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12-6-0

Abel Trujillo

Abel "Killa" Trujillo

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  • Name: Abel Trujillo
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-6-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Killa
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.09.18
  • Last Fight: December 06, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $179,000 USD
  • Born: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Del Ray Beach, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:19 Round 2 of 3, 9:19 Total

Tony Ferguson
12-5-0 16-3-0

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.12.06
Odds: +245 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Bobby Green UFC UFN 47 2014.08.16
Reason: Green to Thomson Bout
Cancelled Bout Ross Pearson UFC UFN 47 2014.08.16
Reason: Trujillo Injury
Cancelled Bout Bobby Green UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Cancelled Bout Frank Trevino UFC UFN 44 2014.06.28
Reason: Trevino Injury
Cancelled Bout Myles Jury UFC UFN 44 2014.06.28
Reason: Jury Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:32 Round 2 of 3, 7:32 Total

Jamie Varner
11-5-0 21-8-1

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
#3 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
10-5-0 11-4-0

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 | Referee: John McCarthy
No Contest | Foul
4:57 Round 2 of 3, 9:57 Total

Roger Bowling
10-5-0 11-4-0

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 | Referee: Rob Hinds
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Khabib Nurmagomedov
10-4-0 19-0-0

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 | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
3:56 Round 2 of 3, 8:56 Total

Marcus LeVesseur
9-4-0 22-6-0

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 | Referee: Anthony Hamlett
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
8-4-0 5-2-0

CFA 7: Palomino vs. Cavalcante
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.30
Weigh-In: 158.5 lbs | Referee: James Warring
Win | Submission
1:10 Round 1 of 3

James Edson Berto
7-4-0 16-9-1

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

Missouri Regional

2011.08.13
Loss | Submission | Choke

Alonzo Martinez

Extreme Challenge

2011.04.14
Loss | Decision | Split

Scott Cleve

North Dakota Regional

2011.03.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Marcos Marquez

Extreme Challenge

2011.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Andre Garcia

North Carolina Regional

2010.12.03
Win | Submission

Wes Clark

TriState Cage Fighting

2010.10.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dave Cochran

Missouri Regional

2010.08.14
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Clayton Robinson

C3 Fights

2010.07.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dustin Praxedes

Washington Regional

2010.03.06
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Ted Worthington

Iowa Regional

2009.08.28
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke

Leonel Villarreal

Glory Fighting Championships

2009.07.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Randy Meade

Extreme Challenge

2009.04.25
Loss | KO/TKO

Zach Micklewright

Extreme Challenge

2006.07.22
Win | KO/TKO

Trent Blair

United States Regional

2006.04.07
Win | Submission | Strikes

Josh Pankey

United States Regional

2006.04.07
Win | KO/TKO

David Hillyer

Iowa Challenge

2006.04.01

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