Felice Herrig is an American kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and Muay Thai fighter who fights professionally in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is one of the fiercest strawweight lady fighters in the sport with a multi-fight deal which she signed in September 2011, with the XFC in Florida. She is also ranked at the number eight position in the official UFC strawweight ranking as at the 26th of July 2018. Though Felice started out as a kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, she has since transitioned to MMA. Here are more interesting details about her career.
Felice Herrig Bio
Felice Nicole Herrig was born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, on the 18th of September 1984. Not much is known about her childhood other than we know she grew up in a family where her parents struggled financially to cater for her needs. All she had was her love for fighting and relentless training with dreams of one day doing it professionally. After graduating from Buffalo Grove High School in 2003, she went on to develop her skills as a kickboxer and did well to hold a professional kickboxing record of 23-5 with a number 2 ranking in the IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) Pro Women’s Muay Thai Bantamweight Division.
After defeating Terri French of Little Rock, Arkansas Felice Herrig was then named the IKF North American Classic Amateur Full Contact Rules Bantamweight Tournament Champion on the 21st of August 2005 in Orlando, Florida. The win was sealed by a unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges’ cards. So far, Felice Herrig has been named an International Kickboxing Federation Open Tournament Champion twice in her career as an amateur fighter.
She later came back to defend her title in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on the 30th of July 2006. In the match, she faced Stacy Chung of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and duly defeated her by a unanimous decision 29-28 on all 3 judges’ cards. She has also been a part of the, World Combat League, where she was in competition with the St. Louis Enforcers.
Due to her desire to compete at the MMA level, she began a rigorous regimen of training towards that goal; by the year 2009, Felice Harrig transitioned from kickboxing and Muay Thai to MMA. In 2011, her impressive rise in the MMA women’s fighting ranks brought her to the attention of the managers of XFC in Florida with whom she eventually signed a multi-fight deal.
Her skills fighting skill also got her a role on the seventh season of, “American Ninja Warrior,” in 2015. She now fights in the strawweight division of the UFC and is currently ranked number 8 on the official UFC strawweight rankings. Interestingly, Felice Herrig is a character in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game called, Supremacy MMA.
Herrig has never been married thus she has not started a family of her own. Most times women MMA fighters appear so tough that it is perceived that they scare off the boys with how masculine they look. Moreso, considering that these MMA women fighters are rarely seen with a boyfriend or dates, it somewhat makes the perception a little believable but of course, we know that this is not entirely true.
With Felice, she sort of fit into this box for a long time in her career until she recently posted a picture of herself with an unnamed man on her Instagram page. In the post, she wrote a caption that read “Still celebrating the most fantastic year ever. So thankful to have this amazing man in my life.” We hope, she gives the full detail of their relationship real soon and perhaps starts a family of her own, as fans are eager to be filled in on it.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
When it comes to contact sports like MMA or any fighting sport for that matter, contenders are usually grouped according to their weight or mass, not necessarily their height. Nevertheless, a good combination of height and weight helps to work in the favor of an already skillful fighter. Felice Herrig, she stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 cm) and a lean weight of 115 lbs (52kg). With her body mass, she thus falls into the Strawweight category of the sport.