Name Josh Sampo
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Role Mixed Martial Artist
|Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
Other names Danny Martinez
Reach 64.5 inches (1.64 m)
Wins by knockout 1
|Born Joshua Sampo
July 24, 1984 (age 31)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (1984-07-24) |
Division Flyweight (125 lb) Bantamweight (135 lb)
Fighting out of St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Josh sampo retains cfa flyweight title
Josh Sampo (born July 24, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in Ultimate Fighting Championship's flyweight division.
- Josh sampo retains cfa flyweight title
- Tuf 18 finale post fight with josh sampo
- Early career
- Legacy Fighting Championship
- Championship Fighting Alliance
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Tuf 18 finale post fight with josh sampo
Sampo started his professional career in 2009. He fought mainly for Missouri-based promotions as Fight Me MMA, Wright Fights and Rumble Time Promotions.
Legacy Fighting Championship
Sampo was expected to face Rafael de Freitas on September 14, 2012 at Legacy FC 14. However, instead he faced Antonio Banuelos. He won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) .
Championship Fighting Alliance
Sampo faced Olympic medallist and Bellator MMA veteran Alexis Vila on January 19, 2013 at CFA 9: Night of Champions for the inaugural flyweight title. Sampo defeated Vila via submission due to a guillotine choke in the fifth round and became the CFA flyweight champion.
Sampo defended his title once against Sam Thao on October 12, 2013 at CFA 12: Sampo vs. Thao. He won via unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) after five rounds.
In November 2013, it was announced that Sampo had signed with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Sampo made his promotional debut against fellow newcomer Ryan Benoit on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Sampo won via submission due to a rear-naked choke and the performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors, but Sampo was not eligible for the bonus due to missing weight.
Sampo faced Zach Makovsky on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Sampo had his first octagon defeat via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Sampo faced promotional newcomer Paddy Holohan on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao. He lost via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Sampo faced Justin Scoggins on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187. Sampo lost the fight via unanimous decision. Subsequently, he was released from the promotion.