Javier Vazquez Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Javier Vazquez?
Luis Javier Vazquez is a retired Cuban-American MMA Fighter who competed in a ton of different promotions during the early 2000s. These promotions include the UFC, WEC, Shooto, ShoXC, EliteXC, and King of the Cage. He also holds a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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Javier Vazquez was originally born in Cuba but he and his family moved to the United States when he was 4. From there Javier Vazquez grew up in El Monte, California, and started wrestling as a sophomore at Arroyo High School when he was 15.
After high school Javier Vazquez would attend Mt. San Antonio College where he would continue his wrestling career.
In 1997, Javier Vazquez started to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the Carlos Gracie Team. From there Javier Vazquez began to compete in Jiu-Jitsu and grappling tournaments and even earned his black belt in just 5 years, getting in from Rodrigo Medrios.
Eventually Javier Vasquez started competing in MMA in 1998 which was the start of a decade and a half long professional career. Javier Vazquez would also go on to have a very successful submission grappling career.
Now that he is retired, he has become a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach and opened up his own gym, Javier Vazquez Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
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How Old is Javier Vazquez?
Javier Vazquez was born on April 27, 1976 in Santiago, Cuba. This makes him 45 years old at the time of writing.
Javier Vazquez’s Family
In 2005, Javier Vazquez married Rose Graice, the daughter of Rorion Gracie and granddaughter of Helio Gracie and had two children together. The couple filed for a divorce in 2017.
Javier Vazquez’s Lineage
Jigoro Kano > Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Rodrigo Medeiros > Javier Vazquez
How Much is Javier Vazquez Worth?
Javier Vazquez’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million US dollars.
How Tall is Javier Vazquez?
Javier Vazquez stands at 5 foot and 7 and a half inches tall or 1.71 meters tall.
What is Javier Vazquez’s Reach?
Javier Vazquez has a reach of 69 inches or 175 centimeters.
How Much Does Javier Vazquez Weigh?
Javier Vazquez competed in both the 145 pound featherweight and 155 lightweight weight classes in MMA.
Javier Vazquez also competed in the 66 kg weight class at ADCC.
Javier Vazquez’s Fight List
Javier Vazquez’s professional fight list started on June 28, 1998 at Neutral Grounds 5. The event was held in a single round tournament format. Javier Vazquez would defeat his first two opponents, the first by arm by and the second by unanimous decision. Javier Vazquez would go on to lose to Victor Hunsaker in the final round by a split decision.
Javier Vazquez would compete again the following year at Empire 1 Official on August 15, 1999. Javier Vazquez faced off against Louie Cercedez and won the match via arm bar in the first round.
Javier Vazquez then made his debut for King of the Cage at KOTC 3: Knockout Nightmare on April 15, 2000 against Antonio Emae. Javier Vazquez won the match via submission. After another successful match for King of the Cage Javier Vazquez would go on to challenge Philip Perez for the KOTC Lightweight championship at KOTC 10: Critical Mass.
Javier Vazquez would win the KOTC lightweight title by a second round triangle choke. He would go on to defend the title successfully against Sean Wilmot at KOTC 13: Revolution via arm bar submission.
Javier Vazquez then made his Shooto debut at Shooto: Treasure Hunt 7 against Rumina Sato, which he won by unanimous decision.
Javier Vazquez would then defend his KOTC lightweight title again against David Gardner, winning the match via kneebar submission.
In his next fight, Javier Vazquez would lose his KOTC lightweight title against Alberto Crane in a split decision at KOTC 21: Invasion.
After losing his title Javier Vazquez would end his tenure at KOTC and move on to fight at other promotions, including EliteXC and ShoXC before making his WEC debut at WEC 42 on August 9, 2009.
Javier Vazquez would face off against LC Davis and lose via a split decision. Javier Vazquez would also lose his next match at WEC 43 against Deividas Taurosevicius by split decision.
Javier Vazquez would then pick up his first WEC win at WEC 47 against Jens Pulver, winning by arm bar.
Javier Vazquez would return at WEC 50 to face off against Mackens Semerzier. Javier Vazquez would win the match in the second round via a rear naked choke.
In his last fight for WEC Javier Vazquez would fight the legendary Chad Mendes at WEC 52 and would go on to lose by unanimous decision.
In his last MMA match, Javier Vazquez would make his UFC debut at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry on June 26, 2011.
At this event Javier Vazquez fought Joe Stevenson and won that match via unanimous decision.
After that match Javier Vazquez would not fight again. In 2013, two years after his last match, Javier Vazquez announced his retirement from MMA.
Who Did Javier Vazquez Lose to?
Javier Vazquez has lost to in MMA, in order, Victor Hunsaker, Alberto Crane, LC Davis, Deividas Taurosevicius and Chad Mendes
What is Javier Vazquez’s Record?
Javier Vazquez has a total of 21 matches with 16 wins and 5 losses. All of his losses were by decision
This gives Javier Vazquez a total record of 76 percent.
What Titles Has Javier Vazquez Held?
In MMA, Javier Vazquez held the King of the Cage Lightweight title and successfully defended it two times over the course of 3 years.
Javier Vazquez also won gold at the 2004 ADCC world championships in the 66 kilogram division.
Has Javier Vazquez Had Any Serious Injuries?
Javier Vazquez has not had any major injuries that are worth noting.
Is Javier Vazquez Retired?
Javier Vazquez retired from MMA in 2013 after his successful UFC debut two years prior. Javier Vazquez retired at the age of 35.
He now coaches out of his gym, Javier Vazquez Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
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