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Maximo Blanco

Maximo "Maxi" Blanco

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  • Name: Maximo Blanco
  • MMA Record: 11-6-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Maxi
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.10.16
  • Last Fight: September 20, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 146.0 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  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Tae Kwon Do

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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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

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

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.07.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katsuya Inoue

Pancrase

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

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

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

Koji Oishi

Pancrase

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

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

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

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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