May 27, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Sacramento, California|
|Team||Mohler Mixed Martial Arts,
Team Alpha Male
|Rank||Purple Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
William Campuzano (born May 27, 1986) is a Mexican American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Flyweight division. He has formerly competed for the UFC, WEC, and Vale Tudo Japan as a Bantamweight.
Mixed martial arts career
Campuzano found his way into the world of mixed martial arts while attending college. "I used to fight a lot, like out on the street. When I was in college ... I took a Tae Kwon Do course where I met Tom Seabourne. He introduced me to Marcus Lanier who was a professional MMA fighter. He was looking for an assistant that could speak Spanish. He had just opened up his own school in Mount Pleasant. And that got me into MMA."
Campuzano won the first six fights of his mixed martial arts career, all by stoppage.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC. Campuzano faced Nick Pace on December 4, 2010 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale. The fight was supposed to be the first bantamweight bout in UFC history, but Pace missed weight and the fight was changed to a catchweight bout. Campuzano lost the fight due to a pillory choke at 4:32 of round 3.
Campuzano faced Chris Cariaso on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23. For the fight, Campuzano moved his fight camp to Sacramento, California with Urijah Faber and his team, Team Alpha Male. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently was released from the UFC.
Legacy Fighting Championship
Campuzano made his Legacy FC debut back in August 2008 when he defeated Seth Drago via Submission (guillotine choke)at LFC 2: Anarchy.
Now after his time in the UFC, he returned to Legacy FC and defeated Jimmy Flick in the main event of LFC 16 to become the inaugural Flyweight Champion.
Campuzano defended his Legacy FC title against Allan Nascimento by winning the fight via unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 48-46).
Return to the UFC
After going 5-0 since being released from the UFC, Campuzano returned to the Octagon as he stepped in on a one week notice for the injured Vaughan Lee to take on Sergio Pettis. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||13 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||13–5||Sergio Pettis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 167||November 16, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–4||Hideo Tokoro||Decision (split)||Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 3rd||October 5, 2013||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Bantamweight bout.|
|Win||12–4||Allan Nascimento||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy Fighting Championship 19||April 12, 2013||5||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States||Defended the LFC Flyweight Championship|
|Win||11–4||Jimmy Flick||TKO (knee & punches)||Legacy Fighting Championship 16||December 13, 2012||2||0:26||Dallas, Texas, United States||Won the inaugural LFC Flyweight Championship|
|Win||10–4||Joshua Sampo||KO (knee)||RTP - Rumble Time Promotions||May 19, 2012||3||1:18||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Win||9–4||Randy Hinds||Submission (rear naked choke)||24/7 Entertainment Presents Professional Cage Fighting||April 8, 2011||1||2:18||Midland, Texas, United States||Flyweight debut|
|Loss||8–4||Chris Cariaso||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight For The Troops 2||January 22, 2011||3||5:00||Fort Hood, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Nick Pace||Submission (pillory choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale||December 4, 2010||3||4:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fought at a catchweight of 138 lbs.|
|Win||8–2||Steve Garcia||Decision (split)||King of Kombat 9: Resurrection||August 20, 2010||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Eddie Wineland||TKO (punch to the body)||WEC 49||June 20, 2010||2||4:44||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||7–1||Coty Wheeler||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 46||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||6–1||Damacio Page||Submission (rear naked choke)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||1||1:02||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Tim Snyder||TKO (punches)||Urban Rumble Championships||May 23, 2009||1||2:59||Pasadena, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Bryan Goldsby||Submission (triangle choke)||Cage Kings: Total Domination||March 20, 2009||2||1:32||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||4–0||Doug Sonier||TKO (punches)||SWC 3: Valentine's Day Massacre||February 21, 2008||1||1:36||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jason Horak||KO (punches)||Cage Kings: Destruction at the Dome||October 10, 2008||2||0:38||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Seth Drago||Submission (guillotine choke)||LFC 2: Anarchy||August 23, 2008||1||1:28||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Trevor Robbins||TKO (punches)||Cage Kings||July 18, 2008||1||0:48||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
- "Will Campuzano looks to beat down Eddie Wineland". bleacherreport.com. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- MMAjunkie.com (2009-09-24). "Texas product Will Campuzano replaces injured Akitoshi Tamura at WEC 43". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2010-01-11.
- "WEC 46 bonuses: Campuzano, Wheeler and Faber each earn $10K". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-11.
- "Bantamweights Will Campuzano vs. Rafael Rebello targeted for WEC 49 prelims". mmajunkie.com. 2010-04-30.
- "Confident Campuzano in line for WEC 49". ESPN In The Clinch. 2010-05-02.
- "Will Campuzano promoted to WEC 49 main card, meets Eddie Wineland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Will Campuzano vs. Nick Pace in the works for The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale". mmajunkie.com. November 5, 2010.
- "UFC The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale". sherdog.com. December 4, 2010.
- "McDonald-Pace Ticketed for UFC 133 on Aug. 6". sherdog.com. April 14, 2011.
- "" Pillory " counter to rubber guard pass". YouTube.com/gabrielraindog. April 2, 2009.
- "Will Campuzano meets Chris Cariaso at UFC Fight Night 23". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2011.
- Staff (2013-11-05). "Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167 vs. Sergio Pettis, UFC seeking replacement". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
- Dann Stupp. "Darrell Montague vs. Will Campuzano joins Dallas’ UFC 171 lineup". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
- Staff (2014-01-28). "Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.