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Bantamweight Division


Julio Arce

Bantamweight Division

18-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Julio Arce

athlete record

Event Results


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


Miami, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 08, 2017
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
  • Has won 10 of his last 13
  • First two pro losses via submission to UFC vet Brian Kelleher
  • Five wins by KO, five by submission (5 RNC)
  • Two first round finishes


UFC History
UFC 273 (4/9/22) Arce won a three round unanimous decision over Daniel Santos 
UFC Fight Night (11/13/21) Arce was stopped by Song Yadong via strikes at 1:35 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (7/24/21) Arce stopped Andre Ewell via strikes at 3:45 of the second round
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Arce lost a three round split decision to Hakeem Dawodu
UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Arce knocked out Julian Erosa at 1:49 of the third round
UFC 230 (11/3/18) Arce lost a three round split decision to Sheymon Moraes
UFC Fight Night (6/1/18) Arce submitted Daniel Teymur via rear naked choke at 2:55 of the third round
UFC 220 (1/20/18) Arce won a three round unanimous decision over Dan Ige

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1
Week 5
(8/8/17) Arce stopped Peter Petties via strikes at 2:39 of the second round



When and why did you start training for fighting? Once I started training in MMA, I got hooked, and I love competing because I want to be the martial artist I can be. I want to be a champion.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am a second-degree MMA black belt under Tiger Schulmann, and I am a 2011 Golden Gloves boxing winner and Ring of Combat bantamweight and featherweight champion.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for two years, got my associates in business, then just focused on training, fighting and teaching martial arts at the Tiger Schulmann's school in Bayside, Queens.
What was your job before you started fighting? My job has been teaching martial arts. It's the life I live and it's what I love to do.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I accomplished a lot as an amateur: Tri-state kickboxing title, world kickboxing title, 2011 Golden Gloves boxing champion, ROC, Asylum and Helster MMA super lightweight champion, competed in a lot of NAGA tournaments and Grapplers Quest tournaments