|Born||Justin Wayne Ledet|
September 28, 1988
Rosharon, Texas, United States
|Other names||El Blanco|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rosharon, Texas, United States|
|Team||Gracie Barra Texas|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in the Houston, Texas area, Ledet was a talented basketball player, competing as a small forward for NCAA Division II Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Upon quitting basketball, Ledet began training in mixed martial arts to stay in shape and was introduced to the sport through his cousin.
Mixed martial arts career
Before joining the UFC, Ledet amassed a record of 6-0-1 with all of his wins thus far coming by stoppages, fighting almost exclusively in his home state of Texas. He also held an amateur record of 3-0 before turning professional.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ledet was expected to face promotional newcomer Dmitriy Sosnovskiy on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104. However, Ledet pulled out of the fight on January 26 citing an undisclosed injury. In turn, promotional officials confirmed that Ledet was suspended for four months after testing positive for an anabolic agent in a contaminated supplement.
Ledet was expected to face Dmitriy Sosnovskiy on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116. Subsequently, Sosnovskiy was removed from the card on September 10 and replaced by promotional newcomer Zu Anyanwu. He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||9–2 (1)||Johnny Walker||TKO (spinning back fist and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2||February 2, 2019||1||0:15||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||9–1 (1)||Aleksandar Rakić||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith||July 22, 2018||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||9–0 (1)||Zu Anyanwu||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch||September 16, 2017||3||5:00||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||8–0 (1)||Mark Godbeer||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2||November 19, 2016||1||2:16||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||7–0 (1)||Chase Sherman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres||August 6, 2016||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|NC||6–0 (1)||Brice Ritani-Coe||NC (accidental eye poke)||Legacy FC 55||May 13, 2016||1||1:37||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Jon Hill||Submission||RITC 44||February 27, 2016||1||1:47||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States||Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||5–0||Jordan Clissold||TKO (punches)||IXFA 8||July 7, 2012||1||0:59||Vinton, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||4–0||Isaac Villanueva||Submission (armbar)||Immortal Kombat Fighting||January 28, 2012||3||0:40||Spring, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Alexander Pappas||Submission||IXFA: Extreme Fighting||April 23, 2011||1||0:26||Winnie, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jason Sullivan||TKO (punches)||IXFA||December 4, 2010||1||2:46||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||Josh Foster||Submission (leg triangle)||IXFA||October 16, 2010||3||0:58||Houston, Texas, United States|
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- Eric Kowal (2017-09-10). "Zu Anyanwu gets long awaited call to UFC, fights Saturday in Pittsburgh". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
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- Staff (2018-12-09). "Justin Ledet vs. Johnny Walker booked for UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
- "UFC Fortaleza results: Johnny Walker rocks Justin Ledet, earns 15-second win". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
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