Josh Samman was a talented artist in many aspects of life as well as a huge advocate for the sport of mixed martial arts. In addition to co-founding Combat Night, an MMA promotion that toured the state of Florida giving young athletes a chance to compete, with his long time friend Mitchell Chamale, he spent countless hours doing interviews and writing articles to bring more attention to the sport that changed his life.
For Josh, it was about more than helping the sport of MMA grow, it was about helping people in need. Through his promotion he teamed up with multiple local charities, ranging from pediatric cancer to military veteran programs.
Josh made his professional MMA debut in 2007. Over the next five years, he amassed a record of 9 wins and 2 losses before joining the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. After defeating two opponents, he was submitted by eventual tournament winner, Kelvin Gastelum in the semi-finals.
Josh then went on to become a successful UFC fighter in the middleweight division. Two of his most memorable fights were with Eddie Gordon and Caio Magalhães. On December 6, 2014, at UFC 181, Josh faced Eddie "The Truck" Gordon.