Kristine Ion-Rood: “I would not want to fight me at age 46. I train every minute of every day”

Kristine Ion-Rood looks to make a statement to the developing women’s welterweight division this weekend when she makes her professional MMA debut to take on Imari Claude at Caged Aggression 21.

Ion-Rood submitted her opponent in just 19 seconds during her last showing.

Ion-Rood (0-0) will finally be making her professional debut following several years of training and competing as an amateur. Much like UFC bantamweight Marion Reneau, 46-year-old Ion-Rood is a firm believer of “age is just a number” and has been continuing to prove it. During her most recent amateur showing this past October, it took her just 19 seconds to submit her opponent. The boxer from Iowa, who has picked up the grappling aspect of MMA very fast, is confident she will have the same success as a professional.

“I would not want to fight me at age 46. The true fight for me is the training between now and March 10. When the cage door shuts I’m excited. I train every minute of everyday up until that moment and I’m ready. Predictions for this fight, it will be a submission finish.”

Take a look at the official video preview for the fight below:

"My goal is to knock her out in the first round" Here is the official countdown trailer for the featured female bout Kristine Ion-Rood vs Imari Claude! (Watch in HD)Friday, March 9th & Saturday, March 10th 7G Distributing & Bud Light present: Caged Aggression XXI "The Champions" TWO NIGHT EVENT hosted by The RiverCenter! This one of a kind event will feature an all amateur card on Friday and an all professional card/featured female bout on Saturday including 8 championship title fights! Tickets are on sale now and available at,, The RiverCenter Box Office, and from your favorite fighter. IT IS FIGHT WEEK!!www.cagedaggressionevents.comVideo Credit: Mind Print Productions

Posted by Mike Goodwin on Sunday, 4 March 2018

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Caged Aggression 21: Night 2 takes place this Saturday March 10 from The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, United States. The event begins at 6pm EST, any streaming details will be announced on the organization’s official social media pages.


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