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Josh Stansbury

Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury

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  • Given Name: Joshua Edward Stansbury
  • Pro MMA Record: 8-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Sandman
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1984.11.19
  • Last Fight: December 01, 2018 in SC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Syndicate MMA
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $44,000 USD
  • Born: East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury is a professional MMA fighter out of East Liverpool, Ohio. Josh took his first fight in 2005 at age 21. He amassed a record of 10-2 as an amateur before turning pro in 2009. As a pro he has built a 7-2 record. Avenging both pro losses. 

  • As an amateur he won and sucessfully defended the Next Level Fighting title 4 times. He won the NAAFS amateur title in 2007. In 2012 he became the NAAFS pro light heavyweight champion defeating Dan "Dragon" Spohn at Bellator 71. He retained the title in August 2013 with a three round dominant win against "Big" John Hawk in Cleveland. Later voted as Pro Fight of the Year on Bluegrassmma.com for 2013.
  • Josh is also an assistant coach to his hometown peewee wrestling team, East Liverpool Potter Mites. 
  • His MMA career was driven from his love of wrestling. As a wrestler, he achieved high credentials in EL wrestling. He stands at #5 for the most wins in school history at 120. He placed 4th at division 1 in the Ohio state tournament his junior year. Won the Lou Venditti award his senior year.
  • In 2013 he decided to try his hand at professional boxing. He went 2-0 with two quick knockouts. He credits his boxing to his coach, former pro boxer John "The Macho Midget" Bailey. 
  • Josh is above all a family man. He has two sons and a stepson. They are what he fights for.
  • Joshs goal above all: UFC
  • On March 25, 2014 it was officially announced that Josh would be featured on Season 19 of "The Ultimate Fighter."  The show debuted on April 16, 2014 with a two-hour premiere on Fox Sports 1. He fought Irishman Chris Fields in his fight to enter the TUF house. Everything was going as planned as Stansbury dominated the entire first round. He dropped Fields early in the round with a right hand. Later in the round Stansbury went for a takedown and injured his left knee. He sees the injury as a blessing in a way. He is now more focused and feels healthier than ever. The UFC found him a great doctor and covered his procedure. 

     ☆On November 21, 2014 Josh fought Jeremy Osheim (6-0) for the Prize Fighting Championship light heavyweight title. Josh won 3 minutes into the first round by guillotine submission. The fight took place in Denver, Colorado. 
     ☆On October 24, 2015 Josh fought Victor Jones (3-1) at Gladiators of the Cage 19 in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. He won by rear naked choke in the 1st round to improve his record to 7-2, on a 7 fight win streak. 
    Ultimate Fighter 19: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn 


    Episode 1 Chris Fields def. Stansbury by TKO (knee injury) in Round 1 (2013.10.16.)


    ☆☆☆On April 6, 2016 it was announced that Josh would be a cast member of the Ultimate Fighter Season 23. The premier episode is April 20th on Fox Sports 1 at 10pm. ☆☆☆


    ●The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 debuted on April 20, 2016. Josh advanced into the house by defeating Trever Carlson via Americana in the 1st round. New episodes airing every Wednesday at 10pm on Fox Sports 1.


    ●Episode 8 of TUF23 featured Stansbury vs. Abdel Medjedoub of Team Claudia. Josh defeated Abdel via majority decision after 2 rounds. Stansbury advances to the semi-finals for Team Joanna and is the only light heavyweight from Team Joanna to advance. 


    For sponsorship info, contact him via e-mail: stansmma@gmail.com 

    Follow him on Facebook- Josh "The Sandman" Stansbury, Twitter- @SandmanStans or Instagram- @SandmanStans


    Last updated 06.10.2016, 3:34 PM ET
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