Justin Salas

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Justin Salas
Born (1982-03-13) March 13, 1982 (age 32)
Green River, Wyoming, United States
Other names J-Bomb
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Division Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Denver, Colorado
Team Grudge Training Center
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 12
By knockout 4
By submission 3
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By submission 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Justin Salas (born March 13, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Lightweight. He is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

Salas is from Green River, Wyoming and had a very successful career in wrestling. Salas was a two-time State Champion in high school, as well as a two-time high school All-American, in addition to winning the Dave Schultz High School Hall of Fame Award. Salas then went on to wrestle for the University of Wyoming's NCAA Division I program from 2000 to 2003, but dropped out of college to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On January 16, 2012 it was announced that Salas has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. He made his promotional debut on February 15 against fellow newcomer Anton Kuivanen in UFC on Fuel TV 1.[3] He won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Salas faced Tim Means on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[4] Means defeated Salas via first round TKO.

Salas was expected to face Edson Barboza on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX 7.[5] However, Salas was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Lucas Martins.[6]

Salas faced Aaron Riley on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8.[7] He won the back-and-forth fight by split decision.

Salas faced Thiago Tavares on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32, replacing an injured Quinn Mulhern.[8] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Salas faced Ben Wall on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.[9] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Salas faced Joe Proctor on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45.[10] Salas lost the bout via second round TKO.[11]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–6 Joe Proctor TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 2 3:27 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12–5 Ben Wall KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 1 2:41 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Loss 11–5 Thiago Tavares Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson November 9, 2013 1 2:38 Goiânia, Brazil
Win 11–4 Aaron Riley Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga July 27, 2013 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States
Loss 10–4 Tim Means TKO (knee & punches) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 1 1:06 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 10–3 Anton Kuivanen Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15, 2012 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 9–3 Joe Ellenberger Decision (unanimous) Victory Fighting Championship 36 October 14, 2011 5 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 8–3 Rob Emerson Decision (unanimous) Full Force Fighting - Vol. 1 January 30, 2011 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States Won FFF Lightweight Championship
Win 7–3 Matt Simms TKO (punches) Fight To Win/King of Champions: Worlds Collide July 24, 2010 2 2:14 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 6–3 Robert Simmons TKO (punches) Fight To Win: Phenoms January 30, 2010 1 1:40 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 5–3 Josh Arocho Submission (rear-naked choke) Midwest Championship Fighting: Resurrection October 24, 2009 1 3:53 North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Loss 4–3 Eddie Pelczynski TKO (punches) Ring of Fire 35: Summer Brawl August 1, 2009 1 0:09 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Loss 4–2 Andrew Chappelle Submission (triangle choke) Ring of Fire 33: Adrenaline January 10, 2009 1 2:06 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 4–1 Eric Fagyas Submission (guillotine choke) Warriors Collide 4 July 19, 2008 1 1:09 Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States
Win 3–1 Max Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Fire 32: Respect June 13, 2008 1 1:26 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 2–1 Kris Hartman Decision (majority) Ring of Fire 27: Collision Course December 9, 2006 2 5:00 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 1–1 Corey Lieberth KO (punches) Midwest Championship Fighting: Genesis November 18, 2006 1 1:33 North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Loss 0–1 Corey Lieberth Submission (armbar) Victory Fighting Championship 13: Redemption May 13, 2006 3 N/A North Platte, Nebraska, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Brown vs. Silva". UFC.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Justin "J-Bomb" Salas - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Justin Salas vs. Anton Kuivanen added to UFC on FUEL TV 1". MMAjunkie.com. January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tim Means Vs. Justin Salas Set For UFC on FX 3". bloodyelbow.com. April 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Edson Barboza-Justin Salas Targeted For UFC Brazil In January". fightline.com. November 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Justin Salas out of UFC on FX 7, Edson Barboza now meets newcomer Lucas Martins". MMAjunkie.com. January 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Staff (April 30, 2013). "Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Staff (2013-09-27). "Justin Salas replaces injured Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  9. ^ Mike Whitman (2014-02-19). "Ben Wall-Justin Salas Added to UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  10. ^ staff (2014-05-28). "Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas joins UFC Fight Night 45 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 45 results: Persistent Joe Proctor gets TKO over Justin Salas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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