March 13, 1982 |
Green River, Wyoming, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Division||Lightweight (155 lb)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Denver, Colorado|
|Team||Grudge Training Center|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Salas is from Green River, Wyoming and had a very successful career in wrestling. Salas was a two-time State Champion in high school, as well as a two-time high school All-American, in addition to winning the Dave Schultz High School Hall of Fame Award. Salas then went on to wrestle for the University of Wyoming's NCAA Division I program from 2000 to 2003, but dropped out of college to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On January 16, 2012 it was announced that Salas has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. He made his promotional debut on February 15 against fellow newcomer Anton Kuivanen in UFC on Fuel TV 1. He won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||12–7||Jason Saggo||TKO (punches)||UFC 196||March 5, 2016||1||4:31||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–6||Joe Proctor||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller||July 16, 2014||2||3:27||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12–5||Ben Wall||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva||May 10, 2014||1||2:41||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||11–5||Thiago Tavares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson||November 9, 2013||1||2:38||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||11–4||Aaron Riley||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Loss||10–4||Tim Means||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||1||1:06||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||10–3||Anton Kuivanen||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger||February 15, 2012||3||5:00||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||9–3||Joe Ellenberger||Decision (unanimous)||Victory Fighting Championship 36||October 14, 2011||5||5:00||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||8–3||Rob Emerson||Decision (unanimous)||Full Force Fighting - Vol. 1||January 30, 2011||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States||Won the FFF Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||7–3||Matt Simms||TKO (punches)||Fight To Win/King of Champions: Worlds Collide||July 24, 2010||2||2:14||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||6–3||Robert Simmons||TKO (punches)||Fight To Win: Phenoms||January 30, 2010||1||1:40||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||5–3||Josh Arocho||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Midwest Championship Fighting: Resurrection||October 24, 2009||1||3:53||North Platte, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||4–3||Eddie Pelczynski||TKO (punches)||Ring of Fire 35: Summer Brawl||August 1, 2009||1||0:09||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||4–2||Andrew Chappelle||Submission (triangle choke)||Ring of Fire 33: Adrenaline||January 10, 2009||1||2:06||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||4–1||Eric Fagyas||Submission (guillotine choke)||Warriors Collide 4||July 19, 2008||1||1:09||Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States|
|Win||3–1||Max Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Fire 32: Respect||June 13, 2008||1||1:26||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–1||Kris Hartman||Decision (majority)||Ring of Fire 27: Collision Course||December 9, 2006||2||5:00||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||1–1||Corey Lieberth||KO (punches)||Midwest Championship Fighting: Genesis||November 18, 2006||1||1:33||North Platte, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Corey Lieberth||Submission (armbar)||Victory Fighting Championship 13: Redemption||May 13, 2006||3||N/A||North Platte, Nebraska, United States|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Brown vs. Silva". UFC.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
- "Justin "J-Bomb" Salas - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Justin Salas vs. Anton Kuivanen added to UFC on FUEL TV 1". MMAjunkie.com. January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- "Tim Means Vs. Justin Salas Set For UFC on FX 3". bloodyelbow.com. April 7, 2012.
- "Edson Barboza-Justin Salas Targeted For UFC Brazil In January". fightline.com. November 2, 2012.
- "Justin Salas out of UFC on FX 7, Edson Barboza now meets newcomer Lucas Martins". MMAjunkie.com. January 2, 2013.
- Staff (April 30, 2013). "Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Staff (2013-09-27). "Justin Salas replaces injured Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
- Mike Whitman (2014-02-19). "Ben Wall-Justin Salas Added to UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- staff (2014-05-28). "Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas joins UFC Fight Night 45 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- Steven Marrocco (2014-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 45 results: Persistent Joe Proctor gets TKO over Justin Salas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- Staff (2016-02-01). "UFC 196 Update: Lightweights Justin Salas, Jason Saggo to meet on undercard". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-03-05). "UFC 196 results: Jason Saggo's slick ground game too much for Justin Salas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05.