- Name: John Makdessi
- Pro MMA Record: 17-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Bull
- Current Streak: 3 Wins
- Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1985.05.03
- Last Fight: March 23, 2019 in UFC
- Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
- Affiliation: N/A
- Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 68.0" (173cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $182,000 USD
- Born: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Fighting out of: Laval, Quebec
- Head Coach: Duke Roufus
- Other Coaches: N/A
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John Makdessi began training in Tae Kwon Do when he was only six years old. When he was 17 years old, his dojo closed down so he started training Karate and Kickboxing. Makdessi would amass a 22-0 record in Kickboxing while winning a gold in WKA Karate, an Eastern Canadian Championship in Kickboxing and the USKBA World Championship.
After a 7-0 start to his professional MMA career, John would sign with the UFC. He went 2-2 in his first 4 fights in the promotion but has since won three straight to move his UFC record to 5-2. He picked up wins over Sam Stout, Daron Cruickshank and Renee Forte. He would lose his next by decision to Alan Patrick.