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Johnny Munoz

Bantamweight Division

12-2-0 (W-L-D)

2

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

6

First Round Finishes

Johnny Munoz

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Corona, United States
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
29
Height
69.00
Weight
135.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 01, 2020
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Two wins by KO, seven by submission (4 RNC, heel hook, 2 armbar)
     
  • Six first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It was my father’s nickname as a kid and was passed down to me.” 

UFC Fight Night (11/5/22) Muñoz won a three round unanimous decision over Liudvik Sholinian

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Muñoz was knocked out by Tony Gravely at 1:08 of the first round

UFC 265 (8/7/21) Muñoz submitted Jamey Simmons via rear naked choke at 2:35 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Muñoz lost a three round unanimous decision to Nate Maness

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was five years old when I started training. It was non-negotiable; I had to train at least two times a week. I knew I wanted to fight when I saw Rampage Jackson slam people. I told myself “I want to do that.”

What ranks and titles have you held? Currently holding the King of the Cage Bantamweight Championship and multiple-time IBJJF world champion 

Do you have any heroes? My family 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the Mecca. I have been working my whole life for this moment. Let’s do this!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in public health from Cal State San Bernardino. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was born into fighting.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt 

Favorite grappling technique: Head lock 

Favorite Striking technique: Right hand