Former Invicta FC atomweight superstar, Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc, was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of her generation, before hanging up the gloves for good at the age of 29.
Born June 12, 1989, Rivera-Calanoc fought in three different weight classes and was ranked in the top ten in the world in all three. A former freestyle cage fighting champion, “The Night Queen” competed across the globe, including bouts in Japan and Puerto Rico.
She was involved in the first ever pro female MMA bout in Oklahoma, and also earned the unique distinction of ‘Sexiest Staredown of the Year’ for her weigh-in with Felice Herrig in 2011.
Rivera-Calanoc fought several of the top female fighters in the world, including bouts against “Ultimate Fighter” reality show stars Jessica Penne and Angela Magana.
“The Night Queen” holds victories over a number of high-quality opponents. Under the Invicta FC banner, she earned a unanimous-decision victory over Angelica Chavez.
Earlier in her career, she beat Summer White, Stephanie Palmer, Shoni Esquiro and others. Away from the MMA cage, Rivera-Calanoc is a world-renowned superstar from her work as a bikini model and social media personality.