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Javier Vazquez (born July 16, 1977) is an Cuban-American professional mixed martial arts fighter currently fighting in WEC's featherweight division and the son-in-law of Rorion Gracie.

Biography Edit

Born in Santiago, Cuba on April 27, 1976 Javier Vazquez came to the US at the age of four. He grew up in El Monte, California and started wrestling as a sophomore at Arroyo High School at the age of 15. In 1994 he placed 3rd at the CIF wrestling tournament and continued his stellar high school career by placing 4th in the Southern Section Masters tournament. He was just one match away from placing in the high school state wrestling championships, ending up in the top 12 in the state at 130 lbs. He was voted team captain in both his junior and senior years. He continued his wrestling career at Mt. San Antonio College where he again proved himself to be one of “the best of the best” by finishing 7th in the state and being voted team caption for his leadership on and off the mat [1].

In 1997 Javier started learning Jiu-Jitsu under the renowned Carlson Gracie Team. He competed in every Jiu-Jitsu and submission tournament he could and eventually found himself in the fight game. His first no-holds-barred match was at Neutral Grounds in 1998 which resulted in a controversial decision. Several more fights in smaller venues followed and he then took time off from fighting to train and compete in Jiu-Jitsu. After only 5 years of training he earned his black belt from the Carlson Gracie Team[1].

Vazquez made his WEC debut against LC Davis at WEC 42, losing a split decision. Most recently, he was later defeated again via split decision by Deividas Taurosevicius at WEC 43.

Vazquez faced and defeated former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47[2]

Personal Edit

Vazquez is married to Rose Gracie, the eldest daughter of Rorion Gracie. Together they have two daughters Railey and Raifa, along with Rose’s daughter Stephanie from a previous relationship. He currently teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Rancho Cucamonga, California[1].

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Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14-4 United States flag Jens Pulver Submission (Armbar) WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz 02010-
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March 6, 2010
1 3:41 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, USA
Loss 13-4 Lithuania flag Deividas Taurosevičius Decision (Split) WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson 02009-
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October 10, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag San Antonio, Texas, USA
Loss 13-3 United States flag LC Davis Decision (Split) WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles 02009-
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August 9, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA WEC debut
Win 13-2 United States flag Mark Kergosien Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp 02009-
June
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June 27, 2009
1 0:59 United States flag Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Win 12-2 United States flag JC Pennington Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series 02007-
October
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October 26, 2007
1 1:15 United States flag Santa Ynez, California, USA
Win 11-2 Brazil flag Adriano Pereira Decision (Unanimous) EliteXC: Destiny 02007-
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February 10, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Southaven, Mississippi, USA
Win 10-2 United States flag Rob Emerson Decision (Split) Shooto: Warrior Spirit:Evolution 02003-
November
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November 14, 2003
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Loss 9-2 United States flag Alberto Crane Decision (Split) King of the Cage 21: Invasion 02003-
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February 21, 2003
3 5:00 United States flag Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Win 9-1 United States flag David Gardner Submission (Kneebar) King of the Cage 16: Double Cross 02002-
August
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August 2, 2002
1 4:31 United States flag San Jacinto, California, USA
Win 8-1 Japan flag Rumina Sato Decision (Unanimous) Shooto:Professional Shooto JAPAN 2002 02002-
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June 29, 2002
3 5:00 Japan flag Osaka, Japan
Win 7-1 United States flag Sean Wilmot Submission (Armbar) King of the Cage 13: Revolution 02002-
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May 17, 2002
1 1:57 United States flag Reno, Nevada, USA
Win 6-1 United States flag Philip Perez Submission (Triangle Choke) King of the Cage 10: Critical Mass 02001-
August
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August 4, 2001
2 3:58 United States flag San Jacinto, California, USA
Win 5-1 United States flag Farrell Frisby Submission (Heel Hook) King of the Cage 9: Showtime 02001-
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June 23, 2001
1 0:48 United States flag San Jacinto, California, USA
Win 4-1 22px Antonio Emae Submission (Punches) King of the Cage 3: Knockout Nightmare 02000-
April
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April 15, 2000
1 1:42 United States flag San Jacinto, California, USA
Win 3-1 United States flag Louie Cercedez Submission (Armbar) Empire 1 Official 01999-
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August 15, 1999
1 United States flag Corona, California, USA
Win 2-1 United States flag Sean Kim Submission (Armbar) Neutral Grounds 5 01998-
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June 28, 1998
1 1:37 United States flag USA
Win 1-1 United States flag Kim Kellenberger Decision (Unanimous) Neutral Grounds 5 01998-
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June 28, 1998
1 8:00 United States flag USA
Loss 0-1 United States flag Victor Hunsaker Decision (Unanimous) Neutral Grounds 5 01998-
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June 28, 1998
1 8:00 United States flag USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Javier Vazquez Biography. URL accessed on March 21, 2010.
  2. Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vazquez in the works for WEC 47 in March. MMAJunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved on 2009-12-31.

External links Edit

ja:ハビエル・バスケス

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