June 27, 1984 |
Yona, Guam, United States
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||135.2 lb (61.3 kg; 9.66 st)|
|Reach||65.0 in (165 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Yona, Guam, United States|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renato Verissimo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Mixed martial arts career
Pacific Xtreme Combat
Taimanglo started his professional career in 2004. He fought mainly for Guam-based promotion Pacific Xtreme Combat.
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.
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. Taimanglo won via submission due to a north-south choke in the second round.
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.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Pacific Xtreme Combat
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||23 wins||7 losses|
|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|
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