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Heavyweight Division

Retired

"El Guapo"

Juan Espino

Heavyweight Division

11-2-0 (W-L-D)

1

Victorias por nocaut

8

Gana por Sumisión

2

Gana por decisión

Juan Espino

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Juan Espino's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Retired
Ciudad natal
Spain
Trenes en
American Top Team
Años
42
Alto
75.00
Peso
257.00
Debut del octágono
Sep. 26, 2020
Alcance
80.00
Alcance de la pierna
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Whittaker on TUF 28

     
  • Pro since 2009

     
  • One win by KO, eight by submission (3 RNC, scarf hold choke, arm triangle, guillotine, kimura, armlock)

     
  • Nine first-round finishes

     
  • Technical split decision loss to Alexandr Romanov in last fight snapped 9-fight win streak

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (4/17/21) Espino lost a three round technical split decision to Alexandr Romanov

UFC 253 (9/26/20) Espino submitted Jeff Hughes via scarf hold choke at 3:48 of the first round

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Espino submitted Justin Frazier via armlock at 3:36 of the first round to win the TUF 28 title

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 28

On episode 11
(semifinals), Espino submitted Maurice Greene via rear naked choke in the first round

On episode seven (quarterfinals), Espino won a two-round unanimous decision over Ben Sosoli

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have always been a fighter since I was a child, but I started seriously in MMA in 2016.

Do you have any heroes? My mother

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, it is to prove to myself that I am capable. I wanted to be one of the best fighters in the world and they are here. It is a great challenge.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have always been a fighter and entrepreneur.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? World champion in amateur MMA FILA, 17-0 record 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Senegal wrestling 7-0, Canaria wrestling - one of the 10 best wrestlers in history

Favorite grappling technique: choke

Favorite Striking technique: Move and fake