Josh
Copeland
9-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 9-1-0
Summary: Striking and grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cuddly Bear
From: Salmon, Idaho USA
Fights Out Of: Denver, Colorado USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 245 lb ( 111 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
56
36% Successful
20
Types of Successful Strikes
0
20
65% Standing
35% Clinch
13
7
Striking Defense
57
%
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
Ruslan Magomedov Nov 22, 2014
63 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Copeland 20 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: 10am-11am hit mitts; 12p-1p strength and conditioning; 2p-3p massage; 5:30p-6:30 grappling

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2005, I had a friend in college who asked me to come try this BJJ class out.  I didn’t know what it was, but I was up for anything. So I went and that is where I met Justin “The Viking” Wren.  He and I got along great, became roommates and he really introduced me to the sport of MMA.  I thought this might be something I could be good at, and I started training with him.   

 

What ranks and titles have you held? #1 ranked heavyweight in Colorado for the last two years, 2010 advanced No-Gi heavyweight champ, Clash of the Titans heavyweight champ as an amateur, three-time Sparta Combat League heavyweight champ, and most recently the RFA heavyweight champ

 

Do you have any heroes? My Dad

 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to me.  It’s been a dream of mine since I started watching it in high school. 

 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Four years at Dallas Baptist College in Ft. Worth, TX; I haven’t finished my degree yet, but I was going for Youth Ministry.

 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was working for Fedex in Ft. Worth

 

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ

 

Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle

 

Favorite striking technique: Overhand right

• Three wins by submission (keylock, RNC, guillotine), four by knockout

• Seven first round finishes

• Five wins in 1:40 or less

• Had 4-1 amateur record

• Origin of nickname – “I was driving home from practice with my former coach Trevor one day, and I told him that (my teammate) Alvin (Robinson) called me a “Bear” during wrestling practice. I said I didn’t like that name because I’m more of a “cuddly bear.” Trevor said “I love it, there you go, you’re the Cuddly Bear.”

Career

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