Felice Herrig is an American kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and Muay Thai fighter who fights professionally in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is one of the sharpest strawweight fighters in this sport with an all-around contract she signed with the XFC in Florida in September 2011. In the official UFC straw-weight rankings, she ranks eighth on July 26, 2018. Although Felice started out as a kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, she has since switched to MMA. Here you can find more interesting details about her career.
Felice Herrig Bio
Felice Nicole Herrig was born on September 18, 1984, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Not much is known about her childhood, except that she grew up in a family where her parents had financial difficulties meeting their needs. All she had was her love of combat and relentless training with a dream of one day doing it professionally. After graduating from Buffalo Grove High School in 2003, she further developed her skills as a kickboxer and managed to hold a professional kickboxing record of 23-5, finishing second in the Pro Women’s Muay Thai Bantamweight Division of the IKF (International Kickboxing Federation).
After defeating Terri French from Little Rock, Arkansas Felice Herrig was named IKF Champion of the IKF North American Classic Amateur Full Contact Rules Bantamweight Tournament Championship on August 21, 2005, in Orlando, Florida. The victory was sealed by a unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 referee cards. To date, Felice Herrig has been twice named champion of the International Kickboxing Federation Open Tournament in her career as an amateur fighter.
She later returned to defend her title in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on July 30, 2006. In the match, she met Stacy Chung from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and defeated her properly with a unanimous decision of 29:28 on all 3 referee cards. She was also a member of the World Combat League, where she competed with the St. Louis Enforcers.
Due to her desire to compete at the MMA level, she began a rigorous training program to achieve this goal; in 2009 Felice Harrig switched from kickboxing and Muay Thai to MMA. In 2011, the manager of the XFC in Florida became aware of her impressive rise in the MMA Women’s Fighting Ranking, with whom she finally signed an all-around contract.
Her fighting skills also earned her a role in the seventh season of “American Ninja Warrior” in 2015. Today she fights in the strawweight class of the UFC and is currently ranked 8th in the official UFC strawweight ranking. Interestingly, Felice Herrig is a character from the video game “Supremacy MMA” for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Herrig was never married and therefore did not start his own family. Most of the time MMA fighters seem so tough that one gets the impression that they scare the boys off with their masculine appearance. Moreso, considering that these MMA fighters are rarely seen with a friend or date, this makes the perception somewhat credible, but of course, we know that this is not quite true.
With Felice, she fit into this box for a long time in her career, until recently she published a picture of herself with a nameless man on her Instagram page. In the mail, she wrote a caption that read: “Still celebrating the most fantastic year ever. I am so grateful to have this amazing man in my life”. We hope that she will soon tell all the details of their relationship and maybe start a family of her own, as fans are eager to be informed.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
When it comes to contact sports such as MMA or other martial arts, participants are usually divided into groups according to their weight or mass, not necessarily their height. Nevertheless, a good combination of height and weight helps to work in favor of an already skilled fighter. For Felice Herrig, she is tall with an average height of 1.63 cm (1.63 feet) and a lean weight of 52 kg (115 lbs). With her body mass, she thus falls into the strawweight category of the sport.