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Robert "Robbie" Peralta (born March 14, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, he has competed for the UFC, the World Series of Fighting, and Strikeforce.

Robbie Peralta
Born (1986-03-14) March 14, 1986 (age 33)
Escondido, California, United States
Other namesProblems
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Featherweight
Bantamweight
Flyweight[1]
Reach69 in (175 cm)[2]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofEscondido, California, United States
TeamTeam Xplode MMA
Rank     Black belt in Taekwondo[3]
     Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins19
By knockout13
By submission2
By decision4
Losses9
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision3
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: June 21, 2011

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Peralta made his professional MMA debut in March 2007. He lost his debut by submission, but quickly amassed a record of 13 wins and 3 losses over the next few years. A majority of his fights have been in the California-based independent promotion Gladiator Challenge.

StrikeforceEdit

In April 2011, Peralta made his Strikeforce debut by upsetting current DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley via split decision.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In early September 2011, Peralta signed with the UFC to replace Mackens Semerzier against Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger.[4] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Peralta defeated Mackens Semerzier on November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox 1.[5] It was officially recorded as a TKO victory for Peralta though replays later showed that an accidental headbutt dropped Semerzier and allowed Peralta to flurry and earn the stoppage. The fight was later ruled a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission.[6]

Peralta was linked to a bout with Charles Oliveira on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX 1.[7] However, UFC officials scrapped the bout.

A rematch with Semerzier was expected to take place on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2.[8] However, Peralta was forced out of the bout with a toe injury and replaced by Daniel Pineda.[9]

Peralta fought Jason Young on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[10] Peralta won the fight via KO 23 seconds into the first round.

A bout with Akira Corassani, previously linked to UFC 156,[11] was moved April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9, after an illness sidelined Corassani for a time.[12] Peralta lost to Corassani via decision after three rounds. Peralta was suspended for six months after the fight for failing the post fight drug test and testing positive for marijuana.[13]

Peralta faced Estevan Payan on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[14] After a back-and-forth first two rounds, Peralta won via knockout early into the third round.

Peralta faced Rony Jason on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.[15] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Peralta faced Thiago Tavares on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47.[16] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Peralta faced Clay Guida on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63.[17] He lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[18]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 19 wins 9 losses
By knockout 13 2
By submission 2 4
By decision 4 3
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–9 (1) Juan Archuleta KO (punches) Bellator 201 June 29, 2018 3 0:14 Temecula, California, United States
Win 19–8 (1) Shad Smith Decision (unanimous) CCW 1: Peralta vs. Smith September 3, 2017 3 5:00 Valley Center, California, United States
Loss 18–8 (1) Alan Omer Submission (rear naked-choke) Brave 4: Unstoppable March 31, 2017 3 4:44 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Lightweight bout.
Loss 18–7 (1) Sheymon Moraes TKO (punches) WSOF 26 December 18, 2015 2 3:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 18–6 (1) Clay Guida Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas April 4, 2015 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 18–5 (1) Thiago Tavares Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 1 4:27 Bangor, Maine, United States
Win 18–4 (1) Rony Jason Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 17–4 (1) Estevan Payan KO (punches) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 3 0:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–4 (1) Akira Corassani Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi April 6, 2013 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden Peralta tested positive for marijuana after the bout.
Win 16–3 (1) Jason Young KO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic September 29, 2012 1 0:23 Nottingham, England
NC 15–3 (1) Mackens Semerzier NC (accidental headbutt) UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos November 12, 2011 3 1:54 Anaheim, California, United States Overturned; originally won by TKO.
Win 15–3 Mike Lullo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger September 17, 2011 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 14–3 Hiroyuki Takaya Decision (split) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley April 9, 2011 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 13–3 Chris Kirtley Submission (triangle choke) Gladiator Challenge: Legends Collide 2 February 20, 2011 2 2:42 San Jacinto, California, United States Defended Gladiator Challenge Featherweight Championship.
Win 12–3 Randy Connelly TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Season's Beatings 2 December 12, 2010 1 0:12 San Jacinto, California, United States Won Gladiator Challenge Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–3 Thomas Noel TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Royal Flush October 24, 2010 2 1:27 San Jacinto, California, United States Defended Gladiator Challenge Flyweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Xavier Strokes Submission Gladiator Challenge: Maximum Force April 25, 2010 3 4:39 San Jacinto, California, United States Won Gladiator Challenge Flyweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Ben Champeaux TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Vision Quest February 21, 2010 1 1:21 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 8–3 Rob Hawkes KO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Never Quit November 8, 2009 1 0:10 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 7–3 Landon Piercy Submission (choke) Gladiator Challenge: High Impact July 23, 2009 2 4:41 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7–2 Darrell Montague TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Warriors February 4, 2009 3 2:55 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 6–2 Willie Gates TKO (punches) GC 85: Cross Fire October 25, 2008 1 3:50 San Diego, California, United States
Win 5–2 Lorenzo Bencomo TKO (punches) MMAX 18: Going Home January 26, 2008 1 1:06 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 4–2 Gil Aguilar TKO (punches) MMA Xtreme 17 December 15, 2007 2 0:40 Choluteca, Honduras
Win 3–2 John Wallace KO (punches) MMA Xtreme 14 October 13, 2007 2 0:31 Choluteca, Honduras
Loss 2–2 Fred Leavy Decision MMA Xtreme 12 June 30, 2007 3 N/A Mexicali, Mexico
Win 2–1 Mauricio Castillo TKO (punches) MMA Xtreme 11 April 21, 2007 1 0:21 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–1 John Wallace KO (punches) MMA Xtreme 10 March 31, 2007 1 0:53 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Loss 0–1 Yahir Reyes Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Xtreme 9 March 3, 2007 1 N/A Tijuana, Mexico

Bare knuckle recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
1 match 1 win 0 losses
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1-0 Jay Cucciniello Decision (unanimous) World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation November 9, 2018 5 2:00 Casper, Wyoming, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/robert-peralta
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mendes vs. Lamas". UFC.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Robbie Peralta - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Robert Peralta steps in to meet Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night 25". mmajunkie.com. September 5, 2011. Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Peralta vs. Semerzier added to UFC on FOX 1". mmajunkie.com. October 4, 2011. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "CSAC changes UFC on FOX 1's Peralta vs. Semerzier result to no contest". mmajunkie.com. December 13, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Breaking News: Charles Oliveira's next opponent named". The Cage Door. November 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "UFC on FX 2 gets Peralta vs. Semerzier rematch". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2012. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "UFC on FX 2: Daniel Pineda replaces Robert Peralta, meets Mackens Semerzier". mmajunkie.com. February 6, 2012. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Young vs. Peralta Also Lined Up For UFC Nottingham". yourmma.tv. June 20, 2012. Archived from the original on April 18, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Bohn, Mike (January 4, 2013). "Robbie Peralta vs. Akira Corassani featherweight bout added to February's UFC 156". mmamania.com.
  12. ^ John Morgan and Steven Marrocco (January 20, 2013). "Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden". MMAJunkie.com.
  13. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (May 1, 2013). "UFC's Robbie Peralta suspended for marijuana, must undergo treatment". MMAjunkie.com.
  14. ^ Staff (2013-10-07). "Estevan Payan vs. Robert Peralta booked for December's UFC 168 card in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-04-07). "Rony Jason gets quick turnaround, fights Robbie Peralta at TUF: Brazil 3 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  16. ^ Staff (2014-06-21). "Thiago Tavares drops to featherweight vs. Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 47". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-01-29). "UFC Fight Night 63 adds Clay Guida-Robbie Peralta to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
  18. ^ Anton Tabuena (2015-07-06). "Hatsu Hioki and Ryan Jimmo among 14 fighters released by the UFC". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-07-06.

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