Montanez originally grew up in North Philadelphia .  He started boxing when he was 13-years-old and later transitioned into Jiu-Jitsu.  When he was 18, Montanez had his first MMA fight.  He has a 3-2-0 amateur record as a fighter in the featherweight division  .
Mixed Martial Arts Record
|May 18th, 2018||Win||TKO (Punches)||Will Warrick||3-2||Art of War Cage Fighting 7|
|January 8th, 2016||Loss||Decision (Unanimous)||BJ Young||2-2||CFFC 54|
|December 15th, 2012||Loss||TKO (Punches)||Dave Roberts||2-1||Locked in the Cage 14|
|November 2nd, 2012||Win||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Brian Arias||2-0||Xtreme Caged Combat-Backlash|
|April 21st, 2012||Win||Decision (Split)||Adekola Olagunju||1-0||Xtreme Caged Combat-Relentless|