Amanda Buckner is an American female mixed martial artist. Her last fight was a decision loss against Takayo Hashi at FFF 4 - Call of the Wild on April 3, 2008.

Buckner was a contestant on the MMA reality show BodogFight, but lost in her first bout against Tara LaRosa.

She runs the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Portland, Maine with her husband, MMA fighter Jay Jack.

Early life

Buckner was the point guard on the University of Maine-Farmington's basketball team for four years.[1]

MMA career

Buckner faced Yuuki Kondo at Smackgirl: Yuuki Kondo Retirement Celebration on November 4, 2004. She won the fight by kneebar submission in the second roud.[2]

She faced Alisa Cantwell at Ring of Fire 15 on February 12, 2005.[3]

She faced Shayna Baszler at MFC: USA vs. Russia 3 on June 3, 2006. She won the fight by TKO in the third round.[4]

Buckner faced Hitomi Akano at Bodog Fight - Clash of the Nations on April 14, 2007. She won the fight by unanimous decision.[5]

She was forced to give up the Smackgirl Open-Weight Championship after an injury prevented her from defending the title.[6]

Buckner faced Takayo Hashi at FFF 4 - Call of the Wild on April 3, 2008. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Buckner was schedule to make her long-awaited return to mixed martial arts action after a three year layoff against Amanda Nunes for the Global Fight League in February 2011 but she was forced off the card due to a knee injury.[8]

Personal life

Amanda is married to fellow MMA fighter Jay Jack.[9]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11-5-1 Japan Takayo Hashi Decision (unanimous) FFF 4 - Call of the Wild 02008-04-03April 3, 2008 3 3:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 11-4-1 Japan Hitomi Akano Decision (unanimous) BodogFight - Clash of the Nations 02007-04-14April 14, 2007 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 10-4-1 United States Julie Kedzie Submission (guillotine choke) BodogFight - Clash of the Nations 02006-12-16December 16, 2006 1 2:21 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 9-4-1 United States Tara LaRosa Submission (rear naked choke) BodogFight - To the Brink of War 02006-08-22August 22, 2006 3 4:31 Costa Rica
Win 9-3-1 United States Shayna Baszler TKO (punches) Mixed Fighting Championship: USA vs. Russia 3 02006-06-03June 3, 2006 3 3:03 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-3-1 Japan Megumi Yabushita Submission (guillotine choke) Smackgirl: Advent of Goddess 02006-02-15February 15, 2006 1 3:45 Tokyo, Japan Won Smackgirl Open-Weight Championship
Win 7-3-1 United States Shayna Baszler Submission (armbar) Ring of Fire 20: Elite 02005-12-10December 10, 2005 1 4:28 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States Defended ROF Women's Lightweight Championship
Win 6-3-1 United States Heather Soderquist Submission (guillotine choke) International Fighting Championships: Mayhem in Montana 02005-04-30April 30, 2005 1 1:17 Billings, Montana, United States
Win 5-3-1 United States Alisa Cantwell Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Fire 15: Inferno 02005-02-12February 12, 2005 1 1:24 Colorado, United States Won ROF Women's Lightweight Championship
Win 4-3-1 Japan Yuuki Kondo Submission (kneebar) Smackgirl: Yuuki Kondo Retirement Celebration 02004-11-04November 4, 2004 2 0:41 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3-3-1 United States Laura D'Auguste Submission (rear naked choke) Reality Fighting 7 02004-10-16October 16, 2004 2 3:39 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For Reality Fighting Women's Welterweight Championship
vDraw 3-2-1 United States Laura D'Auguste Draw (majority) Reality Fighting 5 02003-11-01November 1, 2003 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For Reality Fighting Women's Welterweight Championship
Win 3-2 United States Ginele Marquez Submission (achilles lock) International Fighting Championships: Global Domination 02003-09-06September 6, 2003 1 2:48 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 2-2 United States Jacqueline Andrade Submission (armbar) International Fighting Championships WC 18: Big Valley Brawl 02003-07-19July 19, 2003 1 4:00 Lakeport, California, United States For IFC Women's Lightweight Championship
Loss 2-1 United States Jennifer Howe KO (punches) Extreme Challenge 50 02003-02-23February 23, 2003 1 3:12 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 2-0 United States Christine Van Fleet Submission (armbar) Ultimate Athlete 3: Vengeance 02002-08-10August 10, 2002 1 0:39 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1-0 United States Jennifer Palmer Submission (punches) Rocky Mountain Slammer 2 02002-05-11May 11, 2002 1 N/A Canon City, Colorado, United States


  • Ring of Fire Women's Lightweight Champion
  • Smackgirl Open-Weight Champion

See also


  1. Amanda Buckner Looks Back, Plans Ahead., by Amanda Buckner (Courtesy of Ring of Fire) (2006-12-27). Retrieved on 2008-08-18.
  2. Red Hot Summer. (2004-11-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
  3. Ring of Fire #15: INFERNO. (2005-02-04). Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
  4. MFC: Hometown Boy Doesn’t Disappoint. (2006-06-04). Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
  5. Russian Rule Bodog Fight. (2007-04-14). Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
  6. Takahasi Takes Smackgirl Title. (2007-05-19). Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
  7. Top Female Fighters Star in So Cal. (2008-04-04). Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-12.
  8. Buckner Injured, Nunes Hopes For Strikeforce Fight. (2010-11-13). Retrieved on 2010-11-14.
  9. I've obviously taken those things into account in training.

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