Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"Anqa"

11-4-0

Josh Samman

Josh "Anqa" Samman

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Joshua Kaleb Samman
  • Pro MMA Record: 11-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Anqa
  • Ending Streak: 2 Losses
  • Date of Birth: 1988.03.14 | Died: 2016.10.05
  • Last Fight: July 13, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: MMA Masters
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $162,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fought out of: Miami, Florida
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Josh Samman is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed MMA bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Josh Samman Wiki Update Wiki

Josh Samman was the 2nd fighter selected to Team Jones on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Samman made it into the house with his 1st round finish of of Lou Bercier.


In the 5th episode of the season Chael Sonnen selected Josh to fight Team Sonnen's 4th round pick Tor Troeng. He would finish Tor in the first round by TKO. He would then face off against the experienced ground game of Jimmy Quinlan. Samman would once again come out on top finishing Quinlan by submission due to strikes. In the Semi-Final fight against Kelvin Gastelum. Even though Samman was considered the heavy favourite by both coaches, he was quickly taken down by Gastelum and submitted in Round 1. Gastelum would eventually  go on to win TUF.


At The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen Finale, Samman faced Kevin Casey, a member on Team Sonnen who lost his Elimination Round during TUF 17 season. Samman defeated Casey in Round 2 at 2:17, via TKO.


Samman was to replace Nick Ring against his former The Ultimate Fighter 17 rival Uriah Hall on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. However, on July 17, he was taken out of the bout after an undisclosed injury. Samman was expected to face Caio Magalhaês on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11 but was forced to withdraw after tearing his left hamstring.


Samman faced Eddie Gordon on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. After losing the first round, he came back in the second round to land a left switch head kick on Gordon, knocking him out. Samman's knockout performance also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.


The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen

Episode 1 Samman def. Leo Bercier by TKO (punches) in Round 1 (2012.10.30)

Episode 6 Samman def. Tor Troéng by KO (punches) in Round 1 (2012.11.17)

Episode 11 Samman def. Jimmy Quinlan by Submission (punches) in Round 1 (2012.12.03)

Episode 12 Kelvin Gastelum def. Samman by Submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1 (2012.12.11)

Last updated 12.09.2014, 1:53 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Josh Samman News View All

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Fight Pass has r... (2020-06-09 15:30:00 -0400)
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Today we look bac... (2020-04-13 13:30:00 -0400)
UFC veteran Nick Roehrick will be part of the fight card. | Photo by Bran... (2020-03-21 03:39:40 -0400)
Bloody Elbow’s managing editor, Anton Tabuena answers reader questions. The Bl... (2019-04-17 13:00:00 -0400)
Combat Night has renounced any affiliation with Cesar Sayov, the man arrested ... (2018-10-26 17:00:02 -0400)
Take a closer look at the strange happenings of UFC OKC, from the tainted endi... (2017-06-27 13:00:02 -0400)
  • MMA Junkie : Rizin FF 23 live results
  • MMAFighting.com : Robbie Lawler steps into fight Neil Magny on Aug. 29 after Geoff Neal reveals recent hospitalization
  • MMA Junkie : Neil Magny vs. Robbie Lawler booked for Aug. 29 UFC event after Geoff Neal suffers health scare
  • MMA Junkie : Video: UFC 252 'Countdown' for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3
  • MMA Junkie : Video: UFC 252 'Countdown' for Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera
  • MMA Junkie : Video: UFC 252 'Countdown' for Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • MMA Junkie : MMA's week out of the cage: Conor McGregor, Dee Devlin announce engagement
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 – Inside the Octagon preview video
  • MMAFighting.com : Michael Chandler will make ‘best decision possible’ on Bellator future
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 32 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Las Vegas
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 32 post-event facts: Derrick Lewis conquers one record and approaches others
  • MMA Junkie : Darren Stewart explains UFC on ESPN+ 32 dedication to friend Jahreau Shepherd
  • MMAFighting.com : Bellator 243 video: Valerie Loureda felt disrespected by opponent
  • MMA Junkie : Bryan Barberena returns from back surgery, fights Anthony Ivy at UFC event on Sept. 12
  • MMA Junkie : Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN+ 32 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them
  • MMA Junkie : Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Derrick Lewis after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win?
  • MMA Junkie : Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Aleksei Oleinik after UFC on ESPN+ 32 loss?
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 6 winner Kevin Holland ready for quick turnaround: ‘We can fight tomorrow’
  • MMA Junkie : 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 32: Derrick Lewis beasts, Chris Weidman perseveres
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 32’s Beneil Dariush not mad he didn't get bonus, explains first weight miss