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Maximo Blanco

Maximo "Maxi" Blanco

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  • Name: Maximo Blanco
  • MMA Record: 12-7-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Maxi
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1983.10.16
  • Last Fight: January 17, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Jackson Wink MMA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $135,400 USD
  • Born: Coro, Falcon, Venezuela
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Tae Kwon Do

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Blanco, originally from Venezuela, trained in Tae Kwon Do for three years, reaching the rank of green belt, before being introduced to wrestling at the age of 14 by his cousin. Blanco competed in the sport for a year at German Villalobos High School, before being recruited to compete for the inaugural team at Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School in Japan along with three other Venezuelans. Blanco faced problems with bullying and fitting in to a new society, but continued to excel at wrestling, winning All-Japan honors before being recruited again to compete at Nihon University. Upon graduating, Blanco continued competing and won International Championships in Venezuela, China, and Azerbaijan. Blanco was also a competitor at the 2007 Pan American Games and came close to winning a Bronze Medal in the 144 lb weight division, he later lost the third place match via points to Peruvian grappler Aldo Parimango.


In MMA,  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, competing while representing Hidehiko Yoshida's 'Yoshida Dojo' in Japan before then switching slowly to 'Jackson/Wink MMA' in New Mexico.

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.


Blanco's next UFC outing would end in another disappointment as he dropped a unanimous decision verdict to Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs, Mousasi on February 15, 2014. 


The second half of 2014 would turn around for Blanco as he would win his last two fights of the year. He first defeated Andy Ogle via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi on May 31, 2014. He would then win another unanimous decision over Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson on September 20, 2014. 


Blanco then faced Andy Ogle on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. He won the fight by unanimous decision.


Blanco next faced Dan Hooker on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. He won the fight via unanimous decision.


Blanco faced Mike De La Torre on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.



Last updated 10.16.2015, 2:08 PM ET
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Maximo Blanco MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Dennis Bermudez UFC UFN 81 2016.01.17
Reason: Bermudez Staph Infection
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:38 Round 1 of 3

Us Luke Sanders
12-6-1 10-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 81 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:16 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike De La Torre
11-6-1 13-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.07.12
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $41,400 ($23K Base, $18,400 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 148.5 lbs (67.4 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nz Daniel Hooker
10-6-1 11-4-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2014.09.20
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Wolf Menninger | Walkout Music: Pitbull feat. Neyo, Nayer & Afrojack - Give Me Everything (Tonight)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Andy Ogle
9-6-1 9-4-0

De UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.05.31
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Wolf Menninger
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Felipe Arantes
9-5-1 15-6-1

Br UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.02.15
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
0:25 Round 1 of 3

Se Akira Corassani
9-4-1 11-3-0

Us 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 (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Sam Sicilia
8-4-1 10-2-0

Us 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 (66.7 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#46 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Marcus Brimage
8-3-1 4-1-0

Us 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 (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Will Fisher
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total

Us Pat Healy
8-2-1 22-16-0

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Cancelled Bout Josh Thomson Strikeforce 2011.09.10
Reason: Thomson Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kr Won Sik Park
7-2-1 10-2-1

Jp Sengoku: Soul of Fight
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.12.30
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:26 Round 1 of 3

Jp Kiuma Kunioku
6-2-1 34-23-9

Jp Sengoku 15
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.10.30
Odds: -480 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
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

Br Rodrigo Damm
5-2-1 9-3-0

Jp Sengoku 13
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.06.20
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:10 Round 1 of 3

Kr Chang Hyun Kim
4-2-1 15-5-0

Jp Sengoku 12
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.03.07
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 153.9 lbs (69.8 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:12 Round 2 of 3, 6:12 Total

Jp Tetsuya Yamada
3-2-1 3-1-0

Jp Sengoku 10
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2009.09.23
Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Katsuya Inoue

Jp Pancrase

2009.08.08
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
4:20 Round 1 of 3

Jp Akihiko Mori
2-1-1 6-6-1

Jp Sengoku 8
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2009.05.02
Odds: -370 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.1 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Draw

Jp Koji Oishi

Jp Pancrase

2009.04.05
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks
0:38 Round 1 of 3

Jp Seigo Inoue
1-1-0 6-6-2

Jp Sengoku no Ran 2009
Main Card | Lightweight

2009.01.04
Odds: -123 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Daisuke Hanazawa

Jp Pancrase

2008.12.07
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Jp Hiroki Aoki

Jp Pancrase

2008.10.01
No Contest

Jp Yuki Yashima

Jp Pancrase

2008.08.27

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