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Joe Soto Scouting Report

 

Joe Soto Scouting Report

Vitals

5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight)
Orthodox
March 22, 1987

Record

18-6 (UFC: 3-4)

Current Streak

1 straight loss

Training

Two-time Junior College All-American
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

Bellator Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (no successful title defenses)
Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

– held championships in multiple organizations (including a bigger one – Bellator)
– used to fight at featherweight so big for bantamweight division
– great submission skills – more than half of wins come via tap out
– has (T)KO power in his hands
– very solid MMA boxer
– good ground and pound
– has fought against tough competition in his career
– great college wrestling resume
– very good takedown defense
– still young, but has good experience
– finishes fights

 

Weaknesses
 
– can be knocked out & submitted
– has lost when he’s fought a step up in competition
– leaves hands down while striking
– had difficulty cutting weight in past

 

Synopsis

Joe Soto has found life in the Octagon a tough go.


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