Benito Lopez

Benito Francisco Lopez (born 6 April 1994) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Benito Lopez
Born (1994-04-06) 6 April 1994 (age 27)
Oroville, California, United States
Nickname(s)Golden Boy
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out ofOroville, California
TeamTeam Alpha Male
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins10
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision5
Losses1
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Combat careerEdit

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In April 2014, Lopez won his debut MMA debut fight against Oscar Ramirez at Bellator 115 event at Reno, Nevada, United States.[1]

Later in September, Lopez signed to WFC and won two MMA matches versus Drey Mitchell at the WFC 11 - Mitchell vs. Major event and against Matt Wagy at the WFC 13 - Huckaba vs. Mitchell event. In 2016 and the first half of the 2017, Lopez signed a multi-fight contract with the King of the Cage, winning all three fights against Rick James, Journey Newson and Benjamin Vinson, respectively.[2]

After the fight against Steven Peterson at Dana White's Contender Series 7 , Lopez was awarded with UFC contract, together with Joby Sanchez.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

On 9 December 2019, Lopez was scheduled to face Martin Day at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega. However Day pulled out of the event due to a knee injury and he was replaced by Albert Morales.[4] He won his UFC debut fight via unanimous decision.[5]

Lopez was scheduled to face Manny Bermudez on January 26, 2019 at UFC 233.[6] As a result of the cancellation of UFC 233, the pair was rescheduled to UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez on February 17, 2019.[7] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in round one.[8]

Lopez was scheduled to face Ricky Simon at UFC 227 on August 4, 2018.[9] However, it was reported that Lopez pulled out from the bout for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Montel Jackson.[10]

Lopez faced Vince Morales on 13 July 2019 at UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 10 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 0
By submission 2 1
By decision 5 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–1 Vince Morales Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd 13 July 2019 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 9–1 Manny Bermudez Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez 17 February 2019 1 3:09 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 9–0 Albert Morales Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega 9 December 2017 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States UFC debut
Win 8–0 Steven Peterson Decision (split) Dana White's Contender Series 7 22 August 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Benjamin Vinson TKO (Doctor Stoppage) KOTC - Flashback 24 June 2017 1 5:00 Oroville, California, United States
Win 6–0 Journey Newson KO (punches) KOTC - Unchallenged 8 October 2016 1 3:04 Oroville, California, United States
Win 5–0 Rick James KO (punch) KOTC - Home Turf 19 March 2016 1 0:08 Oroville, California, United States
Win 4–0 Stephone Taylor Submission (arm-triangle choke) IFC - Warriors Challenge 36 12 July 2015 1 0:56 Oroville, California, United States
Win 3–0 Matt Wagy Submission (guillotine choke) WFC 13 - Huckaba vs. Mitchell 28 February 2015 1 0:48 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 2–0 Drey Mitchell Decision (unanimous) WFC 11 - Mitchell vs. Major 13 September 2014 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 1–0 Oscar Ramirez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 115 4 April 2014 3 5:00 Reno, Nevada, United States Professional debut

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benito Lopez vs. Oscar Ramirez, Bellator 115". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-11-05."Benito Lopez vs. Oscar Ramirez, Bellator 115". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Benito Lopez". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  3. ^ Danny Segura (2017-08-22). "Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series 7 results: Joby Sanchez, Benito Lopez earn UFC contracts". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  4. ^ "Vince Morales expected to step in at UFC on ESPN+ 13, fight Benito Lopez after Martin Day withdrawal". MMA Junkie. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  5. ^ "Lopez vs. Morales". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  6. ^ Gerson, Brian (2018-12-07). "Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez Confirmed for UFC 233". MMASucka.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  7. ^ Staff (2018-12-12). "Multiple UFC 233 fights get new dates, locations after Jan. 26 card scratched". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  8. ^ "Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez at UFC on ESPN 1: Best photos". MMA Junkie. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  9. ^ "Ricky Simon vs Benito Lopez official for UFC 227 in Los Angeles". www.bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  10. ^ "DWTNCS Winner Montel Jackson Steps in For Benito Lopez vs Ricky Simon at UFC 227". MMA Today. 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2019-02-07.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales, UFC on ESPN+ 13". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  12. ^ "Oroville's Benito Lopez outkicks Vince Morales at UFC Fight Night 155". Chico Enterprise-Record. 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "Benito Lopez". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-11-05.

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