Juan
Puig
11-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 11-3-0
Summary: Grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: Fenix
From: Puebla, Pue Mexico
Fights Out Of: Mexico City Mexico
Age: 25
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
51
25% Successful
13
Types of Successful Strikes
0
13
100% Standing
13
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Juan Puig Nov 22, 2014
-- -- -- -- R1 KO/TKO
Doo Ho Choi -- -- -- --
Loss
Adriano Martins Jul 6, 2014
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Juan Puig 13 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Conditioning training at 9am, sparring at 12-2 pm, wrestling and BJJ grappling at 6pm, Muay Thai or boxing at 7-9 pm. 

 

Thoughts on opponent, Doo Ho Choi?  I think he has a good spirit because he is young and talented

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been a UFC fan since I was 15 years old.  I loved to play with UFC gloves in the gym, and I also did kickboxing sparring with my friends. After that, I understood that I needed to learn grappling also.  When I was 18 years old I looked for an MMA school, and I found the Bonebreakers team.  They saw that I had talent, and 3 months later I started fighting pro MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Mexican welterweight champion. #1 ranked welterweight and lightweight in México.

Do you have any heroes?
I have a lot of heroes, but my basics are my parents and my grandfather because they are the perfect example of good Mexicans that keep working hard all the time for the family. They live with discipline.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
I have had a lot of dreams, but the most important and biggest dream of my life is to fight in UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I studied gastronomy, and my degree is as an executive chef.  I also studied law, but need six months more to finish

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a sous chef in a hotel kitchen in Mexico.  The hotel was right in front of the Angel of the Independence in Mexico City.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
Champion MMA Tournament. National Champion of No-Gi. Absolute Champion in Submission in the Cage. First Place in Tournament of Kickboxing, Muay Thai and gi Jiu Jitsu.

Ranks in any martial arts styles?
Brown belt in Galvan Combat System, brown and red belt in kickboxing, green belt in Ninjitsu Kundalini Ryu.

Favorite grappling technique:
Killer leg locks

Favorite striking technique:
Upper elbow and spinning elbow 

• Pro since 2009

 
• Seven wins by submission (1 guillotine, 2 armbar, 3 RNC, 1 keylock), two by KO
 
• Has won six of his last seven
 
• UFC featherweight debut
 
• Holds 2012 win over Akbarh Arreola
 
• Eight first round finishes
 
• Origin of nickname – “Spirit of the bird that was reborn from the ashes.”
 

Career

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