Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Jose “Lobo Solitario” Johnson.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 5, featuring 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 fifth episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Jose Johnson
NICKNAME: Jose “Lobo Solitario” Johnson
WEIGHT CLASS: Bantamweight
AGE: 25 years old – 5/25/95
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 135
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Flint, MI
FIGHTING OUT OF: Dominican Republic
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Spanish, English
TRAINER: Kru Kasib / Chadrick Turner
TRAINING: Muay Thai / MMA
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 11-5
Thoughts on opponent, Ronnie Lawrence? Not worried.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I got jumped when I was in high school; it pushed me to learn how to defend myself.
What ranks and titles have you held? Currently #1 in Michigan, #4 In Texas, #6 US SW, #3 in US MW, #15 in United States
Do you have any heroes? Malcolm X
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean that my kids will have a better upbringing than me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, associates in biology
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I’ve held 16 belts at four different weight classes.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I am WXC pro 135 world champion
Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling
Favorite Striking technique: Dutch kickboxing
Twitter account name: @josejohnsonmma
Facebook account: Zhakwarius Jose YaMyl Johnson (Morris Utu)
Instagram account: platano_pride95
- Pro since 2016
- Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
- Seven first round finishes
- On five fight winning streak with all wins by first round KO
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