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Sara McMann Scouting Report

sara mcmann scouting report
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)


Sara McMann Scouting Report


5’5″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight)
66″ reach, Orthodox
September 24, 1980


11-5 (UFC: 5-5)

Current Streak

2 straight losses


2004 Olympic Games silver medalist in freestyle wrestling
Numerous international grappling & wrestling medals
Collegiate wrestler
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held




– world class wrestler
– very good submission skills
– very powerful
– used to the “big stage” from her wrestling experience
– very accurate striker
– a takedown machine
– very accurate with her takedowns
– has only been taken down once in a UFC fight
– very active striker
– has some pop in her punches


– on the wrong side of 30
– despite all the takedowns doesn’t look for too many submissions
– has struggled against the top of the division
– susceptible to submissions
– inconsistent – gets on losing streaks



Will McMann’s combination of impeccable wrestling and improved striking be enough to carry to the top of the sport?