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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
  • Affiliation: Jackson's MMA
  • 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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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro 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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