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Josh Emmett Biography
Josh Emmett is an American prominent mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Featherweight division with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has also competed for King of the Cage. He is ranked number 10 in the UFC featherweight rankings as of March 4, 2019. He is an accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler.
Josh Emmett Age
He was born on March 4, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Josh Emmett Wife
He is married to Vannessa Emmett.
Josh Emmett Height | Weight
He weighs 66 kg (146 lb) and stands at a height of 5 ft 6 1⁄2 in.
Josh Emmett Rank
He has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Josh Emmett Division
He currently competes in the Featherweight division.
Josh Emmett Early life
He was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He began wrestling at El Camino Fundamental High School and continued through his college years. He attended Menlo College where he studied psychology with intentions of going into law enforcement. He earned a bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.
He wrestled his first two seasons at the junior college level before transferring to NAIA Menlo. After graduating from college he joined Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness to continue his desire in competing in combat sports.
Josh Emmett Mixed martial arts career
Early MMA career
On October 8, 2011, he began his professional MMA career after he compiled an amateur record of 2-0. He made his debut in Capitol Fighting Championship as a Featherweight. In his first round, he broke his hand but continued to fight and managed to earn his first win via unanimous decision. He was laid off for 10 months from competing and had surgery on his broken hand.
He made a move to compete in West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC) after his first professional win. He made his debut on August 3, 2013, against Mike Ryan and won the fight in the first round via guillotine choke.
He faced Noah Schnable on November 16, 2013, and won in 45 seconds in the first round by TKO punches.
On February 15, 2014, he fought his third opponent with WFC Adin Duenas. He defeated Adin via unanimous decision. He later faced Tramain Smith on West Coast Fighting Championship 9 two months after his fight with Duenas. He won in the first round via TKO.
He faced Tony Rios on September 13, 2014, and judges awarded a win with a unanimous decision in his favor. On November 15, 2014, he faced Brandon Ricetti on West Coast Fighting Championship 12 in a five-round fight for the lightweight title belt and he won the fight via unanimous technical decision. He was crowned WFC Lightweight Champion.
On October 3, 2015, he faced Rocky Johnson at KOTC promotion. He showed his submission skills and won the fight by arm-triangle choke.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On May 8, 2016, he made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 87. He won the fight with a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). He faced Scott Holtzman at UFC on Fox 22 on December 17, 2016. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
On April 8, 2017, he faced promotional newcomer Desmond Green at UFC 210. He lost the fight via split decision of 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27. On October 21, 2017, he faced Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 118 and won the fight by unanimous decision. On December 16, 2017, he faced Ricardo Lamas at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos. He won in the first round via knockout.
On February 24, 2018, he faced Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando, Florida. He lost the fight in the second round via a knockout.
On March 30, 2019, he faced Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 2. He won the fight in the third round via knockout.
Josh Emmett Net worth
His net worth is under review.
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