Maria Djukic’s journey continues at Unified 40

Mar 8, 2020

EDMONTON — Fast-rising Maria Djukic makes her Unified MMA debut against fellow undefeated prospect Shannon Clark at Unified 40 on March 14 at River Cree Resort & Casino, LIVE on FITE.


How did you find MMA to begin with?

I didn’t know what the sport of MMA officially was up until I was 17. I was four when I started taekwondo and stuck to it for nearly a decade. I graduated from high school and was coming off a three-year break from taekwondo. I loved my kicks and still wanted to use them, but in a different fashion. I found Frank Lee’s gym and fell in love with the new martial art sport of Muay Thai/kickboxing, plus the gain of my physical ability to box. Within that gym I met people that introduced me to the world of MMA!

How do you feel about what you’ve accomplished so far?

I feel happy, grateful and accomplished daily! I’m constantly learning, improving and evolving as an MMA fighter. I’m not a one-dimensional fighter anymore and I can truly see my big potential in the game.

What should Unified MMA fans expect in your debut with the promotion?

I’m originally born and raised in Edmonton, so a lot of the fans are my former training partners and coaches, and obviously family and friends that are going to be super supportive and stoked to see me fight live!

What’s the most likely outcome for this fight?

It will not go to decision!

What are your goals in MMA?

I’ve got lots of different goals I’d like to accomplish, but in terms of MMA I want to make my pro debut this year and attain a no-gi blue belt from the deadliest MMA gym in Canada, Toshido, by head coach David Lea.

How would you like to be remembered as a fighter?

As the best Canadian female MMA fighter in my career. Hopefully I can encourage people to chase their passions that leads them to unlimited happiness.