Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Cheyanne Buys

Las Vegas – The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 3, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.

The third episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US. ESPN+ is available through the ESPN.com, ESPNPlus.com or the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more. Fans can sign up for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, with no contract required.

NAME: Cheyanne Buys
NICKNAME: None
WEIGHT CLASS: Strawweight
AGE: 25 years old – 6/25/95
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-3, 115
REACH: 63”
LEG REACH: 36”
STANCE: Switch
BIRTHPLACE: St. Petersburg, FL
FIGHTING OUT OF: Dallas, TX
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Mixed Martial Artist
TRAINER: Sayif Saud / Fortis MMA
STRENGTHS: Forward pressure
TRAINING: Wake up, eat, train, eat, nap or play with my dogs, train, eat, train, sleep.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 4-1

Q&A

Thoughts on opponent, Hilarie Rose? I find Hilarie to be a very skilled fighter, but I do not believe she has fought tough competition and I feel I will expose that.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was just over three years old in karate. I then transitioned to Tae Kwon Do when I was about 10 years old. I got my black belt when I was 12 or 13 years old and then I decided to try something different and got into MMA when I was 15 years old.

What ranks and titles have you held? BTC strawweight champ

Do you have any heroes? My husband

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is everything I have ever dreamed of. This is everything I know. My whole life has revolved around fighting. I gave up everything on this dream only me and my family could see. Reaching the pinnacle of our sport would be only a  small dream come true. I have a high standard I hold myself to and one day I plan to put that strap around my waist.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No. I got expelled from high school for fighting when I was 17 and then my family decided to just let me start training full time, so when I was legal to fight at 18 I would be more than ready. I took my 1st amateur fight four days after my 18th birthday.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a Tae Kwon Do instructor, LA boxing kids instructor, UFC gym kickboxing and kids instructor and worked sales at Orange Theory Fitness.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Tuff N Uff and Midtown MMA strawweight champ

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Favorite grappling technique: Anything to make ya tap;) I like it all!

Favorite Striking technique: My left hook

Twitter account name: @cheywarpriness

Facebook account: Cheyanne buys

Instagram account: @cheywarprincess

OTHER KEY POPINTS:

  • Pro since 2018
  • On three fight winning streak
  • One win by KO
  • Invicta FC and LFA vet

Q&A Courtesy of the UFC

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