John
Cofer
7-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 7-4-0
Summary: Mental toughness, well-rounded, loves to fight

Fighter Info

From: Savannah, Georgia USA
Fights Out Of: Athens, Georgia USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: Unversity of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Degree: Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
160
42% Successful
67
Types of Successful Strikes
0
67
76% Standing
18%
51
12
4
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
50% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
3
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Mike Rio Dec 15, 2012
30 4 1 5 R3 Submission
John Cofer 31 0 0 1
Loss
Justin Lawrence Jun 1, 2012
54 1 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
John Cofer 36 2 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: Wake up for team training in the morning, whatever it is that day. Then back in the gym for afternoon technique work in whatever is needed, and strength and conditioning as well. Certain days I'm back at night to do jits.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I just sort of fell into it after college. I wrestled in college and I was helping some other guys train. Then someone came into the gym looking for a 155-pound amateur. I took it last minute just for fun, and I never had any intention of fighting. I lost that fight, but that’s where I fell in love it. That was back in 2007. I was off and on for about two years between work and training, and then I started training more seriously in 2009.

What ranks and titles have you held? Number one ranked unsigned fighter in Georgia. Fight Party champion.

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s everything. It’s the pinnacle of what I worked for and sacrificed and this makes it all worth it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve had several. I was a third grade teacher for a little bit. As of right now, I bartend and make and sell Southern folk pottery

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: The one that finishes someone

Favorite Striking technique: The punch that lands
•    Team Faber member on TUF 15

•    Pro since 2008

•    One win by KO, three by submission

•    Was on four fight pre-TUF winning streak

Career

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