Joanne Calderwood

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Glasgow, Scotland

The most notable accomplishment of Scottish mixed martial artist Joanne Calderwood is her participation in the Women’s Flyweight category of the “Ultimate Fighting Championship.” The first Scottish professional wrestler woman to make such strides in mixed martial arts is Joanne. She competes professionally in Muay Thai and was named “STBA Fighter of the Year” (2009). Before joining the “UFC,” she competed in notable mixed martial arts matches in India’s “Super Fight League,” the “Invicta Fighting Championship,” the “IFC: Fourth Event,” the “Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 53,” etc. She prevailed in each of these contests via unanimous decision and knockout. She competed in the 20th season of “UFC” alongside ten other participants. She fought for the first-ever “UFC Strawweight Championship” for women. She won in the first round but lost in the following one. Nevertheless, she received a bonus for “Fight of the Season” for her outstanding performance.

Early Childhood & Life

On December 23, 1986, in Kilmarnock, Scotland, Joanne Calderwood was born. She goes by many monikers, including Jojo, The Whispering Assassin, Cyborginho, and others. After going with her younger brother to his Muay Thai training class, she fell in love with wrestling.

She declared a desire to master the lovely sport of kickboxing and even abandoned her swimming classes in favor of Muay Thai training. Her long-lasting love affair with professional wrestling began at that point.

Calderwood, however, found it difficult because she had to work a number of odd jobs to pay for the costs associated with her training. She was able to land a job at a gym and made the decision to focus all of her energy on training. Later, she claimed that all she wanted to do was fight in one of her interviews. She persisted in her training at the gym till the first chance came knocking on her door.

Career of Joanne Calderwood

In 2000, she started training in Muay Thai, and by 2009, she had won the title of “STBA Fighter of the Year.” In 2012, she finished her Muay Thai training. She has a stunning 19 wins and 2 defeats record during her training period.

In 2000, she started training in Muay Thai, and by 2009, she had won the title of “STBA Fighter of the Year.” In 2012, she finished her Muay Thai training. She has a stunning 19 wins and 2 defeats record during her training period.

The ‘Super Fight League 3’ event, which took place on May 6, 2012, in India, represented her next chance. Lena Ovchynnikova was defeated by her opponent in a unanimous verdict by the judges. She used the competition as a platform to advance in her profession while showcasing her talents.

She defeated French fighter Ainara Mota by knocking her out, moving into the top 5 of the competition. She then competed in and won the “Invicta Fighting Championship.” She defeated American mixed martial artist Ashley Cummins on October 6, 2012.

She was recognized for her outstanding performance with the “Knockout of the Night” award. At a subsequent “Invicta FC” match, she played Livia von Plettenberg and prevailed by unanimous decision.

Then, in 2013, Calderwood competed against American professional wrestler Sally Krumdiack at the “Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.” She overcame Sally in the first round of the match, as was to be expected, which took place in Glasgow.

At “FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith” in 2013, she prevailed over Katja Kankaanpaa, another wrestler, by unanimous decision. Joanne ultimately qualified for the “UFC” after putting together a run of impressive performances.

A career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Calderwood was recruited by the “UFC” on December 11 to fight in its 20th season. The purpose of the occasion was to name the first female strawweight champion of the UFC.

As motivated as ever, Joanne beat American Emily Kagan in just two rounds to get to the quarterfinals, but she was eliminated by Rose Namajunas, an American wrestler. Despite the defeat, she received a bonus of $25,000 for winning the “Fight of the Season” award.

Then, on December 12, 2014, she triumphed over Seo Hee Ham to win “The Ultimate Fighter Finale.” She later competed against Maryna Moroz at “UFC Fight Night 64,” where she lost after being made to submit.

She defeated Valerie Letourneau at “Fight Night 89” and Cortney Casey at “Fight Night 72” in her next two UFC battles. Calderwood lost to Jessica Andrade at “UFC 203” in 2016 again. She was once more coerced into submission by her adversary.

In July 2017, she last appeared in a UFC fight. She engaged in combat with Cynthia Calvillo during “UFC Fight Night 113.” By a unanimous vote of the judges, she was defeated by her opponent.
On November 19, 2017, at “UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura,” she was expected to square off against Bec Rawlings. However, she got hurt soon before the fight, so someone else took her place.

Recognition & Achievements

She is the European Flyweight Champion of the “IKF” (International Kickboxing Federation).
She is also the world flyweight champion for the “ISKA” (International Sport Karate Association).
Calderwood was named “STBA Fighter of the Year” in 2009. (Scottish Thai Boxing).

She took home the ‘WBC’ (World Boxing Council) Muay Thai British Flyweight Championship.
She is also the European Flyweight Champion of the World Kickboxing League.

She received the “Fight of the Season” honor in the 20th season of “Ultimate Fighting Championship” as a mixed martial artist.

While competing against Cortney Casey, she was also awarded “Fight of the Night.”
Joanne earned the 2014 Women’s MMA Press Awards’ “Fan Favorite Fighter of the Year” award.

In addition, she was named “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2012 Women’s MMA Press Awards.
According to the “World Professional Muaythai Federation,” she is now ranked No. 2 in Muay Thai.

Individual Life of Joanne Calderwood

Joanne has never been wed. She has a strong sense of privacy. She enjoys investing her time in charitable and social causes.
Joanne has also given her Scottish support to a number of items.

Estimated Net Worth

Joanne has won 14 races over her career, so she must be earning a respectable income. She has also been competing for the UFC since 2013.

She had previously participated in Muay Thai kickboxing and the Invicta Fighting Championship. She should now have received a reasonable amount of reward money.

As of 2022, Joanne Calderwood has a net worth of $500,000.

Additionally, she had been given a bonus of $25,000 for supplying the Fight of the Night in 2014. In addition, she earned $43,000 despite losing at UFC on ESPN+ 31.

She also received $50,000 for her most recent match, which took place in August 2020. The sum she received after her victory at UFC 242 was $75,000 overall.