Who Is Cory McKenna "Poppins"? Details To Know About The MMA Fighter

Cory McKenna
Cory McKenna "Poppins"( Source : podbean )

Cory McKenna is one of the youngest UFC championship players with mixed martial artist techniques in the history of fighting in the ring performing from the Team Alpha Male.

Out of twenty-three matches, Poppins has won seven of them in total with three of them by decision and four of them equally by knockout and submission. She has also lost two of the matches by decision and her remaining fourteen matches were canceled due to undisclosed reasons.

She also ranks in 31st position in Strawweight worldwide.

Who is Cory Mckenna "Poppins"?

Cory McKenna is one of the youngest mixed martial artist players who earned the nickname of "Poppins" due to her excellent fighting skills and techniques.

She was born in a family of four with her parents named Wendy and Gareth and a sibling named Bryn. Poppins started her amateur career at the age of 14 in 2014.

She competed against Marisa Charalambous in her first match and won against her.

Due to her learning of karate and fighting skills in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she became one of the youngest professional UFC players after three years.

Poppins was born in Cwmbran, Wales. She grew up mostly in London while training with her mother in various karate skills with the support of her family members.

Cory McKenna with her mom
Cory McKenna with her mom( Source : theathletic )

What happened to Cory McKenna?

McKenna debuted in UFC on Vegas on 14th November 2020 with an energetic spirit.

She also created history while in the ring by getting a tap due to a Von Flue choke. During the match, she accidentally fractured her ankle with a torn ligament while rolling in the third round of the fight. 

After the match was over, she quickly got an MRI and shared the news on Twitter with her followers stating that she needed a break due to her injuries. Not only did she win the match against Kay Hansen but also created a historical moment in the ring.

Poppins has also an interest in sketching and drawing apart from her wrestling.

Cory McKenna with Kay Hansen
Cory McKenna with Kay Hansen( Source : mmafighting )

Cory McKenna started her career at a young age

She started her journey in the early stage of her life by participating in various competitions and quickly rose to fame with the support of her family and head coach Jack Mason. 

She started her amateur career with a winning match against Marisa Charalambous on the 27th of September 2014. During the time period of 3 years, she managed to win all of her matches with a few of them getting canceled.

Poppins started her professional journey on 3rd March 2018 by winning against Maria Vittoria Colona. She also won 6 other matches against various players along with losing in a few as well as some of them got canceled.

Some of the matches she won as well as lost are:-

Winning matches:

Maria Vittoria Colona

Eva Dourthe

Fannie Redman

Giulia Chinelo

Vanessa Demopoulos

Kay Hansen

Miranda Granger

Lost matches:

Micol Di Segni

Elise Reed

Date of birth11th July 1999
NicknamePoppins
Height5'3"
Weight52 KG approx.

Is Cory McKenna married?

Cory McKenna is in her early twenties and she likes to keep her personal life as private as possible. Due to this information, we cannot know if she's dating or married to someone yet. Although it seems she is now focusing on her career rather than managing a love life.

McKenna has also not posted anything about someone in her life on any of her social media accounts by which we can say she's not dating anyone.

Cory "Poppins" lives with her family in Wales

Besides her time in fighting and matches, Poppins spends most of her time with her family and sketching which she is very fond of.

Due to her not having any Wikipedia page, her followers and media can only know the things which she posted on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

It is clearly mentioned that she was indeed born in Cwambrn, Wales which automatically makes her Welsh along with growing up in London with her family for training and enhancing her fighting skills with her mother Wendy. 

She uploads a video or pictures of her sketches on her Instagram and Twitter from time to time.


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