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Josh Culibao

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Josh Culibao

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

Ciudad natal
Sydney, Australia
Trenes en
Igor MMA
Estilo de lucha
Debut del octágono
Feb. 23, 2020
Alcance de la pierna
  • Pro since 2016
  • Three first round finishes
  • Five wins by knockout, one by submission (RNC)
  • Origin of nickname: “It means older brother in Tagalog, the Filipino language. I was called that at the gym and it just stuck because I saw a lot of the older boys in my as older brothers but they ended up calling me ‘Kuya.’”

UFC Fight Night (7/22/23) Culibao lost a three round unanimous decision to Lerone Murphy 

UFC 284 (2/11/23) Culibao submitted Melsik Baghdasaryan via rear naked choke at 2:02 of the second round 

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Culibao won a three round split decision over SeungWoo Choi

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Culibao won a three round unanimous decision over Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

UFC on ESPN (10/3/20) Culibao fought to a three-round draw with Charles Jourdain

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Culibao was stopped by Jalin Turner via strikes at 3:01 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 15 to lose weight and gain confidence. 

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt, Hex Fight Series FW champion, DiamondBack FW champion and SuperFight FW champion

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true. It means I get to show the whole world what I’m capable of and beat the best guys in the world 

What was your job before you started fighting? Electrician

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? World Pankration gold and silver medalist. Urban Fight Night FW amateur champion

Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and straight right