Kazula Vargas

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Rodrigo "Kazula" Vargas (born August 15, 1985), is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He competes in the lightweight division.

Kazula Vargas
BornRodrigo Vargas
(1985-08-15) August 15, 1985 (age 37)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Welterweight
Reach71.5 in (182 cm)
Fighting out ofMexico City, Mexico
TeamMexican Pride Gym
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins12
By knockout7
By submission3
By decision2
Losses5
By submission2
By decision2
By disqualification1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Starting his professional MMA career in 2011, Vargas compiled a 11–3 record fighting most for regional Mexican promotions. In his last fight before the UFC, Vargas knocked out former UFC fighter Mike de la Torre in 18 seconds at Combate Americas: Mexico vs. The World on May 18, 2018.[1]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Vargas made his UFC debut against Alex da Silva Coelho at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 on August 10, 2019.[2] He got outgrappled by Coelho throughout the fight and lost it via unanimous decision.[3]

Vargas faced Brok Weaver at UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 on February 15, 2020. He lost the fight via DQ when Vargas kneed Weaver in the head while he was a grounded opponent.[4]

Vargas was scheduled to face Alan Patrick on September 12, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill, but Vargas was removed from the card in early September for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Bobby Green.[5]

Vargas faced Rong Zhu at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Vargas faced Paddy Pimblett on March 19, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 204.[8] He lost the fight via rear-naked choke in round one.[9]

In May 2022, it was reported that Vargas was released from UFC.[10]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 12 wins 5 losses
By knockout 7 0
By submission 3 2
By decision 2 2
By disqualification 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–5 Paddy Pimblett Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall March 19, 2022 1 3:49 London, England
Win 12–4 Rong Zhu Decision (unanimous) UFC 261 April 24, 2021 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Loss 11–4 Brok Weaver DQ (illegal knee) UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 February 15, 2020 1 4:02 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Loss 11–3 Alex da Silva Coelho Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 August 10, 2019 3 5:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 11–2 Mike de la Torre KO (head kick) Combate Americas: Mexico vs. The World May 18, 2018 1 0:18 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 10–2 Danny Ramirez Decision (unanimous) Combate Americas 15 June 30, 2017 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 9–2 Marco Antonio Elpidio Decision (split) Combate Americas 10 January 19, 2017 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico Welterweight bout.
Win 9–1 Ivan Castillo Submission (guillotine choke) TWC 25 October 7, 2016 3 2:05 Porterville, California, United States
Win 8–1 Leon Lara TKO (punches) Coliseo Fight Series 6 May 8, 2016 1 3:37 Mexico Lightweight debut.
Win 7–1 Juan Ramon Grano Submission (guillotine choke) Beat Down MMA 1 October 17, 2015 2 0:31 Toluca, Mexico
Win 6–1 Antonio Arellano Gonzalez KO (punches) Jasaji Fighting League 7 March 28, 2015 1 N/A Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico For the interim JFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Jordan Williams TKO (doctor stoppage) TPF 19: Throwback Thursday June 19, 2014 1 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Jose Caceres Submission (reverse triangle choke) Combate Americas: Level vs. Arzeno December 12, 2013 1 3:08 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 4–0 Francisco Velázquez TKO (punches) Coliseo Gladiadores Black Samurai July 20, 2013 1 3:37 León, Mexico
Win 3–0 Alfredo Morales KO (punches) Xtreme Kombat 11 April 29, 2012 2 0:37 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 2–0 Alejandro Saaveda KO (punch) Xtreme Kombat 7 January 29, 2012 1 0:11 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 1–0 Mario Torres Submission (armbar) Xtreme Fighters Latino July 28, 2011 1 0:33 Guanajuato, Mexico Welterweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BOCÓN, NOTICIAS EL (2018-05-21). "Rodrigo Vargas consiguió un impresionante nocuat en 18 segundos en Combate Américas | OTROS-DEPORTES". El Bocón (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  2. ^ DNA, MMA (2019-07-29). "Rodrigo Vargas pakt short notice partij tegen Alex da Silva tijdens UFC Montevideo". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  3. ^ Harshman, Heath (2020-09-10). "UFC Uruguay Results: Alex da Silva Out-Grapples Rodrigo Vargas in Dominant Decision Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  4. ^ Segura, Danny (2020-02-17). "Kazula Vargas embarrassed by UFC Rio Rancho DQ loss to Brok Weaver: 'I'm not a dirty fighter'". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  5. ^ Staff (2020-09-02). "Bobby Green steps in for Rodrigo Vargas vs. Alan Patrick at UFC on ESPN+ 35". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  6. ^ "Lightweight fight between Zhu Rong and Rodrigo Vargas added to UFC 261 | Asian MMA". AsianMMA. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  7. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-04-24). "UFC 261 Results: Rodrigo Vargas Earns Decision Over Zhu Rong". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  8. ^ "Pimblett tegen Vargas tijdens UFC London". Eurosport (in Dutch). 2022-01-21. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  9. ^ Gibbons, Justin (2022-03-19). "UFC London: The O2 Arena Erupts to Paddy Pimblett's First Round Submission". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-19.
  10. ^ "Report: Moutinho, Grundy, Hubbard Among Latest UFC Cuts". MMA News. 2022-05-05. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "Rodrigo "Kazula" Vargas". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-14.

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