Nina Ansaroff
The Strina

USA

Out
Injury Personal
Est. Return 12/12/2020
Puts fighting career on hold
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October 10, 2019
Ansaroff will take one year off from the UFC in an attempt to have her first child, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ansaroff hasn't fought since suffering a defeat at UFC 238 in early June, and is now putting her career on hold for a year as she attempts to have a child. She will miss the rest of 2019 and likely most or all of 2020 as a result. The 33-year-old has a 10-6 record as a professional fighter.
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Finishes with strong third round
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June 8, 2019
Ansaroff lost to Tatiana Suarez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Ansaroff struggled to stay off her back in the first two rounds. Suarez is a tough wrestler and took her down virtually at will. However, in the third round, Ansaroff kept the fight on the feet and landed some hard strikes. It was not enough to take the decision, but it was a bit of a moral victory for the 115-pound fighter.
Added to Chicago UFC card
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March 11, 2019
Ansaroff will enter the Octagon again June 8 at UFC 238 against Tatiana Suarez, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Ansaroff and Suarez is already shaping up to be one of the most intriguing bouts of UFC 238 as each will go into the fight riding four-bout winning streaks. Ansaroff is coming off an impressive win over Claudia Gadelha at UFC 231 in December, while Suarez will have a little longer between bouts since defeating Carla Esparza at UFC 228 in September.
Win streak at four after stunning Claudia Gadelha
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December 8, 2018
Ansaroff defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 231 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Many thought Ansaroff was not deserving of a fight against Gadelha and she went out and earned what was by far the biggest victory of her career. Nina bent, but didn't break. She obliterated Gadelha on the feet (123-85 edge in total strikes landed) and her strong boxing work allowed Ansaroff survive a pair of successful takedowns from her opponent. This recent surge by Nina is nothing short of remarkable. She was a .500 fighter less than two years ago and she has went out and won four fights in a row since. It remains highly likely that the good times will be ending in the near future, but she has already accomplished more in the past 24 months than anyone could have possibly imagined.
Booked for UFC 231 in December
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September 5, 2018
Ansaroff will fight Claudia Gadelha at UFC 231 on Dec. 8.
ANALYSIS
After starting off her UFC career with two straight losses, Ansaroff has rebounded nicely, picking up three wins in a row against Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, Angela Hill and Randa Markos. That earns her a fight against another solid veteran in Gadelha, who owns a 16-3 career record and has picked up victories in three of her last four fights. Ansaroff will enter the contest with a one-inch height and reach advantage.
Continues roll with decision win over Randa Markos
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July 28, 2018
Ansaroff defeated Randa Markos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on FOX 30 on Saturday in Calgary.
ANALYSIS
Give Ansaroff and her team credit for making a correction after Round 1. After realizing Markos had nothing to offer other than her takedown attempts, Ansaroff began firing more kicks to keep Markos at distance and the end result was a clear cut 29-28 unanimous decision win. Ansaroff is limited from an athletic standpoint and her ceiling is quite low, but she has very quietly put together a three-fight winning streak.