| 66.0 in (168 cm)|
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
| William Martinez Jr.
August 31, 1980 (age 35)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1980-08-31) |
145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Will Martinez Wikipedia
Will Martinez (born August 31, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in Bellator's Featherweight division.
In early 2011, Martinez opened his Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts and Muay Thai school, Martinez Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Philadelphia.
He is also brother of fellow mixed martial artist Jesus Martinez.
Martinez started his professional career in 2009. He fought only for New Jersey and Pennsylvania-based promotions, as Ring of Combat and Locked in the Cage.
In 2012, Martinez signed with Bellator.
Martinez was expected to make his promotional debut against TUF 12 competitor Andy Main on April 13, 2012 at Bellator 65. However, Martinez instead faced Terrell Hobbs at the same event. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Martinez faced Casey Johnson on September 28, 2012 at Bellator 74. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Martinez was expected to face Michael Phillips on April 4, 2013 at Bellator 95. However, Phillips was replaced by Michael Hess due to undisclosed reasons. He won via ground-and-pound knockout in the first round.
Martinez faced Kevin Roddy on November 15, 2013 at Bellator 108. He won the fight via submission due to a rear-naked choke in round one.
Martinez faced Goiti Yamauchi in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season ten featherweight tournament on February 28, 2014 at Bellator 110. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Martinez faced Desmond Green in the tournament semifinals at Bellator 114 on March 28, 2014. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and later announced his retirement.