Tiffany Masters of UMA Ready to Step in at Invicta FC 21
Tiffany Masters (1-0) of Unified Martial Arts is ready to jump inside the cage in Kansas City, Missouri when Invicta FC 21 comes to town. Masters is coming off her professional debut victory over Laken Jowers at King of The Cage: Hazard Pay. Masters is a strawweight fighter that has also fought at flyweight, and there are two bouts on the main card at Invicta FC 21 where Masters could fit in nicely if someone falls to the injury bug.
Jodie Esquibel (5-2) and DeAnna Bennett (8-2) are set to battle in a strawweight bout. The second bout is a flyweight fight between Brieta Carpenter (0-0) and Heather Hardy (0-0). Masters (1-0) earned her solo professional fight via TKO in the first round, at 2:07. After mounting Jowers, she poured heavy ground-and-pound upon Jowers, forcing the referee to end the fight.
The Unified Martial Arts fighter’s coach, Mike Biddle, informed My MMA News reporter Kyle Carroll about his fighter maintaining her weight around 115-pounds in case she gets the call. Masters went 4-1-1 as an amateur fighter before making the leap to the professional level. After finishing Jowers inside the first round, Masters has passed her first test on the professional level. Getting win number one out of the way.
“Tiffany’s work ethic is top notch, combined with her athleticism and wrestling makes her unstoppable,” Said coach Mike Biddle.
Masters uses a variety of skills while striking, mixing up her attack against her opponents, making it difficult to defend. She applies heavy pressure while standing pushing her foes backs against the cage. After scoring a takedown with her high-level grappling, the young fighter keeps her hips low applying strong pressure from the top position, in addition to using hand control to own every position while grappling.
The UMA 115-pound fighter is ranked sixth in the state of Wisconsin, landing behind her teammate Heather Bassett (No. 2). No. 4 Kyna Sission (2-1), is coming off a loss to the No. 1 ranked strawweight fighter in Wisconsin, Kali Robbins (4-0) and No. 3 Raquel Magdaleno (3-2), is also coming off a loss to Kyna Sission.
Given an opportunity, her coaches are confident she will exceed all expectations inside the cage. Maintaining her weight, escaping her last fight without any injuries and with nearly a month between events to recover fully, Masters could very well find herself inside the cage at Invicta FC 21 if anyone of the fighters become victim to the injury bug.
Be sure to check out MAV-TV or UFC Fight Pass to watch Masters professional debut against Jowers.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).