Danny Martinez

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Danny Martinez
Born (1985-06-14) June 14, 1985 (age 31)
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Other names The Gremlin
Nationality American
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)[1]
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of San Diego, California, United States
Team Alliance MMA
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 18
By knockout 9
By submission 3
By decision 6
Losses 7
By decision 7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Danny Martinez (born June 14, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's flyweight division.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Martinez wrestled at Marcos de Niza High School[2] and then attended Pima Community College where he wrestled and trained with the likes of Efrain Escudero, Jamie Varner, and Anthony Birchak.[3]

Early MMA career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On the heels of a 6-1 run for regional promotions, Martinez signed with the UFC in January 2014.[6] 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.[7] Cariaso defeated Martinez via unanimous decision.[8]

Martinez faced Scott Jorgensen on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[9] Jorgensen defeated Martinez via unanimous decision.[10] Their performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[11]

Martinez faced promotional newcomer Sirwan Kakai in a bantamweight bout on June 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 70.[12] Martinez lost the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Martinez face Richie Vaculik on November 15, 2015 at UFC 193.[14] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–7 Richie Vaculik Decision (unanimous) UFC 193 November 15, 2015 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 17–7 Sirwan Kakai Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero June 27, 2015 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bantamweight bout.
Loss 17–6 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 17–5 Chris Cariaso Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 17–4 Ian Dela Cuesta Decision (unanimous) Coalition of Combat: Free 4 All December 1, 2012 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 16–4 Richie Bonafidini TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series: Disarm March 24, 2012 1 2:33 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 15–4 Nick Boyd TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series: Brutal Conduct January 21, 2012 1 1:49 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 14–4 Eduardo Espinosa Decision (unanimous) Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico 9: They're Back March 26, 2011 3 5:00 Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 13–4 Jussier Formiga Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 7 December 2, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 13–3 Nick Honstein TKO (punches) King of Champions: Night of Champions June 27, 2009 2 2:06 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 12–3 Joseph Benavidez Decision (unanimous) WEC 37 December 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–2 Joey Marimberga Submission (rear-naked choke) Evolution MMA October 4, 2008 3 3:19 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 11–2 Justin Cruz TKO (doctor stoppage) Total Combat 31 September 20, 2008 2 4:27 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 10–2 Felipe Chavez Submission (guillotine choke) Rage in the Cage 113 August 2, 2008 1 2:07 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 9–2 Adrian Woolley Decision (unanimous) TKO 34 June 7, 2008 5 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada For the TKO Bantamweight Championship.
Win 9-1 Johan Croes TKO (punches) TKO 33 April 18, 2008 3 3:00 Oranjestad, Aruba
Win 8–1 Justin Goodall KO (punches and elbows) Xtreme FC 3: Rage in the Cage March 2, 2008 2 1:43 Tampa, Florida, United States Bantamweight debut.
Loss 7–1 Mark Hominick Decision (unanimous) TKO 31 December 14, 2007 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 7–0 Derithe Harper Decision (split) Rage in the Cage 102 October 13, 2007 3 3:00 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 6–0 Billy Kidd Submission (rear-naked choke) EC Fights September 29, 2007 3 N/A Monterrey, Mexico Featherweight debut.
Win 5–0 Kavi Cermak Decision (unanimous) Rage in the Cage 91 February 24, 2007 3 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 4–0 Yasha Tabrizy TKO (punches) Rage in the Cage 89 December 2, 2006 2 1:26 Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Cameron Mayer TKO (injury) Rage in the Cage 85 August 5, 2006 2 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Greg Saenz Decision (split) Rage in the Cage 84 July 1, 2006 3 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 1–0 Tim Goodwin TKO (punches) Universal Fight Promotions: Supermacy June 3, 2006 1 2:31 Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov". UFC.com. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/danny.martinez.338/about?section=edu_work
  3. ^ "inspiration to Anthony B". 
  4. ^ Damon Martin (November 12, 2008). "Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez at WEC 37". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  5. ^ Staff (September 6, 2013). "TUF Season 18: Episode 1 Recap". scifighting.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Zane Simon (January 19, 2014). "UFC signs TUF 18 fighter Danny Martinez". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Damon Martin (January 19, 2014). "Martinez replaces Horiguchi, steps in to face Cariaso at UFC 169". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (February 1, 2014). "UFC 169 results and photos: Chris Cariaso gets past Danny Martinez". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Jesse Holland (2014-04-25). "Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez booked for June 7 in Albuquerque". mmammamania.com. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-06-07). "UFC Fight Night 42 results, photos: Scott Jorgensen hangs on to beat Danny Martinez". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-06-08). "UFC Fight Night 42 Fighter Bonuses: Henderson, Hallmann, Jorgensen and Martinez Bank $50,000". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ Staff (2015-06-23). "Martinez vs. Kakai completes Saturday's nine-bout UFC Fight Night 70 card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  13. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-06-27). "UFC Fight Night 70 results: Sirwan Kakai shuts out Danny Martinez in debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  14. ^ Staff (2015-09-03). "UFC 193 adds Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  15. ^ Bren Brookhouse (2015-11-14). "UFC 193 results: Danny Martinez outworks Richie Vaculik to take unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 

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