Joe Taimanglo

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Joe Taimanglo
Born (1984-06-27) June 27, 1984 (age 32)
Yona, Guam, United States
Other names Baby
The Juggernaut
Nationality Chamorro
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 135.2 lb (61.3 kg; 9.66 st)
Division Bantamweight
Featherweight
Reach 65.0 in (165 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Yona, Guam, United States
Team Spike 22
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renato Verissimo[1]
Years active 2004–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 23
By knockout 5
By submission 12
By decision 6
Losses 7
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Joe Taimanglo (born June 27, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist from Guam who competes in Bellator's Bantamweight division. A professional competitor since 2004, Taimanglo has also formerly competed for Pacific Xtreme Combat and DEEP.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Yona, Guam, Taimanglo competed in football, and was talented, competing at the professional level on his Island and won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2004.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Pacific Xtreme Combat[edit]

Taimanglo started his professional career in 2004. He fought mainly for Guam-based promotion Pacific Xtreme Combat.

Taimanglo faced Harris Sarmiento on October 29, 2011 at PXC 27 for the vacant featherweight title. He defeated Sarmiento after five rounds and became the new PXC featherweight champion.[3]

Taimanglo faced Jang Yong Kim on July 28, 2012 at PXC 32. He won via TKO early in the first round and retained his title.[4]

In 2013, with a record of 17-4-1, Taimanglo signed with Bellator.[5]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Taimanglo was scheduled to make his promotional debut against Shah Bobonis on March 28, 2013 at Bellator 94. However, Bobonis had problems in making weight and was replaced by Ronnie Rogers.[5] Taimanglo won via submission due to a north-south choke in the second round.[6]

Taimanglo faced Andrew Fisher on September 13, 2013 at Bellator 99 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season nine featherweight tournament. He won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) and advanced to the semifinals.[7]

Taimanglo then faced Justin Wilcox in the semifinals on October 11, 2013 at Bellator 103. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).[8]

Taimanglo then faced Rob Emerson on April 11, 2014 at Bellator 116. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Taimanglo faced Michael Parker on September 26, 2014 at Bellator 126.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Taimanglo faced Antonio Duarte at Bellator 137 on May 15, 2015.[11] He won the fight via knockout in the third round.

In his most anticipated bout to date he faced Darrion Caldwell in an expected bantamweight title eliminator fight until Taimanglo missed weight. He went on to submit Caldwell just nine seconds into the third round with a guillotine choke.

Taimanglo and Caldwell had a rematch in the main event at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016. This time Caldwell managed to keep Taimanglo down and avoid all of Taimanglo's submission attempts, resulting in a unanimous decision loss for Taimanglo.

Taimanglo was expected to face Steve Garcia at Bellator 174 on March 3, 2017. However, the bout was removed from the fight card after Taimanglo missed weight.[12]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • MMAjunkie
  • Pacific Xtreme Combat
    • PXC Featherweight Championship (one time)[3]
    • One successful championship defense[4]

Grappling[edit]

  • Pan Asian Grappling Tournament[1]
    • No-gi most technical fighter (2006–07)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–7–1 Darrion Caldwell Decision (unanimous) Bellator 167 December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 23–6–1 Darrion Caldwell Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 159 July 22, 2016 3 0:09 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Catchweight (138 lbs) Taimanglo missed weight.
Win 22–6–1 Sirwan Kakai Decision (unanimous) Bellator 151 March 4, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 21–6–1 Antonio Duarte KO (anchor punch) Bellator 137 May 15, 2015 3 1:00 Temecula, California, United States Catchweight (136 lbs) bout.
Win 20–6–1 Michael Parker Decision (unanimous) Bellator 126 September 26, 2014 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 19–6–1 Rob Emerson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 116 April 11, 2014 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States Bantamweight debut.
Loss 19–5–1 Justin Wilcox Decision (unanimous) Bellator 103 October 11, 2013 3 5:00 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Bellator Season Nine Featherweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 19–4–1 Andrew Fisher Decision (unanimous) Bellator 99 September 13, 2013 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States Bellator Season Nine Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 18–4–1 Ronnie Rogers Submission (north-south choke) Bellator 94 March 28, 2013 2 0:33 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 17–4–1 Jang Yong Kim TKO (punches) PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 32 July 28, 2012 1 0:40 Mangilao, Guam, United States Defended PXC Featherweight Championship.
Win 16–4–1 Harris Sarmiento Decision (unanimous) PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 27 October 29, 2011 5 5:00 Mangilao, Guam, United States Won PXC Featherweight Championship.
Win 15–4–1 Young Jun Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 24 June 11, 2011 1 1:23 Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Win 14–4–1 Travis Beyer Submission (kneebar) PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 22 January 21, 2011 2 0:28 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 13–4–1 Yong Nam Gu Submission (arm-triangle choke) PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 20 July 24, 2010 1 1:30 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 12–4–1 Chan Ho Bae Submission (arm-triangle choke) PXC 19: Nineteen May 1, 2010 3 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 11–4–1 Per Eklund Submission (D'Arce choke) PRO Fighting 3: Destiny vs. Demons February 7, 2010 1 1:36 Taipei, Taiwan
Win 10–4–1 Alex Castro Decision (unanimous) PXC 18: Dead Game 2 September 19, 2009 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Loss 9–4–1 Toshiaki Kitada Submission (guillotine choke) Deep: 41 Impact April 16, 2009 1 1:29 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–3–1 Tomonori Taniguchi Submission (guillotine choke) PXC 16: The Beatdown November 21, 2008 2 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 9–2–1 Alex Castro Submission (rear-naked choke) PXC 15: Dead Game July 25, 2008 3 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 8–2–1 Colin MacKenzie TKO (punches) PXC 14: Evolution March 10, 2008 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 7–2–1 Derrick Rangamar Submission (rear-naked choke) PXC 13: Back from the Dead November 17, 2007 2 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Loss 6–2–1 Maurice Eazel KO (punches) PXC 11: No Turning Back April 13, 2007 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Draw 6–1–1 Jimmy Jarquin Draw PXC 10: Final Redemption January 27, 2007 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 6–1 Sourikone Nhinsavath Decision (unanimous) PXC 9: Grand Prix October 13, 2006 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 5–1 Albert Manners Submission (rear-naked choke) PXC 8: Terror Dome July 28, 2006 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 4–1 Chico Cantiberos Submission (triangle choke) PXC 7: Eruption April 28, 2006 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 3–1 Matt Manibusan Submission (choke) PXC 6: Tempun Gura January 13, 2006 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 2–1 Ray Quidachay TKO (punches) PXC 4: Gera January 14, 2005 1 1:31 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Loss 1–1 Justin Guzman TKO (punches) PXC 3: Return of the Enforcer August 28, 2004 2 4:49 Mangilao, Guam, United States
Win 1–0 T.B. Hardison TKO (punches) FFCF Islands: Tinian April 30, 2004 3 N/A Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joe Taimanglo's profile". Tapology.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joe Taimanglo". Tapology. 
  3. ^ a b Chris Nelson (October 30, 2011). "Weekend rundown: Jadamba batters Pang, snatches Legend LW belt". Sherdog.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Amazing title fights in PXC 32: Guam versus Korea". Pacificxtremecombat.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Phillip H. Blas (March 28, 2013). "Taimanglo to fight in Bellator MMA". Guampdn.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Brian Knapp (March 29, 2013). "Light heavyweight Emanuel Newton, lightweight David Rickels finish tournaments runs at Bellator 94". Sherdog.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (September 13, 2013). "Bellator 99 results: Patricio Freire stops Diego Nunes in first". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (October 11, 2013). "Bellator 103 results: 'Pitbull' Freire, Wilcox move into featherweight final". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bellator 116 results: Blagoi Ivanov, Alexander Volkov reach heavyweight final". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bellator 126 fight card finalized for Sept. 26 in Phoenix on Spike TV". mmamania.com. September 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ Brent Brookhouse (April 9, 2015). "Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey". mmajunkie.com. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (March 2, 2017). "Kendall Grove-Mike Rhodes, Joe Taimanglo-Steve Garcia scratched from Bellator 174". mmajunkie.com. 
  13. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2016/08/mmajunkies-submission-of-the-month-for-july-is-it-the-12-1-upset-or-a-slick-darce