José Alberto Quiñónez
José Alberto Quiñónez (born July 28, 1990) is a Mexican mixed martial artist. He was one of the cast members in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, The Ultimate Fighter UFC TV reality show in August 2014, and he competes in Bantemweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|José Alberto Quiñónez|
UFC Fight Night 94 weigh-in
|Born||July 28, 1990|
Tlaltenango, Zacatecas, Mexico
|Other names||El Teco|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb; 9 st 8 lb)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Style||Wrestling, Boxing, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Team||" La academia “Delincuentes MMA”|
Alliance MMA Entram Gym
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Quiñónez was born in Tlaltenango de Sánchez Román in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. He was interested and involved in soccer when he was young where he tried out for Estudiantes Tecos and Pachuca soccer teams. He transitioned to train in mixed martial arts when he was a teenager together with his brother Cristian "Taylon" Quiñónez, starting out in boxing and jiu jitsu and later in MMA. Quiñónez got the entrance to UFC when he was selected as the one of the contestants in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, The Ultimate Fighter UFC TV reality series.
Quiñónez was a waiter prior becoming a professional MMA fighter.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Quiñónez fought all his fights in the Mexico circuit and amassed a record of 3-1 prior joining UFC.
The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1Edit
Quiñónez was selected as one of the contestants for the Bantamweight division of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1, The Ultimate Fighter UFC TV reality series, under Team Cain Velasquez in August 2014.
In elimination round, Quiñónez defeated Bentley Syler by TKO in round one. He next faced Marco Beltrán in the semifinals and won by unanimous decision. He moved on to face Alejandro Pérez on UFC 180 for the title belt.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Quiñónez made his promotional debut on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. He faced Alejandro Pérez in the finals for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was defeated by Pérez via unanimous decision with the score board of (29-26, 29-26, 28-27).
He next faced Leonardo Morales on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson. He submitted Morales at 2:34 minutes into round one via rear-naked choke. After the fight, Quiñónez stated he would not want to fight another Latinos again as the promotion cut Morales from the roster after Morales lost the fight to him.
After a 15 months hiatus due to a knee injury, Quiñónez returned to face Joey Gomez on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson. After three round bout, Quiñónez outpointed Gomez and the judges awarded the win to Quiñónez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Quiñónez was scheduled to face Sean O'Malley on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229. However, O'Malley was pulled from the fight on September 30 after failing a USADA drug test. In turn, promotion officials elected to remove Quiñónez from the card and he will be rescheduled for a future event.
Quiñónez grew up in a "tough" neighborhood, as he has declared. Although, he never liked violence, and he always stayed out of trouble. He practiced football soccer during all his childhood, until he was a teenager, where he started training boxing.
His moniker " El Teco" coined after now defunct "Estudiantes Tecos" football team in Mexico.
Quiñónez looks up to Dominick Cruz, who he trains with at Alliance MMA gym in California, where he stated he wanted to achieve the level of fighting skills and to adopt the philosophy that of Cruz's. His hobbies are reading, and hiking in nature: Exploring lakes, mountains, forests.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||8 wins||3 losses|
|Win||8–3||Carlos Huachin||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens||September 21, 2019||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||7–3||Nathaniel Wood||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal||March 16, 2019||2||2:46||London, England|
|Win||7–2||Teruto Ishihara||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 221||February 11, 2018||3||5:00||Perth, Australia|
|Win||6–2||Diego Rivas||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno||August 5, 2017||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||5–2||Joey Gomez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson||September 17, 2016||3||5:00||Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–2||Leonardo Morales||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson||June 6, 2015||1||2:34||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Alejandro Pérez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 180||November 15, 2014||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico||Lost The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Bantamweight Tournament.|
|Loss||3–1||Davi Ramos||TKO (punches)||Extreme Fight Academy: Mexico vs. Brazil||November 15, 2013||1||2.38||Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico|
|Win||3–0||Jorge Gamboa||TKO (punches)||Combate Extremo: Teco vs. Gamboa||October 5, 2013||1||2:25||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Alejandro Pérez||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Club Mexico 3||August 2, 2013||3||5:00||Aguscalientes, Mexico|
|Win||1–0||Alexis Gallardo||TKO (punches)||Fight Club Mexico 2||March 16, 2013||1||1:31||Mexico|
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