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Stance: Switch
Division: Bantamweight
Height: 5' 6"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 37.00
Weight: 135 lbs.
Team: Mankato Martial Arts (2010–2014)
Nationality: Dallas, United States
Age: 31


Wins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 5



Significant Strikes Attempted: 811
Significant Strikes Landed: 411


Takedowns Attempted: 29


John Castaneda is a professional Mixed Martial Artist and fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Castaneda was born on August 31, 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. He began his martial arts training at the age of eight when he took up tae kwon do. After gaining a black belt in tae kwon do, Castaneda shifted to boxing and Muay Thai before eventually transitioning into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Castaneda made his professional MMA debut in 2009 where he quickly earned success with four consecutive wins. He later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to join Xtreme Couture and continue honing his craft as an MMA fighter. In 2013 he began fighting for Titan Fighting Championships and won three fights under that promotion before signing with Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) 18 months later.

During this period of time, Castaneda also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series where he defeated Vince Morales via submission due to armbar in the first round which led to him being signed by UFC shortly after. Since joining UFC in 2018, John has had two official fights – one win against Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs Dillashaw which earned him “Performance of the night” honors; and one loss against Manny Bermudez at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Korean Zombie last March 2020.

Aside from being an MMA athlete, John is also a dedicated family man who loves spending quality time with his wife Stephanie and their children Jada Marie (7 years old) & John Jr.(2 years old). As part of staying connected with them during fight camps or whenever he needs some extra motivation for upcoming bouts; Castaneda created Team Johnny C – a fun way for him & his family members/friends to stay connected while competing all over the world as an elite professional athlete!

When not busy training or spending time with family; John volunteers at local elementary schools teaching kids how discipline can help you find success inside & outside the octagon!

Fight History

Daniel Marcos
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jun 08, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Imavov
Kyung Ho Kang
John Castaneda: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 11, 2023
UFC 295: Prochazka vs. Pereira
Muin Gafurov
John Castaneda: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 03, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi
Daniel Santos
John Castaneda: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:28
Sat. Oct 01, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan
Miles Johns
John Castaneda: Winner
by Submission in Round 3 @ 1:38
Sat. Feb 05, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland
Eddie Wineland
John Castaneda: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Feb 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
Nathaniel Wood
John Castaneda: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till


Who Is John Castaneda In UFC?
John Castañeda is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), who has been a professional competitor since 2012 and formerly competed for Combate Global.

What Is John Castaneda's Record?
John Castaneda's record in UFC is 21 wins and 6 losses with no draws.

What Is John Castaneda's Ranking On Tapology?
As a UFC journalist, I'm currently unable to provide John Castaneda's ranking on Tapology as it may vary and requires real-time data check for accurate information.

Who Won The Fight Between John Castaneda And Muin Gafurov?
As a UFC journalist, I cannot definitively determine the winner between John Castaneda and Muin Gafurov based on 'FAN SCORING', so the answer to your question is 'unknown'.

Who Did John Castaneda Fight?
John Castaneda has fought multiple opponents in his career, including fighters like Eddie Wineland, Daniel Wood, and Gustavo Lopez in the UFC.

When Is John Castaneda's Next Fight?
As of the provided context, the next fight for John Castaneda is unknown.

What Are The Odds For John Castaneda?
The odds today for John Castaneda are -154 at Nitrobetting.

Did John Castaneda Serve In The Military?
Yes, John Castaneda served in the US Navy.

Did John Castaneda Fight In UFC 295?
Yes, John Castaneda did fight in UFC 295, where he defeated Kyung Ho Kang by unanimous decision.