Everybody has a different reason for why they decide to enter the battleground that is the sport of Mixed Martial Arts such as to make a better life for themselves and their family or simply because of their own burning passion for the sport. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a Carolina reaper ready to throw some serious heat the UFC’S way. A professional since October 2016 and representing Salty Dog Jiu-Jitsu, Joe Solecki owns an 8-2 record in 10 career bouts as a professional comprised of six submissions, one knockout and one decision. Solecki earned a contract with the UFC on week three of season three of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2019. He has also competed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships and Ring Of Combat and has finished seven of his eight career victories.
In his MMA debut at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 61, he submitted Chris Rollins via rear-naked choke. Solecki also tapped out Andrew Chirico in round one via rear-naked choke at CFFC 62. Then at CFFC 63, he faced Kevin Perez and went on to submit him in the first round via rear-naked choke. Solecki defeated Eric Calderon via TKO in round one at Warfare MMA 16. At Cage Fury Fighting Championships 69 he faced Johnson Jajoute and tapped him out via rear-naked choke in the first round. For his lone appearance with Ring Of Combat at ROC 66 Solecki submitted Brazil’s Gilbert Patrocinio in round one via triangle choke. In his final appearance with Cage Fury Fighting Championships at CFFC 73, he faced Jacob Bohn and defeated him via unanimous decision to pick up his first decision win as a professional.
In the headliner of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 3, Solecki faced fellow submission specialist Jessie James Wallace and tapped him out in round one to earn the sixth submission victory of his professional career. With the majority of his wins ending in a tapout, this ground specialist’s MMA arsenal can be a real scorcher!