Justin Buchholz is a mixed martial arts fighter, perhaps best known for his flamboyant bright orange dyed hair. Buchholz graduated from Lathrop High School in 2002, where he competed in wrestling. He competes in the Lightweight division.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
He lost his first fight in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 12 against Matt Wiman on January 23, 2008. Buchholz earned his first victory at UFC 86 against TUF 5 contestant and three-to-one favorite, Corey Hill.
Buchholz was defeated by Terry Etim via D'Arce choke at UFC 99. Buchholz and Etim traded heavy kicks and punches for the first few minutes in the bout before Buchholz landed a hard right hand which broke Etim’s nose. Buchholz pounced, but Etim was able to survive the round. Etim went back to his measured gameplan in round two, landing with some hard leg kicks, before hurting Buchholz with multiple knees from the clinch. A scramble ensued before the fight went to the mat and from there Etim was able to lock in the D'Arce choke to finish the fight.
In his next fight, Buchholz faced Jeremy Stephens, where he lost due to a cut in the first round.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|18||8 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||8-5||Mac Danzig||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 109: Relentless||February 6, 2010||3||5:00||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8-4||Jeremy Stephens||TKO (Cut)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||1||3:23||Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||8-3||Terry Etim||Submission (D'Arce Choke)||UFC 99: The Comeback||June 13, 2009||2||2:38||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||8-2||Corey Hill||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin||July 5, 2008||2||3:57||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7-2||Matt Wiman||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night 12||January 23, 2008||1||2:56||Nevada, United States|
|Win||7-1||Ikaika Choy-Fu||TKO (Strikes)||EliteXC: Uprising||September 15, 2007||1||1:35||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||6-1||Marshall Harvest||KO (Punch)||Icon Sport - Epic||March 31, 2007||1||0:31||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||5-1||Brandon Pieper||TKO||Icon Sport - All In||February 9, 2007||1||1:07||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||4-1||Arto Woods||Submission (Triangle Choke)||ROTR - Beatdown 2||October 21, 2006||1||2:34||Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||3-1||Rodney Rhoden||TKO (Referee Stoppage)||AFC 22 - Alaska Fighting Championship||April 12, 2006||1||2:33||Alaska, United States|
|Win||3-0||Bo Underwood||DQ (Illegal Kick)||AFC 12 - Alaska Fighting Championship||June 8, 2005||1||Alaska, United States|
|Win||2-0||Jimmy Gainey||Submission (Triangle Choke)||AFC 9 - Alaska Fighting Championship||March 9, 2005||2||Alaska, United States|
|Win||1-0||Andy Garnand||Submission||AFC 8 - Alaska Fighting Championship||February 16, 2005||1||Alaska, United States|