Javier
Vazquez
16-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 16-5-0
Summary: BJJ Black belt, College Level Wrestler, Underrated Standup

Fighter Info

Nickname: Showtime
From: Santiago Cuba
Fights Out Of: Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA
Age: 37
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Media

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
471
36% Successful
171
Types of Successful Strikes
0
171
73% Standing
26%
124
2
45
Striking Defense
72
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
23
52% Successful
12
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
17
0
Takedown Defense
57
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Joe Stevenson Jun 26, 2011
27 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Javier Vazquez 62 3 1 4
Loss
Chad Mendes
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
30 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Javier Vazquez 6 0 0 0
Win
Javier Vazquez
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Aug 18, 2010
23 2 2 5 R2 Submission
Mackens Semerzier 2 0 0 0
Win
Javier Vazquez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
3 3 1 3 R1 Submission
Jens Pulver 8 0 1 0
Loss
Deividas Taurosevicius
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
39 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Javier Vazquez 37 2 2 4
Loss
LC Davis
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
34 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Javier Vazquez 40 2 1 1

Biography

TRAINING: MMA training or MMA conditioning in the mornings. Rest. Boxing or swimming in the afternoon. Teach my Jiu Jitsu classes at night

When and why did you start training for fighting? After wrestling in college I fell in love with Jiu Jitsu.  I competed and won just about every tournament I entered.  From Jiu Jitsu I transitioned to no-gi Grappling and then I started fighting Open-Hand-Style MMA fighting.  One thing led to another and I started fighting professionally in closed fist MMA.  That was back in 1999 when the sport was almost completely dead.

What ranks and titles have you held? Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under the Carlson Gracie Team, King of the Cage Champion, and Gladiator Challenge Champion.

Do you have any heroes?  I think my mom is my biggest hero.  She is a ridiculously strong woman that has stood by me my whole life and I love her very much.

What is your favorite technique? Whatever makes them tap.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's been a long 10 year wait. It is the highlight of my 12 year career up to this point. I intend to make the most of this opportunity and shock the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes Associate of Arts Degree

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to stock shelves in a supermarket.

•    11 wins by submission

•    Holds 2002 win over Rumina Sato

•    Three of five losses have been by split decision

•    Has never been finished

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