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Kerry Vera

Kerry Vera is an American female professional mixed martial artist. She is currently signed to Strikeforce and previously fought in Bellator Fighting Championships.

Vera rose to fame as the winner of the Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls reality show on the Oxygen television network in 2007.[1] She also appeared alongside many female mixed martial artists on the Ultimate Women Challenge reality show in 2009.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Kerry is the second daughter born to real estate agents.[1] She was enrolled in dance at an early age but through her love of Bruce Lee, she discovered Tae Kwon Do and was enrolled in classes at age six. Her older sister is a professional ballroom dancer. Kerry also started entering amateur boxing contests when she was eighteen.[1]

MMA careerEdit

Vera made her mixed martial arts debut on May 15, 2009 at Bellator Fighting Championships 7 and defeated Leslie Smith by Unanimous Decision.[3]

She later signed with Strikeforce and faced Kim Couture at ShoMMA 5: Woodley vs. Bears on November 20, 2009. Vera won the fight by TKO in the first round.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Kerry married UFC light heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera on February 5, 2006.[1]

MMA recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Win 2-0 United States flag Kim Couture TKO (Punches) ShoMMA 5: Woodley vs. Bears 02009-
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November 20, 2009
1 3:35 United States flag Kansas City, Kansas
Win 1-0 United States flag Leslie Smith Decision (Unanimous) Bellator Fighting
Championships 7
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May
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May 15, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Chicago, Illinois

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lady Vera Enters. SHERDOG.com (2009-05-15). Retrieved on 2010-02-12.
  2. "Ultimate Women Challenge" (2009) at Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com. Retrieved on December 12, 2009.
  3. Kerry Vera Beats Leslie Smith in Classic Slugfest at Bellator 7. MMAFIGHTING.com (2009-05-15). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  4. Strikeforce Challengers Results: Kerry Vera Puts A Hurting on Kim Couture. CAGEPOTATO.com (2009-11-21). Retrieved on 2009-020-05.

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See alsoEdit



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