Several Canadian talents have graced the LFA stage and have raised their stock on either side of the border while making the most of their opportunism as a result of accepting the challenge from former middleweight title challenger Jered Revel to Strawweight title challenger Ashley Nichols and Anthony Romero at the forefront just to name a few. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a lynx of the northern star ready to carry the standard of her nation and thrust them back to the sports ultimate crown in the main event of LFA 157 on April 21. A professional mixed martial artist since September 2019 and representing Raven House MMA and Champion’s Creed MMA, Melissa Croden holds a 4-1 record in five bouts comprised of three knockouts and one submission. Croden has fought for several organizations over the course of her career as a professional MMA fighter including Z Promotions, Titan Fighting Championship, and Pallas Athena Women’s Fighting Championship. She has finished 100 percent of her wins during her time in the professional ranks, with all four of those victories coming inside the distance.
In her MMA debut at Z Promotions fight night 11 Lethbridge, she faced Jolinne Maisonnueve and went on to defeat her via technical knockout in round three. Croden also defeated Elizabeth Schroder via TKO in the second round at Z Promotions fight night 12 Lethbridge. Then in the main event of Pallas Athena women’s fighting championship 1, she submitted Jackie MacLean in the first round via rear-naked choke to earn her submission win as a professional. Croden defeated Corneila Holm via technical knockout in the third round in the main event of Pallas Athena women’s fighting championship 2. The win earned Croden the third knockout victory of her professional career.
In the headliner of LFA 157 on April 21, she will take on Jacqueline Cavalcanti for the Women’s bantamweight title. Good luck Melissa!