Marina Shafir: Bio

Marina Shafir

Her name may be Marina Shafir, but when it comes to combat sports, this decorated judoka is aptly called “The Supernova from Moldova.”

Having wowed audiences with her unorthodox style of combat under the banners of Invicta and Lights Out Promotions over the last few years, Shafir arrived at the WWE Performance Center in full force in spring 2018 before officially making a splash with NXT that summer. Training with longtime pal Ronda Rousey, as well as under former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, added more intensity to her dynamic brand of power and athleticism.

For Shafir, a member of the MMA Four Horsewoman alongside Rousey and fellow NXT Superstars Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, the goal from here is simple. Whereas Rousey and Baszler continue to break the glass ceiling for the team, The Supernova from Moldova aims to be the light that shines through. 

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