James
Moontasri
9-3-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 9-3-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Moon Walker
From: Frankfurt Germany
Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, California USA
Age: 28
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
169
50% Successful
84
Types of Successful Strikes
0
84
36% Standing
18%
46% Ground
30
15
39
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
2
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
James Moontasri
Jul 23, 2016
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Win
James Moontasri
Nov 14, 2015
11
17
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
James Moontasri
Jul 15, 2015
9
6
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
James Moontasri
Feb 14, 2015
32
12
0
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Loss
James Moontasri
Jun 28, 2014
22
35
3
0
2
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: Training remains the same. I've been fortunate to train with Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva in preparation for this fight.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started Tae Kwon Do when I was 8 years old and transitioned into MMA at the age of 19.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time USA Tae Kwon Do National Champion, 2007 Pan Am Games Silver medalist, 2007 USA Tae Kwon Do male athlete of the year, 4th place 2008 Olympic Trials. Purple belt in BJJ. Black belt in Muay Thai and 4th dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
 
Do you have any heroes? My mother

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my dream to be in the UFC. This is a lifetime of work and training coming to fruition.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I manage a kids martial arts training program at Elite Training Center in Redondo Beach.

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite striking technique: Any kick
 
• Pro since 2008
 
• Five wins by KO, two by submission (RNC)
 
• Has won 5 of last 7
 
• Two first-round finishes
 
• Origin of nickname: “My good friend from Nigeria named me the "Moonwalker" because of my fast kicks from my Tae Kwon Do background. I also love Michael Jackson!”

Career

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