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"Sexi Mexi"

John Castaneda

Bantamweight Division

19-5-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

5

Wins by Decision

John Castaneda

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about John Casteneda's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Dallas, United States
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
66.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 01, 2017
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
37.00

Fighter Facts

  • Eight wins by KO, six by submission (3 arm triangle, 3 RNC)
     
  • Has won 14 of his last 17
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Has 5-3 record since DWCS appearance
     
  • Owns TKO win over UFC vet Chris Beal in May 2017

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Johns was submitted by John Castaneda via arm-triangle choke at 1:38 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Castaneda stopped Eddie Wineland via strikes at 4:44 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/25/20) Castaneda lost a three round unanimous decision to Nathaniel Wood

Dana White's Contender Series
Episode 4
(8/1/17) Castaneda won a three round unanimous decision over Cheyden Leialoha

 

Q&A

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I wrestled D2 my freshman year of college and then got introduced to the MMA program where my college was. I opted out of wrestling to pursue MMA. I have been training MMA for 10 years and Wrestling for 16.
What ranks and titles have you held? Combate Americas bantamweight champion and Driller Promotions lightweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My mom, who raised and put me and my younger sister through college on her own. She is my only hero. 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true. It's everything I've worked for and will continue to prove I deserve. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Minnesota State University, Mankato, where I double majored in Criminal Law and Spanish and received a minor in social work as well. 
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 15-1 record. 
Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee