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.
|Born||December 8, 1988|
Ransomville, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tampa, Florida|
|Team||Gracie Tampa South|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Arroyo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career edit
Early career edit
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.
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 Fighter edit
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.
Dana White's Contender Series edit
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship edit
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.
Quarantillo was scheduled to face Herbert Burns on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26. However, Burns pulled out in early June due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Gabriel Benítez. Quarantillo knocked Benítez down early and eventually won the bout via technical knockout in round three. This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Championships and accomplishments edit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Strike Off Fighting Championships
- Strike Off Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion (One time)
- King of the Cage
Mixed martial arts record edit
|23 matches||18 wins||5 losses|
|Win||18–5||Damon Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Font||August 5, 2023||3||5:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||17–5||Edson Barboza||KO (knee)||UFC on ESPN: Holloway vs. Allen||April 15, 2023||1||2:37||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||17–4||Alexander Hernandez||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 282||December 10, 2022||2||4:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|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 (punches)||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.|
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|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.|
Professional boxing record edit
|1 fight||1 win||0 losses|
|1||Win||1–0||Curtis Waller||UD||4||5 October 2018||Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium, Tampa, Florida, US|
See also edit
- Jay Anderson (December 7, 2019). "UFC DC: Billy Quarantillo Earned His Black Belt With Kilburn Victory". Cageside Press.
- "DWCS: Meet former TUF 22 contestant, UFC contract winner Billy Quarantillo". FanSided. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
- "DWCS 21 Highlights: Billy Quarantillo Stops Kamuela Kirk". MMA News. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
- Doherty, Dan (2020-12-07). "UFC DC Results: Billy Quarantillo Submits Overmatched Jacob Kilburn". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
- McClory, Mike (2020-06-20). "UFC Vegas Results: Billy Quarantillo and Spike Carlyle Engage in Wild Brawl". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
- DNA, MMA (2020-08-06). "Billy Quarantillo treft Kyle Nelson tijdens UFC evenement op 12 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
- Doherty, Dan (2020-09-12). "UFC Vegas 10 Results: Billy Quarantillo Flattens Kyle Nelson in Third". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
- 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.
- Anderson, Jay (2020-12-12). "UFC 256 Results: Gavin Tucker Puts On Impressive Technical Display Against Billy Quarantillo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
- Behunin, Alex. "Billy Quarantillo vs. Herbert Burns Set For July 17 UFC Event". Cageside Press. Cagesidepress.com.
- 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)
- 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.
- "UFC on ESPN 26 bonuses: Miesha Tate gets extra $50,000 in return from retirement". MMA Junkie. 2021-07-18. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
- Dorff, Marcel (2021-09-03). "BREAKING: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo toegevoegd aan UFC 268 in New York". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
- Anderson, Jay (2021-11-06). "UFC 268 Results: Shane Burgos Wins Decision Against Gutsy Billy Quarantillo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-11-07.
- Sherdog.com. "Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore, Billy Quarantillo vs. Bill Algeo Set for UFC Card on July 16". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
- 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.
- Sherdog.com. "Alexander Hernandez Drops to Featherweight, Meets Billy Quarantillo at UFC 282". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-09-01.
- Anderson, Jay (2022-12-10). "UFC 282: Billy Quarantillo Lights Up Alexander Hernandez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-12-11.
- Hiergesell, Dan (2022-12-11). "Bonuses! All Fighters With Finishes Collect $50K". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2022-12-11.
- MMA Fighting Newswire (2023-01-18). "Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo set for UFC event on April 15". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2023-01-19.
- "UFC on ESPN 44 results: Edson Barboza slumps Billy Quarantillo with vicious knee KO". MMA Junkie. 2023-04-16. Retrieved 2023-04-16.
- "UFC books Damon Jackson vs. Billy Quarantillo for August event". MMA Junkie. 2023-06-06. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
- Morehouse, Cade (2023-08-05). "Billy Quarantillo Bounces Back, Takes Decision Victory Over Jackson". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-08-06.
- Sherdog.com. "Billy-Quarantillo". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.