Billy Quarantillo

Billy Quarantillo (born December 8, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion.

Billy Quarantillo
Born (1988-12-08) December 8, 1988 (age 33)
Ransomville, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofTampa, Florida
TeamGracie Tampa South
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Arroyo[1]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins16
By knockout7
By submission5
By decision4
Losses4
By knockout1
By decision3
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Ransomville, New York and trained by way of his adopted hometown of Tampa, Quarantillo began his fighting tenure on the amateur circuit in July 2010. After the Gracie Tampa South representative posted an 8–2 mark through ten outings, he turned pro in 2013.[2]

Quarantillo competed for various regional American organizations, in the process amassing a record of 11–2 and winning the King of the Cage Lightweight Championship and Strike Off Fighting Championships Featherweight Championship.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Quarantillo also competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber in 2015. In the preliminary fights, he defeated Brandon Ricetti via TKO in the second round to become a member of Team Faber. In his second bout, he lost to Saul Rogers via unanimous decision after two rounds.[2]

Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit

After earning 5 more wins and 1 loss on the regional circuit, Quarantillo eventually gained a second chance for a UFC contract on Dana White's Contender Series 21 on July 23, 2019. He successfully acquired a contract by defeating Kamuela Kirk via TKO in the third round.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Quarantillo made his UFC debut against short notice opponent Jacob Kilburn at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik on December 7, 2019. He won the fight with a second round submission via triangle choke.[4]

Quarantillo next faced Spike Carlyle at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns on May 30, 2020 in a catchweight bout. He won the bout via a unanimous decision.[5]

In his third bout for the promotion, Quarantillo faced Kyle Nelson on September 12, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill.[6] He won the fight via knockout in round three.[7]

Quarantillo faced Gavin Tucker on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Quarantillo was scheduled to face Herbert Burns on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[10] However, Burns pulled out in early June due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Gabriel Benítez.[11] Quarantillo knocked Benítez down early and eventually won the bout via technical knockout in round three.[12] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[13]

Quarantillo fought Shane Burgos on November 6, 2021 at UFC 268.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Quarantillo was scheduled to face Bill Algeo on July 16, 2022 at UFC on ABC 3.[16] However, he pulled out due to injury.[17]

Quarantillo is scheduled to face Alexander Hernandez on December 10, 2022 at UFC 282.[18]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 16 wins 4 losses
By knockout 7 1
By submission 5 0
By decision 4 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–4 Shane Burgos Decision (unanimous) UFC 268 November 6, 2021 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Win 16–3 Gabriel Benítez TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés July 17, 2021 3 3:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 15–3 Gavin Tucker Decision (unanimous) UFC 256 December 12, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–2 Kyle Nelson KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill September 12, 2020 3 0:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–2 Spike Carlyle Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 13–2 Jacob Kilburn Submission (triangle choke) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 2 3:18 Washington, D.C., United States
Win 12–2 Kamuela Kirk TKO (punches) Dana White's Contender Series 21 July 23, 2019 3 0:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Adrian Vilaca TKO (punches) KOTC: Combat Zone February 23, 2019 2 4:32 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Return to Featherweight.
Win 10–2 Eric Reynolds TKO (punches) V3 Fights 61 August 19, 2017 1 1:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 9–2 Ryan Fillingame TKO (retirement) KOTC: Raw Deal February 25, 2017 2 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Won the KOTC Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Matthew DiMarcantonio Decision (unanimous) KOTC: National Dispute September 24, 2016 3 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Loss 7–2 Michel Quiñones TKO (punches) Absolute FC 25 April 1, 2016 1 2:51 Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Win 7–1 Marc Stevens Decision (unanimous) Absolute FC 24 January 29, 2016 3 5:00 Coconut Creek, Florida, United States Lightweight bout.
Win 6–1 Khama Worthy TKO Strike Off 4 February 28, 2015 2 0:10 Annandale, Virginia, United States Won the vacant SOFC Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Terrell Hobbs Submission (triangle choke) Strike Off 2 September 27, 2014 3 2:13 Woodbridge, Virginia, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 4–1 Isaac Figueroa Submission (rear-naked choke) Real FC 31 July 11, 2014 2 3:34 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 3–1 Sandro da Silva Submission (armbar) Strike Off 1 June 7, 2014 1 0:49 Woodbridge, Virginia, United States Lightweight debut.
Loss 2–1 J. P. Reese Decision (unanimous) Real FC 29 November 8, 2013 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States Catchweight (160 lb) bout.
Win 2–0 Howard Reece Submission (armbar) Real FC 28 July 26, 2013 1 1:45 Tampa, Florida, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 1–0 John de Jesus Decision (split) Fight Time 13: MMA Kings February 15, 2013 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Saul Rogers Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber October 7, 2015 (air date) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 quarter-final round.
Win 1–0 Brandon Ricetti TKO (punches) September 9, 2015 (air date) 2 2:53 TUF 22 preliminary round.

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Professional boxing recordEdit

1 fight 1 win 0 losses
By decision 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Win 1–0   Curtis Waller UD 4 5 October 2018   Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium, Tampa, Florida, US

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jay Anderson (December 7, 2019). "UFC DC: Billy Quarantillo Earned His Black Belt With Kilburn Victory". Cageside Press.
  2. ^ a b c "DWCS: Meet former TUF 22 contestant, UFC contract winner Billy Quarantillo". FanSided. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  3. ^ "DWCS 21 Highlights: Billy Quarantillo Stops Kamuela Kirk". MMA News. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  4. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-12-07). "UFC DC Results: Billy Quarantillo Submits Overmatched Jacob Kilburn". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  5. ^ McClory, Mike (2020-06-20). "UFC Vegas Results: Billy Quarantillo and Spike Carlyle Engage in Wild Brawl". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  6. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-06). "Billy Quarantillo treft Kyle Nelson tijdens UFC evenement op 12 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  7. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-09-12). "UFC Vegas 10 Results: Billy Quarantillo Flattens Kyle Nelson in Third". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  8. ^ Nolan King (2020-10-28). "Billy Quarantillo and Gavin Tucker get their wishes, booked to fight at UFC 256". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  9. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-12-12). "UFC 256 Results: Gavin Tucker Puts On Impressive Technical Display Against Billy Quarantillo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  10. ^ Behunin, Alex. "Billy Quarantillo vs. Herbert Burns Set For July 17 UFC Event". Cageside Press. Cagesidepress.com.
  11. ^ Carlos Contreras Legaspi (2021-06-08). "Gabriel Benítez to fight Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night on July 17". espndeportes.espn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-08. (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Martin, Damon (2021-07-17). "UFC Vegas 31 video: Billy Quarantillo bloodies and batters Gabriel Benitez to earn third-round stoppage". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  13. ^ a b "UFC on ESPN 26 bonuses: Miesha Tate gets extra $50,000 in return from retirement". MMA Junkie. 2021-07-18. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  14. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-09-03). "BREAKING: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo toegevoegd aan UFC 268 in New York". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  15. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-11-06). "UFC 268 Results: Shane Burgos Wins Decision Against Gutsy Billy Quarantillo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-11-07.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore, Billy Quarantillo vs. Bill Algeo Set for UFC Card on July 16". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
  17. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2022-07-08). "Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns now set for UFC Long Island with Billy Quarantillo, Khusein Askhabov out". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  18. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alexander Hernandez Drops to Featherweight, Meets Billy Quarantillo at UFC 282". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-09-01.
  19. ^ Sherdog.com. "Billy-Quarantillo". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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