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Marina Shafir

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Marina Shafir
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Born (1988-04-14) April 14, 1988 (age 31)
Soroca, Moldova
Other namesThe Supernova from Moldova
NationalityMoldavian
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Mixed martial arts record
Total3
Wins1
By knockout0
By submission1
By decision0
Losses2
By knockout2
Amateur record
Total5
Wins5
By submission5
Losses0
Other information
SpouseRoderick Strong (engaged)
Children1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marina Shafir (born April 14, 1988) is an Moldavian former mixed martial artist and a professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under their developmental territory NXT.

Mixed Martial Arts[edit | edit source]

Before taking on professional wrestling Marina Shafir was a Judoka and MMA fighter.[1][2] After a 1-1 pro career Marina Shafir joined Invicta FC.[3]


Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]

WWE[edit | edit source]

NXT (2018–present)[edit | edit source]

On May 7, 2018, WWE announced that Shafir, along with Jessamyn Duke, had signed with WWE and reported to their Performance Center for training. [4]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Shafir got engaged to professional wrestler Christopher Lindsey, better known by the in-ring name of Roderick Strong in December 2015.[5] In October 2016, Shafir and Strong announced that they were expecting a child together.[6] On April 24, 2017, Shafir gave birth to their first child, Troy Veniamin Lindsey.

Professional Mixed Martial Arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–2 Amber Leibrock KO (punches) Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin July 9, 2015 1 0:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 1–1 Amanda Bell KO (punches) Chaos at the Casino 5 August 10, 2014 1 0:37 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 1–0 Chandra Engel Submission (armbar) Chaos at the Casino 4 April 12, 2014 1 1:57 Inglewood, California, United States


Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–0 Nicole Upshaw Submission (armbar) U of MMA – Fight Night 5 February 9, 2014 1 1:53 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 4–0 Tabitha Patterson Submission (arm-triangle choke) Tuff-N-Uff - Future Stars of MMA November 29, 2013 1 0:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 Danielle Mack Submission (armbar) Tuff-N-Uff - Mayhem in Mesquite 2 March 23, 2013 1 0:59 Mesquite, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Becky Lewis Submission (armbar) Premier FC 12 November 17, 2012 1 2:03 Albany, New York, United States
Win 1–0 Denise Goddard Submission (armbar) Premier FC 9: Battle to the Belt May 20, 2012 1 0:44 Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

References[edit | edit source]

  1. grant.gordon@latimes.com, By Grant Gordon. "The MMA journey of Marina Shafir". latimes.com.
  2. "Ronda Rousey comes to teammate Marina Shafir's defense after recent loss". 12 August 2014.
  3. "Marina Shafir signs with Invicta".
  4. "Four Horsewomen's Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke report for training at WWE PC".
  5. Meltzer, Dave (2015-12-25). "Daily Update: Poll for McGregor's next foe, Trish Stratus to get award". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. "Roderick Strong -- My Fiancée is Pregnant! (VIDEO)". 4 October 2016.


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