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|Pro Record:||4-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Team:||Ruas Vale Tudo|
|Height:||5 Feet. 7 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||Laguna Niguel, CA|
|Born:||Huntington Beach, CA|
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Debi Purcell's Professional Record
|NSF||08/15/2008||Loss||Rosi Sexton||ShoXC - Hamman vs. Suganuma II||Decision Split Decision||3|
|NSF||02/15/2006||Loss||Hitomi Hiraiwa||Smack Girl||Decision Unanimous Decision|
|NSF||10/19/2002||Win||Nicole Albrecht||King of the Cage 17: Nuclear Explosion||Decision Unanimous Decision||2|
|NSF||06/29/2002||Win||Amy Pitan||Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Pulver vs Emerson||TKO/RSC||1||0:00|
|NSF||04/13/2002||Win||Christine Van Fleet||Hook N Shoot: Revolution||Submission Rear Naked Choke||1||2:42|
|NSF||09/30/2001||Win||Amber Mosley||Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Street Fight Minnesota||TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage||1||0:00|
|:||Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.|
|NSF:||Non Sanctioned Fight|
|* :||For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.|
|NC:||Fight Declared No Contest|
Debi Purcell is an American mixed martial artist. She currently is an assistant coach to the Southern California Condors of the International Fight League.
Purcell has been involved in fitness and martial arts for over twenty years, with competitive experience in vale tudo, submission grappling, boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, wrestling, taekwondo and gymnastics. Her introduction to MMA came in 1993 during the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship, when she was training alongside some of the first competitors in Huntington Beach. Having taken kickboxing, boxing and JKD, she moved on to Brazilian jiu jitsu and finally vale tudo under the famous Marco Ruas, when she says "everything started to make sense".
She is actively involved in supporting women's MMA, having set up Fightergirls.net and the WMAA (Women's Martial Arts Association), along with competing herself. Her eventual goal is to develop quality competitions on a regular basis for female MMA fighters, as she discusses in a 2004 interview with TheFightGame.tv.