Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Taniesha “Triple Threat” Tennant.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 7, 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 seventh episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Taneisha Tennant
NICKNAME: Taniesha “Triple Threat” Tennant
WEIGHT CLASS: Featherweight
AGE: 31 years old – 6/15/89
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-7, 145
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Queens, NY
FIGHTING OUT OF: Lynbrook, NY
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Sensei Nardu Debrah, Coach Kevin Smith, Budokan Martial Arts Academy
STRENGTHS: Fight IQ
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 5-0
Thoughts on opponent, Danyelle Wolf? Just another block to step on.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2014 because I saw a few UFC fights and watched a few TUF seasons and I thought that it looked fun and that I would be good at it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My parents
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot, that all my hard work until this point is paying off.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Atlantic Technical College -Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
What was your job before you started fighting? Nurse in a nursing home
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? ROC 145lb champion in NY
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2020 Phoenix Series 3 champion in Invicta FC
Favorite Striking technique: Jab
Twitter account name: Taneisha Tennant
Facebook account: Taneisha Tennant
Instagram account: Ms.tmt
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2019
- One win by KO
- One first round finish
- 4-0 Invicta FC record
- Origin of nickname: “Good in all areas of the fight game – striking, wrestling, BJJ.”