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12-5-0

Abel Trujillo

Abel "Killa" Trujillo

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  • Name: Abel Trujillo
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Killa
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1983.09.18
  • Last Fight: February 01, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $165,000 USD
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Killa
  • Born: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Del Ray Beach, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Abel Trujillo Wiki Update Wiki

Abel Trujillo was born on July 18, 1983 in Greensboro, NC and made his mixed martial arts professional debut in 2009. 


After stringing together a win streak and bringing his pro record to 9-4, Trujillo was signed by the UFC and was scheduled to face Tim Means in a lightweight bout at UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs Diaz. However, Means suffered a head injury the day before the bout was scheduled to take place and was replaced by UFC vet Marcus LeVesseur. After stuffing several takedowns from LeVesseur, Trujillo delivered several knees to LeVesseur's body and earned a 2nd round TKO stoppage. 

 
Trujillo's second UFC outing would result in a decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 160, in a fight where he was unable to stop the throws and takedowns of Nurmagomedov. 

 
His next fight would be against Strikeforce import, Roger Bowling. After some back and forth action in the 1st and most of the second round, Trujillo accidentally hit Bowling with an illegal knee to the head while Bowling was ruled a grounded opponent. However, UFC President Dana White believed that Trujillo's knee strike did not hit Bowling's head, and Trujillo was paid his win bonus regardless of the official ruling.


The rematch with Bowling took place at UFC on FOX 9 in December 2014. Trujillo relentlessly mauled his opponent including a perfectly timed knee to the body when Bowling was grounded against the fence ultimately winning the fight via a TKO in the second round when Big John McCarthy stepped in to save the still standing, but dazed and nearly unconscious Bowling. Abel would follow that up with another win this time over former WEC champ Jamie Varner. Abel would finish him off in the second round putting him to sleep and earning Knockout of the Night as well as the Fight of the Night bonus.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:32 Round 2 of 3, 7:32 Total
Jamie Varner
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.02.01
Odds: +105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $125,000 ($75K Fight/Night, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
#1 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
#2 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC 169 Fight of the Night
UFC 169 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Bobby Green UFC 169 2014.02.01
Reason: Green Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:35 Round 2 of 3, 6:35 Total
Roger Bowling
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.12.14
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
No Contest | Foul
4:57 Round 2 of 3, 9:57 Total
Roger Bowling
Ref: Rob Hinds
UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.08.28
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.05.25
Odds: +240 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
3:56 Round 2 of 3, 8:56 Total
Marcus LeVesseur
Ref: Anthony Hamlett
UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.12.08
Odds: +120 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs
Cancelled Bout Tim Means UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Means Knocked Himself Out in Sauna
Cancelled Bout Tim Means UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Frank Carrillo
Ref: James Warring
CFA 7: Palomino vs. Cavalcante
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.06.30
Weigh-In: 158.5 lbs
Win | Submission
1:10 Round 1 of 3
James Edson Berto
CFA 6: Palomino vs. Warfield
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.04.13
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Ken Jackson C3 Fights 2012.01.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous Luke Gwaltney Fight Me MMA 2011.08.13
Loss | Submission | Choke Alonzo Martinez Extreme Challenge 2011.04.14
Loss | Decision | Split Scott Cleve EB 2011.03.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous Marcos Marquez Extreme Challenge 2011.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke Andre Garcia Xtreme Fight Promotions 2010.12.03
Win | Submission Wes Clark TriState Cage Fighting 2010.10.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Dave Cochran Fight Me MMA 1 2010.08.14
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Clayton Robinson C3 Fights 2010.07.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Dustin Praxedes Xtreme Promotions 2010.03.06
Loss | Submission | Armlock Ted Worthington MFDM 2009.08.28

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