Joseph "Uglyman Joe" Holmes
Height: 6' 4"
Leg reach: 44.00
Weight: 185 lbs.
Nationality: Montgomery, United States
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Landed:
Joseph Holmes (born October 18, 1986) is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He made his UFC debut on May 11th, 2018 at the UFC Fight Night 130 event.
Holmes was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. His father was an amateur boxer and introduced Joseph to martial arts at an early age. He trained in traditional martial arts such as karate and tae kwon do before transitioning into MMA as a teenager.
At only 17 years old, Holmes became one of the youngest fighters to compete professionally when he signed with Tuff-N-Uff Promotions. In his first fight he won by submission via triangle choke against Shane Rice; this win earned him the title of “the youngest professional MMA fighter” from that promotion. After joining Bellator Fighting Championships for four fights, two wins via knockout and two losses via decision, Holmes moved to Adrenaline Promotion where he would go 6-1 with five knockouts during his three year tenure there.
He then signed with World Series of Fighting where he quickly rose through the ranks by defeating Kevin Casey via unanimous decision at WSOF Global Championship 8: Japan in July 2016; this earned him a shot at the Middleweight Title belt held by former Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii but lost via split decision after five rounds of action packed fighting which resulted in losing out on becoming their champion but gained enough positive recognition that it caught UFC matchmakers attention which led him to sign with them 11 months later after going 1–1 while fighting under new promotion KSW based out Poland while also making history being one of first American mid west athletes to fight there .
On May 11th 2018 Holme’s debuted for UFC taking on middleweight hometown favorite Brad Scott whom ended up winning due his superior grappling technique using numerous takedowns throughout second round until eventually gaining top position leading into third round where went full mount landing multiple strikes until referee stopped fight awarding Scott victory thus ending Joe’s undefeated run outside The Octagon representing only second defeat since turning pro eight years prior despite aggressive performance upping already impressive record 14–2(2NC). Ever since start 2019 Joe has been racking up huge wins over notable opponents including Gerald Meerschaert whom defeated within 25 seconds marking fastest finish ever recorded during career along Tim Williams both submissions though latter occurred under questioning circumstances due low blow head kick combo leading doctor stoppage before any official ruling could be made creating mixed reviews from fans regarding issue.
Despite those events Joseph looks poised continue garnering success inside octagon thanks well rounded skill set coupled determination willingness put everything line everytime steps cage guaranteed entertaining show regardless outcome next bout scheduled take place summer 2021 sure raise profile even further setting stage possible championship run future endeavors remain exciting watch looking forward seeing what awaits next chapter amazing career .
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:21
Sat. May 06, 2023
by Submission in Round 2 @ 3:04
Sat. Oct 29, 2022
by Submission in Round 1 @ 1:04
Sat. May 21, 2022
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jan 15, 2022