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Heavyweight Division


Josh Parisian

Heavyweight Division

15-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Josh Parisian

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Martinsburg, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 28, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Has won eight of his last 13

  • 11 wins by KO, two by submission (Triangle, keylock)

  • Eight first round finishes

  • Has 2-0 pro boxing record

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Parisian was stopped by Robelis Despaigne via strikes at :18 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Parisian was submitted by Martin Buday via kimura at 4:11 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (2/18/23) Parisian lost a three round unanimous decision to Jamal Pogues 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Parisian stopped Alan Baudot via strikes at 3:04 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Parisian was stopped by Don’Tale Mayes via strikes at 3:26 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Parisian won a three round unanimous decision over Roque Martinez

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Parisian lost a three round unanimous decision to Parker Porter


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode three (8/18/20) Parisian knocked out Chad Johnson at 3:43 of the first round


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 28

On episode 5, Parisian was stopped by Michel Batista via strikes at 2:10 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Episode 3 (6/26/18) Parisian knocked out Greg Rebello at 1:31 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 to build confidence, but ended up being talked into a fight and have loved it ever since.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the reward of every drop of sweat and blood I’ve spilled and every sacrifice I’ve made.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bay Community College. Went for CAD, but quit college to fight.

What was your job before you started fighting? Construction

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Seven amateur belts

Favorite grappling technique: Whizzer sweep

Favorite Striking technique: Leg kick