115 lbs/52 kgBirthplace:
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Raya was born in Pittsburgh, but currently resides in Los Angeles. Her mother enrolled her in karate lessons when she was just four years old and she earned a black belt by the time she was 10. Yes, a genuine karate girl! She switched to kick-boxing at age 12 and continues to train to this day. Raya believes her martial arts background will enable her to dominate the women of the LFC.
A victim of an opponent switch at LFC 23, Raya handled it professionally and showed that she is a good sport while fighting a larger fighter and nearly pulled out a win. No complaints from 'Sugar Ray'. Many consider her first LFC match at LFC 22 as one of the best fights in the league to date; she refused to quit. Even in losing, Raya won many fans over with her give-and-take performance that showed great balance in her stand-up game and ability to work a crowd. Fans can expect that balance to lead her to legitimacy in the LFC.
Raya 'Sugar Ray' Ryans MMA Record
7-1 outside the LFC
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