|Born||August 10, 1985|
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
|Residence||Pembroke, Massachusetts, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Easton, Massachusetts, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Joseph Edward Proctor (born August 10, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2008, Proctor was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
Proctor was born in Quincy, Massachusetts but raised in Pembroke, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Proctor worked in construction before a friend suggested he try jiu-jitsu. Proctor began training at Lauzon MMA in Bridgewater, Massachusetts with UFC veteran and submission specialist Joe Lauzon.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
Proctor won his way into the house when he defeated Jordan Rinaldi by a guillotine choke submission in the first round. With that victory, he was chosen as the fourth pick by Team Faber.
Proctor won his next match against Team Cruz's seventh pick, Chris Tickle. He defeated Tickle with a rear-naked choke submission near the end of the first round, gaining entry into the quarter-finals.
For his quarter-final fight, Proctor was matched up with striking specialist James Vick. Proctor was unable to take Vick down in the fight and was outmatched on the feet. Proctor lost the fight by unanimous decision after the second round, thus eliminating him from the competition.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Proctor made his UFC debut against fellow cast member Jeremy Larsen on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. He won the fight via TKO due to a combination of a knee and punches in the first round.
Proctor faced Yancy Medeiros on December 12, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale. He lost the fight via submission in the first round after being dropping with a spinning back kick to the body.
Proctor faced Justin Edwards on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68. He won the back-and-forth fight via submission with just seconds remaining in the final round, resulting in the latest submission win in the UFC Lightweight division.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Reality Fighting
- RF Lightweight Championship (One time)
- American Fighting Organization
- AFO Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||11–5||Bryan Barberena||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov||April 22, 2017||1||1:34||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Welterweight bout|
|Loss||11–4||Magomed Mustafaev||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 194||December 12, 2015||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–3||Justin Edwards||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson||June 6, 2015||3||4:58||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Yancy Medeiros||Submission (guillotine choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale||December 12, 2014||1||4:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–2||Justin Salas||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller||July 16, 2014||2||3:27||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–2||Cristiano Marcello||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Loss||8–2||Ramsey Nijem||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz||December 8, 2012||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Win||8–1||Jeremy Larsen||KO (knee and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale||June 1, 2012||1||1:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Matt Bessette||Decision (unanimous)||Reality Fighting: Gonzaga vs. Porter||October 8, 2011||5||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Won the RF Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1||Oz Pariser||Decision (unanimous)||Reality Fighting: Mohegan Sun||May 21, 2011||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||5–1||Eric Fama||Submission (guillotine choke)||Reality Fighting: Mohegan Sun||February 26, 2011||2||3:22||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Luis Felix||TKO (punches)||AFO: Thanksgiving Massacre 3||November 24, 2010||2||2:24||Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States||Lost the AFO Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Nelson Gaipo||Submission (guillotine choke)||AFO: Summer Brawl||June 25, 2010||1||1:14||Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States||Won the AFO Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||3–0||Matt Casio||Submission (armbar)||AFO: Night of Champions 2||April 24, 2010||3||5:00||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||2–0||Will Seaver||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FFP: Untamed 30||February 19, 2010||1||1:33||Westport, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||1–0||Joe DeChaves||Decision (split)||Reality Fighting: Ferocity||August 16, 2008||3||4:00||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2–1||James Vick||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live||May 11, 2012 (airdate)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Live Quarter-final round|
|Win||2–0||Chris Tickle||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live||April 13, 2012 (airdate)||1||4:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Live Preliminary round|
|Win||1–0||Jordan Rinaldi||Submission (guillotine choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live||March 9, 2012 (airdate)||1||2:08||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Live Elimination round|
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