Justin Ledet

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Justin Ledet
BornJustin Wayne Ledet
(1988-09-28) September 28, 1988 (age 30)
Rosharon, Texas, United States
Other namesEl Blanco
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight204 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Light Heavyweight
Reach80 in (203 cm)
Fighting out ofRosharon, Texas, United States
TeamGracie Barra Texas
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision2
By knockout1
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Justin Wayne Ledet (born September 28, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist and boxer currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1]


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.[2] Upon quitting basketball, Ledet began training in mixed martial arts to stay in shape and was introduced to the sport through his cousin.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[4] He also held an amateur record of 3-0 before turning professional.[citation needed]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Ledet made his promotional debut on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92 against Chase Sherman.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Ledet's next fight came on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99 against Mark Godbeer.[7] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[8]

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.[9][10] In turn, promotional officials confirmed that Ledet was suspended for four months after testing positive for an anabolic agent in a contaminated supplement.[11]

Ledet was expected to face Dmitriy Sosnovskiy on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[12] Subsequently, Sosnovskiy was removed from the card on September 10 and replaced by promotional newcomer Zu Anyanwu.[13] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[14]

Ledet faced Aleksandar Rakić on July 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[15] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Ledet faced Johnny Walker on February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 144.[17] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[18]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Justin Ledet". UFC. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  2. ^ "Interview: Justin Ledet". 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Justin Ledet Pre-Fight Interview – Fighter Digest". www.fighterdigest.com.
  4. ^ Sherdog.com. "Justin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  5. ^ Staff (2016-07-02). "Newcomers Chase Sherman, Justin Ledet set for UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  6. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 92 results: Justin Ledet outworks Chase Sherman in curtain-jerker slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-09-29). "UFC Fight 99 adds Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Ledet to lineup in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  8. ^ Dann Stupp (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Justin Ledet swarms, taps Mark Godbeer in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  9. ^ Fernando Quiles Jr. (2017-01-26). "Justin Ledet off UFC Fight Night card in Houston with an injury". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  10. ^ UFC press release (2017-02-01). "UFC statement on Justin Ledet". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  11. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-04-05). "UFC heavyweight Justin Ledet accepts four-month USADA suspension". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  12. ^ Jurzysta, Kuba (2017-07-14). "Justin Ledet vs Dmitriy Sosnovskiy planowane na UFC Fight Night 116 | InTheCage.pl". InTheCage.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  13. ^ Eric Kowal (2017-09-10). "Zu Anyanwu gets long awaited call to UFC, fights Saturday in Pittsburgh". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  14. ^ McClory, Mike (2017-09-16). "UFC Pittsburgh Results: Justin Ledet Wins Split Decision Over Newcomer Azunna Anyanwu". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  15. ^ "Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic booked for UFC Hamburg". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  16. ^ Matt Erickson (2018-07-22). "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Aleksandar Rakic dominates Justin Ledet for lopsided decision". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  17. ^ Staff (2018-12-09). "Justin Ledet vs. Johnny Walker booked for UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  18. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Johnny Walker rocks Justin Ledet, earns 15-second win". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  19. ^ Sherdog.com. "Justin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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