Pro Record: 4-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Ruas Vale Tudo
Sex: Female
Height: 5 Feet. 7 Inch(es).
Weight: 135 lbs.
Out of: Laguna Niguel, CA
Born: Huntington Beach, CA

Debi Purcell's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
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

Fighter Bio


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 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