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#11 Welterweight Division

Active

"New Mansa"

Joaquin Buckley

Welterweight Division

19-6-0 (W-L-D)

13

Wins by Knockout

4

First Round Finishes

Joaquin Buckley

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Joaquin Buckley's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
United States
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
30
Height
70.00
Weight
180.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 8, 2020
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
40.00
  • Pro since 2014
     
  • 13 wins by KO
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine and four in a row
     
  • Owns 2016 KO win over UFC vet Chris Heatherly
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Mali Empire – ‘Mansa’ meaning king.”

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Buckley won a three round unanimous decision over Nursulton Ruziboev 

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Buckley stopped Vicente Luque via strikes at 3:17 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (10/7/23) Buckley won a three round unanimous decision over Alex Morono 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Buckley knocked out Andre Fialho at 4:15 of the second round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Buckley was knocked out by Chris Curtis at 2:49 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Buckley lost a three round unanimous decision to Nassourdine Imavov 

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Buckley defeated Albert Duraev via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Buckley won a three-round split decision over Abdul Razak Alhassan

UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Buckley knocked out Antonio Arroyo at 2:26 of the third round

UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Buckley was knocked out by Alessio Di Chirico at 2:12 of the first round

UFC 255 (11/21/20) Buckley knocked out Jordan Wright at :18 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Buckley knocked out Impa Kasanganay at 2:03 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Buckley was stopped by Kevin Holland via strikes at :43 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2012 – It’s something I always wanted to do.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Don’t know yet, but I am grateful for the opportunity.

What was your job before you started fighting? Simple jobs

Favorite grappling technique: Blast double

Favorite Striking technique: Jab