Debi Purcell Born Deborah Ann Purcell
Huntington Beach, California,
Other names Whiplash Nationality American Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Style Vale Tudo Fighting out of Laguna Niguel, California Team Ruas Vale Tudo Mixed martial arts record Total 6 Wins 4 By knockout 2 By submission 1 Losses 2 Other information Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Purcell was involved in cheerleading, dance and competitive gymnastics throughout her early teens. She later quit gymnastics and become involved with drugs. At the age of 17, she was introduced to Tae Kwon Do and this later introduced her to kickboxing, boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
She is actively involved in supporting women's MMA, having set up Fightergirls.com and the WMAA (Women's Martial Arts Association), along with being a world-class competitor herself. Purcell also started Fightergirls, her own extremely successful women's fitness and MMA apparel line, in which she designs every piece personally.
- First woman to ever compete and win in King of the Cage
- "Ultimate Wrestling" world Title Belt Holder
- Hook-N-Shoot Revolution Winner, 2002
- Headliner on the first ever all-women No Holds Barred (NHB) card in United States history
- "Ultimate Wrestling" Minnesota Winner
- Black Belt in Ruas Vale Tudo (only female in the world)
- Black Belt in Taekwondo
- Only female coach in IFL history
- ^ "Marriage Record". Aivitals.co.clark.nv.us. 2011-05-14. https://aivitals.co.clark.nv.us/webinquiryinternet/DocDescMain.aspx?sk=20090711000502810&ref=b34deb33-d8eb-45ba-9bbb-747186b9d8ac. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
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- ^ a b c d "Debi Purcell FighterGirls Founder". FIGHTERGIRLS.com. 2010-07-10. http://www.fightergirls.com/debi_purcell.asp. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- ^ "Debi Purcell Signs With Elite XC". FIGHTERGIRLS.com. 2008-05-07. http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=159. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- ^ "Hamman Exacts ShoXC Revenge". SHERDOG.com. 2008-08-16. http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Hamman-Exacts-ShoXC-Revenge-14063. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
- ^ "Purcell/Assumpcao Marriage Luta Livre + BJJ = Love". Fightergirls.com. 2009-07-20. http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=303. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- ^ "Debi Purcell on Gina Carano - "I just wish she'd make weight and fight me."". MMAYOU.com. 2008-05-31. http://mmayou.com/news-and-exclusive-interviews-with-mmayou/37-fighters/195-debi-purcell-on-gina-carano-i-just-wish-shed-make-weight-and-fight-me. Retrieved 2008-07-17. [dead link]
- ^ a b "Purcell 'Rosy' Fight Will Transpire". SHERDOG.com. 2008-08-15. http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Purcell-Rosy-Fight-Will-Transpire-14058. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
- ^ "Debi Purcell to Appear on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club"". FIGHTERGIRLS.com. 2010-02-19. http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=481. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- View Debi Purcell Video Highlights at Subfighter.com
- Professional MMA record for Debi Purcell from Sherdog
- Official Site
- Ironlife Interview, May 2004
- TheFightGame.tv Interview, 2004 (video)
- ADCC Interview, 2004
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