Derek Campos

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Derek Campos
Born Francisco Derek Campos
(1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 30)
Lubbock, Texas, United States
Other names The Stallion
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 68.0 in (173 cm)
Fighting out of Lubbock, Texas, United States
Team Mohler MMA
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 26
Wins 19
By knockout 6
By submission 5
By decision 8
Losses 7
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 2
University Texas Tech University
Brookhaven College
Notable school(s) Coronado High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Francisco Derek Campos (born April 1, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, Campos has also competed for Shark Fights and King of the Cage, and is the former King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Campos competed in high school football and first began training in boxing and wrestling at the age of 19.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Campos started his professional career in 2009, fighting exclusively for Texas and Louisiana-based promotions.

In 2012, with a record of 9-2, Campos signed with Bellator.[2]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Campos made his promotional debut against Rich Clementi on May 25, 2012 at Bellator 70. He lost via submission due to a guillotine choke in the first round.[3]

Campos faced Brandon Girtz on June 19, 2013 at Bellator 96. He won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).[4]

Campos faced Martin Stapleton on November 8, 2013 at Bellator 107. Once again he won via unanimous decision.[5]

Campos was expected to rematch Brandon Girtz in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113.[6] However, his opponent was changed and he faced Tim Welch. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Campos faced Patricky Freire in the semifinals at Bellator 117 and lost the bout via TKO in the second round.

Campos faced Estevan Payan on September 26, 2014 at Bellator 126.[7] He won the fight via knockout just 31 seconds into the first round.

Stepping in for a recently retired John Gunderson, Campos was expected to face Alexander Sarnavskiy at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014.[8] However, an injury forced Campos out of the bout. Dakota Cochrane stepped in as a replacement.[9]

Campos faced former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler on June 19, 2015 at Bellator 138.[10] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Campos finally rematched Brandon Girtz at Bellator 146 on November 20, 2015. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Campos next faced Melvin Guillard on February 19, 2016 at Bellator 149.[11] He won the fight via a flurry of punches in the second round, resulting in a TKO victory.

Campos faced up-and-coming Djamil Chan at Bellator 161 on September 16, 2016. In the first round, Campos was almost finished by a series of punches after absorbing a punch on the feet. However, he survived the onslaught and went on to win the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Campos faced Derek Anderson at Bellator 170 on January 21, 2017. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Campos was expected to face Patricky Freire at Bellator 181 on July 14, 2017. The pair previously met at Bellator 117 on April 18, 2014 in the quarter final round of the Bellator season ten lightweight tournament, in which Campos was defeated via second-round TKO.[14] The rematch was originally scheduled to take place at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016, however an injury forced Freire out of the bout.[15] During the Bellator 180 fight card, it was revealed by the promotion that Campos would instead face Brandon Girtz in a third fight at the event.[16] Campos won the rubber match by TKO via doctor stoppage at the end of the second round due to cut on Girtz's forehead caused by a Campos knee.[17]

Campos faced Patricky Freire in a rematch at Bellator 194 on February 16, 2018.[18] He lost the fight via TKO in round one.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–7 Patricky Freire TKO (punches) Bellator 194 February 16, 2018 1 2:23 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 19–6 Brandon Girtz TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 181 July 14, 2017 2 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 18–6 Derek Anderson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 17–6 Djamil Chan Decision (unanimous) Bellator 161 September 16, 2016 3 5:00 Cedar Park, Texas, United States
Win 16–6 Melvin Guillard KO (punches) Bellator 149 February 19, 2016 2 0:32 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 15–6 Brandon Girtz KO (punches) Bellator 146 November 20, 2015 1 0:37 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 15–5 Michael Chandler Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 138 June 19, 2015 1 2:17 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 15–4 Estevan Payan KO (punch) Bellator 126 September 26, 2014 1 0:31 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 14–4 Patricky Freire TKO (punches) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 2 0:52 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 14–3 Tim Welch Decision (unanimous) Bellator 113 March 21, 2014 3 5:00 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 13–3 Martin Stapleton Decision (unanimous) Bellator 107 November 8, 2013 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States 157 lb. Catchweight bout; both fighters missed weight.[21]
Win 12–3 Brandon Girtz Decision (unanimous) Bellator 96 June 19, 2013 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States 157.2 lb. Catchweight bout; Campos missed weight.[22]
Win 11–3 Derrick Krantz Submission (rear-naked choke) Ascend Combat: Mayhem 3 May 11, 2013 3 4:15 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States 160 lb. Catchweight bout.[23]
Win 10–3 Joe Condon TKO (punches) KOTC: Stranglehold October 6, 2012 3 1:56 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Won King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Championship.
Loss 9–3 Rich Clementi Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 70 May 25, 2012 1 4:18 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 157 lb. Catchweight bout; Clementi missed weight.[24]
Win 9–2 Kota Okazawa Submission (neck crank) G1 Fights: Sovereign Valor January 28, 2012 2 3:46 Kinder, Louisiana, United States
Loss 8–2 Scott Cleve Decision (split) Ultimate Warrior Fighting 1: Huerta vs. War Machine November 26, 2011 3 5:00 Pharr, Texas, United States
Win 8–1 Marcus Andrusia TKO (punches) Global Fighting Alliance 15 October 29, 2011 1 1:37 Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
Win 7–1 Gilbert Jimenez Decision (unanimous) Triple A Promotions July 29, 2011 3 3:00 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Cody Pfister Submission (rear-naked choke) Undisputed MMA 1 June 18, 2011 1 2:55 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 5–1 Anselmo Luna Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 11: Humes vs Buentello May 22, 2010 3 5:00 Odessa, Texas, United States
Loss 4–1 Diego Brandão Decision (split) King of Kombat 8: The Uprising February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Yosdenis Cedeno Submission Art of War: Mano A Mano July 12, 2009 3 1:59 Mesquite, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Adam Schindler Decision (unanimous) King of Kombat 6: Fists of Fury April 25, 2009 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Clay Shackleford KO (punch) Global Fighting Alliance: Mardi Gras Mayhem February 28, 2009 1 0:27 Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
Win 1–0 Brandon Crick Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Knockout 2 January 10, 2009 2 0:35 Arlington, Texas, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jesus Didn't Tap - Derek Campos Representing JDT On Spike TV 4/18". Jesus Didn't Tap. 
  2. ^ Mike Calimbas (January 26, 2012). "Derek Campos on life as a student-athlete, signing with Bellator, and representing USA vs Japan this weekend". TXMMA.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Steven Marrocco (May 26, 2012). "Bellator 70 results: Hawn wins lightweight tourney, Konrad cruises in title defense". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff (June 19, 2013). "Bellator 96 results: play-by-play & updates". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Brian Knapp (November 8, 2013). "Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren, Brennan Ward land tournament titles at Bellator 107". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mike Whitman (January 16, 2014). "Bellator 113 gets Vegh-Newton title unification bout, lightweight tourney quarterfinals". Sherdog.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bellator 126 fight card finalized for Sept. 26 in Phoenix on Spike TV". mmamania.com. September 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "53-fight veteran John Gunderson withdraws from Bellator 128, retires from MMA". MMAJunkie.com. September 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dakota Cochrane replaces Derek Campos, meets Alexander Sarnavskiy on Friday at Bellator 128". TheMMAReport.com. October 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Staff (March 24, 2015). "Michael Chandler vs. Derek Campos joins Bellator 138, which moves to June 19". mmajunkie.com. 
  11. ^ "Bellator books Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3, 'Kimbo' vs. 'Dada 5000' for Houston - MMAjunkie". MMAjunkie. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (September 16, 2016). "Bellator 161 results: Kongo takes decision over Johnson, Warren submits Kakai". mmajunkie.com. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (January 22, 2017). "Bellator 170 results: Tito Ortiz stuns Chael Sonnen, taps him out in first". mmajunkie.com. 
  14. ^ Staff (April 22, 2017). "Bellator 181 set for July 14 in Oklahoma with Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos 2". mmajunkie.com. 
  15. ^ "Patricky Freire injured, out of Bellator 167 main event rematch with Derek Campos". Staff. November 25, 2016. 
  16. ^ Brian Mazique (June 24, 2017). "Bellator NYC, Bellator 180 Live Results: Winners, Highlights, Analysis And Top Performances". forbes.com. 
  17. ^ John Morgan (July 14, 2017). "Bellator 181 results: Derek Campos scores trilogy win over Brandon Girtz in blood-soaked instant classic". mmajunkie.com. 
  18. ^ Tristen Critchfield (January 12, 2018). "Patricky Freire-Derek Campos Rematch Set for Bellator 194 Co-Main Event". sherdog.com. 
  19. ^ "Bellator 194 results: Patricky Freire shuts down Derek Campos again, calls for title shot". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-17. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  20. ^ "Fight results and recap for King of the Cage: Stranglehold". Kingofthecage.com. October 6, 2012. Archived from the original on January 5, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  21. ^ Mike Whitman (November 7, 2013). "Bellator 107 weigh-in results: Kongo, Graham cleared for heavyweight tournament final". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  22. ^ Staff (June 19, 2013). "Bellator 96 weigh-in results: two fighters miss marks in Oklahoma (updated)". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Derek Campos vs. Derrick Krantz – Ascend Combat: Mayhem 3". Tapology.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  24. ^ Staff (March 24, 2012). "Bellator 70 weigh-in results: Champ Konrad (265.2), challenger Prindle (265) on weight". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013.