Josh Appelt

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Josh Appelt
Born (1983-06-19) June 19, 1983 (age 31)
Yuba City, California, United States
Other names The Juggernaut
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 247 lb (112 kg; 17.6 st)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Fighting out of Sacramento, California, United States
Team MMA Gold[1]
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 10
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Josh Appelt is an American mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator's heavyweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career: Gladiator Challenge[edit]

Appelt started his career in 2009. He fought mainly for California-based promotion Gladiator Challenge.

Appelt faced Angel DeAnda on July 17, 2010 for the GC heavyweight title. He had his first career's defeat via TKO in the first round.[2]

Appelt fought once again for the title on December 11, 2010 against Rob Jackson. He won via TKO in the first round to become the new GC heavyweight champion.[3]

In 2012, with a total record of seven victories and two losses, Appelt signed with Bellator.[4]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Appelt made his promotional debut against Ed Carpenter on November 2, 2012 at Bellator 79.[4] He won via submission in the first round.

Appelt faced Josh Lanier on February 28, 2013 at Bellator 91. He won via TKO in the second round.[5]

Just a week after his bout against Lanier, Appelt replaced Maurice Jackson against Manny Lara on March 7, 2013 at Bellator 92.[6] He won via unanimous decision.[1][7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Gladiator Challenge
    • GC heavyweight title (one time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–3 Freddie Aquitania Decision (unanimous) Bellator 115 April 4, 2014 3 5:00 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Manny Lara Decision (unanimous) Bellator 92 March 7, 2013 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Win 9–2 Josh Lanier TKO (punches) Bellator 91 February 28, 2013 2 0:16 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–2 Ed Carpenter Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 79 November 2, 2012 1 3:20 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Win 7–2 C.J. Leveque TKO (punches) West Coast Fighting Championship: Showdown June 9, 2012 2 2:43 Yuba City, California, United States
Win 6–2 Rob Jackson TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Mega Stars December 11, 2011 1 N/A Lincoln, California, United States Won GC heavyweight title.
Win 5–2 Robert Laroski KO (punch) Gladiator Challenge: Unleashed August 27, 2011 1 N/A Lincoln, California, United States
Loss 4–2 C.J. Leveque Decision (unanimous) Rebel Fights April 16, 2011 3 3:00 Plymouth, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Angel DeAnda TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Patriots July 17, 2010 1 2:56 Placerville, California, United States For GC heavyweight title.
Win 4–0 Marcus Osbourn Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator Challenge: Champions May 1, 2010 1 1:39 Placerville, California, United States
Win 3–0 Keith Corum TKO (punches) Battle of the Valley 2 October 2, 2009 3 2:36 Stockton, California, United States
Win 2–0 Michael Woodworth Decision (unanimous) Gladiator Challenge: Validation June 26, 2009 3 5:00 Roseville, California, United States
Win 1–0 Mike Martin TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Put Up or Shut Up May 31, 2009 1 0:48 Lakeport, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathan King and John Walsh (March 13, 2013). "And on the eighth day, he rested!". Theclinchreport.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "De Anda, Huckaba, Jara, Fanshier win big at "Patriots"". Gladiatorchallenge.com. July 19, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gladiator Challenge: Mega Stars official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b MMAjunkie.com staff (October 25, 2012). "Bellator 79 lineup complete, champ Eduardo Dantas and Paul Daley off card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Brian Knapp (February 28, 2013). "Attila Vegh dethrones Christian M'Pumbu, takes light heavyweight title at Bellator 91". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bellator 92: Sandro vs Khasbulaev - 3/7/13 Bellator MMA 92 fight card on Spike TV with MW and FW tourney semifinals". MMAmadman.com. February 28, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Brian Knapp (March 7, 2013). "Khasbulaev, Marshall, Cooper, Richman advance to tournament finals at Bellator 92". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013.