Jonathan Martinez
Dragon

USA

Scores highlight reel knockout
BantamweightUFC
July 13, 2019
Martinez defeated Pingyuan Liu via KO (knee) at 3:53 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
ANALYSIS
Martinez was probably on his way to earning the decision victory, but the California judges had already made on bad call in the early going Saturday, and he was wise not to let it get that far. Without a knockout victory since his days on the regional circuits back in November 2014, Martinez clocked Liu with a perfectly placed knee to the face that knocked his opponent out cold. He popped Liu with a couple extra unnecessary shots, but it was clear as day the fight was already over. The 25-year-old has now emerged victorious in back-to-back fights since dropping his UFC debut just nine months ago. Not only did he keep his momentum going, but Martinez also earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.
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Scheduled for UFC Sacramento bout
BantamweightUFC
May 29, 2019
Martinez will square off against Pingyuan Liu at UFC Sacramento on July 13, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez has gone 1-1 in his two career UFC fights with both ending in unanimous decisions. He'll need to find a way to get inside on Liu since he's giving up 3.5 inches of reach and an inch in height. One way to do so would be to work his grappling, as he has a takedown in each of his first two UFC fights, and picked up back-to-back submissions in his last two professional fights before getting a UFC contract. Furthermore, while his opponent has one both of his first two UFC bouts by decision, he's been taken down in each of those contests.
Can't be held down
BantamweightUFC
February 9, 2019
Martinez defeated Wuliji Buren via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Martinez had some trouble in this fight, but in the end he was able to pull out the victory. Buren was able to score takedowns, but each time Martinez had an answer. He scored multiple reversals, and threatened with a variety of submissions. He dropped his UFC debut back in October, so he needed this victory. He will need to clean up his takedown defense going forward, but this was an overall impressive victory.
Drops decision in UFC debut in Moncton
BantamweightUFC
October 27, 2018
Martinez lost to Andre Soukhamthath via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moncton, New Brunswick.
ANALYSIS
Martinez got blitzed in the first round of this fight. Soukhamthath came out looking to strike and even scored a knockdown. Martinez did a good job of getting back into the fight in the second round after his opponent began to tire. However, in the final round, Soukhamthath pulled out the fight with his wrestling and handed Martinez a loss in his UFC debut.