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Middleweight Division


Punahele Soriano

Middleweight Division

9-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Punahele Soriano

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 7, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017
  • Six wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
  • Has finished seven wins in the first round
  • Two wins in 45 seconds or less
  • Longest pre-DWCS fight – 3:36

UFC on ESPN (6/8/24) Soriano won a three round unanimous decision over Miguel Baeza 

UFC on ESPN (12/2/23) Soriano was submitted by Dustin Stoltzfus via rear naked choke at 4:10 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Soriano was stopped by Roman Kopylov via strikes at 3:29 of the second round 

UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Soriano knocked out Dalcha Lungiambula at :28 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Soriano lost a three round split decision to Nick Maximov

UFC on ESPN (7/24/21) Soriano lost a three round unanimous decision to Brendan Allen

UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Soriano stopped Dusko Todorovic via strikes at 4:48 of the first round

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Soriano knocked out Oskar Piechota at 3:17 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode 1 (6/18/19) Soriano won a three round unanimous decision over Jamie Pickett

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training because I was invited to go work out with Dan Ige. At first I was just going to the wrestling once a week, then I eventually started going every day. 

What ranks and titles have you held? State champ wrestler, State champ judoka, All-American wrestler 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. I sacrificed everything to make my dreams come true. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wartburg College - I have a degree in fitness management 

What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting, I was a part-time teacher / bouncer. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in judo 

Favorite grappling technique: Twister