The featherweight ranks of the UFC is a lion’s den with many fighters on the come up. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a fearsome, well-rounded marksman looking to continue riding the wave of momentum in his inaugural headlining event for the UFC at UFC on Fox 28 on February 24. A professional since October 2011 and representing the top-notch Team Alpha Male, Josh Emmett owns a 13-1 record in 14 career bouts consisting of seven decisions, four knockouts and two submissions. Prior to signing with the UFC in 2016, Emmett competed for various promotions such as King of the Cage and West Coast Fighting Championship.
In his MMA debut, he defeated Emilio Gonzales via unanimous decision.Emmett submitted Mike Ryan in the first round via guillotine choke at WFC 6. He defeated his next two opponents in Adin Duenas and Noah Schnable. Then at WFC 9, Emmett defeated Tramain Smith via TKO in the first round and defeated Tony Rios via unanimous decision at WFC 11. He defeated Brandon Ricetti at WFC 12. Emmett submitted Rocky Johnson in the first round via arm triangle choke at King of the Cage Total Elimination. At WFC 16, he defeated UFC veteran Christos Giagos via TKO in the third round.
In his UFC debut at UFN 87, Emmett defeated Jon Tuck via split decision. For his second UFC appearance, he defeated Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 22. In his fourth UFC outing, Emmett dropped down to featherweight to face Brazilian Felipe Arantes at UFN 118 in Poland and defeated him via unanimous decision. In the co-main event of UFC on Fox 26, he faced the always dangerous Ricardo Lamas and pulled off the upset by knocking him out in the first round. In the main event of UFC on Fox 28 on February 24, Emmett will face the heavy-handed Jeremy Stephens in a battle between two featherweight lions. I think that the key to victory for Emmett will lie in his ability to weather the early onslaught of his opponent then put his foot on the gas in the later rounds. Good luck Josh!