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Antonio Banuelos

Antonio Banuelos

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  • Given Name: Juan Antonio Banuelos
  • Professional MMA Record: 20-10-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1979.09.23
  • Last Fight: May 31, 2013 in LFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: The Pit
  • Height: 5'3" (161cm) | Reach: 65.5" (166cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $55,840 USD
  • Born: Tulare, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • Head Coach: John Hackleman
  • Other Coaches: N/A

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Banuelos is a former Bantamweight and current Flyweight. He has fought in WEC, ROTR, Dream, and Legacy FC. He holds notable victories over Cole Escovedo, Scott Jorgensen, Kenji Osawa, Chad George, Hideo Tokoro and Masakazu Imanari.

Banuelos is most known for his time under the WEC banner where he holds the record for most fights in the promotion and is tied for most wins.  Banuelos had a promotional record of 9-5. When the WEC merged with the UFC Banuelos was one of the fighters brought over. He debuted against long time P4P contender and former WEC Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. Banuelos lost a dominant decision and was cut from the UFC.

Banuelos would then join Dream's Bantamweight Grand Prix. He defeated Hideo Tokoro in the opening round and Masakazu Imanari in the semifinals before being defeated by Bibiano Fernandes in the finals. Following the Grand Prix Banuelos would make his Flyweight and Legacy FC debuts on the same night. He is currently 0-1-1 at Flyweight.

Banuelos is scheduled to fight Randy Turner at Wreck MMA 2.0.

Last updated 03.25.2013, 7:32 PM ET
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Antonio Banuelos MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Joby Sanchez
Tachi PF 20: Night of Champions
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2014.08.07
Cancelled Bout Benny Vinson WAR MMA 1 2013.06.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:30 Round 1 of 3
Alp Ozkilic
Ref: Kerry Hatley
Legacy FC 20: Prater vs. Ferreira
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2013.05.31
Odds: +175 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Jimmy Flick Legacy FC 20 2013.05.31
Cancelled Bout Randy Turner Wreck MMA 2.0 2013.03.28
Reason: Banuelos Pulled Out
Draw | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rafael de Freitas
Ref: Jacob Montalvo
Legacy FC 18: Lewis vs. Shivers
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2013.03.01
Odds: -215 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 126.7 lbs
Cancelled Bout Ryan Benoit Legacy FC 16 2012.12.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Josh Sampo
Ref: Joshua Ferrero
Legacy FC 14: Pimenta vs. Rexroad
Co-Main Event | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2012.09.14
Odds: -345 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:21 Round 1 of 3
Bibiano Fernandes
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 61 kg
2011.12.31
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total
Masakazu Imanari
Ref: Samio Kimura
Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 61 kg
2011.12.31
Odds: +120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 134.482 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Hideo Tokoro
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 17
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 61 kg
2011.09.24
Odds: +110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 134.482 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Miguel Torres
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2011.02.05
Odds: +295 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chad George
Ref: Todd Johnson
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2010.09.30
Odds: -330 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Scott Jorgensen
Ref: Herb Dean
WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2010.04.24
Odds: +266 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $7,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
#13 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kenji Osawa
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2009.11.18
Odds: -228 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Scott Jorgensen
Ref: Jason Herzog
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2009.06.07
Odds: +133 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $9,840 ($4,840 Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
#7 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Bryan Goldsby Palace Fighting Championship 2008.09.26
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Manny Tapia
WEC 32: New Mexico
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2008.02.13
Odds: +273 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Justin Robbins
Ref: Yves Lavigne
WEC 29: Condit vs Larson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2007.08.05
Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Punch
3:12 Round 1 of 3
Charlie Valencia
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
WEC 26: Condit vs Alessio
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2007.03.24
Odds: -250 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mike French
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2007.01.20
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Cole Escovedo
WEC 23: Hot August Fights
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2006.08.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes Eddie Wineland WEC 2006.05.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous James Cottrell WEC 2006.03.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Kimihito Nonaka FFCF 5 2006.01.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous Justin Tavernini UCW 3 2005.10.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Ed Tomaselli WEC 2005.10.14
Win | Submission | Choke Mike Lindquist WEC 2005.03.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Brandon Shuey SportFight 2004.09.23
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Yobie Song Rumble on the Rock 2003.10.10
Win | Decision | Unanimous Jim Kikuchi Rumble on the Rock 2003.03.15
Loss | Submission | Choke Jeff Bedard WEC 2002.10.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous Steve Hecht UAGF 1 2002.05.09
Loss | Submission | Choke Stephen Palling Warriors Quest 2 2001.08.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Brian Peterson International Fighting Championship 2001.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Daniel Garlets International Fighting Championship 2001.06.15

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