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Joe Warren

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren

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  • Name: Joe Warren
  • MMA Record: 15-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Baddest Man on the Planet
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1976.10.31
  • Last Fight: July 14, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Quest
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $50,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: University of Michigan
  • Foundation Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling

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Joe Warren MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Steve Garcia Jr.
14-6-0 7-1-0

Us Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz 3
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.07.14
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.9 lbs (61.6 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Loss | Decision | Majority
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Eduardo Dantas
14-5-0 18-4-0

Us Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2016.12.02
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 133.7 lbs (60.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:04 Round 3 of 3, 11:04 Total

Se Sirwan Kakai
13-5-0 12-4-0

Us Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.09.16
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.4 lbs (61.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Darrion Caldwell
13-4-0 7-0-0

Us Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.03.04
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.2 lbs (61.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#23 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us L.C. Davis
12-4-0 23-6-0

Us Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.09.25
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs (61.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Leglock
0:45 Round 2 of 5, 5:45 Total

Br Marcos Galvão
12-3-0 16-6-1

Us Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2015.03.27
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 134.4 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#17 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Eduardo Dantas
11-3-0 16-3-0

Us Bellator 128: Dantas vs. Warren
Main Event | Title Match | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.10.10
Odds: +385 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 134.4 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Eduardo Dantas Bellator 118 2014.05.02
Reason: Dantas Head Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Rafael Silva
10-3-0 21-3-0

Us Bellator 118: Warren vs. Silva
Main Event | Interim Title | Bantamweight | 135

2014.05.02
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Gasper Oliver
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:56 Round 2 of 3, 6:56 Total

Us Travis Marx
9-3-0 21-4-0

Us Bellator 107: Kongo vs. Graham
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 135 lbs

2013.11.08
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs (61.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:03 Round 2 of 3, 8:03 Total

Us Nick Kirk
8-3-0 10-2-0

Us Bellator 101: Warren vs. Kirk
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 135 lbs

2013.09.27
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.7 lbs (61.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Nick Kirk Bellator 98 2013.09.07
Reason: Warren Failed Medical
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Owen Evinger
7-3-0 7-3-0

Us Bellator 80
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.11.09
Odds: -1300 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.6 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:25 Round 3 of 5, 11:25 Total

Us Pat Curran
7-2-0 16-4-0

Us Bellator 60
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2012.03.09
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Jeff Malott
#17 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:04 Round 1 of 3

Cu Alexis Vila
7-1-0 9-0-0

Us Bellator 51
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 135 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Jerry Krzys
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Patricio Freire Bellator 47 2011.07.23
Reason: Freire Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Marcos Galvão
6-1-0 9-3-1

Us Bellator 41
Main Event | Catchweight | 137 lbs

2011.04.16
Odds: -575 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.8 lbs (62.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Michihiro Omigawa Dream 16 2010.09.25
Reason: Contract Disagreement
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:33 Round 2 of 5, 5:33 Total

Us Joe Soto
5-1-0 9-0-0

Us Bellator 27
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2010.09.02
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 143.6 lbs (65.1 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
#31 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#20 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Patricio Freire
4-1-0 14-0-0

Us Bellator 23
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2010.06.24
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#18 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Georgi Karakhanyan
3-1-0 13-1-1

Us Bellator 18
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2010.05.13
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eric Marriott
2-1-0 17-3-0

Us Bellator 13
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2010.04.08
Odds: -613 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:42 Round 1 of 2

Br Bibiano Fernandes
2-0-0 5-2-0

Jp Dream 11: Featherweight & Superhulk GP Finale
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 63 kg

2009.10.06
Odds: -163 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 138.2 lbs (62.7 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Norifumi Yamamoto
1-0-0 17-1-0

Jp Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 63 kg

2009.05.26
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 138.0 lbs (62.6 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
#55 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
10:00 Round 1 of 2

Us Chase Beebe
0-0-0 12-3-0

Jp Dream 7: Featherweight GP 2009 First Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 63 kg

2009.03.08
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 139.0 lbs (63.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada

Joe Warren Wiki Update Wiki

One of the most decorated wrestlers to ever compete in MMA, Warren has amassed a slew of achievements across the different styles, Folkstyle, Freestyle and most notably, Greco-Roman. 


Beginning his journey with Folkstyle at East Kentwood Highschool, he would become a 3-time state placer, with 1 state championship in his senior year. Following Highschool he would then wrestle for The University of Michigan, achieving a 3rd place finish at the 2000 NCAA finals. He also achieved a runner up finish at the 1998/99 Big-Ten Conference tournament. 

 
Still hungry for competition, he switched to Greco-Roman fulltime from Folkstyle/Freestyle, embarking on a run that would see him accomplish great success on the highest level, and against the toughest international competitors. His top results include 1st place at the 2006 World Greco Championships, 1st place at the 2007 World Cup,  1st place at the 2007 Pan-American Championship, and three 1st places finishes at the  United States Greco Championships, years 2004 - 2007.  He also scored a 3rd place finish at the senior national Greco Championship in 2003.

 
Among his other achievements in elite-level Greco-Roman events are ; four top-3 finishes at the 'Dave Schultz Memorial International' tournament,  three top-3 finishes at the 'Henri Daglane Challenge' tournament, two top-3 finishes at the 'Sunkist Kids/ASU International', and four top-3 finishes at various 'NYAC International Open' tournaments, and 2004 USA Olympic team trials runner up.

 
He was also a USA World team trials champion in 2005 - 2007, 1st place at the USA-University Greco Championships in 1998, was USA Greco-Roman athlete of the year in 2006, and in 2009 was an inductee in the "Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions", as part of the "National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum"


At the 2006 World Greco Championships, Warren defeated a 'murderer's row' of opponents and multiple time World Championship medalists including Dilshod Aripov of Uzbekistan in the opener, ( 2 - 3, 3 - 1, 3 - 1,), Ali Ashkani of Iran in the round of 16 ( 2 - 1, 1 - 1 ), Vyacheslav Djaste of Russia in the quarter's ( 4 - 1, 2 - 1 ), Euseibiu Diaconu of Romania in the semi's ( 1 - 1, 2 - 1 ), and finally David Bedinadze of Georgia ( 1 - 1, 4 - 1, 2 - 1 ), to be crowned the World Champion. 

 
He missed the 2007 Pan-American Championship, as he was penalised for testing positive for cannabis.  In 2008 he was handed an absurd ban of 2 years for the offense, missing the 2008 Beijing Olympics, of which he was the favorite to capture gold. Shortly after this time, Warren decided to transition to MMA, linking up with fellow Greco and MMA veterans at 'Team Quest', to begin his journey.


Making his pro-debut in the '2009 Dream Featherweight Grand Prix', defeating Chase Beebe in the opening round, he would then achieve a huge underdog victory over 17 - 1, acclaimed fan-favorite Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto in the second round, in only his 2nd pro MMA bout. Despite his incredible early success he would succumb to Jiu-Jitsu ace and Hall of Famer Bibiano Fernandes by armbar in the Grand Prix final. After this GP, he went on to sign with Bellator, becoming one of the promotion's pioneers.

Last updated 05.31.2017, 9:22 PM ET
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