Joshua
Burkman
29-12-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 29-12-0, 1NC
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The People's Warrior
From: Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Fights Out Of: Draper, Utah USA
Age: 36
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
990
44% Successful
440
Types of Successful Strikes
0
440
62% Standing
26%
12%
272
114
54
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
80
38% Successful
30
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
9
1
Takedown Defense
72
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Joshua Burkman
May 29, 2016
40
41
3
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joshua Burkman
Feb 6, 2016
57
33
3
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Joshua Burkman
Aug 23, 2015
60
45
0
1
0
0
1
1
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Loss
Joshua Burkman
May 23, 2015
30
20
1
0
1
0
2
0
R3 Submission
NO CONTEST
Joshua Burkman
Jan 3, 2015
53
42
2
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Overturned
Loss
Joshua Burkman
Oct 25, 2008
65
50
1
4
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Joshua Burkman
Jun 21, 2008
13
34
1
1
3
0
0
1
R2 Submission
Fight of the Night
Loss
Joshua Burkman
Jan 23, 2008
54
39
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Joshua Burkman
Oct 20, 2007
44
65
3
0
2
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Joshua Burkman
May 26, 2007
54
16
2
2
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joshua Burkman
Jan 25, 2007
27
6
9
1
0
2
4
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joshua Burkman
Jul 8, 2006
35
19
4
1
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Joshua Burkman
Apr 6, 2006
25
20
3
1
1
1
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Joshua Burkman
Drew Fickett
Jan 16, 2006
7
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Joshua Burkman
Nov 5, 2005
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I usually hit mitts or do my conditioning in the mornings. Martial arts training in the afternoon, and I try to get yoga in at night.

Thoughts on opponent, Paul Felder? Felder is a good fighter to face to show where I stand in the lightweight division. I’m pretty sure I'll show that I belong fighting the best. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been drawn to combat sports my entire life. My parents had us in more traditional sports to steer us from boxing, etc. But I found myself in a Professional NHB fight at 22 years old. I was playing college football at the time. After my fight, I dropped out of school, gave up my scholarship and dedicated myself to a life of mixed martial arts.

What ranks and titles have you held? None. I developed my own system of martial arts which has no ranks or belts - American Whu-Hitu. The only title I strive for is that of UFC welterweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My Father because of his faith and ability to persevere.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am proud to be in the UFC. It amounts to being at the top of my profession.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Associates degree in the field of General Education while attending Dixie State College in St. George UT. I gave further education up to pursue a professional mixed martial arts career.

What was your job before you started fighting? College athlete
specific accomplishments in amateur competition? All-American RB at Dixie State in my sophomore year of college. All-State in baseball, football, and wresting in HS

Favorite grappling technique: Slamming people

Favorite Striking technique: Hitting them in the face

• Pro since 2003

• Nine wins by KO, eight by submission (7 guillotine, RNC)

• 15 first round finishes

• Has won seven of his last 11, with wins over Aaron Simpson, Gerald Harris, Jon Fitch, Jamie Yager and Tyler Stinson

• 9-2 between UFC fights

• Was a JUCO All-American running back for Dixie State in 2001, rushing for over 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns.

• Abandoned football and a scholarship at the University of Utah to pursue MMA.

• Fought and lost to Jeremy Horn in 2005 before going on The Ultimate Fighter’s second season.

• Known for his powerful slams

• Second fight at lightweight (1-0)

• Origin of nickname: “To stand up for the rights of others. Just been that way my entire life.”

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