Rachael Cummins resides in Lake Forest, California, USA.
She attended Jiu Jitsu class at the Reign Training Center in Lake Forest and put herself into a Jiu-Jitsu tournament one weekend.
Two weeks later Rachael entered the Best of the West tournament and got first place in gi and third place in no-gi against blue belts.
One of her coaches Luke Adams asked her to attend an MMA class for fun. From thereon Cummins started sparring.
She competed in her first amateur MMA Fight on August 20th of 2011 almost a year after starting Jiu Jitsu.
Cummins made her professional debut on March 23, 2013, at Pomona Fairplex against Norma Rueda Center and lost. She went on to compete in another 4 matches with 3 wins.
She competes in the MMA professionally in the Bantamweight and her nickname is The Panther.