|From:||Colorado Springs, CO USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Colorado Spring, CO USA|
|Height:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
Raquel Pennington and Jessamyn Duke chat with Megan Olivi about their victories at the TUF 18 finale and what's next after securing a victory in the UFC.Nov 30, 2013 3:00
The Ultimate Fighter® Season 18 Finale live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 30, 2013.Nov 30, 2013
The Ultimate Fighter season 18 finale weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 29, 2013
The Ultimate Fighter season 18 live finale inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Nov 27, 2013
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TRAINING: My training remains the same as with any fight, training 2-3 times a day 6 days a week. I’m doing everything from MMA training to breaking down aspects of the sport such as wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, ground and pound and strength and conditioning. I’m always preparing to be well-rounded and ready for any situation.
Thoughts on opponent, Jessica Andrade? I'm excited for the fight! I think Jessica is a tough chick who comes out very strong and is ready to do work.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 19. I always wanted to fight but my parents never let me. In my senior yet I broke my back snowboarding and was rehabbing my back. Then I joined fighting to become more active.
What ranks and titles have you held? As an amateur I was 7-1 with five titles - three at 135lbs, one at 130lb and one at 125lb 0 and ranked number one in the US. Before TUF as a pro I was 3-3 and I hold the world bantamweight/Hawaiian islands champion of Destiny MMA.
Do you have any heroes? My hero is my mom.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is every fighter’s dream come true. For me, it's a great accomplishment making it as high in the promotion as I can go and a life change for not only me, but my family. It’s also a way to reach out to the people in the world and tell my story and show them it's possible for them to achieve their dreams as well.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am currently in college doing pre-med in hopes of going to med school to be a doctor.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at SAMs club, driving the forklift, stocking the freezers/cooler, while going to school and training.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite striking technique: 1-3-2 liver kick
• Team Tate on TUF 18
• Pro since 2012
• Debut win was second round TKO of Kim Couture
• Holds 2012 win over TUF 18 teammate Sarah Moras
• Lost 2012 bout to current top UFC contender Cat Zingano
• One win by KO, one by submission