Josh
Samman
12-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 12-3-0
Summary: Aggression, violence

Fighter Info

Nickname: Anqa
From: Orlando, Florida USA
Fights Out Of: Tallahassee, Florida USA
Age: 27
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
105
56% Successful
59
Types of Successful Strikes
0
59
37% Standing
54% Clinch
22
32
5
Striking Defense
44
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
50% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
33
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Josh Samman
UFC on FOX: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
Dec 19, 2015
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Win
Josh Samman
Jul 12, 2015
12
3
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Josh Samman
Dec 6, 2014
8
11
2
1
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Josh Samman
Apr 13, 2013
36
14
0
0
0
2
0
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

Training: A typical day of training includes heavy conditioning, lots of technique training, and strength training if time and body fatigue permits.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training when I was 16 years old. I had a lot of energy and drive and nothing to focus it on until I found martial arts.

What ranks and titles have you held? World War Cage Fighting Middleweight Champion, Ubersmash Middleweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? My mother

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means all the blood, sweat, and tears were all worth it. It means I've finally reached my goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to College, did not finish.

What was your job before you started fighting? Personal Trainer

Favorite grappling technique: Gogoplata

Favorite striking technique: Samman Smash
• Team Jones member on TUF 17

• Pro since 2007

• Eight wins by KO, three by submission (2 triangle)

• Seven first round finishes

• Had 1-0 amateur record

• Owns 2010 KO win over TUF and UFC vet Chris Cope

• Origin of nickname: “My fight name is a tribute to both my mother and father. My dad is Palestinian, and Phoenix is a family name on my mother's side. An Anqa is an Arab firebird, and signifies a rebirth for me as I make my return to Mixed Martial Arts after a tough time away from the sport.”

Career

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