Joe
Soto
17-5-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 17-5-0
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
455
40% Successful
183
Types of Successful Strikes
0
183
95% Standing
174
9
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
16
19% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
4
0
Takedown Defense
44
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Joe Soto
Nov 5, 2016
3
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Joe Soto
Jun 18, 2016
76
47
0
1
0
2
0
2
R3 Submission
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: I’ve trained twice a day. A two-hour session in the morning and two-hour session in the evening. Lots of drilling, lots of technique.

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

• Ten wins by submission (Kneebar, kimura, 3 RNC, gogoplata, 2 guillotine, North-South choke, heel hook), five by KO

• Has won 8 of last 11 bouts

• Took Dillashaw title fight on one day’s notice

• Holds wins over UFC vet Diego Saraiva and WEC vet Chad George

• Nine first round finishes

• College roommate and teammate of interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones

Career

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