Mana Martinez



Loses after missing weight
March 4, 2023
Martinez lost to Cameron Saaiman via majority decision (27-28, 26-29, 28-28) at UFC 285 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The past 36 hours have not gone well for Martinez. He missed weight by a pound on Friday morning and had to forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Saaiman in order for the fight to proceed. He then suffered two low blows and an eye poke during the bout and still walked out of T-Mobile Arena with a loss on his record. Martinez got off second in virtually all the striking exchanges between the two men and found himself unable to consistently threaten Saaiman from an offensive standpoint. The soon-to-be 27-year-old Texan has now alternated wins and losses in his first four UFC bouts.
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Fight on after missing weight
March 3, 2023
Martinez will be fined 30 percent of his purse after weighing in at 137 pounds for Saturday's bantamweight bout against Cameron Saaiman at UFC 285, reports.
Martinez came in over the welterweight limit, but Saaiman has agreed to take on an overweight opponent. Martinez is 2-1 in the promotion and is coming off a win over Brandon Davis in October, while Saaiman was victorious over Steven Koslow in December during his UFC debut.
Scheduled for UFC 285
January 23, 2023
Martinez will take on Cameron Saaiman at UFC 285 on March 4, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Martinez is coming off a split decision victory over Brandon Davis back in October. That pushed his record to 2-1 under the UFC banner and the 26-year-old will look to keep that rolling in early March.
Takes decision in Vegas
October 15, 2022
Martinez defeated Brandon Davis split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Martinez got the victory he came for an ultimately deserved, but it didn't come easy. Mana was the better man over the course of the first ten minutes, with his two credited knockdowns in Round 2 being the most significant moments of the fight. Yet, Davis made a comeback in Round 3. Martinez's pace dipped just a bit, and Davis finished the frame with a 31-19 edge in total strikes landed. Thankfully for Martinez, he already had the decision locked up in the eyes of two of the three judges. The 26-year-old Texan improves to 2-1 in the UFC, with both his victories coming via split decision.
Set to take on Brandon Davis
August 10, 2022
Martinez will face Brandon Davis in a bantamweight match at a UFC event on October 15th, per Marcel Dorff of
Martinez had won three fights in a row prior to dropping his last bout to Ronnie Lawrence. He'll now get to to face Brandon Davis, who is also searching for a victory coming off a loss. Davis hasn't fought since October, so it will be interesting to see how he fares against the 26 year-old Martinez.
Nearly pulls of miracle comeback
February 12, 2022
Martinez lost to Ronnie Lawrence via unanimous decision (27-29, 27-29, 28-29) at UFC 271 on Saturday in Houston.
Martinez didn't emerge with the victory he entered the Toyota Center in search of, but he nearly pulled off a miracle after being M.I.A. for each of the first two rounds. Well on his way to a lopsided unanimous decision loss entering the third frame, Martinez floored Lawrence with a perfect back first before connecting with some follow up shots. Lawrence was in all sorts of trouble, but managed to push through and force Martinez back to the mat. A Martinez armbar again nearly ended the fight, but it wasn't meant to be. The Houston native put on quite a show in his hometown despite the setback. Still just 25 years of age, Martinez -- who is now 1-1 in the UFC -- is worth keeping an eye on as 2022 progresses.