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Josh Fremd biography: 13 things about UFC fighter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

full name: Joshua Fremd
fight name: The Big Yinz
residence: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
height: 6’4″
weight division: middleweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 10-4


Josh Fremd is a professional mixed martial artist born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Also known as The Big Yinz, he is 6’4″ tall and he competes in the middleweight division.

Currently, Fremd trains at Factory X in Englewood, Colorado, USA and is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. From January 2011 to October 2012, he worked at McDonald’s in Connellsville as a crew trainer.
  2. From May 2012 to September 2015, he worked as Quality Process Services in Normalville, Pennsylvania as a lead tech.
  3. From 2013 to 2017, he attended Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  4. As an amateur MMA fighter, he defeated Thomas Gormley in 2014, John Saxton and Garrett Dush in 2015 and Jose Martinez Jr., Zac Dominique and Darrius Flowers in 2016. Also in 2016, he worked as Eddie Homes in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania as a lead laborer and at Foxes Pizza in Slippery Rock as a lead cook.
  5. From January 2017 to May 2017, he worked at Georgie Junior Republic in Grove City, Pennsylvania as a recreational supervisor. In his last amateur MMA bout, which was on March 25, 2017 in Akron, Ohio, USA, he submitted Myles Robinson via rear-naked choke.
  6. In May 2017, he became a George Junior Republic clinical manager. On July 29, 2017, he made his professional MMA debut in Akron where he defeated Warren Roberds via technical knockout via punches. On November 3, 2017, he made his Bellator MMA debut at “Bellator 186” in University Park, Pennsylvania where he submitted Ryan Parker via rear-naked choke.
  7. In 2018, he lost to Robert Gidron via unanimous decision before he submitted Andre Hall via rear-naked choke and defeated Travis Davis via split decision.
  8. In 2019, he moved from Pittsburgh to Colorado.
  9. In 2020, he joined Legacy Fighting Alliance and knocked out Lamar Gosey and Antonio Jones.
  10. In 2021, he defeated Bruno Oliveira and Renato Valente Alves but lost to Gregory Rodrigues in LFA.
  11. On February 6, 2022, he submitted Joel Bauman at “Fighting Alliance Championship 12” in Independence, Missouri, USA.
  12. On April 9, 2022, he made his UFC debut at “UFC 273” in Jacksonville, Florida, USA where he lost to Anthony Hernandez via unanimous decision. On October 29, 2022, he lost to Tresean Gore via technical submission via guillotine choke at “UFC Fight Night 213” in Enterprise, Nevada.
  13. He was 29 years old when he submitted Sedriques Dumas via guillotine choke on March 11, 2023 at “UFC Fight Night 221” in Las Vegas.

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