Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Dustin Stoltzfus.
Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 2 which features a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster. The second episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
NAME: Dustin Stoltzfus
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 28 years old – 11/15/91
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Lancaster PA
FIGHTING OUT OF: Germersheim, Germany
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, German
STYLE: Muay Thai / Submission Wrestling
TRAINER: Frank Schneider, Dominic Englert
STRENGTHS: Very well rounded, can end the fight in any position
TRAINING: Running, biking, lifting or mitts in the morning. One or two classes in the evening.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 12-1
Thoughts on opponent, Joseph Pyfer? Hard hitting young guy but is still rough around the
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2012. Just for something to do as a hobby.
What ranks and titles have you held? WE LOVE MMA Middleweight title, #2 middleweight in Germany
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The opportunity to really test myself against the best in the world and finally make a living doing it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor’s from MTSU in foreign languages (German) and economics, Master’s from the Johannes Gutenberg University FTSK in translation (German to English)
What was your job before you started fighting? Currently a freelance translator and a coach. Never had a career in anything. Did seasonal work or odd jobs in everything including, but not limited to: Farmhand, Construction, Day care, Bouncer, Translation office and Just about anything that pays.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Luta Livre brown belt, BJJ purple belt, Tang Soo Do red belt
Favorite grappling technique: All of them
Favorite Striking technique: Left kick to the liver
Facebook account: @dustinstoltzfusmma
Instagram accounts: @dustinstoltzfusmma
OTHER KEY POINTS:
Pro since 2014
One win by KO, five by submission (Twister, guillotine, 2 RNC, kneebar)
On nine fight winning streak. Lone defeat was in March 2015
Four first round finishes
Q&A Courtesy of the UFC
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