Joseph Morales - Official UFC® Profile
Joseph
Morales
9-0-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 9-0-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bopo
From: Clovis, California United States
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, California United States
Age: 23
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )
Reach 69"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
22
55% Successful
12
Types of Successful Strikes
0
12
83% Ground
1
1
10
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Joseph Morales
Aug 5, 2017
12
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: Lift at 5:30 am, work construction, train 2-3 more hours after work: Boxing, wrestling and jits

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 10 years old. It was a father-son hobby. I started competing and after I won my first tourney, I decided I wanted to fight as a career.

What ranks and titles have you held? Global Knockout Flyweight Title, two ammy belts, four-time national pankration champ, five-time state champ and three-time world youth pankration champ

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's one step closer to having a championship, which is my ultimate goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Junior College, no degree

What was your job before you started fighting? Construction

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7-0-1 - two belts for two different organizations

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite Striking technique: Punch in the mouth

 

· Pro since 2014

 

· Two wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, triangle, guillotine)

 

· Five first round finishes

 

· Coming off TKO of veteran Sean Santella in March 2017

 

· Origin of nickname: “It’s a family nickname. My cousin couldn't pronounce my name, called me Bopo. It stuck ever since.”

Career

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