Former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion who won a silver medal in the FILA Grappling Championships in 2008. She began competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in February 2013 and won the bantamweight title in 2016.
She was a state champion wrestler in high school. She started training in mixed martial arts while at Central Washington University.
She was named the Female Fighter of the Year at the MMA Awards in 2011.
She's dated fellow UFC fighter Bryan Caraway. She welcomed her first child, a daughter named Amaia, in 2018.