Edwin Figueroa

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Edwin Figueroa
Born (1984-07-31) July 31, 1984 (age 30)
McKinney, Texas, United States
Other names El Feroz
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of McKinney, Texas, United States
Team Mohler MMA
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 9
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 4
By knockout 1
By decision 3
Website Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Edwin Richard Figueroa (born July 31, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the bantamweight division of the UFC. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Figueroa fought in regional promotions in his home state of Texas before signing with Zuffa in 2011.

MMA career[edit]

Background[edit]

Figueroa started training in boxing at the age of 6, turned to kickboxing at 14, and turned professional mixed martial artist in 2007.[1]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Figueroa made his promotional debut against highly touted prospect Michael McDonald on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24, replacing an injured Nick Pace on less than two weeks notice.[2] The fight was highly entertaining with both fighters exchanging strikes and submission attempts throughout the entire fight and earned Fight of the Night honors. Figueroa lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Figueroa fought Jason Reinhardt on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5.[3] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Figueroa next faced Alex Caceres on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[4] He won the fight via split decision after Caceres was docked two points by referee Herb Dean in the second round for repeated illegal groin kicks.

Figueroa was expected to face Ken Stone on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[5] However, Figueroa was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Francisco Rivera.[6]

Figueroa next fought Francisco Rivera on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[7] Figueroa was finished for the first time in his career when Rivera won via TKO late in the second round.

Figueroa faced Roland Delorme on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[8] He lost the exciting back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Figueroa next faced Érik Pérez at UFC 167.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from promotion.[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–4 Érik Pérez Decision (unanimous) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–3 Roland Delorme Decision (unanimous) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Loss 9–2 Francisco Rivera TKO (punches) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 2 4:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Alex Caceres Decision (split) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Caceres was penalized two points for kicks to the groin.
Win 8–1 Jason Reinhardt TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 2 0:50 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 7–1 Michael McDonald Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis March 26, 2011 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 7–0 Johnny Bedford TKO (punches) KOK 9: Resurrection August 20, 2010 2 0:17 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Warren Stewart TKO (punches) SWC 11: Fury June 19, 2010 2 1:06 Frisco, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Navied Sadeghi Submission Art of War: Mano A Mano July 12, 2009 1 2:09 Mesquite, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Aaron Suarez KO (punch) KOK 5: Season's Beatings November 22, 2008 1 1:56 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Christian Sanchez TKO King of Kombat 4 July 26, 2008 1 0:24 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Matt Yount TKO Xtreme Fighting Championships 9 June 22, 2007 2 1:30 Beaumont, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Whitney Brown Submission (rear-naked choke) Art of War 2 May 11, 2007 2 1:03 Austin, Texas, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edwin Figueroa". ufc.com. May 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Edwin Figueroa Replaces Nick Pace at UFC Fight Night 24, Faces Michael McDonald". mmaweekly.com. March 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt set for August's UFC on Versus 5 event". mmajunkie.com. May 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa added to UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. 2011-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Ken Stone vs. Edwin Figueroa added to UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. 2012-04-07. 
  6. ^ Martin, Damon (June 6, 2012). "Francisco Rivera vs. Ken Stone Set for UFC on FX 4". mmaweekly.com. 
  7. ^ "Edwin Figueroa-Francisco Rivera booked for UFC 156 in February". mmajunkie.com. December 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ Staff (2013-03-14). "Roland Delorme meets Edwin Figueroa at UFC 161 in Winnipeg". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ Tristan Critchfield (2013-09-16). "Erik Perez-Edwin Figueroa Bantamweight Clash Targeted for UFC 167 in Las Vegas". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  10. ^ Zane Simon (2014-03-27). "Report: UFC rosters trimmed by four fighters: Hernandez, Shimizu, Houston, and Figueroa removed". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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