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Maximo Blanco

Maximo "Maxi" Blanco

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  • Name: Maximo Blanco
  • Professional MMA Record: 10-6-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Maxi
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1983.10.16
  • Last Fight: May 31, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $69,000 USD
  • Born: Coro, Falcon, Venezuela
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: New York City, New York
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Blanco is a former Lightweight and current Featherweight with a background in wrestling. In wrestling he was an All Japan wrestler in high school and wrestled in university. He also took 4th place in Freestyle at the 2007 Pan American Games. He has fought in Pancrase, Sengoku, Strikeforce, and UFC. He holds notable victories over Hiroki Aoki, Katsuya Inoue, Tetsuya Yamada, Rodrigo Damm and Kiuma Kunioku.

After starting his career 2-2-1 Blanco went on a 6 fight win streak which included him winning the Lightweight King of Pancrase title. Blanco would then sign to Strikeforce where he was set to debut against Josh Thomson. Thomson however would dropout due to injury and be replaced by Pat Healy. Blanco would lose by Rear Naked Choke in the 2nd round. Blanco then joined the UFC and dropped to Featherweight where he debuted against Marcus Brimage. Blanco would drop a split decision. 

Blanco faced Sam Sicilia at TUF 17 Finale winning a unanimous decision after an entertaining three round slugfestt. He would not fare so well in his next UFC outing against Akira Corassani at TUF 18 Finale however. After dropping Corassani early in the fight, Blanco, among the torrent of strikes, would deliver an illegal knee to his grounded opponent that would break Akira's nose in five different places. After the referee Mario Yamasaki called a time-out, Corassani claimed he was unable to continue and the referee would award him the victory via disqualification giving Blanco his second UFC defeat.

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Maximo Blanco MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Daniel Hooker
UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2014.09.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Andy Ogle
Ref: Wolf Menninger
UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.05.31
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Felipe Arantes
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.02.15
Odds: -115 Near Even | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
0:25 Round 1 of 3
Akira Corassani
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.11.30
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $17,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Sam Sicilia
Ref: Kim Winslow
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.04.13
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 147.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marcus Brimage
Ref: Will Fisher
UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2012.04.21
Odds: -245 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total
Pat Healy
Ref: Gary Copeland
Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.09.10
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Josh Thomson Strikeforce 2011.09.10
Reason: Thomson Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Won Sik Park
Ref: Samio Kimura
Sengoku: Soul of Fight
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2010.12.30
Odds: -400 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.985 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:26 Round 1 of 3
Kiuma Kunioku
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Sengoku 15
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2010.10.30
Odds: -480 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.985 lbs
Cancelled Bout Leonardo Santos Sengoku 15 2010.10.30
Reason: Santos Neck Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:45 Round 2 of 3, 5:45 Total
Rodrigo Damm
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Sengoku 13
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2010.06.20
Odds: -200 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.765 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:10 Round 1 of 3
Chang Hyun Kim
Sengoku 12
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2010.03.07
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 153.9 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:12 Round 2 of 3, 6:12 Total
Tetsuya Yamada
Ref: Tomoki Matsumiya
Sengoku 10
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2009.09.23
Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Katsuya Inoue Pancrase 2009.08.08
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
4:20 Round 1 of 3
Akihiko Mori
Ref: Yoshinori Umeki
Sengoku 8
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2009.05.02
Odds: -370 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.1 lbs
Draw Koji Oishi Pancrase 2009.04.05
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks
0:38 Round 1 of 3
Seigo Inoue
Ref: Tomoki Matsumiya
Sengoku no Ran 2009
Main Card | Lightweight
2009.01.04
Odds: -123 Near Even | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke Daisuke Hanazawa Pancrase 2008.12.07
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Hiroki Aoki Pancrase 2008.10.01
No Contest Yuki Yashima Pancrase 2008.08.27

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