Christine Ferea: The Bare-Knuckle Misfit

Christine Ferea: The Bare-Knuckle Misfit

Thursday, Sep 30 2021 by Article by Lupie Janos, Photography by Megan Williams

What’s 5’5”, 125 pounds and not to be messed with? How about the #1 ranked, bare knuckle fighter in the world, Las Vegas-based Christine Ferea? Affectionately known as the “Misfit” of the fighting world, Ferea is a force to be reckoned with in the growing field of women’s professional fighting.

[....] Ferea went back to school and signed up for a gym to get in shape. It was there that she discovered fighting and learned why you truly cannot judge a book by its cover. 

Ferea smiled as she recalls the experience “I got my ass handed to me in that first gym. It was humbling.” The girls at the gym were feminine, they were little and she completely underestimated them. “That was the last time I made that mistake,” she said. She learned from those early trials and used her losses as motivation to get faster and stronger. Those lessons set her on the path to becoming the best.