July 31, 1984 |
McKinney, Texas, United States
|Other names||El Feroz|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||McKinney, Texas, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Figueroa started training in boxing at the age of 6, turned to kickboxing at 14, and turned professional mixed martial artist in 2007.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. 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 next faced Alex Caceres on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143. 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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||4 losses|
|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|
- "Edwin Figueroa". ufc.com. May 19, 2011.
- "Edwin Figueroa Replaces Nick Pace at UFC Fight Night 24, Faces Michael McDonald". mmaweekly.com. March 16, 2011.
- "Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt set for August's UFC on Versus 5 event". mmajunkie.com. May 19, 2011.
- "Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa added to UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. 2011-11-17.
- "Ken Stone vs. Edwin Figueroa added to UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. 2012-04-07.
- Martin, Damon (June 6, 2012). "Francisco Rivera vs. Ken Stone Set for UFC on FX 4". mmaweekly.com.
- "Edwin Figueroa-Francisco Rivera booked for UFC 156 in February". mmajunkie.com. December 12, 2012.
- Staff (2013-03-14). "Roland Delorme meets Edwin Figueroa at UFC 161 in Winnipeg". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- Tristan Critchfield (2013-09-16). "Erik Perez-Edwin Figueroa Bantamweight Clash Targeted for UFC 167 in Las Vegas". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- Zane Simon (2014-03-27). "Report: UFC rosters trimmed by four fighters: Hernandez, Shimizu, Houston, and Figueroa removed". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014.