Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Joe “Bodybagz” Pyfer.
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: Joe Pyfer
NICKNAME: Joe “Bodybagz” Pyfer
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 23 years old – 9/17/96
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2, 185
LEG REACH: 43”
BIRTHPLACE: Vineland, NJ
FIGHTING OUT OF: Philadelphia, PA
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Boxing / Wrestling
TRAINER: Sam Oropeza / Balance Studios
TRAINING: 6am, 2pm, and 7/8pm
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 7-1
Thoughts on opponent, Dustin Stoltzfus? When and why did you start training for fighting? At 4.5 years old. My dad made me, I had no choice, then I developed a love for it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Art of War middleweight title, ROC middleweight title
Do you have any heroes? No
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the world to be able to perform on the biggest platform with what I do and put the household name Bodybagz on every TV.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No college
What was your job before you started fighting? Verizon wireless and Piazza Honda
Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling/takedowns with some throws
Twitter account name: @joe_pyfer96
Facebook account: Joseph Pyfer
Instagram account: @bodybagz_pyfer
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2018
- Four wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
- Four first round finishes
Q&A Courtesy of the UFC