattle I bartended on my way through college, and got a badass job at a gaming company, designing for them. A year and a half ago I decided cagefighting was a smarter idea (I’m being sarcastic) and I packed up my Ford Focus with my dog and cat and moved to Vegas. Before I got this call, I was bartending at a local pub in Vegas.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I just did amateur boxing, so nothing too cool happened.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Seven-year blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu (I need to wear the gi more).
Favorite grappling technique: Face punching from mount
- Pro since 2008
- Two wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)
- Three first round finishes
- Three-year break from 2013 to 2016