Joe
Soto
15-5-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 15-5-0
Summary: Wrestling and BJJ

Fighter Info

From: Porterville, California USA
Fights Out Of: Porterville, California USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 65"
Leg Reach 36"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
317
42% Successful
134
Types of Successful Strikes
0
134
97% Standing
130
4
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
8
13% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
2
0
Takedown Defense
44
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Joe Soto
Jan 2, 2016
71
57
1
3
4
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Joe Soto
Jun 6, 2015
1
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Joe Soto
Aug 30, 2014
151
62
2
0
0
0
1
0
R5 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training for me is a morning run followed by MMA training. Then I go back to the gym in the evening for some grappling and MMA sparring. 
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting at the age of 18 because it was something I always dreamed of after I finished wrestling.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Former Bellator featherweight champion and current Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion.
 
Do you have any heroes? My father is my hero. He's done everything he can to make sure I succeed.
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means the world to me - it is a dream come true.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Iowa Central Community College. No degree
 
What was your job before you started fighting? Straight to fighting after high school
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ under Dave Terrell
 
Favorite grappling technique: Gogoplata
 
Favorite striking technique: Jab
• Pro since 2006
 
• Eight wins by submission (Kneebar, kimura, 2 RNC, gogoplata, 2 guillotine, North-South choke), five by KO
 
• Has won six of last nine bouts
 
• Took Dillashaw title fight on one day’s notice
 
• Holds wins over UFC vet Diego Saraiva and WEC vet Chad George
 
• Eight first round finishes
 
• College roommate and teammate of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones

Career

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