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Debi Purcell

Debi Purcell is an American mixed martial artist. She is formerly an assistant coach to the Southern California Condors of the International Fight League.

Early lifeEdit

Purcell has been involved in fitness and martial arts for over twenty years, She is one of the first women superstars of the sport, with competitive experience in Vale Tudo, submission grappling, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do and gymnastics. Her introduction to MMA came in 1993 during the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship, when she was training alongside some of the first competitors in Huntington Beach. Having taken kickboxing, boxing and JKD, she moved on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and finally Vale Tudo under the famous Marco Ruas, when she says "everything started to make sense".

She is actively involved in supporting women's MMA, having set up and the WMAA (Women's Martial Arts Association), along with being a top world-class competitor herself. Her eventual goal is to develop quality competitions on a regular basis for female MMA fighters, as she discusses in a 2004 interview with Purcell also started "Fightergirls", her own extremely successful[citation needed] women's fitness and MMA apparel line, in which she designs every piece personally.

Purcell signed a three-fight deal with Elite XC.[1] Her first fight was against Rosi Sexton at the August 15, 2008 show in Friant, California. Purcell lost to Sexton by split decision.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Debi married Brazilian jui jitsu fighter Ronald Assumpcao on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. [3] She also gained a stepson named Gustavo.[4]


  • First woman to ever compete and win in King of the Cage[5]
  • UWM world Title Belt Holder
  • Hook-N-Shoot Revolution Winner, 2002
  • Headliner on the first ever all women NHB card in US history
  • UWM Winner
  • Black Belt in Ruas Vale Tudo (only female in the world)
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Only female coach in IFL history [5]

MMA recordEdit

4-2-0 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Loss Rosi Sexton Decision (Split) ShoXC: Suganuma vs. Hamman II 08/15/2008 3 5:00
Loss Hitomi Akano Decision (Unanimous) Smackgirl - Advent of Goddess 02/15/2006 2 5:00
Win Nicole Albrect Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 17 - San Jacinto 10/19/2002 2 5:00
Win Amy Pitan TKO UW - Ultimate Wrestling 06/29/2002 1 N/A
Win Christine Van Fleet Submission (Rear Naked Choke) HOOKnSHOOT - Revolution 04/13/2002 1 2:42
Win Amber Mosely TKO UW - Street Fight Minnesota 09/30/2001 1 N/A


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