Lisa Ellis: American Professional Mixed Martial Artist Reveals Her Workout & Diet

Lisa EllisLisa Ellis is an American professional mixed martial artist. She has fought in HOOKnSHOOT, Smackgirl, DEEP, Bellator Fighting Championships and Invicta FC. Ellis made her professional mixed martial arts debut on November 6, 2004 at HOOKnSHOOT – Evolution. She faced Mandy Stewart and was defeated by submission due to a triangle choke in the first round.

She has won three professional title belts. She hold four Fila No-Gi Grappling World Championships and one World title in the Fila Gi grappling championships. She is a multiple-time national Fila grappling champion. She has been ranked #1 for many years at 105 pounds and have remained in the top 5 at 105 and 115 for the past eight years.

Ellis entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women’s Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Molly Helsel in the second round. On November 15, 2006, Ellis faced Miku Matsumoto at Smackgirl – Women Hold Their Ground. She won the fight by submission due to a scarf hold armlock in the first round.

Ellis made her Fatal Femmes Fighting debut at FFF 1 – Asian Invasion on February 17, 2007. She faced Masako Yoshida in the main event for the FFF Flyweight Championship. Ellis won the fight by Unanimous Decision after five rounds. She defended her FFF title against Taeko Nagamine at FFF 2 – Girls Night Out on July 14, 2007. Ellis won the fight by rear-naked choke submission in the first round.

She returned to Fatal Femmes Fighting at FFF 3 – War of the Roses on November 3, 2007. Ellis moved up in weight to 135 pounds and faced Megumi Yabushita in a non-title fight. She defeated Yabushita by Unanimous Decision.

Ellis entered the 2008 Smackgirl World ReMix Tournament on February 14, 2008. She faced Ayumi Saito and defeated Saito by submission due to a toe hold late in the first round. On May 24, 2010, Ellis announced that she had signed with Bellator Fighting Championships. She faced Stephanie Frausto at Bellator 22 and won the fight by technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.

Ellis signed on to be part of the Bellator Season Three 115-pound women’s tournament and she faced Aisling Daly in the first round. The fight was originally scheduled for Bellator 25, but instead took place at Bellator 26 on August 26, 2010. Ellis won the fight via unanimous decision.

Lisa Ellis

On July 14, Ellis faced Amy Davis in a 110-pound title fight at United Combat Sports: Caged Combat 6. She defeated Davis by armbar submission in the first round. Ellis co-owns the United Training Center gym with fellow fighter Eddy Ellis.

Achievements of Lisa Ellis

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date
Win 15–8 Amy Davis Submission (armbar) UCS – Caged Combat 6 July 14, 2012
Win 14–5 Aisling Daly Decision (unanimous) Bellator 26  August 26, 2010
Win 13–5 Stephanie Frausto Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 22 June 17, 2010
Win 12–4 Patti Lee Submission Submission (reverse ankle lock) Brawl At The Beach July 18, 2008
Win 9–2 Elisha Helsper Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Coeur d’Aline Casino – Fight Night July 28, 2007
Win 8–2 Taeko Nagamine Submission (rear-naked choke)  FFF 2 – Girls Night Out July 14, 2007
Win 7–2 Masako Yoshida Decision (unanimous) FFF 1 – Asian Invasion February 17, 2007
Win 6–2 Misaki Takimoto Submission (kimura) Smackgirl – Legend of Extreme Women November 29, 2006
Win 5–2 Miku Matsumoto Submission (scarf hold armlock) Smackgirl – Women Hold Their Ground September 15, 2006
Win 4–2 Leticia Pestova Submission (armbar)  Valor Fighting – 4th and B August 19, 2006
Win 3–2 Jessica Aguilar Submission (rear-naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 15 February 18, 2006
Win 2–1 Kellyn Huehn Submission (guillotine choke) HOOKnSHOOT – 2005 Women’s Grand Prix November 19, 2005
Win 1–1 Roseanne Blackburn Decision (unanimous) National Fighting Challenge 2 February 18, 2005

Lisa Ellis is highly accomplished and talented American Professional Mixed Martial Artist. Winner of UCS 110 lbs Women’s Championship. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.

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