Ajax loader

Us

Pro Record


0-4-0

Joe Son

Joe Son
  • Name: Joe Son
  • MMA Record: 0-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 45 | Date of Birth: 1970.11.20
  • Last Fight: July 20, 2002 in PFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'4" (163cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Huntington Beach, California
  • Personal Pages:

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Joe Son is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Joe Son MMA Fight Record

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
0:54 Round 1 of 2

Jp Jukei Nakajima
0-3-0 2-2-0

Jp Pride The Best Volume 2
Main Card

2002.07.20
Loss | Submission

Br Joe Moreira

Us California Regional

2002.04.12
Loss | Submission | Injury

Jp Yusuke Imamura
0-1-0 0-1-0

Jp Pride The Best Volume 1

2002.02.22
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:44 Round 1 of 1

Us Keith Hackney
0-0-0 1-0-0

Us UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1994.12.16
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy

Joe Son Wiki Update Wiki

Joe Son is a sad footnote to the history of mixed martial arts. His lackluster professional fighting record pales beside his notorious reputation outside the cage.


After compiling an 0-4 record in the UFC and Pride FC from 1994-2002, Son retired from active competition. Fans particularly recall his loss to Keith Hackney at UFC 4, where Hackney delivered repeated, deliberate, and at that time perfectly legal groin strikes to Son. The video is replayed on forums to this day. Fans also joke about the questionable-at-best pedigree of his self-styled "Joe Son Do" fighting system.


In October of 2008, Joe Son was arrested in California on charges that he participated in a 1990 gang rape of a California woman. According to the allegations, Son and an accomplice allegedly forced the woman into a car, where they repeatedly raped her at gunpoint, eventually releasing her, naked and with her pants tied around her eyes, on the side of a road. In September of 2011 Son was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.


Son is also remembered for playing the part of Random Task in the 1997 Mike Myers vehicle “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”

Last updated 10.02.2012, 4:05 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Joe Son News View All

A lot of fighters claim to be fighting for their country when they step into the Octagon.... (8 months ago)
(Looks like someone's got their next tattoo appointment booked!)  Perhaps it's appropria... (1 year ago)
When it came to size and skill, the early UFC didn't care! Vote in the OSMMA Review Award... (over 1 year ago)
Vote here in the first OSMMA Review Awards and let us know who you think cut the best pro... (over 1 year ago)
Vote here in the OSMMA Review Awards to let us know who you think was the most memorable ... (over 1 year ago)
Vote in the Old School MMA Review Awards and decide what was the best made-up fighting st... (over 1 year ago)
It sounds like Brendan Schaub could be in for a long night against Travis Browne at UFC 1... (almost 2 years ago)
Ray Rice might well be done with football after footage of him knocking out his wife came... (almost 2 years ago)
  • MMA Weekly : Josh Hill Believes He’s Ready to Take the WSOF Belt Off Marlon Moraes
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201 Embedded, Episode 1: Winding Down Before Fight Week Ramps Up
  • MMAFighting.com : A.J. McKee, Bubba Jenkins fights added to Bellator 160 main card
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on FOX 20 Takeaways: Bring Back Ronda Rousey … Like, Now
  • MMAFighting.com : Monday Morning Analyst: How Valentina Shevchenko beat Holly Holm
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 201 Embedded, Episode 1: 'Don't take no sh*t'
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201 Countdown Video: Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
  • MMAFighting.com : Mark Hunt unloads on UFC over Brock Lesnar situation: 'F**k your sh*t company'
  • MMA Weekly : Megan Anderson Expects to Continue the Climb Up the Featherweight Ladder at Invicta FC 18
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201 Countdown Video: Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201 Countdown Video: Matt Brown vs Jake Ellenberger
  • MMA Weekly : ‘The Hurt Business’ Movie Trailer Featuring Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Georges St-Pierre and More
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201 Free Fight: Watch Rose Namajunas Derail Paige VanZant
  • MMAFighting.com : Chael Sonnen considering UFC comeback — if he can pass USADA drug test
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor’s coach predicts fourth-round finish over Nate Diaz at UFC 202
  • MMA Weekly : Dan Henderson Plans to Retire After Michael Bisping Fight
  • MMAFighting.com : Leonardo Silva replaces Reza Madadi, set to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 93
  • MMAFighting.com : Leandro Silva replaces Reza Madadi, set to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 93
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley Extended Video Preview
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 201 Countdown: Lawler vs. Woodley