Women in sports are not still that common. They need to endure harder to break the psychological and societal barrier to succeed.
Yet, some daring women pursue extreme sports that can cost their lives. Their strength and bravery are quite admirable. Felicia Spencer is a perfect example of courage and physical strength.
The fearless athlete Spencer is a Canadian Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) who now fights in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
She has a black belt in both Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Moreover, Felicia is a simple, down-to-earth girl who has the power to influence the upcoming generation in sports.
The UFC star Spencer was born on November 20, 1990, in Montreal, Quebec. The mighty girl, Felicia, started Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, at the age of four, and later she learned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing.
When Felicia joined the University of Central Florida, After training in Jungle MMA, she decided to train in Mixed Martial Arts.
Out of 10 matches, Spencer has won 8(2 by knockout, 4 by submission, and 2 by decision) and lost 2 (by decision).
The Canadian athlete Spencer started her career with Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA. After having an excellent record, she was signed by Invicta FC in 2015.
After four successful years in Invicta FC, the UFC signed her in March 2019. She had an undefeated record of 6-0 in the Invicta FC.
Before we get any further about the mighty player, Felicia, let’s check the quick facts.
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Quick Facts about Felicia Spencer
|Full Name||Felicia Dawn Spencer|
|Birth Date||November 20, 1990|
|Birth Place||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Education||Lemon Bay High School, University of Central Florida|
|Father’s Name||Not Available|
|Mother’s Name||Not Available|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurement||Not Available|
|Profession||Professional Mixed Martial Artist|
|Style||Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing|
|Net Worth (2020)||$500,000|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Spencer | Age | Height | Weight | Horoscope
The powerful athlete Spencer turned 30 last November 2020. She has had been active since she was just four years old.
Overweight will never feel good for an MMA fighter, so Felicia has correctly maintained her weight to 66kg. She stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall and has a muscular body that suits a fighting career.
Moreover, Spencer is a Scorpio in Western astrology. Scorpios are deep and determined personalities.
Unlike other signs, it is hard to guess what goes in a Scorpio’s mind. These mysterious phenomena are timid and emotional souls. It takes hard work to understand them.
Spencer’s coaches, Seth Petruzelli and Mike Lee, often could not figure how lonely she felt while making her way up in her career. She once confessed that she had a hard time making friends.
In Chinese astrology, Felicia is a Horse. People born in horse year are usually positive-minded and hard working. Also, they are warm-hearted and yet independent folks.
Spencer | Family | Personal Life | Husband
Even though Felicia was born in Canada, she moved to the United States with her two brothers and parents when she was just four years old.
Spencer started Taekwondo training along with her two brothers. Then she started Jiu-Jitsu when she was 12 and added kickboxing. Now she has black belts in both Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu.
Her family details are not disclosed in any media outlets, but she has a decent relationship with her family. Spencer is a humble and good human being. She must be brought up well by her parents.
Though she grew up in Florida, Felicia is still deeply connected with Canadian roots. She was cheered by the Canadian Crowd saying “Let’s Go Spencer” when she fought Cyborg at UFC 240 in Edmond.
Furthermore, Felicia felt humbled watching the whole nation cheering her up and praying for her success.
Moreover, Spencer was a shy kid and would not make friends easily. Later she admitted that martial arts helped her work on her confidence and build friendships.
Felicia is married to Todd Coppinger, an MMA fighter. Besides being an MMA fighter, Todd is a gentle and understanding man who knows how to take care of his lady love.
The lovebirds met long before they got married in 2019. The couple looks great together.
In one of Spencer’s interviews, she confessed that everything made sense when she met Todd; everything Spencer thought she did wrong turned right.
She found the best friend and a supportive partner who understands her and her profession deeply.
Moreover, the couple work-out together; they train together and support each other immensely.
When Todd was asked, what he saw in Spencer, he said a perfect wife. They are happy together; that’s what everyone can see when they see the lovely couple.
Moreover, Coppinger has a nine years old daughter name Addie from a previous relationship. Felicia happily became a step-mother of Addie, and now Spencer can teach a lot of different skills to their daughter.
Coppinger and Felicia take care of Addie together. We can see them spending a lot of time together as a family.
Check out the Instagram post where Felicia is spending time with Addie.
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Felicia | Career
After training in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and kickboxing for so many years, she started her career in 2012 with the “Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA.”
She knocked out Jessica Eve Richer and submitted Leanne Foster at the second Tuff-N-Uff-Xtreme. This victory led her to sign in Invicta FC in 2015
Spencer | Invicta Fighting Championships
Spencer, the Featherweight champion, defeated Rachel Wiley in 2015 at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad with a technical knockout.
In March 2017, she faced Madison McElhaney at Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2; she won through a unanimous decision.
Moreover, in July, she stood against Amy Coleman at Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella and won the game with a rear-naked choke.
On January 13, 2018, Felicia defeated Akeel Al-Hameed at Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad. Furthermore, Felicia faced Helena Kolesnyk in July and defeated her with a rear-naked choke at Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander.
In November 2018, Spencer fought against Pam Sorenson at Invicta FC 32: Spenser vs. Sorenson and won via a rear-naked choke.
Felicia | Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
With an undefeated record of 6-0 in Invicta FC, the rising fighter Felicia officially entered the UFC in March 2019.
In May 2019, Spencer’s first opponent in her debut game was Megan Anderson, whom she defeated with a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Spencer faced her major defeat when she faced Cris Cyborg in July 2019 at UFC 240. This defeat did not crush her, but she came stronger later in other games.
After Cyborg, Felicia faced Zarah Fairn Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 169, and she won again.
On June 6, 2020, Spence faced another fighting legend, Amanda Nunes, known as Lioness. Amanda is a bantamweight and featherweight UFC champion.
She is one of the four UFC fighters to rule two-weight class at the same time after Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor, and Henry. Though Spencer lost against Nunes, she was more optimistic about future bouts.