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Luis Saldana

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16-7-1 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

6

First Round Finishes

Luis Saldana

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Des Moines, United States
Fighting style
Striker
Age
31
Height
71.00
Weight
145.50
Octagon Debut
Apr. 10, 2021
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
40.00
  • Pro since 2011
     
  • Nine wins by KO, five by submission (2 triangle, 2 RNC, armbar)
     
  • Six first-round finishes
     
  • Owns 2018 win over UFC vet Ramiro Hernandez
     
  • Has also faced Mike Santiago and Justin Lawrence

UFC 278 (8/20/22) Saldana and Sean Woodson fought to a three round split draw 

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Saldana won a three round unanimous decision over Bruno Souza

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Saldana lost a three round unanimous decision to Austin Lingo

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Saldana won a three round unanimous decision over Jordan Griffin
 

DWCS 4

Episode 8 (11/4/20) Saldana stopped Vince Murdock via strikes at :44 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I had my first boxing match at eight years old. Dad liked the sport and gave my brother and I a chance to try it out. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Two different 145-lb titles in local promotions. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s huge for me to be able to compete with the best in world and better my future - it is a dream come true. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve worked full-time most of my fighting career. Currently I’m a warehouse worker. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2009 Iowa Golden Gloves, 3x Silver Gloves in Iowa 

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Side kick