James
Moontasri
8-2-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-2-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Moon Walker
From: Frankfurt Germany
Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, California USA
Age: 27
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
130
52% Successful
67
Types of Successful Strikes
0
67
24%
21%
55% Ground
16
14
37
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
83
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
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: I do my MMA training in the morning Monday-Friday. I have been working my wrestling with my long time coach, Kenny Johnson, and my striking with Brian Popejoy in preparation for this fight. My night time training consists of strength and conditioning after I get done working (teaching private martial art lessons to kids and adults).
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started Tae Kwon Do when I was eight 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
 
• Four wins by KO, two by submission (RNC)
 
• Has won four of his last five
 
• One first round finish
 
• 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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