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Martin Bravo

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Martín Bravo (born 21 September 1993) is a Mexican mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Martín Bravo
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 26)
Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Other namesEl Toro
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145.5 lb (66.0 kg; 10.39 st)
Reach71 12 in (182 cm)
Fighting out ofRosarito, Baja California, Mexico
TeamEntram Gym
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission5
By decision2
By knockout2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Bravo made his professional MMA debut in April 2012 in his native Mexico. Over the next four years, he amassed an undefeated record of 10-0 with all but two of his wins coming by way of stoppage.

The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3Edit

In 2016, it was announced that Bravo would compete on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America series.[2]

In the elimination round, Bravo defeated Javier Ganin by TKO due to a knee injury in the first round. He was selected to represent Team Griffin under head coach Forrest Griffin. In the quarterfinals, Bravo defeated Ilianovich Chalo by unanimous decision. In the semifinals, he defeated Leonardo Rodríguez by unanimous decision. This win earned him a spot in the finale against fellow finalist Claudio Puelles.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Bravo made his official UFC debut against Claudio Puelles on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.[3]

He won the fight via TKO in the second round in order to be crowned the Lightweight tournament title winner.[4]

In his second fight for the promotion, Bravo faced Humberto Bandenay on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno.[5] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[6]

Bravo faced Alex Caceres on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.[7] He lost the fight via split decision. [8]This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[9]

Bravo faced Steven Peterson on September 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17.[10] He lost the fight by knockout via a spinning back fist in the second round.[11]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 11 wins 3 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 5 0
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–3 Steven Peterson KO (spinning back fist) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens September 21, 2019 2 1:31 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 11–2 Alex Caceres Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 11–1 Humberto Bandenay KO (knee) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 1 0:26 Mexico City, Mexico Return to Featherweight.
Win 11–0 Claudio Puelles TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 2 1:55 Mexico City, Mexico Won The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Lightweight Tournament.
Win 10–0 Dallys Moraes Gama Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 81 September 12, 2015 3 5:00 Palmas, Brazil
Win 9–0 Fernando Moya Li Submission (rear-naked choke) Calvo Promotions 6 July 23, 2015 1 1:52 San José, Costa Rica Return to Featherweight.
Win 8–0 David Suruy Submission (rear-naked choke) UWC EVT 14 June 27, 2015 1 2:05 Tijuana, Mexico Bantamweight debut.
Win 7–0 Tito Castro TKO (punches) Xtreme Kombat 30 May 30, 2015 2 N/A Guadalajara, Mexico
Win 6–0 Jose Ruelas Submission (rear-naked choke) Pro XFC 1 February 6, 2015 3 4:32 Tijuana, Mexico Featherweight debut.
Win 5–0 Angel Cruz Submission (guillotine choke) Baja Cage Fighting: Beach Fights September 20, 2014 2 1:03 Rosarito, Mexico
Win 4–0 Jaime Flores TKO (corner stoppage) UWC EVT: Duarte vs. Beristain May 17, 2014 2 1:46 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 3–0 Eduardo Garcia Decision (unanimous) UWC Mexico: New Blood 2 April 28, 2013 3 5:00 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 2–0 Victor Borrayo Submission (armbar) UWC Mexico 13: Benitez vs. Oropeza March 2, 2013 1 1:43 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–0 Abrahan Gallegos TKO (punches) BCF 3: Battle on the Beach April 28, 2012 1 3:57 Rosarito, Mexico


  1. ^ "Martin Bravo - Official UFC Profile". Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Staff (2016-05-31). "Cast revealed for 'TUF: Latin America 3' with coaches Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  3. ^ "'TUF: Latin American 3' final set with Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night 98". MMA Junkie. 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  4. ^ "UFC Fight Night 98 results: Martin Bravo stops Claudio Puelles to win 'TUF 3: Latin America' final". MMA Junkie. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  5. ^ "UFC: Humberto Bandenay dio el peso y quedó listo para su debut [VIDEO]". El Bocón - Deportes (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  6. ^ "VIDEO: Humberto Bandenay upsets Martin Bravo with massive knee knockout". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  7. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-05-08). "Alex Caceres to face Martin Bravo at 'TUF 27' Finale in Las Vegas on July 6". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  8. ^ "Alex Caceres Slugs Way to Split Decision Over Martin Bravo". Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  9. ^ a b "TUF 27 Finale post-fight bonuses: Adesanya wins rare POTN bonus without a finish". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  10. ^ "Martín Bravo se agrega a UFC México". Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  11. ^ "Nearly simultaneous spinning backfists gave us a brutally spectacular KO at UFC on ESPN+ 17". MMA Junkie. 2019-09-22. Retrieved 2019-09-22.

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