Justin Buchholz

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Justin Buchholz
Born (1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 38)
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Sacramento, California
Team Team Alpha Male
Rank Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 15
By knockout 7
By submission 6
By decision 1
By disqualification 1
Losses 9
By knockout 3
By submission 3
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Justin Buchholz (born August 22, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist. Buchholz graduated from Lathrop High School in 2002, where he competed in wrestling. He is currently competing in Muay Thai after his career in MMA.

Mixed martial arts career

Buchholz is a former ICON Sport Lightweight champion. He has also fought in EliteXC and he held an 8-1 record before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

In his next fight, Buchholz faced Jeremy Stephens, where he lost due to a cut in the first round.

Buchholz was defeated by Mac Danzig on February 6, 2010 at UFC 109.[4] He was subsequently released from the UFC.[5]


Buchholz fell to a fourth straight defeat on February 25, 2011 in his first post UFC fight as he lost to Jason Meaders via TKO (doctor stoppage) in the first round.

Buchholz picked up a win on April 16, 2011 defeating Steve Sharp by submission (rear naked choke) in the first round.

Buchholz then fought fellow UFC veteran Steve Lopez May 21, 2011 at SCC - Superior Cage Combat 1. Buchholz won by a kick.

Buchholz defeated Thiago Meller via unanimous decision on August 20, 2011 at SCC - Superior Cage Combat 2.

Buchholz had a rematch with Clay Collard, which he lost by split decision.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Icon Sport
    • Icon Sport Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Showdown Fights
    • Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–9 Lewis Gonzalez Decision (split) WSOF 16 December 13, 2014 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 15–8 Clay Collard Decision (split) Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Collard 2 September 28, 2013 5 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States Lost Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship
Win 15–7 Gordon Bell KO (punch) Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Bell May 10, 2013 1 2:06 Orem, Utah, United States Defended Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship
Win 14–7 David Castillo TKO (punches) Showdown Fights - Buchholz vs. Castillo November 16, 2012 3 3:29 Orem, Utah, United States Won Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship
Win 13–7 Clay Collard Submission (guillotine choke) Showdown Fights - Burkman vs. Yager August 25, 2012 3 1:35 Orem, Utah, United States
Loss 12–7 John Gunderson Submission (kimura) Superior Cage Combat 4 February 16, 2012 3 2:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For SCC Lightweight Title
Win 12–6 Thiago Meller Decision (unanimous) Superior Cage Combat 2 August 20, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–6 Steve Lopez KO (front kick) Superior Cage Combat 1 May 21, 2011 3 4:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–6 Steve Sharp Submission (rear naked choke) Showdown Fights - Shootout April 16, 2011 1 3:38 Orem, Utah, United States
Loss 9–6 Jason Meaders TKO (cut) MEZ Sports - Pandemonium 4 February 25, 2011 1 3:00 Riverside, California, United States
Loss 9–5 Mac Danzig Decision (unanimous) UFC 109 February 6, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–4 Jeremy Stephens TKO (cut) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard September 16, 2009 1 3:23 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 9–3 Terry Etim Submission (d'arce choke) UFC 99 June 13, 2009 2 2:38 Cologne, Germany
Win 9–2 Corey Hill Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 86 July 5, 2008 2 3:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–2 Matt Wiman Submission (rear naked choke) UFC Fight Night 12 January 23, 2008 1 2:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC Debut
Win 8–1 Ikaika Choy-Fu TKO (punches) EliteXC: Uprising September 15, 2007 1 1:35 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 7–1 Marshall Harvest KO (punch) Icon Sport - Epic March 31, 2007 1 0:31 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–1 Brandon Pieper TKO (punches) Icon Sport - All In February 9, 2007 1 1:07 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–1 Arto Woods Submission (triangle choke) ROTR - Beatdown 2 October 21, 2006 1 2:34 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 4–1 Matt Peter KO (punch) Desert Brawl - Bikes, Babes, Brawls June 17, 2006 1 2:50 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Loss 3–1 Rodney Rhoden TKO (referee stoppage) AFC 22 - Alaska Fighting Championship April 12, 2006 1 2:33 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 3–0 Bo Underwood DQ (lllegal kick) AFC 12 - Alaska Fighting Championship June 8, 2005 1 N/A Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 2–0 Jimmy Gainey Submission (triangle choke) AFC 9 - Alaska Fighting Championship March 9, 2005 2 N/A Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 1–0 Andy Garnand Submission AFC 8 - Alaska Fighting Championship February 16, 2005 1 N/A Anchorage, Alaska, United States


  1. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090613/sports/mma_ufc99
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rising UFC star Terry Etim in third successive win
  3. UFC: Hardy beats Davis by controversial split decision as all five Brits triumph
  4. "UFC 109 prelims complete with Danzig vs. Buchholz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "JUSTIN BUCHHOLZ LATEST FIGHTER RELEASED FROM UFC". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2010-02-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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