About Josh

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Josh is a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter for Jeremy Horn’s Elite Performance Team & Gym, and an instructor at the University of Utah.

Josh enjoys teaching and inspiring others, and has committed much of his time to his students, and fellow athletes.

Josh started his career in sports with his first love, American football. He also started wrestling at a young age, and did exceptionally well. He suffered an unfortunate neck injury in wrestling which sidelined him for a while. Determined to endure, he continued to compete despite this, and strived for his dream. After surgery, his rehabilitation was a test of his strength, but he persevered to a complete recovery over time. It was around this time that he got in Mixed Martial Arts.

Josh continues to perfect his craft in the ring, as well as the classroom, bringing his hard work, never say die spirit, and enthusiasm to his peers. Now perched on the edge of his prime, and getting ready to pursue new opportunities with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Josh continues to show others the strength of the American spirit, and sense of committed honor.

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MMA Career

Josh has a long running MMA career, and remains soundly undefeated in his amateur career, and currently has only two losses in his professional bouts in the ring and cage. A Christian fighter, he has fought in the Dominican Republic, the US, and many other venues and locations.

He trains under MMA Legend of the UFC and PRIDE FC, Jeremy Horn, in Salt Lake City, where he resides with his wife. Intent on taking his professional career to the next level, Josh excels at his craft and strives to always outdo his former level. Known for his high level of respect for the sport, his fellow athletes and competitors, he brings an energy to the ring that always delights spectators and critics alike.

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Record

  • 04/19/2014 Win Aaron Sutton Rocky Mountain MMA Rise & Fall, Split Decision
  • 11/23/2013 Win Jimmy Van Horn Sugar Creek Showdown 20 Submission Arm Triangle Choke Rnd 1, 2:48
  • 02/21/2013 Loss Shannon Slack Bellator MMA 90 Submission Neck Crank Rnd 3, 1:56
  • 12/08/2012 Loss Pablo Veloquip Sugar Creak Showdown: Silent Night KO Rnd 1, 1:32
  • 06/30/2012 Win Eddie Pelczynski Pierpont Street Bash II
Disqualification Rnd 2, 1:22
  • 07/09/2011 Win Andrew Carrillo Dan Bobish’s Ultimate Cage Battles Bombs Away Submission Triangle Choke Rnd 3, 3:09
  • 11/13/2010 Win Chauncey Gnagey Shogun Fights III Submission Rear Naked Choke Rnd 1, 2:13
  • NSF 06/18/2010 Win Terrell Hobbs Combate Xtremo 11 Submission Rear Naked Choke Rnd 2, 2:55, Title Fight
  • NSF 03/13/2010 Win Steven Durr Gladiator Fight Club VIII
Unanimous Decision Rnd 3, Title Fight
  • NSF 10/30/2009 Win Kenny Gaudreau Combate Xtremo 09 Submission Rear Naked Choke Rnd 2, 3:08 Title Fight
  • NSF 10/17/2009 Win Kenny Gaudreau Gladiator Fight Club VI: Ultimate Victory Decision Split Decision Rnd 3, Title Fight
  • NSF 07/25/2009 Win Maycon Almeida OSF- Retribution
Unanimous Decision Rnd 3
  • NSF 04/11/2009 Win Ahbleza Hickman Onslaught Fights 4/11/09 Submission Rear Naked Choke Rnd 1, 2:17
  • NSF 10/31/2008 Win Mitch Hughes Total Cage Combat 10/31/08 Submission Guillotine Choke Rnd 1, 0:59

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