United States

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 & Date of Birth: N/A
  • 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:

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 MMA Fight Record

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

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

Pride The Best Volume 2
Main Card

2002.07.20
Loss | Submission

Joe Moreira

California Regional

2002.04.12
Loss | Submission | Injury

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

Pride The Best Volume 1

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

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

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 News View All

(Looks like someone's got their next tattoo appointment booked!)  Perhaps it's appropria... (2 days ago)
When it came to size and skill, the early UFC didn't care! Vote in the OSMMA Review Award... (5 months ago)
Vote here in the first OSMMA Review Awards and let us know who you think cut the best pro... (5 months ago)
Vote here in the OSMMA Review Awards to let us know who you think was the most memorable ... (5 months ago)
Vote in the Old School MMA Review Awards and decide what was the best made-up fighting st... (6 months ago)
It sounds like Brendan Schaub could be in for a long night against Travis Browne at UFC 1... (8 months ago)
  • MMA Weekly : Daniel Cormier Has No Sympathy for Stripped UFC Champion Jon Jones
  • MMA Weekly : Watch the UFC 187 Q&A Featuring Luke Rockhold Streaming Live on Friday at 5 PM ET
  • MMA Weekly : Watch the UFC 187 Official Weigh-In Streaming Live on Friday at 7 PM ET
  • MMA Weekly : John Dodson and the Great Chuck E. Cheese Discovery (UFC 187 Video)
  • MMA Weekly : Andrei Arlovski Video: ‘I’m Gonna Finish My Career in the UFC’
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor UFC 187 media scrum
  • MMAFighting.com : Matt Serra & Ray Longo hold court like only they can about Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
  • MMAFighting.com : Daniel Cormier explains why a title win on Saturday doesn't really change anything for him
  • MMAFighting.com : Vitor Belfort compares Chris Weidman to NASDAQ
  • MMAFighting.com : Donald Cerrone promises he will finally ask Dana White for title shot after UFC 187
  • MMAFighting.com : Zach Makovsky makes case for title shot with win over John Dodson
  • MMAFighting.com : Andrei Arlovski notices similarity between old self and new Travis Browne
  • MMAFighting.com : John Makdessi believes he'll turn Donald Cerrone into a wrestler at UFC 187
  • MMA Junkie : Eddie Wineland returns from broken jaw, meets Bryan Caraway at UFC on FOX 16
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor on Ireland gay marriage referendum: 'We all deserve equal rights'
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Conor McGregor talks to reporters in Las Vegas, plans to finish Aldo in first
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White Guarantees Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg Will Do 2 Million PPV Buys
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 187 Embedded, Episode 4: 'I didn't bring no underwear'
  • MMA Junkie : Zach Makovsky: Dodson standing in my way to title shot, not other way around
  • MMA Junkie : John Dodson has no beef with UFC 187 opponent: I helped him win Bellator, RFA belts