JOSH EMMETT is a top world-ranked professional mixed martial artist in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Born in Phoenix, AZ, Josh and his family moved when he was six months old to Sacramento, CA, a place he has always called home. As a child, Josh was extremely active and he competed in a variety of sports. However, it was his love for wrestling that would guide his professional career.
Josh wrestled throughout high school and college. He also excelled in mixed martial arts. So, in 2006, Josh walked into Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness to pursue his dream of fighting in the UFC. Fueled by his passion to compete in combat sports, he threw himself into training. However, an offer to continue his education and to wrestle at Menlo College would postpone his professional MMA career. During 2007 to 2010, Josh wrestled for Menlo College and graduated with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology.
After five years of collegiate wrestling, Josh became a member of the world renowned Team Alpha Male. With a perfect amateur record of 2-0, Josh started his professional MMA career in 2011.
As a professional MMA fighter, Josh continued his perfect winning streak. With a professional record of 9-0, Josh joined the UFC in 2016. After a decade of hard work, Josh’s dream to fight for the UFC had become a reality.
Josh made his UFC debut as a Lightweight with only 4 days notice to replace an injured fighter. During the fight Josh, suffered a compound dislocation to his left ring finger. He continued to fight with the worst hand injury in UFC history, securing his first win. After two more fights at Lightweight, Josh was ready to return to the Featherweight division.
As a featherweight, he immediately set two UFC records:
Most knock downs in a single round (4) and
the first ever 10-7 scored round.
This performance would give him the opportunity to fight the UFC’s third ranked fighter. Josh once again stepped in to replace an injured fighter on short notice. This time with three weeks of preparation Josh secured a win with a devastating knockout. Shocking the world, Josh proved to be a formidable force in the cage.
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