Julio Arce

USA

Wins after missing weight
BantamweightUFC
April 9, 2022
Arce defeated Daniel Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 273 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
It was a strong performance by Arce that is somewhat muted by the fact he missed weight by half a pound on Friday morning. Julio proved to be the far more proficient striker, which ended up being a turning point in a fight which was contested entirely on the feet. Santos did his best to control the pace of the bout, but Arce used that aggressiveness against his opposition by firing off plenty of volume in the striking game. The very definition of roster depth, Arce has now alternated wins and losses in his past seven fights dating back to June 2018.
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Misses weight by half pound
BantamweightUFC
April 8, 2022
Arce will forfeit 20 percent of his purse after missing weight ahead of Saturday's matchup with Daniel Santos at UFC 273, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Arce weighed in at 136.5 pounds so he didn't miss by much, but he won't get on the scale again despite coming in heavy, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports. The fight will proceed at a catchweight as Arce looks to get back in the win column. He was defeated by Yadong Song via TKO in November of 2021.
Will fight in UFC 273
BantamweightUFC
January 13, 2022
Arce will take on Daniel Santos in a bantamweight fight at UFC 273 on Apr. 9, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Arce will be looking to come back from his defeat to Yadong Song in on Nov. 13. Dating back to August 2016, Arce has won 9 of 12 fights, but the 32-year-old has struggled recently winning just two of his last five fights. On the other side of the ring will be Santos who will be making his long-awaited UFC debut as he hasn't fought in over two years. Santos has a record of 10-1 with his one loss coming by decision in early 2019.
Blitzed by Yadong Song
BantamweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Arce lost to Yadong Song via TKO (strikes) at 1:35 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Arce hung around in Round 1 and actually appeared to be gaining some momentum early in Round 2 before Song clipped him with a head kick which essentially ended the proceedings right there. The shot resulted in Arce stumbling backwards, and Song quickly hunted him down and fired off a half dozen more strikes which resulted in the stoppage from referee Herb Dean. Arce was hoping to make some headway following his knockout win over Andre Ewell this past July, but it wasn't meant to bit. The very definition of inconsistent, the 32-year-old New Yorker has now alternated wins and losses in his past six bouts.
Facing off against Song
BantamweightUFC
September 20, 2021
Arce will fight Yadong Song on Nov. 13 at UFC Vegas 42, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Arce is feeling good about himself after knocking out Andre Ewell at UFC on ESPN 27 in July, but he'll have a tough matchup ahead of him in the 24-year-old Yadong. Arce has seen mixed success over the last few years, going 2-2 in his last four fights.
Shows off heavy hands after layoff
BantamweightUFC
July 24, 2021
Arce defeated Andre Ewell via TKO (punches) at 3:45 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 27 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Arce hadn't competed in almost two years prior to this bout, but looked as sharp as ever against a slick striker, waiting for Ewell to dart in before punishing him with counter shots. The shot that wobbled Ewell was an especially nice piece of work, as he anticipated that the 33-year-old would slide out of the way of a punch before meeting him with a solid hook. Arce has shown himself to be solid everywhere in the cage, and could find himself inching back towards contender status if he is able to stay active. He improves to 17-4 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.