Joe Proctor

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Joe Proctor
Born (1985-08-10) August 10, 1985 (age 33)
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
ResidencePembroke, Massachusetts, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach72.0 in (183 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofEaston, Massachusetts, United States
TeamLauzon MMA
Years active2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision4
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision1
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.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Proctor held an amateur record of 5-1 before starting his professional career in August 2008, winning his first fight by decision. Over the next three years he amassed a record of 7-1.[3]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Proctor was one of 32 Lightweight fighters announced by the UFC to participate in first live season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.[4]

Proctor won his way into the house when he defeated Jordan Rinaldi by a guillotine choke submission in the first round.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Proctor made his UFC debut against fellow cast member Jeremy Larsen on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.[2] He won the fight via TKO due to a combination of a knee and punches in the first round.

Proctor next faced Ramsey Nijem on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Proctor was expected to face Al Iaquinta on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159.[9] However, the bout was scrapped as both fighters sustained training injuries leading up to the fight.[10]

Proctor faced Cristiano Marcello on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Proctor faced Justin Salas on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45.[12] Proctor won the bout via second round TKO.[13]

Proctor faced Yancy Medeiros on December 12, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

Proctor faced Magomed Mustafaev on December 12, 2015 at UFC 194.[17] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[18]

Proctor was expected to face Erik Koch on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 88.[19] However, Proctor pulled out of the fight on April 21 citing injury and was replaced by Shane Campbell.[20]

Proctor faced Bryan Barberena on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108.[21] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round and was subsequently released from the promotion.[22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Reality Fighting
    • RF Lightweight Championship (One time)[23]
  • American Fighting Organization
    • AFO Lightweight Championship (One time)[24]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 11 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 3
By submission 5 1
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.[25]
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Boetsch vs. Henderson". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "TUF Live Finale adds Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor to prelims". May 24, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Joe Proctor". Sherdog.
  4. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mixed martial arts results, Season 15 - The Ultimate Fighter" (PDF). State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry Athletic Commission. March 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Episode No. 6 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". April 13, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Episode No. 10 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". May 11, 2012. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "TUF veterans Ramsey Nijem and Joe Proctor to meet at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle". August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  9. ^ Staff (January 31, 2013). "Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta joins 'UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen' card". Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  10. ^ Staff (April 12, 2013). "Al Iaquinta also injured, fight pulled from UFC 159 lineup". Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  11. ^ Staff (2013-11-26). "Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36". Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  12. ^ staff (2014-05-28). "Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas joins UFC Fight Night 45 lineup". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  13. ^ A.J. Perez (2014-07-17). "UFC fighter Joe Proctor escapes with victory despite hematoma, but can't escape jokes on Twitter". Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  14. ^ Staff (September 18, 2014). "Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor set for The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale". Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Andy Glen Ravens (2015-02-27). "Three new bouts added to UFC Fight Night 68". Archived from the original on 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  16. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-06-06). "UFC Fight Night 68 results: Joe Proctor puts Justin Edwards to sleep with seconds left". Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-08-24). "Joe Proctor, Magomed Mustafaev targeted for UFC 194 undercard bout". Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-12-12). "UFC 194 results: Magomed Mustafaev drills Joe Proctor with liver kick, gets quick TKO". Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  19. ^ Mike Bohn and Matt Erickson (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 88 gets 8 new fights". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  20. ^ Staff (2016-04-21). "Shane Campbell replaces Joe Proctor, meets Erik Koch at UFC Fight 88". Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  21. ^ Staff (2017-03-03). "Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Proctor set for UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-04-22). "UFC Fight Night 108 results: Bryan Barberena draws Joe Proctor into brawl, wins by TKO". Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  23. ^ Alvin Benjamin Carter III (October 8, 2011). "Local Scene: Carter's live report – Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun". Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  24. ^ "AFO: Summer Brawl – pro fights official results". Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  25. ^ "Luis Felix vs. Joe Proctor – AFO: Thanksgiving Massacre 3". Retrieved November 16, 2013.

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