Dustin Stoltzfus (12-1) has never lost at middleweight and he returns stateside for the biggest fight of his life on week two of The Contender Series. Formerly a Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.), Dustin dropped down to 185 and hasn’t lost since 2015. He rides a nine-fight win streak, coming in hot to the Vegas desert where he meets fellow Pennsylvanian Joseph Pyfer (7-1).
Stoltzfus arguably holds the title for MMA’s most interesting man. The Lancaster, PA native played all sports growing up but hadn’t even settled on MMA before he accepted his first amateur fight. With no experience besides the wrestling and karate learned in school, Dustin took an L but went the distance with a presently 4-2 fighter.
As if Dustin needs more intrigue, he also has a Master’s of Translation under his belt from German University, Lampeter-Strasburg. He’s a son of parents who grew up in the Amish lifestyle and value education. Dustin dropped the retro life but followed through with a degree.
He’s lived in Germany since 2014 and has developed a varied skillset while traveling. He trains in everything you’ve ever heard, from Tang Soo Do to Capoeira. He lives the gypsy life when it comes to camps. Mainly a training partner of Peter Sobotta and Frankers Fight Team, Stoltzfus splits time all over Europe.
Dustin Stoltzfus is always trying to gain the edge and it’s paid off; hasn’t lost since 2015 and rides a nine-fight win streak into Vegas for the biggest bout of his life. He makes one half of the main event Tuesday, 8/11, on Dana White’s Contender Series.
Dustin Stoltzfus | 12-1 | 5’11 185 lbs. | Age 28 | Reach N/A | Southpaw Stance | Fighting Out of Germersheim, Germany
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