|Born||August 30, 1979|
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Little Warrior|
|Residence||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||High Ridge, Missouri, United States|
|Team||Miletich Fighting Systems|
|Years active||2007–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Barb Honchak (born August 30, 1979) is an American professional female mixed martial artist. She is the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion. She has four wins in the Invicta FC promotion and holds notable victories over Vanessa Porto, Roxanne Modafferi, Leslie Smith and Felice Herrig.
Mixed martial arts career
Honchak went 8-1 as an amateur mixed martial artist and made her professional debut on November 28, 2009.
Invicta Fighting Championships
The victory over Daly earned Honchak a shot at the inaugural Invicta FC Flyweight title on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson. She defeated Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision to become the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion.
Honchak faced Takayo Hashi at Invicta FC 9 on November 1, 2014 and successfully defended her title with another unanimous decision victory.
The Ultimate Fighter
In August 2017, it was announced that after a few years away from the sport Honchak would be one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound Women's Champion will take place.
In the first round, Honchak defeated Gillian Robertson via TKO in the second round, allowing her to move on to the next stage of the competition. In the quarterfinals, Honchak faced Rachael Ostovich-Berdon and won the fight by unanimous decision after two rounds. In the semifinals, Honchak faced Nicco Montaño. She lost the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Honchak was scheduled to face Roxanne Modafferi on December 1, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. However, on the day of the weigh in, Sijara Eubanks was pulled from the fight for kidney failure while trying to make weight and she was replaced by Modafferi to face Nicco Montaño. Honchak instead faced Lauren Murphy. She lost the back-and-forth fight by split decision.
Honchak was released by the UFC in August 2018.
Honchak went to Edwardsville High School, where she graduated in 1997. Then she earned an associate degree from Lewis & Clark Community College. She has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Western Washington University and her Master's in Ecological Genetics from Northern Arizona University. She is married to her husband, Timm.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Invicta FC
- Women's MMA Awards
- 2013 Fighter of the Year
- 2013 Flyweight of the Year
- AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards
- 2013 Flyweight of the Year
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||10 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||10–4||Roxanne Modafferi||TKO (elbows)||The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale||July 6, 2018||2||3:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Lauren Murphy||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale||December 1, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–2||Takayo Hashi||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi||November 1, 2014||5||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States||Defended the Invicta FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Leslie Smith||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith||December 7, 2013||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Defended the Invicta FC Flyweight Championship. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||8–2||Vanessa Porto||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||April 5, 2013||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Won the inaugural Invicta FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Aisling Daly||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama||October 6, 2012||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||6–2||Bethany Marshall||TKO (punches)||Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann||July 28, 2012||2||1:22||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||5–2||Roxanne Modafferi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BEP 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown||October 1, 2011||3||1:46||Fletcher, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||4–2||Nina Ansaroff||Decision (unanimous)||Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2||April 29, 2011||3||5:00||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||3–2||Amber McAvoy||Decision (unanimous)||WC: Wright Fights 2||March 11, 2011||3||5:00||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Win||2–2||Felice Herrig||Decision (unanimous)||Hoosier FC 6: New Years Nemesis||January 14, 2011||3||5:00||Valparaiso, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Angela Magaña||Decision (split)||Ultimate Women Challenge||September 24, 2010||3||5:00||St George, Utah, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Cat Zingano||Decision (unanimous)||Fight to Win: Phenoms||January 30, 2010||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States||For the Fight To Win Women's Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||1–0||Monica Lovato||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Horse Power||November 28, 2009||2||3:58||Mescalero, New Mexico, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2–1||Nicco Montaño||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion||November 22, 2017 (air date)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 26 Semi-Finals.|
|Win||2–0||Rachael Ostovich-Berdon||Decision (unanimous)||November 15, 2017 (air date)||2||5:00||TUF 26 Quarter-Finals.|
|Win||1–0||Gillian Robertson||TKO (punches and elbows)||October 4, 2017 (air date)||2||2:27||TUF 26 preliminary round.|
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- "Former Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak released from the UFC". The Body Lock. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
- "Where has Barb Honchak been the last two-plus years? The answer isn't such an easy one".
- "Barb Honchak finds unlikely talent with help of legendary family". SI.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "WMMA 2013 Awards". Awakening Fighters.
- Barb Honchak Awakening Profile
- Barb Honchak at UFC
- Professional MMA record for Barb Honchak from Sherdog
|New championship|| 1st Invicta FC Flyweight Champion
April 5, 2013 – present