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Antonio Banuelos

Antonio Banuelos

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  • Given Name: Juan Antonio Banuelos
  • MMA Record: 20-11-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.09.23
  • Last Fight: August 07, 2014 in TPF
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 125.8 lbs
  • 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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
2:41 Round 2 of 3, 7:41 Total

Joby Sanchez
20-10-1 5-0-0

Tachi PF 20: Night of Champions
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.08.07
Weigh-In: 125.8 lbs (57.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Cancelled Bout Benny Vinson WAR MMA 1 2013.06.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:30 Round 1 of 3

Alp Ozkilic
20-9-1 7-1-0

Legacy FC 20: Prater vs. Ferreira
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.05.31
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
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
20-9-0 6-0-0

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 (57.5 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Cancelled Bout Ryan Benoit Legacy FC 16 2012.12.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Josh Sampo
20-8-0 7-2-0

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 (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Joshua Ferrero
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:21 Round 1 of 3

Bibiano Fernandes
19-7-0 9-3-0

Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 61 kg

2011.12.31
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Masakazu Imanari
19-7-0 24-9-2

Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 61 kg

2011.12.31
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hideo Tokoro
18-7-0 30-23-2

Dream 17
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 61 kg

2011.09.24
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Miguel Torres
18-6-0 38-3-0

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 (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chad George
17-6-0 11-5-0

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.09.30
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Todd Johnson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Scott Jorgensen
17-5-0 9-3-0

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 (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kenji Osawa
16-5-0 15-8-2

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 (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Scott Jorgensen
15-5-0 6-2-0

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 (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#8 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
14-4-0 9-0-1

WEC 32: New Mexico
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2008.02.13
Odds: +273 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Justin Robbins
13-4-0 7-2-1

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 (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Submission | Punch
3:12 Round 1 of 3

Charlie Valencia
13-3-0 7-2-0

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 (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike French
12-3-0 6-7-0

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 (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cole Escovedo
11-3-0 11-3-0

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

Guam Regional

2006.01.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Justin Tavernini

Manitoba Regional

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

California Regional

2002.05.09
Loss | Submission | Choke

Stephen Palling

California Regional

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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