John
Moraga
16-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #6 Flyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 16-4-0
Summary: I come from the hood – WS Maryvale, Phoenix, wrestling, submisions

Fighter Info

From: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Fights Out Of: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )
College: Arizona State University

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
544
45% Successful
245
Types of Successful Strikes
0
245
53% Standing
27%
20%
129
66
50
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
18
22% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
4
1
Takedown Defense
41
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
John Moraga
May 23, 2015
63
42
4
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
John Moraga
Dec 13, 2014
56
22
1
0
1
1
3
1
R3 Submission
Win
John Moraga
Sep 5, 2014
4
13
0
3
3
0
0
6
R2 Submission
Loss
John Moraga
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov
Jun 7, 2014
27
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
John Moraga
Jan 15, 2014
43
35
0
2
1
0
1
6
R3 Decision - Split
John Moraga
Jul 27, 2013
67
32
12
1
3
0
13
0
R5 Submission
Win
John Moraga
Dec 29, 2012
39
26
1
2
0
1
0
0
R3 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
John Moraga
UFC on FOX: Shogun vs Vera
Aug 4, 2012
34
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I have two kids. They go with me to the gym in the morning for strength and conditioning and again in the afternoon at the MMA Lab. When their mom gets off work, we switch and I drive out to Arizona Combat Sports for another training session.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2008 at Arizona Combat Sports. I started fighting because my son was going to be born. A lot of my old college wrestling teammates had begun successful careers, and I believed I could do the same.

What ranks and titles have you held? Trilogy Championship Fighting Bantamweight champion, Rage in the Cage Bantamweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My kids, they saved my life. Also, Richard Fimbres and Frank Saenz, my high school wrestling coaches.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It is the biggest opportunity in my life and for my family. I’m excited to show how hard I have been working and to earn a permanent spot on the roster.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Arizona State University. I didn’t finish for financial reasons, but I’m only 15 credit hours away from a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Retail, wrestling coach

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time All-American University Freestyle Wrestling.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Chingon in the art of Chingasos

• Pro since 2009
 
• Eight wins by submission (4 guillotine, 2 armbar, triangle, RNC), two by KO
 
• Former Arizona State University wrestler
 
• Five first round finishes

Career

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