Versatile fighter who was the 2001 ReMix Golden Gate Japan Champion.
She began practicing martial arts when she was 18, beginning with kickboxing.
In addition to MMA, she has also had a successful career as a professional boxer.
She married grappling coach Neil Melanson in 2009, but the couple got divorced a few years later.
She went undefeated in her first nine professional boxing matches, before losing to Laila Ali.