Edward Faaloloto

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Edward Faaloloto
Born (1984-07-15) July 15, 1984 (age 29)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Other names Falo
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Welterweight (formerly),
Lightweight
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Honolulu, Hawaii
Team Ultimate Fight School
Rank brown belt in Kajukembo
Years active 2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Edward Faaloloto (born July 15, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist.

Early life[edit]

Faaloloto was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved to Long Beach, California as an infant.[1] There he was raised by his grandparents until the age of 10. Faaloloto believed his grandparents were his birth parents until his grandfather had a stroke and told Faaloloto about his real mother in Hawaii. Soon after, Faaloloto moved back to Hawaii and was reunited with his mother and half-siblings.[1]

After graduating high school, Faaloloto joined the United States Navy. He spent five years in the service, originally, based out of San Diego, California working as a bosun's mate. He was then transferred to Hawaii to work as an admiral's bodyguard. He ended his time in the service in October 2008 to pursue a career in fighting.[1] Aside from the Navy and MMA, Faaloloto is enrolled in Kapiolani Community College, pursuing a career as an English teacher.[1]

MMA career[edit]

Background[edit]

At 15, Faaloloto began training martial arts at a local Kajukembo dojo in Hawaii under Paul Padilla. Faaloloto did not start fighting until his time enlisted in the Navy, taking amateur bouts throughout San Diego.[1]

Early career[edit]

Faaloloto made his professional debut in 2009, fighting for Hawaii's X-1 MMA. He defeated Taylor Cochran via unanimous decision in a welterweight bout. Six months later Faaloloto again fought for X-1 MMA, defeating Justin Babbs via kimura only 49 seconds into round one.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

In 2010, Faaloloto signed with the World Extreme Cagefighting, also known as the WEC.

Faaloloto dropped down to the lightweight division to make his WEC debut against Anthony Njokuani at WEC 52 on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2] Faaloloto was defeated via TKO nearing the end of round 2.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[3]

Faaloloto made his UFC debut on June 26, 2011 at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry against TUF 12 runner-up, Michael Johnson.[4] Faaloloto was defeated via TKO in round one.

In his sophomore outing for the UFC, Faaloloto faced Terry Etim on November 5, 2011 at UFC 138.[5] Faaloloto was defeated by Etim via guillotine choke 17 seconds into the first round.

After going 0-3, Faaloloto was subsequently released from the promotion.

Personal life[edit]

In high school, Faaloloto was shot in the hand while at a party. He was also stabbed in the arm fighting off two muggers on a different night.[1] Faaloloto has a daughter.[1]

Mixed martial arts Record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–5 Kiichi Kunimoto Submission (armbar) Heat - Heat 27 July 28, 2013 1 1:55 Kobe, Japan
Loss 2–4 Yoshiaki Takashi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Progress Tour 12: All Eyes on Yuki Kondo November 10, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2–3 Terry Etim Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 138 November 5, 2011 1 0:17 Birmingham, England
Loss 2–2 Michael Johnson TKO (punches) UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry June 26, 2011 1 4:42 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 2–1 Anthony Njokuani TKO (elbow) WEC 52 November 11, 2010 2 4:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lightweight Debut
Win 2–0 Justin Babbs Submission (kimura) X-1: Showdown in Waipahu 2 May 15, 2010 1 0:49 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 1–0 Taylor Cochran Decision (unanimous) X-1: Scuffle on Schofield 2 November 7, 2009 3 3:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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