Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Danyelle Wolf.
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NAME: Danyelle Wolf
WEIGHT CLASS: Featherweight
AGE: 37 years old – 9/8/83
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 145
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: York, PA
FIGHTING OUT OF: San Diego, CA
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: For this fight, Carl Gebhardt and Tony Palofox
STRENGTHS: Power, speed, athleticism
TRAINING: Three times a day
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 0-0
Thoughts on opponent, Taniesha Tennant? Good fighter.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 25. I was an athlete my entire life; martial arts was the only sport I had not done. I had a full ride to college and played field hockey and basketball, and ran track (Heptathlon/ 7 events) for Millersville University. I grew up playing softball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, triathlons, XC mountain biking, etc . Then I started to train for extreme racing at 25 years old, like Ironmans and 24-hour races. People kept stopping me and asking me if I was a fighter during my long runs because of my build/muscle structure and, finally, one of the people who asked if I was a fighter, I took their invitation to a boxing gym to give boxing a try. I focused on boxing that entire year and won my first five fights by knockout, then made Team USA and traveled the world for the next four years on the team, remaining reigning champion.
What ranks and titles have you held? 3x USA boxing national champion, 2x continental boxing champion, Golden Gloves boxing national champion, 3x Ringside boxing world champion
Do you have any heroes? Jesus
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Millersville University – Bachelor of Science in education, bachelor’s in art, minor in psychology
What was your job before you started fighting? A life coach
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Yes, see below.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: 3x USA national boxing champion in 2013,2014,2015. They didn’t have my weight class in the 2016 Olympic Games so I crossed over to MMA. Then did jiu-jitsu for five months and won the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu world championships.
Twitter account name: @danyellewolf
Facebook account: @danyellewolf
Instagram account: @danyellewolf
OTHER KEY POINTS:
152-pound weight division
3X USA National boxing champion
2x Continental champion
National Golden Gloves boxing champion
“Tournaments last for 1 week and you have 3-5 fights in a week, weighing in each day. Need
five fights to fight at a National championship.”
First five boxing fights were all knockouts
2-1———Ringside world championships
3-0—— Dessert showdown
1-0——— Desert showdown
3-0——— Ringside world championships
3-0———- Ringside world championships
3-0 ———-Oxnard PAL championships
4-0 ———National Golden Gloves
4-0——— Continental championships
4-0 ——-Olympic trials qualifiers
3-2——Olympic trials finals
53-5 record at 152 pounds
165 lbs – “Not my weight division. I tried to go up because my weight division was not in the Olympic Games.”
3-0 Florida 2012
2-1 PAL Ohio 2012
2-1 PAL 2016
2-1 Nationals 1st one 2012
2-1 trials 2016
11-4 record at 165 pounds
Total amateur boxing record – 64-9
4-0 ———->2016 world league Jiu-Jitsu championships
4-0——-> 2016 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu world champion
8-0 ———-> Jiu-Jitsu record as a white belt
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