|Association||Academy of Combat Arts|
|Weight Class||Featherweight (145 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 1" (186 cm)|
|Fighting Out Of||Fargo, North Dakota|
|Pablo Garza Pictures||Official Website|
Pablo Garza is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Featherweight. Garza is currently under contract with the UFC.
A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Garza mostly competed in his regional circuit, before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to appear on The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. Garza became the first fighter to win a Featherweight bout in the UFC.
|Record||12 - 3 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Mark Hominick||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit||11/17/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Dennis Bermudez||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller||5/5/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Dustin Poirier||Submission (Brabo Choke)||UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos||11/12/2011||2||1:32|
|Win||Yves Jabouin||Submission (Flying Triangle Choke)||UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields||4/30/2011||1||4:31||Won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Win||Fredson Paixao||KO (Flying Knee)||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale||12/04/2010||1||0:51|
|Loss||Tie Quan Zhang||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan||9/30/2010||1||2:26|
|Win||Aaron Steele||TKO (Punches)||Crowbar MMA: Fall Brawl||9/11/2010||3||2:57|
|Win||William Joplin||Decision (Unanimous)||The Cage Inc.: Battle at the Border 6||8/21/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Nate Bell||Submission (Punches)||KOTC: Ice Age||3/05/2010||1||1:00|
|Win||Jayson Fuentes||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||EB: Beatdown at 4 Bears 6||2/13/2010||2||N/A|
|Win||Caleb Wolff||Submission (Armbar)||Brutaal Fight Night: All American Cage Fighting||12/12/2009||1||3:37|
|Win||Mitch Jackson||Submission (Triangle Choke)||MF 6: Max Fights 6||8/29/2009||1||0:53|
|Win||Jonathan Knutson||Decision (Unanimous)||EB: Beatdown at 4 Bears 6||3/21/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Tyler Larson||Submission (Kimura)||MF 4: Max Fights 4||7/19/2008||1||3:38|
|Win||Mike Davis||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KO: Productions||8/11/2007||1||0:38|
Mixed Martial Arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
Garza was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.
Fighting as a lightweight instead of his natural featherweight, Garza lost in an elimination fight to Michael Johnson in a two-round decision.
After losing on the elimination fight and not making the Ultimate Fighter house, Garza fought in smaller, outside promotions.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Despite being eliminated in the elimination fight round of The Ultimate Fighter, Garza was signed by the UFC's sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting. Replacing Jason Reinhardt, Garza stepped up to face Tie Quan Zhang on the undercard of WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan. Garza lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Garza's UFC debut was a Featherweight bout against Fredson Paixao at UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale. This was the first ever featherweight fight in the UFC. Garza knocked Paixao out 51 seconds into the first round after a devastating flying knee. After being unconscious for nearly two minutes, Paixao was on his back for close to four minutes while being given oxygen, before being placed in a neck brace and carried out on a stretcher. Garza won a $30,000 Knockout of the Night bonus due to the knockout.