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Featherweight Division


Julio Arce

Featherweight Division

19-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Julio Arce

athlete record


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


Place of Birth
Miami, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 8, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • Has won 11 of his last 15

  • First two pro losses via submission to UFC vet Brian Kelleher

  • Six wins by KO, five by submission (5 RNC)

  • Two first round finishes

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Arce stopped Herbert Burns via strikes at 2:00 of the second round 

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Arce lost a three round unanimous decision to Montel Jackson

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 on ESPN (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