Sarah D’Alelio is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division. She was born on December 13, 1980 in Belfast, Maine and trained with Olympia Jiu-Jitsu and Combat Sports Academy. She stands 5’7” and weighed 135 pounds during her last weight in.
She had her first amateur match on May 2009 at Cage Wars MMA and she lost to Sara Weeks through unanimous decision. Her next fight against Emma Bush at Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA ended in a win. Her amateur record is 1 win and 1 loss.
In February 2010, she had her professional MMA debut at Cage Sport 9 where she won against Sarah Oriza through a guillotine choke in the first round. She then went on to have a 4-match winning streak in which she defeated Colleen Schneider, Melissa Steele, and Raquel Pa’aluhi, respectively.
One of her most famous fights was the one she fought against Ronda Rousey at Strikeforce Challengers 18, but it ended with a loss. Early in the first round, she was defeated by Rousey through technical submission due to an armbar. However, D’Alelio protested that the fight was prematurely stopped as she did not tap out verbally.
D’Alelio was then signed by Invicta Fighting Championships and she had her first fight under the promotion on April 28, 2012 where she won against Vanessa Mariscal through submission. With Invicta, she had notable wins over Vanessa Porto, Amanda Nunes, and Andrea Lee.
Her last fight was on May 2017 and she lost to Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 23. Sarah D’Alelio’s professional record is 11 wins and 7 losses.