Francisco Derek Campos (born April 1, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, Campos has also competed for Shark Fights and King of the Cage, and is the former King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion.
|Born||Francisco Derek Campos|
April 1, 1988
Lubbock, Texas, United States
|Other names||The Stallion|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Division||Lightweight (155 lb)|
Featherweight (145 lb)
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Lubbock, Texas, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Texas Tech University |
|Notable school(s)||Coronado High School|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Campos started his professional career in 2009, fighting exclusively for Texas and Louisiana-based promotions.
Campos was expected to rematch Brandon Girtz in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113. However, his opponent was changed and he faced Tim Welch. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Campos faced Patricky Freire in the semifinals at Bellator 117 and lost the bout via TKO in the second round.
Stepping in for a recently retired John Gunderson, Campos was expected to face Alexander Sarnavskiy at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014. However, an injury forced Campos out of the bout. Dakota Cochrane stepped in as a replacement.
Campos faced up-and-coming Djamil Chan at Bellator 161 on September 16, 2016. In the first round, Campos was almost finished by a series of punches after absorbing a punch on the feet. However, he survived the onslaught and went on to win the fight via unanimous decision.
Campos was expected to face Patricky Freire at Bellator 181 on July 14, 2017. The pair previously met at Bellator 117 on April 18, 2014 in the quarter final round of the Bellator season ten lightweight tournament, in which Campos was defeated via second-round TKO. The rematch was originally scheduled to take place at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016, however an injury forced Freire out of the bout. During the Bellator 180 fight card, it was revealed by the promotion that Campos would instead face Brandon Girtz in a third fight at the event. Campos won the rubber match by TKO via doctor stoppage at the end of the second round due to cut on Girtz's forehead caused by a Campos knee.
Campos next faced Pedro Carvalho at Bellator: Birmingham on May 4, 2019. He lost the bout by way of first round knockout.
Bellator Featherweight World Grand PrixEdit
In the opening round of the Featherweight Grand Prix, Campos faced former two-time Bellator Featherweight world champion Daniel Straus at Bellator 226 on September 7, 2019. Campos went on to defeat Straus in a dominant unanimous decision win, with the judges scores reading 30–26, 30–25, 30–25.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||20 wins||9 losses|
|Win||20–9||Daniel Straus||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 226||September 7, 2019||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States||Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Loss||19–9||Pedro Carvalho||KO (punches)||Bellator: Birmingham||May 4, 2019||1||2:03||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom|
|Loss||19–8||Sam Sicilia||Decision (split)||Bellator 212||December 14, 2018||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Featherweight debut.|
|Loss||19–7||Patricky Freire||TKO (punches)||Bellator 194||February 16, 2018||1||2:23||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||19–6||Brandon Girtz||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 181||July 14, 2017||2||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||18–6||Derek Anderson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 170||January 21, 2017||3||5:00||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||17–6||Djamil Chan||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 161||September 16, 2016||3||5:00||Cedar Park, Texas, United States|
|Win||16–6||Melvin Guillard||KO (punches)||Bellator 149||February 19, 2016||2||0:32||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–6||Brandon Girtz||KO (punches)||Bellator 146||November 20, 2015||1||0:37||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Michael Chandler||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 138||June 19, 2015||1||2:17||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Win||15–4||Estevan Payan||KO (punch)||Bellator 126||September 26, 2014||1||0:31||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||14–4||Patricky Freire||TKO (punches)||Bellator 117||April 18, 2014||2||0:52||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States||Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||14–3||Tim Welch||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 113||March 21, 2014||3||5:00||Mulvane, Kansas, United States||Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||13–3||Martin Stapleton||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 107||November 8, 2013||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||157 lb. Catchweight bout; both fighters missed weight.|
|Win||12–3||Brandon Girtz||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 96||June 19, 2013||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||157.2 lb. Catchweight bout; Campos missed weight.|
|Win||11–3||Derrick Krantz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ascend Combat: Mayhem 3||May 11, 2013||3||4:15||Shreveport, Louisiana, United States||160 lb. Catchweight bout.|
|Win||10–3||Joe Condon||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Stranglehold||October 6, 2012||3||1:56||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Won King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Championship.|
|Loss||9–3||Rich Clementi||Submission (guillotine choke)||Bellator 70||May 25, 2012||1||4:18||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||157 lb. Catchweight bout; Clementi missed weight.|
|Win||9–2||Kota Okazawa||Submission (neck crank)||G1 Fights: Sovereign Valor||January 28, 2012||2||3:46||Kinder, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Scott Cleve||Decision (split)||Ultimate Warrior Fighting 1: Huerta vs. War Machine||November 26, 2011||3||5:00||Pharr, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–1||Marcus Andrusia||TKO (punches)||Global Fighting Alliance 15||October 29, 2011||1||1:37||Sulphur, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||7–1||Gilbert Jimenez||Decision (unanimous)||Triple A Promotions||July 29, 2011||3||3:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–1||Cody Pfister||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Undisputed MMA 1||June 18, 2011||1||2:55||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–1||Anselmo Luna||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 11: Humes vs Buentello||May 22, 2010||3||5:00||Odessa, Texas, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Diego Brandão||Decision (split)||King of Kombat 8: The Uprising||February 27, 2010||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Yosdenis Cedeno||Submission||Art of War: Mano A Mano||July 12, 2009||3||1:59||Mesquite, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Adam Schindler||Decision (unanimous)||King of Kombat 6: Fists of Fury||April 25, 2009||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Clay Shackleford||KO (punch)||Global Fighting Alliance: Mardi Gras Mayhem||February 28, 2009||1||0:27||Alexandria, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Brandon Crick||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Xtreme Knockout 2||January 10, 2009||2||0:35||Arlington, Texas, United States|
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- "Dakota Cochrane replaces Derek Campos, meets Alexander Sarnavskiy on Friday at Bellator 128". TheMMAReport.com. October 7, 2014.
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- Damon Martin (September 29, 2019). "Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix quarterfinal fights determined, dates revealed". mmafighting.com.
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