J. J. Ambrose

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J.J. Ambrose
Born Joseph Junior Ambrose[1]
(1987-02-06) February 6, 1987 (age 30)
Santa Clara, California, United States
Other names Superman
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Welterweight (170 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 69.5 in (177 cm)
Fighting out of Maite, Guam, United States
Team Phuket Top Team
Subfighter MMA
Tiger Muay Thai
American Kickboxing Academy
Team Bodyshop (formerly)
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 23
By knockout 4
By submission 15
By decision 3
Unknown 1
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 2
No contests 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

J.J. Ambrose (born February 6, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. He has also competed for Affliction and Pacific Xtreme Combat.

Background[edit]

Ambrose was born in Long Beach, California and later moved to Arizona after his parents divorced. He is of Italian descent and began wrestling in the fifth grade, began boxing in high school, and then began Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his senior year of high school, his first fight later that year. Ambrose graduated from Mohave High School in Bullhead City, AZ. [2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ambrose made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2005, fighting mainly for California-based promotions. After compiling a record of ten wins, two losses and one no contest, he signed with Affliction.

Affliction[edit]

Ambrose faced Mike Pyle on July 19, 2008 at Affliction: Banned. He lost via submission in the first round.[3]

Pacific Rim organizations and The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

After winning a bout in Mexico Ambrose obtained more six wins in a row for Pacific Rim promotions as Pacific Xtreme Combat.

Ambrose also appeared in the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. He lost via unanimous decision against Sevak Magakian during the entry round.[4]

In 2012, Ambrose signed with Bellator to compete in the Lightweight Tournament.[5]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Ambrose faced Brent Weedman on March 23, 2012 at Bellator 62 in the quarterfinal match of the season six lightweight tournament. He lost via submission in the second round.[6]

Ambrose faced Brian Warren on January 17, 2013 at Bellator 85. He won via submission in the second round.[7]

Ambrose faced David Rickels on October 11, 2013 at Bellator 103. Ambrose lost the bout via technical knockout in the third round.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26–7 (2) Dylan Fussell Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 55 November 18, 2016 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam
Win 25–7 (2) Francisco Trevino Submission (guillotine choke) Hex Fight Series 6 June 26, 2016 2 4:35 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 24–7 (2) Fabio Mello TKO (punches) Gladiators Fighting Championship 9 May 27, 2016 2 3:48 Mishref, Kuwait
Loss 23–7 (2) Francisco Trevino Decision (split) Hex Fight Series 5 February 20, 2016 3 5:00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 23–6 (2) Oriol Gaset Submission (guillotine choke) Hex Fight Series 4 October 31, 2015 1 2:57 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 22–6 (2) Ricky Legere Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC: Bitter Rivals August 29, 2015 1 1:36 Ontario, California, United States
Loss 21–6 (2) Kazuki Tokudome Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 267 May 31, 2015 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 21–5 (2) Ibrahim Ahmed Submission (guillotine choke) GFC - Gladiator Fighting Championship 6 May 30, 2014 2 0:48 Kuwait City, Kuwait
Win 20–5 (2) Adam Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) WFC - World Fighting Championships 21 May 10, 2014 1 1:21 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Loss 19–5 (2) David Rickels TKO (punches) Bellator 103 October 11, 2013 3 2:37 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
NC 19–4 (2) Ibrahim Ahmed No Contest Gladiator Fighting Championship - War of the Lions February 9, 2013 1 2:00 Kuwait City, Kuwait
Win 19–4 (1) Brian Warren Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 85 January 17, 2013 2 0:50 Irvine, California, United States 165 lb catchweight bout[9]
Win 18–4 (1) Dong Sun Choi KO (punch) PRO Fighting - PRO FC 7 July 29, 2012 2 N/A Taipei, Taiwan
Loss 17–4 (1) Brent Weedman Submission (Von Flue choke)[10] Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 2 3:26 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 17–3 (1) Sebastien Garguier Decision (unanimous) PXC 27 - Pacific Xtreme Combat October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 16–3 (1) Robert Palacios Submission (punches) Rites of Passage 11 - Onra September 9, 2011 1 1:59 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, United States
Win 15–3 (1) Masakazu Taguchi TKO (punches) Trench Warz 13 - Vengeance October 29, 2010 1 1:01 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, United States
Win 14–3 (1) Gyo Pyung Hwang Technical submission (D'arce choke) PXC 20 - Pacific Xtreme Combat July 24, 2010 1 3:20 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 13–3 (1) Bill Saures Submission (guillotine choke) PXC 18 - Dead Game 2 September 19, 2009 1 1:45 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 12–3 (1) Hideto Kondo Submission (rear-naked choke) PXC 17 - Fearless March 27, 2009 1 3:26 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 11–3 (1) Iure Silva Submission (armbar) COF 14 - Cage of Fire 14 November 15, 2008 3 2:19 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Loss 10–3 (1) Mike Pyle Submission (rear-naked choke) Affliction: Banned July 19, 2008 1 2:51 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 10–2 (1) Jason Cordero Submission (rear-naked choke) TFA 10 - Total Fighting Alliance 10 March 22, 2008 1 1:14 Santa Monica, California, United States
Win 9–2 (1) Iure Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) COF 10 - November Pain November 24, 2007 1 3:43 Mexico
Win 8–2 (1) Jason Cordero Submission (rear-naked choke) TFA 8 - Total Fighting Alliance 8 October 6, 2007 1 2:59 Santa Monica, California, United States
Win 7–2 (1) Marco Soto TKO (punches) COF 9 - Durango August 25, 2007 1 N/A Mexico
Win 6–2 (1) Adam Lehman Submission (guillotine choke) TFA 7 - Total Fighting Alliance 7 April 28, 2007 1 1:43 Santa Monica, California, United States
Win 5–2 (1) Ben Gonzalez TKO (punches) TFA 6 - Total Fighting Alliance 6 April 28, 2007 2 2:06 Santa Monica, California, United States
NC 4–2 (1) Adam Lehman No Contest TFA 5 - Conflict on the Coast February 24, 2007 1 1:29 Santa Monica, California, United States
Win 4–2 Andrew Flores Decision (unanimous) TFA 4 - Fight Night Fright Night November 3, 2006 3 5:00 Carson, California, United States
Win 3–2 Jason Zickerman Submission (rear-naked choke) CXF - California Xtreme Fighting 2 July 15, 2006 1 2:36 Upland, California, United States
Loss 2–2 Vince Guzman Submission (triangle choke) CXF - California Xtreme Fighting 1 April 29, 2006 2 2:48 Upland, California, United States
Loss 2–1 Luke Hodges Decision (unanimous) TC 11 - Total Combat 11 December 10, 2005 3 5:00 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Adam Lehman Decision (unanimous) WFC - Rumble at the Ramada December 8, 2005 3 N/A Norwalk, California, United States
Win 1–0 Donald Bolt N/A KK - Kage Kombat November 12, 2005 N/A N/A California, United States

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