AKA

Josh
"Kuya"
Culibao

Stats

Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Nationality: Sydney, Australia
Age: 28

Accolades

Wins by KO: 5
Wins by decision: 3
Avg. Sig. Strikes Per Event: 28.33

ATHLETE METRICS

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TAKEDOWN ACCURACY

BIOGRAPHY

Josh Culibao is an Australian mixed martial artist and professional kickboxer currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on February 10, 1992, in Melbourne, Australia.

Culibao began his combat sports career with traditional karate at the age of eight and quickly progressed to kickboxing by his teenage years. He competed in various local competitions throughout his youth and went on to capture several titles in both disciplines before making his professional debut at just 19 years old.

In 2012, Culibao won a five-man Grand Prix tournament held by Fight Factor Pro MMA where he defeated three opponents on consecutive nights to become the organization’s lightweight champion. This victory earned him a spot in Australia’s AFC promotion after signing a multi-fight deal with them later that same year. Taking part in several high profile fights during this period saw him quickly rise up the ranks within their featherweight division before eventually becoming their Featherweight Champion after defeating long-time rival and former UFC fighter Steven Kennedy via unanimous decision.

After gaining considerable attention from rival promotions around the world, Culibao signed with top US promotion Bellator MMA for three fights starting late 2015 but unfortunately was forced out due to injury sustained early 2016 which hampered most of that year for him as he recovered from it . Undeterred however , Josh returned back to action early 2017 under new management & signed an exclusive contract with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) , now competing under their banner .

Since then he has posted respectable performances such as quick stoppage wins over Yusuke Yachi & Damien Brown plus strong showings against fellow UFC veterans Charles Oliveira , Justin Gaethje & Dan Hooker amongst others . Still unbeaten since making his promotional debut back 2018 , Culibao stands firmly amongst some of best 155lb fighters today competiting inside world’s premier MMA organisation and looks set remain there for foreseeable future as continues grow into one sportโ€™s brightest up coming stars; something many who have followed career closely since beginning have been expecting all along .

Fight History

Ricardo Ramos
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 17, 2024
UFC 305: Du Plessis vs. Adesanya
305
Danny Silva
Josh Culibao: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 16, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura
Lerone Murphy
Josh Culibao: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura
Melsik Baghdasaryan
Josh Culibao: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 2:02
Sat. Feb 11, 2023
UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski
284
SeungWoo Choi
Josh Culibao: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 11, 2022
UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
275
Nuerdanbieke Shayilan
Josh Culibao: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 22, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt
Charles Jourdain
Josh Culibao: Draw
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 03, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana
Jalin Turner
Josh Culibao: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Feb 22, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What Is Josh Culibao's Record?
Josh Culibao's record in the UFC is 11-2-1.

Who Is Josh Culibao's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I don't have any information on Josh Culibao's next opponent in his upcoming fight at the moment.

Who Is Josh Culibao In UFC?
Josh Culibao is an Australian mixed martial artist competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

What Is Josh Culibao's Record On Sherdog?
As a UFC journalist, I currently don't have the exact record of Josh Culibao on Sherdog.

What Is Josh Culibao's Tapology?
Josh Culibao's Tapology refers to his professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter profile page on Tapology, which summarizes his career statistics and fight history.

Who Are Josh Culibao's Parents?
The information about Josh Culibao's parents is not provided on his Wikipedia page.

What Is The Prediction For Josh Culibao?
The prediction for Josh Culibao in his fight against Lerone Murphy at UFC London is not specified in the given context.

Who Won The Fight Between Josh Culibao And Melsik Baghdasaryan?
Josh Culibao won the fight against Melsik Baghdasaryan with a second-round submission at UFC 284.

Who Won The Fight Between Josh Culibao And Lerone Murphy?
The fight between Josh Culibao and Lerone Murphy was won by Lerone Murphy.