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Joanne Calderwood is a professional mixed martial artist hailing from Scotland who competes in the UFC’s Women’s Flyweight division. She also began her career in Muay Thai boxing tournaments, where she is a previous champion. She’s also the only woman in Scottish history to make it this far in an MMA career.

Quick Info
Full NameJoanne Calderwood
Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1986
Birth PlaceNorth Ayrshire, Scotland
MotherJeanette Calderwood
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Martial StatusDating
Boy FriendJohn Wood
Height5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 m
67 Kg
Age35 Years
Body MeasurementN/A
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Net Worth$500 thousand
Total Match Played23
Wins: 19
Losses: 3


Joanne was born on December 23, 1986, in Irvine, a historic town in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Similarly, she is Jeanette Calderwood’s daughter. She also has a younger brother with whom she spent her youth in her hometown. However, there is no information concerning her high school or college years.

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Joanne, for example, used to compete in swimming competitions when she was younger. Joanne, in fact, found herself training in Muay Thai despite having no intention of doing so.

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Physical Features

Joanne Calderwood stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 m and weighs 57 kg or 125 lbs. Similarly, Joanne has brown eyes and the color of her hair is dark brown. Calderwood wears shoes of size 8.5 (US).


Love Life

In truth, Joanne Calderwood leads a rather modest life outside of the ring and prefers to keep her personal life private. Joanne has been in a romantic relationship with John Wood since early 2018 at the same time. Wood is also a trainer at Syndicate MMA.

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Wood has also been tutoring Joanne for a number of years. They’ve also welcomed a boy called Maverick James Wood into the world. In the same way, the pair got engaged in October 2019 and are planning to married shortly.

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Joanne Calderwood’s Muay Thai training began in 2000, and she was named the ‘STBA Fighter of the Year’ in 2009. In 2012, her Muay Thai training came to a stop. She had an incredible 19 wins and two losses during her training period. She won a majority decision over another wrestler named Katja Kankaanpaa at ‘FC 7: Honchak Vs. Smith’ in 2013.

Joanne Calderwood
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Joanne Calderwood has signed to compete in the UFC’s 20th season on December 11, 2013. The event was held to establish the UFC’s first female strawweight champion. Joanne sped her way to the quarter-finals after defeating American wrestler Emily Kagan in just two rounds, however, she was eliminated by Rose Namajunas of the United States. Despite the loss, she received a bonus of $25000 for winning the ‘Fight of the Season award.

On December 12, 2014, she overcame Seo Hee Ham to win ‘The Ultimate Fighter Finale.’ She then went on to lose against Maryna Moroz at ‘UFC Fight Night 64,’ when she was forced to submit. She defeated Cortney Casey at ‘Fight Night 72′ and Valerie Letourneau at ‘Fight Night 89′ in the next two UFC battles. Calderwood was defeated again by Jessica Andrade at ‘UFC 203′ in 2016.

 Her opponent compelled her to succumb once more. In July 2017, she was last seen in a UFC battle. At ‘UFC Fight Night 113,’ she faced Cynthia Calvillo. Her opponent was declared the winner by the judges in a unanimous decision.

On November 19, 2017, she was expected to meet Bec Rawlings at ‘UFC Fight Night: Werdum Vs. Tybura.’ However, she sustained an injury just before the battle and was replaced by a newbie.

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Social Media

Joanne Calderwood is active on social platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She has 172K followers on her Instagram account (@badmofo_jojo) and 86.3K followers on her Twitter account (@DRkneevil).


Net Worth

With 14 victories under her belt, Joanne is undoubtedly well compensated. She has also been a UFC fighter since 2013. She had previously participated in the Invicta Fighting Championship as well as Muay Thai kickboxing. She can be expected to make a decent sum of money in the future.

As of 2021, Joanne Calderwood’s net worth is $500 thousand dollars.


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