Sean Soriano – Wikipedia

American mixed martial artist (born 1989)

Sean Soriano (born October 6, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the featherweight division of the UFC.[5]

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Soriano wrestled in Mount Pleasant High School Soriano and became the state championship in 145lbs in his senior year.[6] He also played soccer and baseball successfully in the high school.[6] Soriano begun training in mixed martial arts after graduating from the high school in 2007.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

He made his professional debut in 2009 competing primarily in regional promotions across New England before moving to South Florida in 2011 where he began training at Blackzilians. He compiled a record of 8–0, before signing with the UFC near the end of 2013.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Soriano made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Tatsuya Kawajiri on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35, replacing an injured Hacran Dias.[8] Kawajiri won the back and forth fight via submission in the second round.[9]

Soriano was expected to face Estevan Payan on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11.[10] However, Soriano was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Mike Brown.[11] In turn, Brown was forced out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Alex White.[12]

Soriano was expected to face Andre Fili on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[13] However, Fili was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Chas Skelly.[14]
Skelly won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Soriano faced Charles Rosa on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59.[16] Rosa won the bout via submission in the third round.[17] Subsequently, Soriano was released from the promotion.[18]

Post-UFC career[edit]

After his release from the UFC, Soriano fought Josh Quayhagen at Legacy FC 48 in late 2015, winning the fight via knockout.

In March 2016, Soriano fought Thomas Webb at Legacy FC 52. Soriano lost the fight via technical knockout.

Soriano fought fellow UFC veteran Levan Makashvili at CES MMA 38 on September 23, 2016 and lost the bout by way of rear-naked choke.

On May 12, 2017, Soriano fought Jacob Bohn at CES MMA 44, winning the fight via leg kicks.[19]

After almost a year from his previous fight, Soriano fought Jonathan Gary at CES MMA 49 on April 6, 2018. He won the fight via rear-naked choke.[20]

Soriano faced Bruce Boyington for the vacant featherweight belt at CES MMA 51 on August 3, 2018.[21] Soriano lost the fight via rear-naked choke in the second round.[22]

Soriano next faced Saul Almeida at CES MMA 57 on July 26, 2019. He won the fight via first-round knockout.[23]

Soriano then faced Jose Mariscal at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 85 on September 18, 2020. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Soriano faced Noad Lahat at UAE Warriors 18 on March 20, 2021.[25] He won the fight via first-round knockout.[26]

Return to UFC[edit]

Soriano was tabbed as a short notice replacement to face Christos Giagos on May 15, 2021 at UFC 262.[27]He lost the bout via D’Arce choke in the second round.[28]

Soriano faced Shayilan Nuerdanbieke on November 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 198.[29] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[30]

On February 10, 2022, it was announced that Soriano was released by UFC.[31]

Post UFC Part 2[edit]

Soriano faced Paulo Silva on May 20, 2022 at Eagle FC 47.[32] At weigh ins, Silva missed weight for the bout, weighing in at 156.6 pounds and was fined a percentage of his purse and the bout proceeded at catchweight.[33] He lost the fight via split decision.[34]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 14 wins 9 losses
By knockout 7 1
By submission 4 5
By decision 3 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–9 Paulo Silva Decision (split) Eagle FC 47 May 20, 2022 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States Return to Lightweight; Silva missed weight (156.6 lbs)
Loss 14–8 Shayilan Nuerdanbieke Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate November 20, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–7 Christos Giagos Technical Submission (brabo choke) UFC 262 May 15, 2021 2 0:59 Houston, Texas, United States Lightweight bout.
Win 14–6 Noad Lahat TKO (punches) UAE Warriors 18 March 20, 2021 1 2:01 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 13–6 Jose Mariscal Decision (unanimous) Cage Fury FC 85 September 18, 2020 3 5:00 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 12–6 Saul Almeida KO (punches) CES MMA 57 July 26, 2019 1 1:22 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Lightweight bout.
Loss 11–6 Bruce Boyington Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 51 August 3, 2018 2 1:55 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States For the vacant CES MMA Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–5 Jonathan Gary Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 49 April 6, 2018 1 1:21 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 10–5 Jacob Bohn TKO (leg kicks) CES MMA 44 May 12, 2017 2 3:21 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Return to Featherweight.
Loss 9–5 Levan Makashvili Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 38 September 23, 2016 2 4:05 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (157 lb) bout; Makashvili missed weight.
Loss 9–4 Thomas Webb TKO (punches) Legacy FC 52 March 25, 2016 3 1:25 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Catchweight (160 lb) bout.
Win 9–3 Josh Quayhagen KO (punch) Legacy FC 48 November 13, 2015 1 3:21 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Lightweight debut.
Loss 8–3 Charles Rosa Submission (D’Arce choke) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver January 18, 2015 3 4:43 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 8–2 Chas Skelly Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi September 5, 2014 3 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Loss 8–1 Tatsuya Kawajiri Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim January 4, 2014 2 0:50 Marina Bay, Singapore
Win 8–0 Elvin Leon Brito Decision (unanimous) CFA 11 May 24, 2013 5 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Defended the interim CFA Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Victor Delgado Decision (unaimous) CFA 9 January 19, 2013 5 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Won the interim CFA Featherweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Matthew Perry Submission (rear-naked choke) CFA 7 June 30, 2012 1 2:44 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 5–0 Lee Metcalf KO (punches) CES MMA: Extreme Measures February 3, 2012 1 0:34 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (153 lb) bout.
Win 4–0 Lionel Young Technical Submission (triangle choke) AFO: Halloween Havoc 3 October 7, 2011 1 4:16 Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 3–0 Denis Hernandez TKO (doctor stoppage) UCC 1: Merciless March 19, 2010 2 5:00 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Mike Erosa Submission (guillotine choke) MAXX FC 4 June 19, 2009 2 1:25 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Win 1–0 Erick Herrera TKO (doctor stoppage) CFX 2 June 5, 2009 1 5:00 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Featherweight debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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