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Billy Evangelista

Billy Evangelista

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  • Name: Billy Evangelista
  • MMA Record: 13-3-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1980.10.07
  • Last Fight: June 20, 2014
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Pro Buhawe
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 68.0" (173cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $80,000 USD
  • Born: Parlier, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: San Jose, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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One of the most underrated lightweight prospects in the world, Billy Evangelista made his MMA debut in 2006 and hasn't looked back, going undefeated (excepting a No Contest ruling against Mike Aina in 2009) in 11 professional fights. In addition to wins over Nam Phan and Luke Caudillo, Evangelista holds a victory over UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel. He is one of the top contenders in Strikeforce's lightweight division.


Although he boasts a well-rounded skill set and a never-say-die attitude, Evangelista has been criticized for not finishing more fights, a trend which is likely to change for the athletic young prospect.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:02 PM ET
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Billy Evangelista Welterweight Ranking History

Billy Evangelista MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke

Felipe Fogolin

California Regional

2014.06.20
Cancelled Bout EJ Brooks MMA Xtreme 2013.08.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Josh Thornburg

California Regional

2013.06.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Zak Bucia
11-2-0 9-4-0

UPC 15
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.11
Referee: Jason McCoy
Cancelled Bout James Terry Strikeforce 2012.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

KJ Noons
11-1-0 10-4-0

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.12.17
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Masvidal
11-0-0 20-6-0

Strikeforce: Columbus
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.03.05
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs | Referee: Ty Wheeler
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Waachiim Spiritwolf
10-0-0 8-6-1

Strikeforce Challengers 11: Bowling vs. Voelker 2
Main Card | Catchweight | 165 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 165.2 lbs | Referee: Dan Stell
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Gurgel
9-0-0 13-5-0

Strikeforce Challengers 4: Gurgel vs. Evangelista
Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2009.11.06
Odds: -223 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 159.0 lbs
No Contest | Disqualificaton | Overturn
3:42 Round 2 of 3, 8:42 Total

Mike Aina
9-0-0 11-6-1

Strikeforce Challengers 1: Aina vs. Evangelista
Main Event | Catchweight | 157 lbs

2009.05.16
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 157.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Harris Sarmiento

Palace Fighting Championship

2009.01.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luke Caudillo
7-0-0 15-12-0

Strikeforce: Payback
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.10.03
Odds: -397 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Jerome Locke
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nam Phan
6-0-0 14-4-0

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.06.27
Odds: +114 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:39 Round 3 of 3, 10:39 Total

Marlon Sims
5-0-0 3-2-0

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 163 lbs

2008.03.29
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 160.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Clint Coronel
4-0-0 2-2-0

Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.09.29
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.7 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Ryan Bixler

California Regional

2007.07.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Alex Crispim

Gladiator Challenge

2007.03.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:39 Round 1 of 3

Isaiah Hill
1-0-0 3-0-0

Strikeforce: Young Guns
Main Card

2007.02.10
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Ryan Healy

WEC

2006.01.13

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When K.J. Noons hit the national MMA scene at EliteXC: Destiny, he was touted as the next big ... (almost 2 years ago)
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Another week, another event. After doing these for a few months now, it's becoming easier for ... (almost 2 years ago)
Two of the most entertaining strikers in the lightweight division will collide this Saturday n... (almost 2 years ago)
Hey, Billy Badass, dare to step to Jorge Masvidal, who is fired up and eager to prove that the... (almost 2 years ago)
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