Mark De La Rosa

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Mark De La Rosa
BornMark Anthony De La Rosa
(1994-08-31) August 31, 1994 (age 27)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States[1]
Other namesBumblebee
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135.5 lb (61 kg; 9 st 10 lb)
Reach65[1] in (165 cm)
Fighting out ofFort worth, Texas, United States
TeamFactory X [2]
Genesis MMA[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision4
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
SpouseMontana De La Rosa[4]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mark Anthony De La Rosa (born August 31, 1994)[5] is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) who fights in the flyweight division. He competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


De La Rosa was born in Fort Worth, Texas in the United States. He started training in jiu-jitsu at the age of 12 to lose weight and became a jiu-jitsu coach three years later before subsequently transitioning to MMA.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

De La Rosa began his professional MMA career in 2014. He was the Superior Combative Championships bantamweight champion[6] and amassed a record of 9–1 prior to signing with the UFC.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

De La Rosa made his UFC debut on December 30, 2017 on UFC 219 against Tim Elliott.[7] He lost the fight via a submission in round two.[8]

De La Rosa's next fight came on July 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov against Elias Garcia.[9] He won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in round two.[10]

On November 10, 2018, De La Rosa faced Joby Sanchez at UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez.[11][12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

De La Rosa faced Alex Perez in a bantamweight bout on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

De La Rosa faced Kai Kara-France on August 31, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 15.[16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

De La Rosa faced Raulian Paiva Franzão on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167.[18] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[19]

De La Rosa faced Jordan Espinosa on June 13, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo.[20] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

After his fourth straight loss, the UFC had announced that his contract had ended and he was not renewed. [22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Superior Combative Championships
    • Superior Combative Championships Bantamweight Championship (One time) vs. Arthur Oliveira[6]

Personal life[edit]

De La Rosa is married to Montana De La Rosa, who is a UFC fighter.[4] He is a stepfather to Montana’s daughter named Zaylyn.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 11 wins 5 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 6 1
By decision 4 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–5 Jordan Espinosa Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo June 13, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bantamweight bout.
Loss 11–4 Raulian Paiva KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 February 15, 2020 2 4:42 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Loss 11–3 Kai Kara-France Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 3 5:00 Shenzhen, China Return to Flyweight.
Loss 11–2 Alex Perez Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje March 30, 2019 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 11–1 Joby Sanchez Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez November 10, 2018 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 10–1 Elias Garcia Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 2 2:00 Boise, Idaho, United States Flyweight debut.
Loss 9–1 Tim Elliott Submission (anaconda choke) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 2 1:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0 Mahatma Chit-Bala Garcia Avalos Submission (rear-naked choke) Combate Americas 15 June 30, 2017 3 2:36 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 8–0 Ivan Hernandez Flores Submission (arm-triangle choke) Combate Americas 10 January 19, 2017 2 3:11 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 7–0 Arthur Oliveira Decision (unanimous) Superior Combative Championships April 2, 2016 5 5:00 Fort Worth, Texas, United States Won the vacant SCC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Kashiff Solarin Submission (rear-naked choke) Dominion Warrior Tri Combat January 9, 2016 1 2:58 Dallas, Texas, United States Won the DWFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Joseph Sandoval Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Knockout 28 December 5, 2015 1 1:25 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Xavier Siller TKO (punches) Premier Fight Series 4 June 13, 2015 2 4:22 Midland, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Keeton Gorton Decision (split) Legacy Fighting Championship 38 February 13, 2015 3 5:00 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Michael Brasher Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Knockout 23 October 18, 2014 3 3:00 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Marcus Huerta Submission (rear-naked choke) 24/7 Entertainment 17 September 6, 2014 1 1:38 Midland, Texas, United States Bantamweight debut; De La Rosa missed weight (136.8 lbs).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mark De La Rosa - Official UFC Profile". Archived from the original on August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mark". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to the UFC: Mark De La Rosa". MMA Today. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  4. ^ a b "Mark and Montana De La Rosa Make UFC History |". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  5. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 13, 2020
  6. ^ a b Dunkedon, Tim (2017-10-27). "Combat Docket Prospect Report: Mark "The Bumblebee" De La Rosa". Combat Docket. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  7. ^ "Tim Elliott Set To Fight Newcomer Mark Delarosa At UFC 219". MMA Today. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  8. ^ Doyle, Dave (2017-12-30). "UFC 219 results: Tim Elliott dedicates win over Mark De La Rosa to late coach Robert Follis". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA. "Mark De La Rosa treft nieuwkomer Elias Garcia tijdens UFC Boise". Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 133 results: Mark De La Rosa finishes Elias Garcia with the family choke". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  11. ^ "Report: Joby Sanchez Replaces Jordan Espinosa At UFC Fight Night Denver | Fightful MMA". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  12. ^ Altatis, Conan (2018-11-11). "Texas vs New Mexico: Mark de la Rosa, Joby Sanchez fight at 'UFC Fight Night 139' in Colorado". Conan Daily. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  13. ^ "UFC Denver: Mark De La Rosa secures split decision win over Joby Sanchez". FanSided. 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  14. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-03-12). "Alex Perez meets Mark De La Rosa during UFC Philadelphia in the Bantamweight division" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  15. ^ "UFC Philadelphia results: Alex Perez takes easy decision against Mark De La Rosa". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  16. ^ Nolan King (2019-07-09). "Mark De La Rosa vs. Kai Kara-France set for UFC on ESPN+ 15 in China". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  17. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-08-31). "UFC Shenzhen Results: Kai Kara-France Improves Win Streak to Eight Straight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  18. ^ DNA, MMA. "EXCLUSIEF: Gevecht in de maak tussen Mark De La Rosa en Raulian Paiva voor UFC Rio Rancho". Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  19. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-02-15). "UFC Rio Rancho Results: Raulian Paiva KO's Mark De La Rosa". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  20. ^ Mike Heck (2020-05-20). "Jordan Espinosa vs. Mark De La Rosa targeted for UFC event June 13". Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  21. ^ Fuentes, Jon (2020-06-13). "UFC on ESPN 10 Results: Jordan Espinosa Earns One-Sided Decision Over Mark De La Rosa". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  22. ^ "Report: Mark De La Rosa A Free Agent After Four Straight UFC Losses". Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  23. ^ "Mark". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-12.

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