|Born||Gregory Francis Soto
June 3, 1986
New York, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Oakhurst, New Jersey|
|Rank||brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born in New York to his father, Frank and his mother Phyllis. After moving to Monmouth County NJ when he was 7 years old he began wrestling in school. Soto graduated from Monmouth University obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.
When he was a teenager, Soto met Kurt Pellegrino and immediately started training MMA. Soto made his pro debut at 18 years old fighting in the Combat in the Cage promotion. Soto compiled a 7-0 record before signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After stepping in as a replacement for Ricardo Funch, Soto made his UFC debut against The Ultimate Fighter alumni, Matthew Riddle, on the preliminary card of UFC 111. Soto lost the fight via disqualification in round 3 after an illegal upkick rendered Riddle unable to continue.
Soto next faced Daniel Roberts on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125. He lost via submission (kimura) in the first round, injuring his left shoulder in the fight. On January 30, 2011, Soto was released from his UFC contract along with Amilcar Alves.
Soto defeated Chip Moraza-Pollard via second round triangle choke to win his first post UFC fight on December 10, 2011 at CFFC 12.
Soto graduated college in 2008 and received a Masters Certificate in Homeland Security from Monmouth University. He looks forward to starting a career in law enforcement.
In May 2012 Greg and his long term girlfriend Amanda welcomed their son, Cameron.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9-3||George Sullivan||KO (punch)||CFFC XIV||April 14, 2012||1||2:09||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9-2||Chip Moraza-Pollard||Submission (triangle choke)||CFFC 12||December 10, 2011||2||4:07||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||8-2||Daniel Roberts||Submission (kimura)||UFC 125||January 1, 2011||1||3:45||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8-1||Nick Osipczak||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 118||August 28, 2010||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||7-1||Matthew Riddle||DQ (illegal upkick)||UFC 111||March 27, 2010||3||1:30||Newark, New Jersey, United States||UFC debut|
|Win||7-0||Ray Steinbeiss||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 5||October 24, 2009||2||4:10||New Town, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||6-0||Craig Kaufmann||Decision (unanimous)||WCA - Caged Combat||June 5, 2009||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5-0||Shawn Formann||Submission (brabo choke)||ROC 23 - Ring of Combat 23||February 20, 2009||2||3:44||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4-0||Doug Gordon||Decision (unanimous)||ROC 21 - Ring of Combat 21||September 12, 2008||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3-0||Sergio Vinagre||KO (punch)||BCX 1 - Cage Xtreme 1||May 12, 2007||1||3:36||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2-0||Hyun Gyu Lim||Submission (armbar)||World Best Fighter - USA vs. Asia||February 3, 2007||1||0:58||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1-0||Dave Church||TKO (corner stoppage)||CITC - Marked Territory||September 30, 2006||1||5:00||Lincroft, New Jersey, United States|
- Dann Stupp. "Greg Soto signs to fight welterweight Nick Osipczak at UFC 118 in Boston".
- "UFC 125: Daniel Roberts set to take on Greg Soto on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-11-09.