Biography(references)She attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, where she got involved with combat sports after joining the wrestling team. She eventually became part of both the University of the Cumberlands and MacMurray College women's wrestling teams and became a 4-time All-American and National Champion. In 2007 Zingano discovered Brazilian jiu-jitsu , shortly after she started to compete and won many tournaments including the World Championships in Los Angeles, and the Rio de Janeiro State Championships in Brazil, along with several State titles in Colorado. In October 2007, after doing a few months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Zingano competed in her first amateur Mixed Martial Arts fight and instantly knew that MMA was something she wanted to compete in.
Fighter Trivia(references)Her husband committed suicide on January 13, 2014. She has a son named Brayden , making her the first mother to compete in the UFC. Ahead of her second Bellator MMA fight, she set up a scholarship fund to help students who have been recently bereaved with $10,000.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time)
UFC: First woman to win a UFC "Fight of the Night" award (together with Miesha Tate)
Ring Of Fire: ROF Women's Flyweight Champion
Ring Of Fire: ROF Women's Bantamweight Champion
Fight To Win: FTW Women's 125 lbs Champion
Fight To Win: FTW Women's 130 lbs Champion
Full Fight | Cat Zingano vs. Olivia Parker | Bellator 256
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