Michel Batista (wrestler)

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Michel Batista
BornMichel Batista Martínez
(1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 35)
Camagüey, Cuba
ResidenceMiami, Florida, United States
NationalityCuban
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
DivisionHeavyweight
StyleWrestling, Freestyle
Fighting out ofMiami, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team Kendall, Cerro Pelado
WrestlingOlympic Freestyle Wrestling
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins4
By knockout2
By decision2
Losses1
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michel Batista Martínez (born April 20, 1984 in Camagüey) is a Cuban freestyle wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the heavyweight division.

Wrestling[edit]

Batista competed for Cuba men's heavyweight wrestling category.[1] He won a gold medal for his division at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, defeating Venezuela's Luis Vivénes.[2]

Batista represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 96 kg class. He received an automatic free pass from the preliminary round of sixteen after U.S. wrestler Daniel Cormier had been withdrawn from the competition due to complications related to excessive weight cutting.[3] He lost the quarterfinal match to Kazakhstan's Taimuraz Tigiyev, who was able to score three points in two straight periods, leaving Batista without a single point.[4] Because his opponent advanced further into the final match, Batista offered another shot for the bronze medal by defeating his former opponent Vivenes in the repechage round. He progressed to the bronze medal match, but narrowly lost by a fall to Georgia's Giorgi Gogshelidze.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Batista amassed a record of 4-0 prior join the TUF 28.[6]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In August 2018, it was announced that Batista was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 28, competing in the heavyweight division.[7]

In the quarterfinals, Batista defeated Josh Parisian via technical knockout in the second round, allowing him to move on to the next stage of the competition.[8] In the semifinals, Batista faced Justin Frazier. He lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Batista faced Maurice Greene on November 30 at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale.[10] He lost fight via a triangle choke in round one.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–1 (1) Maurice Greene Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 2:14 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 (1) Edison Lopes Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 47: Yusuff vs. Gomez December 15, 2017 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 (1) Drew Stewart Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 35 February 17, 2017 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
NC 2–0 (1) Oscar Delgado NC (accidental eye poke) Fight Time 34 December 16, 2016 1 N/A Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2–0 Andreas Danapas TKO (punches) Fight Time 30 April 22, 2016 2 4:32 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Russell Johnson KO (punch) World Fighting Championship 46 January 9, 2016 1 1:40 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Heavyweight debut.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Justin Frazier TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 28 November 7, 2018 (airdate) 1 4:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter 28 Semi-Final round
Win 1–0 Josh Parisian TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 28 September 27, 2018 (airdate) 2 2:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter 28 Quarter-Final round

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Michel Batista". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. ^ Sesker, Craig (28 July 2007). "Rough night for U.S. freestyle team as Cuba rolls to team title at Pan American Games". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  3. ^ Mihoces, Gary (21 August 2008). "U.S. captain Cormier hospitalized, out of Games". USA Today. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Men's Freestyle 96kg (211.5 lbs) Quarterfinal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Men's Freestyle 96kg (211.5 lbs) Bronze Medal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  6. ^ Sherdog.com. "Michel Batista MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  7. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter' 28 Cast Revealed with Heavyweights and Women's Featherweights | MMAnytt.com". MMAnytt.com. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  8. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 5 recap". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  9. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 9 recap". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  10. ^ "TUF 28 Finale weigh-in results: Dos Anjos vs. Usman set, but two miss". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  11. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Maurice Greene scores slick submission of Michel Batista". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  12. ^ Sherdog.com. "Michel Batista MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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