“When I heard the UFC were launching a strawweight division I knew I had to be a part of it,” Baker says. “I loved being an Octagon Girl but I’m hanging up my round cards and can’t wait to make my debut – this time, inside the Octagon.”
Hailing from the mean streets of Wimbledon in London, Baker has been in full-time training at the Titan Fighter gym for nearly two years, even earning a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“I don’t have a date for my debut yet but [UFC matchmakers] Joe Silva and Sean Selby are working on an opponent for me,” she says. “Entering the TUF 20 house would be a dream come true but I’d love to fight on the UFC Fight Night Berlin card on May 31st if I could.”
Mickey Papas, head coach at Titan Fighter said: “She’s been keeping her training a secret for about 18 months now, but has been on the pro fighters team for 2 months – and holding her own in the class.”
“I have been really impressed with Carly and what a natural athlete she is,” teammate Brad Pickett added. “Her athleticism and enthusiasm to compete is fantastic – she’s a little power house. The future is bright, the future is Carly!”