John Castaneda - Official UFC® Profile
John
Castaneda
14-2-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: Performance of the Night / Fight of the Night
Knockout of the Night / Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 14-2-0
Summary: Stamina

Fighter Info

Nickname: Sexi Mexi
From: Dallas, Texas United States
Fights Out Of: Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
Age: 25
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 70"

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Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
John Castaneda
Aug 1, 2017
48
28
2
2
0
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3
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I train twice a day, six days a week. I train all disciplines: wrestling, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, submission grappling, etc.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I wrestled D2 my freshman year of college and then got introduced to the MMA program where my college was. I opted out of wrestling to pursue MMA. I have been training MMA for seven years and Wrestling for 13.

What ranks and titles have you held? Combate Americas bantamweight champion and Driller Promotions lightweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My mom, who raised and put me and my younger sister through college on her own. She is my only hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true. It's everything I've worked for and will continue to prove I deserve.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Minnesota State University, Mankato, where I double majored in Criminal Law and Spanish and received a minor in social work as well.

What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 15-1 record.

Favorite grappling technique: All

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee

· Six wins by KO, four by submission

 

· On nine fight winning streak

 

· Pro since 2012

 

· Five first round finishes

 

 

Career

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