Danny Martinez

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Danny Martinez
Born (1985-06-14) June 14, 1985 (age 29)
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Other names The Gremlin
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Division Flyweight (125 lb)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of San Diego, California, United States
Team Alliance MMA
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 16
By knockout 8
By submission 3
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 0
By submission 0
By decision 6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Danny Martinez (born June 14, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's flyweight division.

Biography[edit]

Early MMA career[edit]

A native Arizonan, Montague began his mixed martial arts career in 2006, competing first at lightweight and then featherweight in regional promotions. Martinez faced former UFC title challenger Mark Hominick in 2008, where Hominick defeated Martinez via unanimous decision. Martinez compiled a professional record of 11-2, before facing Joseph Benavidez in a bantamweight bout on December 3, 2008 at WEC 37.[1] Benavidez defeated Martinez via unanimous decision.

Over the next few years, Martinez dropped in weight class to the flyweight division, and also had a brief stint on The Ultimate Fighter 18. Martinez was defeated in an elimination bout by future finalist, Davey Grant.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On the heels of a 6-1 run for regional promotions, Martinez signed with the UFC in January 2014.[3] He made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement, filling in for Kyoji Horiguchi against Chris Cariaso on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.[4] Cariaso defeated Martinez via unanimous decision.[5]

Montague faced Scott Jorgensen on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[6] Jorgensen defeated Martinez via unanimous decision in a bout that earned by participants Fight of the Night honors.[7]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–6 Scott Jorgensen Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 16–5 Chris Cariaso Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–4 Ian Dela Cuesta Decision (unanimous) Coalition of Combat - Free 4 All December 1, 2012 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 15–4 Richie Bonafidini TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series - Disarm March 24, 2012 1 2:33 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 14–4 Nick Boyd TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series - Brutal Conduct January 21, 2012 1 1:49 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 13–4 Eduardo Espinosa Decision (unanimous) UWC Mexico 9 - They're Back March 26, 2011 3 5:00 Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 12–4 Jussier Formiga Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 7 December 2, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Flyweight debut
Win 12–3 Nick Honstein TKO (punches) King of Champions - Night of Champions June 27, 2009 2 2:06 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 11–3 Joseph Benavidez Decision (unanimous) WEC 37 December 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–2 Jamie Marimberga Submission (rear-naked choke) Evolution MMA October 4, 2008 3 3:19 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 10–2 Justin Cruz TKO (doctor stoppage) Total Combat 31 September 20, 2008 2 4:27 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 9–2 Felipe Chavez Submission (guillotine choke) Rage in the Cage 113 August 2, 2008 1 2:07 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 8–2 Adrian Wooley Decision (unanimous) TKO 34 June 7, 2008 5 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada For TKOCF Bantamweight Championship
Win 8–1 Johan Croes TKO (punches) TKO 33 April 18, 2008 3 3:00 Oranjestad, Aruba
Win 7–1 Justin Goodall KO (punches & elbows) XFC 3 - Rage in the Cage March 2, 2008 2 1:43 Tampa, Florida, United States Bantamweight debut
Loss 6–1 Mark Hominick Decision (unanimous) TKO 31 December 14, 2008 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 6–0 Derithe Harper Decision (split) RITC 102 October 13, 2007 3 3:00 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 5–0 Billy Kidd Submission (rear-naked choke) EC - Fights September 29, 2007 3 Monterrey, Mexico Featherweight debut
Win 4–0 Kavi Cermak Decision (unanimous) RITC 91 February 24, 2007 3 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Yasha Tabrizy TKO (punches) RITC 89 December 2, 2006 2 1:26 Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Cameron Mayer TKO (injury) RITC 85 April 28, 2007 2 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 1–0 Greg Saenz Decision (split) RITC 84 July 1, 2006 3 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damon Martin (November 12, 2008). "Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez at WEC 37". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ Staff (September 6, 2013). "TUF Season 18: Episode 1 Recap". scifighting.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Zane Simon (January 19, 2014). "UFC signs TUF 18 fighter Danny Martinez". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Damon Martin (January 19, 2014). "Martinez replaces Horiguchi, steps in to face Cariaso at UFC 169". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Steven Marrocco (February 1, 2014). "UFC 169 results and photos: JChris Cariaso gets past Danny Martinez". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jesse Holland (2014-04-25). "Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez booked for June 7 in Albuquerque". mmammamania.com. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ Staff (2014-06-08). "UFC Fight Night 42 Fighter Bonuses: Henderson, Hallmann, Jorgensen and Martinez Bank $50,000". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014.