July 15, 1984 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Team||Ultimate Fight School|
|Rank||brown belt in Kajukembo
blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Faaloloto was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved to Long Beach, California as an infant. There he was raised by his grandparents until the age of 10. Faaloloto believed his grandparents were his birth parents until his grandfather had a stroke and told Faaloloto about his real mother in Hawaii. Soon after, Faaloloto moved back to Hawaii and was reunited with his mother and half-siblings.
After graduating high school, Faaloloto joined the United States Navy. He spent five years in the service, originally, based out of San Diego, California working as a bosun's mate. He was then transferred to Hawaii to work as an admiral's bodyguard. He ended his time in the service in October 2008 to pursue a career in fighting. Aside from the Navy and MMA, Faaloloto is enrolled in Kapiolani Community College, pursuing a career as an English teacher.
At 15, Faaloloto began training martial arts at a local Kajukembo dojo in Hawaii under Paul Padilla. Faaloloto did not start fighting until his time enlisted in the Navy, taking amateur bouts throughout San Diego.
Faaloloto made his professional debut in 2009, fighting for Hawaii's X-1 MMA. He defeated Taylor Cochran via unanimous decision in a welterweight bout. Six months later Faaloloto again fought for X-1 MMA, defeating Justin Babbs via kimura only 49 seconds into round one.
World Extreme Cagefighting
In 2010, Faaloloto signed with the World Extreme Cagefighting, also known as the WEC.
Faaloloto dropped down to the lightweight division to make his WEC debut against Anthony Njokuani at WEC 52 on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faaloloto was defeated via TKO nearing the end of round 2.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After going 0-3, Faaloloto was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||2 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||2–5||Kiichi Kunimoto||Submission (armbar)||Heat - Heat 27||July 28, 2013||1||1:55||Kobe, Japan|
|Loss||2–4||Yoshiaki Takashi||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase - Progress Tour 12: All Eyes on Yuki Kondo||November 10, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2–3||Terry Etim||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 138||November 5, 2011||1||0:17||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||2–2||Michael Johnson||TKO (punches)||UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry||June 26, 2011||1||4:42||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Anthony Njokuani||TKO (elbow)||WEC 52||November 11, 2010||2||4:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lightweight Debut|
|Win||2–0||Justin Babbs||Submission (kimura)||X-1: Showdown in Waipahu 2||May 15, 2010||1||0:49||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1–0||Taylor Cochran||Decision (unanimous)||X-1: Scuffle on Schofield 2||November 7, 2009||3||3:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
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- "Terry Etim returns against Edward Faaloloto at UFC 138 in England". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-07-21.