Marnic Mann is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC strawweight division. She is the first woman from Montana to fight in the UFC and has a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. She is known for her aggressive style and the nickname “The Sawed-Off Savage”.
Marnic Mann is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC, the world’s leading MMA promotion. She has a net worth of approximately $100,000, which is a result of her successful fighting career and her endorsement deals with various brands.
Mann is known for her striking skills and her toughness in the octagon. She has won 12 fights out of 15, with 8 knockouts and 2 submissions. She is currently ranked the number 4 contender in the women’s bantamweight division. She is aiming to challenge the champion, Amanda Nunes, in the near future.
Mann was born on March 5, 1993, in Kalispell, Montana. She was always intrigued by martial arts but grew up playing soccer and basketball instead. At the age of 16, she began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and she has since expanded her skillset to include Muay Thai and boxing.
In 2017, she made her MMA debut as an amateur and promptly won the first round through submission. Before going pro in 2019, she won two more fights as an amateur, both by technical knockout.
Mann made her professional MMA debut in April 2019, knocking out Megan Winick in 45 seconds. She then won four more fights in a row, three by TKO and one by submission, earning a spot on Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2020. She faced Bruna Brasil, a Brazilian prospect with a 7-2-1 record, but lost by head kick knockout in the second round.
The athlete bounced back from her first loss with a split-decision win over Kelsey Arnesen at LFA 130 in April 2020. She then submitted Pauline Macias with a triangle choke at LFA 116 in October 2020, earning her another shot at the UFC.
For the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for September 16, 2020, in Las Vegas, Mann signed on as a late replacement fighter. In her bout, she was defeated by the 6-1 Swedish boxer Josefine Knutsson via unanimous decision.
Mann is a versatile fighter who is equally at home striking or grappling. She is most effective when applying pressure with punches and kicks, especially to the body and legs.
The UFC star has much experience in the clinch and on the ground, where she can deliver ground strikes and try to force a submission. In addition to her purple judo belt, she also holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Mann has won several awards and accolades for her MMA career, including Fusion Fight League Female Fighter of the Year (2020), LFA Submission of the Month (October 2020), and Montana Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee (2021).
Mann currently lives and trains out of Bozeman, Montana. She is affiliated with Montana Mixed Martial Arts gym and the SBG Kalispell team. She is coached by Gus Nolte and Travis Davison.
To set an example for other women in Montana, Mann has expressed her intention to win the UFC strawweight title.
In addition to competing for the UFC, she would love the chance to compete for Bellator or ONE Championship. Right now, among women's strawweight, she has the #81 spot in the world.
Marnic Mann has a relationship with the professional amateur fighter Gage Saunders. They both post pictures of each other on their social media profiles, such as Facebook and Instagram, where they express their love and support for each other.
The couple share a common passion for MMA and the outdoors and often go hiking, camping, and rock hunting together. They are one of the most popular and adorable couples in the MMA scene.
Marnic Mann was a brilliant and athletic student at Flathead High School in Kalispell. She graduated in 2011 with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a scholarship to Montana State University in Bozeman. The star was also a member of various clubs and teams, such as the honor roll, the chess club, and the wrestling team.
At MSU, Marnic pursued her passion for biology and psychology, with the aim of becoming a veterinarian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 with a 3.8 GPA. The UFC star also developed her interest in mixed martial arts, joining the MSU MMA club and competing in amateur bouts.