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Elaina Maxwell

Elaina Maureen Maxwell (born December 16 , 1978) is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, and professional kickboxer. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the daughter of Richard Elmer Maxwell and Maureen Bailey Maxwell. She grew up with two siblings, including a twin sister named Ila. Elaina is a grauduate of San Jose State University, San Jose, CA and majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Her Specialty is San Shou

As a 3-time San Shou Champion she trains under the guidance of Cung Le. After winning the first American gold medal at the World Wushu (San Shou) Games in Macau, China in 2003[1], Elaina began to explore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With five titles and a San Shou record of 14-1, 2 KO's, she was booked to fight at the International Cage Fighting Organization - Warrior's Cup in Stockton, California on August 12, 2006.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Elaina was part of Strikeforce's first female mixed martial arts bout against Gina Carano on December 8, 2006.[2]

Elaina defeated Michelle Maher in an MMA title match on July 24, 2007 at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, California at Melee on the Mountain. She is currently the Golden State MMA Light Middleweight Champ.[3]

MMA RecordEdit

2-3-0 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Notes
Loss Miesha Tate Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson 06/27/2008 3 3:00
Win Michelle Maher Decision (Split) MOTM - Melee on the Mountain 07/24/2007 5 5:00 Won the Golden State MMA Light Middleweight Championship
Loss Michelle Maher Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce: Young Guns 2/10/2007 3 3:00
Loss Gina Carano Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce: Triple Threat 12/8/2006 3 2:00
Win Michelle Maher KO WC - Warrior Cup 8/12/2006 1 3:00


  1. Exclusive Interview with Elaina Maxwell. (2008-09-08). Retrieved on 2009-08-19.
  2. NAMES IN THE GAME: ELAINA MAXWELL. (2006-11-29). Retrieved on 2009-08-19.
  3. Evangelista and Maxwell Victorious. (2007-07-25). Retrieved on 2009-08-19.

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