Canadian MMA fighter

Felicia Spencer (born November 20, 1990) is a Canadian mixed martial artist. She is the former Invicta FC Featherweight champion and currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4]



Spencer was born in Montreal, Quebec. Joining her older brothers, Spencer started training in tae kwon do at the age of four.[5] At twelve years old, she started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and added kickboxing to her training five years later.[6] She transitioned to train in MMA when she joined Jungle MMA in 2009, when she moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Spencer started her amateur career in 2012. After winning the first “Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA” tournament where she submitted Leanne Foster and knocked out Jessica Eve Richer at the second “Tuff-N-Uff Xtreme”, [7] amassing a record of 5–1, Invicta FC signed her in 2015.[8]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Spencer made her promotional debut on September 12, 2015 at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad against Rachel Wiley.[7] She won the fight via a technical knock out in round one.[9]

Her next fight came over eighteen months later on March 25, 2017 at Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2. She faced Madison McElhaney in a Featherweight bout[10] and she won the fight via unanimous decision with the scoreboard of (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28).[11]

On July 15, 2017 Spencer faced Amy Coleman at Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella.[12] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round one.[13]

Spencer faced Akeel Al-Hameed on January 13, 2018 at Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad.[14] She won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 30–27).[15]

Spencer faced Helena Kolesnyk on July 21, 2018 at Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander.[16] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke.[17]

Spencer faced Pam Sorenson on November 16, 2018 at Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson for the vacant Invicta Featherweight title.[18] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round four.[19]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Spencer signed with the UFC in March 2019 after compiling an undefeated record of 6–0 competing in Invicta FC.[20]

Spencer made her promotional debut on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee against Megan Anderson.[21] Spencer won the fight in the first round by rear naked choke.[22]

Spencer faced Cris Cyborg in the co-main event on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[23] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Spencer faced Zarah Fairn Dos Santos on February 29, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 169.[25] She would go on to win the fight via TKO in the first round.[26]

Spencer was expected to face current champion Amanda Nunes on May 9, 2020 at UFC 250.[27] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed[28] and the bout eventually took place on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250.[29] She lost the bout via unanimous decision.[30]

Personal life[edit]

Spencer graduated at Lemon Bay High School before going on to earn a degree from University of Central Florida and she works as a sixth grade algebra teacher at Florida Virtual School.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]


See also[edit]


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  • ^ Brett Okamoto (2020-04-09). “Dana White says UFC 249 will not happen April 18”. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  • ^ DNA, MMA. “Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer opnieuw ingepland voor Featherweight titel tijdens UFC 250”. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
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