|Born||August 22, 1983|
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Sacramento, California|
|Rank||Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Justin Buchholz (born August 22, 1983) is an Filipino-American mixed martial arts fighter and coach. Buchholz graduated from Lathrop High School (Alaska) in 2002, where he competed in wrestling. His fight career in Mixed Martial Arts saw him compete at the elite level within the UFC as well as, hold several lightweight titles outside the UFC octagon. At present Buchholz hosts his bi-weekly MMA Podcast, Stud Radio (formerly TAM Radio), and continues to corner fighters. In January 2016 he stepped into the role of Team Alpha Male head coach just to depart from the team in mid-January 2018.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
He lost his first fight in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 12 against Matt Wiman on January 23, 2008. Buchholz earned his first victory at UFC 86 against TUF 5 contestant and three-to-one favorite, Corey Hill.
Buchholz was defeated by Terry Etim via D'Arce choke at UFC 99. Buchholz and Etim traded heavy kicks and punches for the first few minutes in the bout before Buchholz landed a hard right hand which broke Etim's nose. Buchholz pounced, but Etim was able to survive the round. Etim went back to his measured gameplan in round two, landing with some hard leg kicks, before hurting Buchholz with multiple knees from the clinch. A scramble ensued before the fight went to the mat and from there Etim was able to lock in the D'Arce choke to finish the fight.
In his next fight, Buchholz faced Jeremy Stephens, where he lost due to a cut in the first round.
Buchholz fell to a fourth straight defeat on February 25, 2011 in his first post UFC fight as he lost to Jason Meaders via TKO (doctor stoppage) in the first round.
Buchholz picked up a win on April 16, 2011 defeating Steve Sharp by submission (rear naked choke) in the first round.
Buchholz then fought fellow UFC veteran Steve Lopez May 21, 2011 at SCC - Superior Cage Combat 1. Buchholz won by a kick.
Buchholz defeated Thiago Meller via unanimous decision on August 20, 2011 at SCC - Superior Cage Combat 2.
Buchholz had a rematch with Clay Collard, which he lost by split decision.
On September 20, 2017 Buchholz accepted a short notice fight against Marques Facine at AFC 133 and won via TKO in round 1. Facine fell off the mat and Buchholz started unleashing soccer kicks to the body, his last attempt grazed Facine's head before the referee called for a stoppage. The referee awarded the win to Buchholz calling the last kick as accidental and it did not decide the outcome of the fight as Facine was defenseless in absorbing the kicks to the body.
Championships and accomplishments
- Icon Sport
- Icon Sport Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Showdown Fights
- Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||16 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||16–11||Carlton Minus||Decision (unanimous)||Alaska Fighting Championship 140||May 16, 2018||3||5:00||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|Win||16–10||Marques Facine||TKO (punches & body kicks)||Alaska Fighting Championship 133||September 20, 2017||1||2:25||Anchorage, Alaska, United States||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout|
|Loss||15–10||Ernest Chavez||KO (punch)||The Warriors Cage 23 - Halloween Havoc 5||October 30, 2015||1||3:22||Porterville, California, United States|
|Loss||15–9||Lewis Gonzalez||Decision (split)||WSOF 16||December 13, 2014||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Loss||15–8||Clay Collard||Decision (split)||Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Collard 2||September 28, 2013||5||5:00||Orem, Utah, United States||Lost Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship|
|Win||15–7||Gordon Bell||KO (punch)||Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Bell||May 10, 2013||1||2:06||Orem, Utah, United States||Defended Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship|
|Win||14–7||David Castillo||TKO (punches)||Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Castillo||November 16, 2012||3||3:29||Orem, Utah, United States||Won Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship|
|Win||13–7||Clay Collard||Submission (guillotine choke)||Showdown Fights - Burkman vs. Yager||August 25, 2012||3||1:35||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Loss||12–7||John Gunderson||Submission (kimura)||Superior Cage Combat 4||February 16, 2012||3||2:34||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For SCC Lightweight Title|
|Win||12–6||Thiago Meller||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Cage Combat 2||August 20, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–6||Steve Lopez||KO (front kick)||Superior Cage Combat 1||May 21, 2011||3||4:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–6||Steve Sharp||Submission (rear naked choke)||Showdown Fights - Shootout||April 16, 2011||1||3:38||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Loss||9–6||Jason Meaders||TKO (cut)||MEZ Sports - Pandemonium 4||February 25, 2011||1||3:00||Riverside, California, United States|
|Loss||9–5||Mac Danzig||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 109||February 6, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Jeremy Stephens||TKO (cut)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||1||3:23||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Terry Etim||Submission (d'arce choke)||UFC 99||June 13, 2009||2||2:38||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||9–2||Corey Hill||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 86||July 5, 2008||2||3:57||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Matt Wiman||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC Fight Night 12||January 23, 2008||1||2:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC Debut|
|Win||8–1||Ikaika Choy-Fu||TKO (punches)||EliteXC: Uprising||September 15, 2007||1||1:35||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||7–1||Marshall Harvest||KO (punch)||Icon Sport - Epic||March 31, 2007||1||0:31||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||6–1||Brandon Pieper||TKO (punches)||Icon Sport - All In||February 9, 2007||1||1:07||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||5–1||Arto Woods||Submission (triangle choke)||ROTR - Beatdown 2||October 21, 2006||1||2:34||Hilo, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||4–1||Matt Peter||KO (punch)||Desert Brawl - Bikes, Babes, Brawls||June 17, 2006||1||2:50||Fairbanks, Alaska, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Rodney Rhoden||TKO (referee stoppage)||Alaska Fighting Championship 22||April 12, 2006||1||2:33||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|Win||3–0||Bo Underwood||DQ (lllegal kick)||Alaska Fighting Championship 12||June 8, 2005||1||N/A||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jimmy Gainey||Submission (triangle choke)||Alaska Fighting Championship 9||March 9, 2005||2||N/A||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|Win||1–0||Andy Garnand||Submission||Alaska Fighting Championship 8||February 16, 2005||1||N/A||Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
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- UFC: Hardy beats Davis by controversial split decision as all five Brits triumph
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