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Joe Solecki

Lightweight Division

13-4-0 (W-L-D)

1

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Joe Solecki

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Info

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

Place of Birth
Wenonah, United States
Fighting style
Grappler
Age
30
Height
69.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 7, 2019
Reach
70.50
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2016
     
  • One win by KO, eight by submission (6 RNC, triangle, guillotine)
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 13
     
  • Eight first round finishes

UFC on ESPN (12/2/23) Solecki was knocked out by Drakkar Klose at 1:41 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Solecki submitted Carl Deaton via rear naked choke at 4:55 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Solecki won a three round majority decision over Alex da Silva

UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Solecki lost a three round split decision to Jared Gordon

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Solecki won a three round unanimous decision over Jim Miller

UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Solecki submitted Austin Hubbard via rear naked choke at 3:51 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Solecki won a three round unanimous decision over Matt Wiman

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3 

Episode 3 (7/9/19) Solecki submitted Jesse James Wallace via guillotine choke at 3:49 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 1999 at six years old in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I began training for my first fight in 2015 to pursue my dream of becoming one of the best in the world.

What ranks and titles have you held? I held two amateur titles, but my proudest rank is my black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are John Hassett, my lifelong Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and one of the best men I’ve ever known, and Chris Goude, my boxing coach, one of the toughest and smartest people I know. He is a cancer survivor and pushes hard every day to be able to train me.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean everything for me to prove that I can fight at the highest level and make a living for my family.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college and was two semesters away from a degree in Exercise Science, but dropped out when I began fighting.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a kids’ Jiu-Jitsu coach and worked in a warehouse unloading trucks.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? USFFC Lightweight Champion, NY State Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite striking technique: Anything involving footwork/head movement