June 14, 1985 |
Tempe, Arizona, United States
|Other names||The Gremlin|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Division||Flyweight (125 lb)|
|Reach||67.0 in (170 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Diego, California, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Early MMA career
A native Arizonan, Montague began his mixed martial arts career in 2006, competing first at lightweight and then featherweight in regional promotions, primarily across the Southwestern United States. 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. 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On the heels of a 6-1 run for regional promotions, Martinez signed with the UFC in January 2014. 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. Cariaso defeated Martinez via unanimous decision.
Martinez faced Scott Jorgensen on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Jorgensen defeated Martinez via unanimous decision. Their performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||16 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||16–7||Sirwan Kakai||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero||June 27, 2015||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bantamweight bout|
|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: Torres vs. Tapia||December 3, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Joey 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 Woolley||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 and 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, 2007||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||August 5, 2006||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|
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