Back in 2013, the UFC signed Moscow-based bantamweight Alexandra ‘Stitch’ Albu. Alexandra has competitive experience in karate, Judo, and bodybuilding. Albu has a black belt in traditional karate.
She became a Russian national champion, and bronze medalist at the European championship, through the IJKA (International Japan Karate-Do Association. Albu has also won a variety of Judo and grappling events.
She naturally moved from combat and strength sports to mixed martial arts, winning her