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Welterweight Division

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"Muscle Hamster "

Josiah Harrell

Welterweight Division

7-3-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Josiah Harrell

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
United States
Fighting style
Grappler
Age
24
Height
67.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Jul. 8, 2023
Reach
68.00
  • Pro since 2020
     
  • Four wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, armbar)
     
  • Two first-round finishes
     
  • Coming off third-round TKO win over Michael Roberts in LFA bout on June 16
     
  • Reported 6-0-1 amateur record
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It’s from football during my sophomore year of high school.” 

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Debut 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started five years ago because it was one of the last options I had after football.

What ranks and titles have you held? 170 pro Ohio Combat League title, two 155 titles as an amateur

Do you have any heroes? My dad 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great opportunity on a great card; it’s one of the biggest moments in my life. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? UC for a semester 

What was your job before you started fighting? Fedex driver 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Back kick