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Billy Evangelista

Billy Evangelista

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  • Name: Billy Evangelista
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-2-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1980.10.07
  • Last Fight: June 21, 2013
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team 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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
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
Ref: Jason McCoy
UPC 15
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2013.05.11
Cancelled Bout James Terry Strikeforce 2012.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
KJ Noons
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jorge Masvidal
Ref: Ty Wheeler
Strikeforce: Columbus
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.03.05
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Waachiim Spiritwolf
Ref: Dan Stell
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jorge Gurgel
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
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
Ref: Jerome Locke
Strikeforce: Payback
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.10.03
Odds: -397 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nam Phan
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:39 Round 3 of 3, 10:39 Total
Marlon Sims
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
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 MOTM 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
Strikeforce: Young Guns
Main Card
2007.02.10
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Ryan Healy WEC 2006.01.13

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