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John Makdessi Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 18-8-0

Makdessi was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 3, 1985 and is a first-generation Lebanese-Canadian born to Lebanese parents. His martial arts training started with Tae Kwon Do at the age of six. When Makdessi started high school, his dojo closed, and he could no longer continue. Towards the end of high school at the age of 19, he found a karate dojo where he learned Shotokan. Makdessi spent a lot of his time competing in kickboxing tournaments, and in 2006 won a gold medal in the USKBA. After going 22–0 in kickboxing, Makdessi began training in mixed martial arts.

Last Fight: Nasrat Haqparast
Age: 37
Height 5'8"
Weight 155 lbs
Nick Name: "The Bull"
Nationality: Canada
Association: Tristar Gym
18 Wins
KO / TKO
9
50%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
9
50%
8 Losses
KO / TKO
2
25%
Submission
1
12%
Decisions
5
62%

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Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Team Roufusport (2018-) Tristar GymTeam BullThai long Muay Thai
Rank Black belt in Shotokan Karate Black belt in Tae Kwon Do[citation needed]
Years active 2008–present

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John Makdessi next fight?
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John Makdessi last fight?
John Makdessi lost his last fight against Nasrat Haqparast by Decision (Unanimous) on Sep. 03, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 209 - Gane vs. Tuivasa.
Is John Makdessi retired?
John Makdessi last fought Nasrat Haqparast 2 months and 25 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on John Makdessi?
John Makdessi has a 69% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 57% of his fights.
Out of the 19 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -170 favorite, and out of 11 favored matches, he has won 54% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 62% and an odds average of +146.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 19 of John Makdessi betting fights, you would have made $132.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $298.
Where is John Makdessi from?
John Makdessi is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Has John Makdessi ever been knocked out?
John Makdessi has lost 2 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Spinning Wheel Kick) from Lando Vannata on Dec. 10, 2016 at UFC 206 - Holloway vs. Pettis
How long has John Makdessi been fighting?
John Makdessi has been fighting for a period of 13 years 10 months and 21 days, his first fight was on Sep. 13, 2008 at XMMA 5 - It's Crow Time. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 40 minutes and 30 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Nasrat Haqparast UFC Fight Night 209 - Gane vs. Tuivasa
Sep/03/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Ignacio Bahamondes UFC on ABC 2 - Vettori vs. Holland
Apr/10/2021
Decision (Split) Chris Tognoni 3 5:00
loss Francisco Trinaldo UFC Fight Night 170 - Lee vs. Oliveira
Mar/14/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Osiris Maia 3 5:00
win Jesus Pinedo UFC Fight Night 148 - Thompson vs. Pettis
Mar/23/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Ross Pearson UFC on Fox 30 - Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
Jul/28/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Abel Trujillo UFC on Fox 26 - Lawler vs. dos Anjos
Dec/16/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
loss Lando Vannata UFC 206 - Holloway vs. Pettis
Dec/10/2016
KO (Spinning Wheel Kick) Todd Anderson 1 1:40
win Mehdi Baghdad UFC Fight Night 90 - Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
Jul/07/2016
Decision (Split) Mark Smith 3 5:00
loss Yancy Medeiros UFC 194 - Aldo vs. McGregor
Dec/12/2015
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
loss Donald Cerrone UFC 187 - Johnson vs. Cormier
May/23/2015
TKO (Head Kick) Jason Herzog 2 4:44
win Shane Campbell UFC 186 - Johnson vs. Horiguchi
Apr/25/2015
TKO (Punches) Philippe Chartier 1 4:53
loss Alan Patrick UFC 169 - Barao vs. Faber 2
Feb/01/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Renee Forte UFC 165 - Jones vs. Gustafsson
Sep/21/2013
KO (Punches) Todd Anderson 1 2:01
win Daron Cruickshank UFC 158 - St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Mar/16/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Sam Stout UFC 154 - St. Pierre vs. Condit
Nov/17/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Marc-Andre Cote 3 5:00
loss Anthony Njokuani UFC 145 - Jones vs. Evans
Apr/21/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Dennis Hallman UFC 140 - Jones vs. Machida
Dec/10/2011
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Josh Rosenthal 1 2:58
win Kyle Watson UFC 129 - St. Pierre vs. Shields
Apr/30/2011
KO (Spinning Backfist) Dan Miragliotta 3 1:27
win Pat Audinwood UFC 124 - St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Dec/11/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Bendy Casimir MFL 3 - Mixed Fight League
Sep/25/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Philippe Chartier 3 5:00
win Lindsey Hawkes CFC - Canadian Fighting Championship 4
Feb/26/2010
TKO (Punches) 2 4:59
win Brandon MacArthur Ringside MMA 4 - Rivalry
Nov/14/2009
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 5:00
win Iraj Hadin Ringside MMA 2 - Rage Fighting
Aug/22/2009
TKO (Punches) Jerry Bolen 2 4:48
win Amir Uddin XMMA 7 - Inferno
Feb/27/2009
TKO (Punches) Jerry Bolen 2 3:06
win Dan Dechaine XMMA 6 - House of Pain
Nov/08/2008
TKO (Punches) 1 1:48
win Todd Westcott XMMA 5 - It's Crow Time
Sep/13/2008
TKO (Punches) 1 3:06