Riordon vs Reneau

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maureen Baby Face Riordon Vs Button Aug 15 2014

#Babyface is a serious multi sport combat athlete. The 135 lb power house has taken 2 fights of very different disaplines within 3 weeks of one another and just 3 and 4 months after her #Glory16 pro debut. 
Her Pro lineup to date-
Glory 16 win by KO 
Nordic Boxing TBD

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

135 lb weight cut starts today, actually now.

Cutting weight is my least liked part of the fight sport. 
It kills a week of performance training. 
#RFA16 #BabyFace #WMMA #ColoMMA
#SSS #CoachSullivan

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baby Face vs Reneau - MMA July 25th in Broomfield Colorado! RFA

Maureen Baby Face Riordon takes to the cage again after a long MMA layoff due to injury. Making short work of her opponent at Glory 16, Maureen looks to resubmerge herself in MMA combat. 
This multi talented athlete athlete fights MMA pro vetrain Reneau at 135lbs on July 25th 2014 on the RFA card at the Broomfield Event Center.
Riordon is known for heavy punching power and largely considered a striker, but she's a spider on the ground. Placing 1st and 2nd in 2 separate world grappling compititions, and racking up an impressive 7x Gold in BJJ facing top national competitors. Riordon is one of the most well rounded Sambo and BJJ practitioners on the MMA scene today. Just 3 weeks after Riordon vs Reneau, Baby Face departs for Canada to fight Mrs. Button in an all pro, all female Boxing card. 
#BabyFace #NeverGiveUp #MaureenRiordon #SSS #SullivanSamboSystems #Bjj #Boxer #RFA #FusBoxeMMA

Friday, April 4, 2014

Babyface First Woman Signed to Glory

May 3 2014 at Broomfield Event Center
Maureen Babyface Riordon fights Glory 16! Contact 303-875-4281 for tickets and signed poster! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Riordon vs Sigala... The Recap (finally)

Okay, surgery is done and I'm coming off the pain meds, time for the recap of my 5th amateur fight.  Wow, what a ride! Ugh...

As many of you know by now, on October 13th, 2012 I took my second loss in my amateur MMA career.  I was highly disappointed by the unfortunate turn of events of this fight.  From my best estimate, less than halfway through the first round I broke my right hand, the metacarpal of the index finger to be exact, off of a right hook.  There wasn't a doubt in my mind from the second of impact that it was broken.  However, shock must have started to set in immediately as my decision making skills became obviously skewed and I wasn't able to put anything together through the rest of the round, despite gaining side control and back control.

To spare my coach any accusations, I for whatever reason, decided not to tell him in between rounds that my hand was broken.  In fact, he told me that had I mentioned it he would have called the fight immediately.  What I can remember of my thought processes, not finishing the fight simply wasn't an option and I didn't want to waste my 60 seconds opportunity for coaching on discussing something that we couldn't do anything about until after the fight anyhow, so I just tried to focus on what he was telling me and how to try and finish the fight as soon as possible.

I really don't remember much of the fight, even after watching footage, other than the first 30 seconds and a few moments interspersed here and there. For the most part, I believe I fought the rest of that fight blacked out in shock.  I don't remember speaking to Michael in between the second and third round, and what was said during the first break is hazy.  The next thing I clearly remember is the bell ringing to signal the end of the third round and thinking 'oh good, we can fix my hand now'. Those were the first words out of my mouth when I went back to my corner.  I couldn't wait to get the glove off and put ice on it.  I remember being able to feel it swelling inside my hand wraps (that's a gross feeling, by the way).

Dr. Alex confirmed the break and sent us off to the hospital (not the best after party location). They scheduled surgery for a week later and I had a plate and SIX screws put in (didn't even think there was room on a single metacarpal for that). Today the splint came off and I was given orders to start rehab so that is going to be my upcoming focus. Along with training one heck of a jab and ninja kicks! :)

With every adversity comes great opportunity! I'm excited to see what opportunities come of this, as I've already seen a few doors start to creep open. I can't wait to start full training again in a couple months and get back in that cage, ring, or mat. I ADORE the competition so where ever the competition is at next, I'll be there.

Would I revisit this fight? Absolutely. The words "I walked right through her" were mentioned. Nah... three rounds on a broken hand that went to a decision isn't quite walking through anything. I would be excited to see the outcome with a healthy hand! She brought it, no doubt, and that's my kind of fight... but I hate to think there's confusion out there now. ;)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet the Future Angels of FusBoxe Mixed Martial Arts, Chloe Andersen and Aspen Aragon.  These two little girls (ages 10) amaze me with their progress in training.  Both have been training for under one year, and both have made vast strides. They are a joy to work with as their fascination with the martial arts seems never-ending in class.  Their work ethic in training even rivals some of our adults!  These two little girls have inspired me to start a new program at FusBoxe MMA.
I'm looking forward to introducing this newest program at FusBoxe when we move to the new location in November.  These girls will be the first of the Little Angels program.  This program is separate from our Future Fighters program where kids ages 6-13 learn the fundamentals of grappling, wrestling, and light kickboxing.  Participants of the Little Angels will be hand selected by myself and Head Coach Michael Sullivan.  The girls will advance their training to include more kickboxing, conditioning, community outreach events, and participation in competition will be required.  
Participants of the Little Angels program will learn self defense, independent thought, the value of competition, they will gain self value, and will of course have a healthy active outlet to keep them in shape!
I'm excited to work with these girls and all future participants of the Little Angels program as they show the world just how much a little girl can accomplish!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free Self Defense Seminars!

In light of recent events, Michael Sullivan, head coach and owner at FusBoxe Mixed Martial Arts in Westminster, has decided it is past time to spread awareness to children and adults alike about self defense and stranger safety.  There have been so many abductions and abduction attempts lately, and those are only the cases that are getting reported!  Help us spread the word about the FREE self defense seminars we are offering every weekend.  These seminars will be held every Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30 and every Sunday from 1:00 - 2:00 until further notice.  Again, these seminars are COMPLETELY FREE and open to the public, children and adults alike.  Feel free to take as many classes as you like as each week we will review the fundamentals and include something new.  Please share this information with all of your friends and family members as well (keep in mind all minors will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian on the first visit).  These classes are highly informative, but are FUN as well.  They are a great idea for something new to do as a family or as a group of friends.  Contact Maureen Riordon for more information at 303-875-4281 or via Facebook at Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thank You LockeShop Photography!

I'm happy to announce my recent sponsorship from LockeShop Photography!  Having a passion for photographing weddings, Chris Locke founded LockeShop Photography in 2006 based in Houston, Texas.  Aside from weddings, she also focused on various events and family portraits until 2009 when she moved to New Orleans and added commercial and documentary work to her growing portfolio.  Having lived in Denver for the last year, she is now expanding her focus and involving herself in the realm of sports photography, specifically MMA.  She has caught some wonderful shots from my previous fights and I am really looking forward to working with her more in the future and seeing what GREAT shots she captures next!  Keep an eye on my Facebook page to see plenty of her upcoming work!  You can check out her Facebook page and "LIKE" it by going to  For a more in depth look at her work, including wedding and bridal, please take a moment to check out her website as well at  Thank you LockeShop Photography!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

No Rest for Baby Face! Back at it Again!

Well, I got home late last night from Kansas City (again, I have to say what an AMAZING experience that was! I will never forget it and will be forever grateful that my coach always has me prepared for whatever opportunity may arise).  This morning I woke up and had a fitting for a news segment I'm doing later this week, and then I headed straight to FusBoxe Mixed Martial Arts for training.  Absolutely no rest for this girl! I'm slated to fight again October 13th, 2012 at The Grizzly Rose against 4-1 Stacy Sigala out of New Mexico.  Stacy has recently posted that she plans on coming right out and knocking me out, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to show her the mistake in under estimating me.

"Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life", right? :) I love my life.

Thank you to everyone that has supported me in the last few years and who continue to support me now.  I could never have done this without my coach Michael Sullivan. His continued patience and belief in me has made me the athlete I am.  My entire family at FusBoxe  has always stood behind me and helped push me in training.  My parents and my boys for all the patience, tolerance, support, and encouragement. Addison Sports Management and Media for everything they've done. And Intimidation Clothing for their recent sponsorship!  My fans, your cheers drive me. And always, always, always to each of my past and future opponents.  This journey would have no path if you didn't get in there and compete with me. Thank you.

Ultimate Blue Corner Battles 16

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 we drove out to Kansas City, MO for my boxing debut against Molly Magness.  The weight cut was difficult! Sticking to my strict diet, and starting my weight cut a day early, I still found myself having to cut weight on the long drive out to Kansas City.  Once there, despite driving out with the heater on wearing thermal underwear, sweat pants, a long sleeved shirt, AND three sweatshirts (yes boys, I was the most desirable thing you've ever seen walking around in my Marshmellow Man looking outfit) I still had to spend a couple hours at the local health club sweating the last few pounds off in the sauna.  Ugh... but weigh ins found me right on spot with my weight after cutting a total of 21 pounds in less than two weeks.

After weigh ins I had discussed with the promoter my desire to call out the winner of the female 135 lb title bout the following night for the next show on November 30th.  I was in for a surprise the next day!

Arriving at the venue, we found out one of the opponents of the 135 female title bout had been picked up that afternoon for shop lifting (WHAT?!?!).  Turns out she was stealing a dress from JC Penny's to wear that night (insert eye roll, followed by a disapproving groan).  So one person's bad decision turned out to be an open opportunity for me.  The promoter asked my coach if we knew of any 135'ers that could take the fight on a last second notice, at which point my coach pointed at me and I smiled and accepted.  They moved my boxing match to an exhibition match in order to allow me to take two bouts in one night under the sanctioned rules.

So 12th fight of the night had me facing Molly Magness, Kansas City's "hometown rising star".  It was a good fight, but in the end Magness out pointed me and won to a split decision.  Well, good sportsmanship or not, that had me fired up! LOL I did NOT drive all that way to lose to a split decision to the home town favorite. I was bound and determined to make sure there was absolutely NO question about who won in the next fight.

I was given two fights and one intermission to rest before I was up again as the Co-Main event against Molly Welsh (yes, two Molly's. I will CERTAINLY never forget that name). It was quite the experience to walk out a second time and hear the shock and support from the crowd that I was fighting again.  What a rush I get when I hear the crowd cheering for me!

The bell rang, we touched gloves and Welsh started out the fight with a left round house kick to the body.  I was angry already, and that hit just the button.  We clenched up fairly quick and she delivered several knees right between the legs before the ref had a chance to warn her.  That pushed any last button I needed pushing and I delivered a few solid knees back myself before we separated from the clench and I landed a series of clean strikes to her face.  I was angry, tired from my first match, and in no mood to drag this one out for ring time, so I drove her across the cage where I ended the fight with continual hooks until the ref called it at 1:24 of the first round.

I cannot begin to explain what a wonderful experience fighting twice in one night was. Wow! I learned a lot about myself and what I'm capable of.  Hands down, that was the BEST experience I've had so far in my MMA journey.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Maureen Riordon vs Stacy Sigala

Six more days until my boxing debut in Kansas City, MO against Molly Magness!  

While I am extremely excited for this match up, I'm already slated to fight again!  As soon as I return home from Kansas City, its immediately back into fight camp for me as I prep for October 13th at the Grizzly Rose.  I will be facing 4-1 Stacy Sigala out of New Mexico.  

Sigala seems confident about this match up and I have the feeling she thinks this will be an easy win for her.  I trust my coach.  I trust my training.  My team has helped prepare me.  I feel confident about this match up today, and no doubt will feel even that much more confident in a few weeks come fight day.  

I love my busy fight schedule and hope to keep the momentum going!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Keep An Eye Out For The Newest Ladies Of FusBoxe

While FusBoxe is the home of pro fighter Todd Meredith and other talented male athletes such as Bo Yurko, Joe Gustafson, Cody Moore, Cameron Sandoval, Eubaldo Lovato, and many more men not to be taken lightly, the ladies of FusBoxe have always had a strong reputation.  Home of the Sambo Angels, we are grooming up our next group of women who have recently starting hitting the competition scene.

Melissa Bennett, Lyanne Aragon, Katie Thompson, and Jackie Billotte are all training hard as a team as they pursue their individual journeys.  Bennett has already won her first kickboxing match and took gold at her first grappling tournament as well.  Aragon, Thompson, and Billotte have gotten their first grappling tournaments under their belt as well, and now prepare for not only more tournaments, but their first chance in the ring as well.  

We upped the training tonight and I couldn't be more proud of those girls for rising to the occasion!  I can't wait to see what they each produce from their efforts!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Busy Month Approaching!

I'm a multi-tasker.  I'm happiest when I have a lot going on.  When things get a little stressful, I thrive.  Man did I get what I wanted! :)

September 28th, I'll be fighting at Harrah's Casino in Kansas City, MO.
October 6th, I'll be going driving across Colorado and Kansas once again to attend Invicta FC 3 to support my teammate Raquel Pennington!
October 13th I'm fighting once again at The Grizzly Rose in Denver.

In between all of this, we are moving the gym to its new location! I'm extremely excited for this move and what it means for the entire FusBoxe Family!  6000 sqft.  A ring, caging, more mat space, expanded hours, locker rooms, showers, showers, showers (can you tell what I'm REALLY looking forward to?), and adding some new classes in!  I'm excited to start several different levels of kettle bell classes including a Youth Kettle Bell program.  I have a couple other exciting programs I'm looking forward to implementing as well, but am not quite ready to share the secrets ;)

See you all in the midst of the craziness!

~Baby Face

Monday, September 17, 2012

Baby Face Makes Her Boxing Debut!

Maureen "Baby Face" Riordon will be making her boxing debut Friday, September 28th, 2012 at Harrah's Casino in Kansas City, MO against 1-1 Molly Magness.

"I'm very excited about this fight.  I have plans to turn pro in the near future, but was really hoping to take a boxing match before I did so.  I love competition and am looking forward to expanding my competitive experience.  As a pro fighter I will continue seeking MMA, boxing, and kick boxing match ups as well as competing in as many grappling tournaments as I can fit in. :)

Thank you to Benjamin Nogueras with Blue Corner, LLC for inviting me to fight on his upcoming promotion, and thank you to Molly Magness for accepting the match up!" ~Baby Face

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Baby Face Seeks Professionalism From Fans and Fighters Alike

Watching some of the comments flying around in the MMA community, I'm a little disappointed. I'd like to clear something up. Our opponents aren't "bitches" or "assholes". They're fellow athletes that had the courage, discipline, and dedication it took to enter that ring (trust me fans, it takes a lot). This is a professional pursuit for many of us, not a bar fight we're getting into because "that bitch slept with my boyfriend". I have a lot of admiration for each and every one of my past and future opponents. I have a lot of gratitude to them for getting in that ring/cage/mat with me. Without them, this pursuit would be impossible.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maureen Riordon Set To Fight!!! July 21 2012

Big news, It's not easy to find fights for girls that make sense. 90% of the fights we as a club fall through, well, for our terrifying female team anyway. That being said, we are happy to announce that we have 3 of our female team members fights in the upcoming months. We were just offed a fight pitting Maureen Baby Face Riordon against Tenika Waldroup on the July 21st Rocky Mountain Bad Boy card. Maureen is then slated to fight in Canada in September of 2012. I'll post more details as they become clearer.

Monday, April 30, 2012

SAMBO Angel Maureen Riordon is really giving her all to help newest team mate Brittney Elkin prepare for war. Working a complete diet of Sanda, SAMBO, BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing and Fus-Thai Boxing these girls are making headway!

If the WFC can pull it off, Maureen may be back in the cage to fight may 12th along side Brittney!