Julio Arce


Falls in native New York
November 2, 2019
Arce lost to Hakeem Dawodu via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 244 on Saturday in New York City.
Arce did pretty well in a fight in which he was clearly outclassed on the feet. While his striking defense was fine for the most part, he really struggled to generate consistent offense. Arce has always been far more effective on the mat than in the standup, so the fact he was able to stay competitive against a power puncher like Dawodu is a positive sign. Arce has now alternated wins and losses in his past four bouts dating back to June 2018. Both of the losses came via split decision.
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Will fight at UFC 244
September 10, 2019
Arce will square off against Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 244, USA Today reports.
Arce is coming off a knockout win over Julian Erosa in May. Overall, he has earned a victory in eight of his previous nine bouts, and sports a 3-1 UFC record. He will take on Dawodu who is also 3-1 in the UFC.
Scores highlight reel knockout
May 18, 2019
Arce defeated Julian Erosa via KO (head kick) at 1:49 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Rochester, New York.
It was a terrific bounce-back effort from Arce on the heels of a split-decision loss to Sheymon Moraes in November. It took him a few minutes to find his range, but once he did, Erosa was done. Having entered the company as nothing more than roster depth in January 2018, Arce has gone on to win three of his first four bouts with the UFC. The New Yorker possesses a well-rounded game and figures to get a much better opponent his next time out.
Fights to see final bell beforing dropping decision at UFC 230
November 3, 2018
Arce lost to Sheymon Moraes via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 26-30) at UFC 230 on Saturday in New York City.
Bleeding like a stuck pig and seemingly on life support on multiple occasions in each of the first two rounds, Arce managed to somehow turn this into a competitive fight. Despite the fact he was struggling in the striking exchanges between the two men, Arce was comfortable standing and trading as opposed to trying to get the fight to the mat. The loss aside, it was a particularly strong effort from Arce when you take into account how it began. The loss snaps a seven-fight winning streak for the 29-year-old Queens native.
Matched against Sheymon Moraes in New York
October 17, 2018
Arce will take on Sheymon Moraes at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.
Arce will look to improve his career record to 16-2 and extend his winning streak to eight. The featherweight has won both of his fights since joining the UFC, defeating Dan Ige by unanimous decision at UFC 220 in January and forcing Daniel Teymur to submit at UFC Fight Night 131 in June. His opponent, Moraes, is 10-2 overall and has won one of his two fights since signing his UFC contract.
Submits overmatched Daniel Teymur Friday
June 1, 2018
Arce defeated Daniel Teymur via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:55 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Utica, New York.
Dominant. Knowing full well that Teymur had nothing for him, Arce slowly went about his business. He landed twice as many strikes (80-39) as the Swede and dominated the fight no matter where the action went. Just two fights into his UFC career, Arce has shown a ton of potential. He is a smart, well-rounded fighter with room for further growth at age 28. Arce's only two professional losses came in a six-month span to fellow UFC fighter Brian Kelleher back in their Ring of Combat days.