Steven Peterson

Steven Timothy Peterson (born May 29, 1990)[2] is an American professional mixed martial artist. Peterson currently competes in the Featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2010, Peterson has also competed for Bellator Fighting Championships and the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Steven Peterson
BornSteven Timothy Peterson
(1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 31)
Redondo Beach, California, United States
Nickname(s)Ocho
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Bantamweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofPlano, Texas, United States
McKinney, Texas, United States
TeamFortis MMA
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Green/white band in Muay Thai[1]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins19
By knockout5
By submission8
By decision6
Losses9
By knockout1
By decision8
Websitestevenpeterson.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Peterson made his Bellator Fighting Championships debut on September 2, 2010 at Bellator 27 against Ernest de la Cruz,[3] winning via unanimous decision.[4]

Peterson made his second and final appearance in Bellator on March 23, 2012 against Chris Jones at Bellator 62,[5] losing via split decision.[6] Peterson competed extensively in both Legacy FC and Legacy Fighting Alliance, winning the Legacy FC Bantamweight title at Legacy FC 56 vs. Manny Vasquez via rear-naked choke.[7] He lost a title unification bout at LFA 1 against Leandro Higo via unanimous decision.[8]

Dana White Tuesday Night Contender SeriesEdit

Peterson competed on Dana White's Contender Series 7 for a chance at a UFC contract on August 22, 2017 against Benito Lopez, losing via split decision.[9]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Peterson made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18, 2018 against Humberto Bandenay. However, due to a visa issue for Bandenay, he was replaced by Brandon Davis.[10] Peterson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[12]

Peterson’s next bout was at The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale on July 6, 2018 against Matt Bessette.[13] He won the fight via split decision.[14]

Peterson faced Luis Peña on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148.[15] At the weigh-ins, Peña weighed in at 148.5 lbs, 2.5 pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit of 146 lbs. Peña was fined 30% of his fight purse and the bout proceed at catchweight.[16] Peterson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17] Peterson signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC after the fight.[18]

Peterson faced Alex Caceres on July 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 4.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Peterson faced Martín Bravo on September 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17.[21] Peterson won the fight by knockout via a spinning back fist in the second round.[22] This win earn him the Performance of the Night award.[23] Peterson said of his knockout, "I went to evade his spinning backfist and it just naturally came because I made the same step and it was right after I jabbed when he did it. The jab was the perfect setup. I was just in a flow state when I did it. Everything came natural when I landed that backfist."[24]

Peterson was expected to face Aalon Cruz on February 29, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 169.[25] However, Peterson was pulled from the event for an undisclosed reason, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Spike Carlyle.[26]

Peterson was scheduled to meet Seung Woo Choi on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184.[27] However, Peterson pulled out of the fight on January 15 due to an injury, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Collin Anglin.[28]

Peterson faced Chase Hooper on June 12, 2021 at UFC 263.[29] At the weigh-ins, Peterson weighed in at 148.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight and he was fined 20% of his purse, which went go to his opponent Hooper.[30] Peterson won the fight via unanimous decision.[31]

Peterson is scheduled to face Julian Erosa on February 5, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 201.[32]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
28 matches 19 wins 9 losses
By knockout 5 1
By submission 8 0
By decision 6 8
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 19–9 Chase Hooper Decision (unanimous) UFC 263 June 12, 2021 3 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Peterson missed weight.
Win 18–9 Martín Bravo KO (spinning back fist) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens September 21, 2019 2 1:31 Mexico City, Mexico Performance of the Night.
Loss 17–9 Alex Caceres Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards July 20, 2019 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 17–8 Luis Peña Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis March 23, 2019 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Peña missed weight.
Win 17–7 Matt Bessette Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–7 Brandon Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros February 18, 2018 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 16–6 Dustin Winter TKO (punches) LFA 28 December 8, 2017 2 2:38 Dallas, Texas, United States Return to Featherweight.
Loss 15–6 Benito Lopez Decision (split) Dana White's Contender Series 7 August 22, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–5 Ryan Hollis Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 16 July 14, 2017 2 1:43 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (140 lb) bout.
Loss 14–5 Leandro Higo Decision (unanimous) LFA 1 January 13, 2017 5 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States For the inaugural LFA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14-4 Manny Vasquez Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 56 June 24, 2016 4 3:08 Dallas, Texas, United States Won the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13-4 Irwin Rivera Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 46 October 2, 2015 3 5:00 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 12-4 Caio Machado Submission (guillotine choke) Legacy FC 38 February 13, 2015 1 3:55 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 11–4 Ray Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 33 July 18, 2014 3 5:00 Allen, Texas, United States Featherweight bout.
Win 10-4 Ray Rodriguez TKO Legacy FC 28 February 21, 2014 2 n/a Arlington, Texas, United States Featherweight bout.
Win 9–4 Nelson Salas TKO (punches) Xtreme Knockout 19 August 17, 2013 4 1:58 Dallas, Texas, United States Won the XKO Bantamweight Championship.
Loss 8–4 George Pacurariu KO (punch) Legacy FC 19 April 12, 2013 1 3:42 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 8–3 Matt Hobar Decision (majority) Legacy FC 16 December 14, 2012 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 8–2 Cody Williams Submission (omoplata) Legacy FC 14 September 14, 2012 2 4:46 Houston, Texas, United States Catchweight (140 lb) bout.
Win 7–2 Matt Hobar TKO (arm injury) Legacy FC 13 August 17, 2012 1 4:04 Dallas, Texas, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 6–2 Chris Jones Decision (split) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 3 5:00 Laredo, Texas, United States Featherweight bout.
Win 6–1 Steve Garcia Submission (guillotine choke) Legacy FC 8 September 16, 2011 1 1:40 Houston, Texas, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 5–1 Alex Russ Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Knockout 11 July 23, 2012 1 1:57 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 4–1 Douglas Frey Decision (majority) Xtreme Knockout 10 April 9, 2012 4 1:11 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 3–1 Quaint Kempf Submission (armbar) Xtreme Knockout 9 January 29, 2011 1 0:24 Arlington, Texas, United States
Loss 2–1 Brad Mitchell Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Knockout 8 October 9, 2010 3 3:00 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Ernest de la Cruz Decision (unanimous) Bellator 27 September 2, 2010 3 3:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States Featherweight bout.
Win 1–0 Marcus Dupar Submission (armbar) TCF: Puro Combate 1 August 4, 2010 3 2:26 Houston, Texas, United States

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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