July 2, 1983 |
Chula Vista, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Redlands, California, United States|
|Team||Pinnacle Jiu Jitsu & MMA|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Reuben Duran (born July 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Flyweight division of King of the Cage, where he is the current Interim Flyweight Champion. A professional competitor since 2006, Duran has also formerly competed for the UFC and the WEC.
Duran started training martial arts at the age of seven. By the time he turned 14 he had added boxing to training regimen and by 19 was training in all aspects of MMA including the additions of wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai.
Mixed martial arts career
Reuben began his career with multiple fights for King of the Cage, and other small promotions in California. As an amateur competitor, Duran has distinguished himself by being a six time winner of Grapplers Quest.
In a memorable match, Duran fought Greg Guzman, hiding his injuries that included 2 torn ligaments in his right hand. In spite of the injuries, Duran still earned the victory. Later, in an interview, Duran voiced his confidence that were it not for the injury, he would have gotten a stoppage. Duran would support his bold statement in his next fight as he claimed a victory over Ryan Diaz via KO with only 3 seconds left in the fight. In subsequent bouts, Duran submitted both Kana Hyatt and Maurice Eazel in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Duran next faced Hugo Viana on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale. After being knocked down twice, he eventually lost the fight via KO late in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- King of the Cage
- Interim KOTC Flyweight Championship (One time; current)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Win||11–5–1||Andrew Natividad||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Bitter Rivals||August 29, 2015||5||5:00||Ontario, California, United States||Defended the Interim KOTC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–5–1||Eduardo Torres||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Battle for the Belt||October 2, 2014||5||5:00||Highland, California, United States||Won the Interim KOTC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–5–1||Tony Sanchez||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Slugfest||June 5, 2014||2||1:26||Highland, California, United States|
|Loss||8–5–1||George Roop||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 158||March 16, 2013||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||8–4–1||Hugo Viana||KO (punch)||The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale||December 15, 2012||1||4:09||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–3–1||Francisco Rivera||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale||June 4, 2011||3||1:57||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||7–3–1||Takeya Mizugaki||Decision (split)||UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||March 26, 2011||3||5:00||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||7–2–1||Kana Hyatt||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Sniper||August 5, 2010||1||2:03||San Bernardino, California, United States|
|Win||6–2–1||Maurice Eazel||Submission (guillotine choke)||Long Beach Fight Night 8||April 18, 2010||1||1:18||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Win||5–2–1||Ryan Diaz||KO (punch)||KOTC: Arrival||February 25, 2010||3||4:57||Highland, California, United States|
|Win||4–2–1||Greg Guzman||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Super Stars||August 13, 2009||3||5:00||Highland, California, United States|
|Loss||3–2–1||Tommy Vargas||Decision (unanimous)||All Star Boxing: Conquest in the Cage 3||July 10, 2009||3||3:00||Montebello, California, United States|
|Win||3–1–1||Manny Romero||TKO (punches)||AF 2: Apocalypse Fights 2||October 9, 2008||1||0:37||Palm Springs, California, United States|
|Win||2–1–1||Ricardo Gallardo||KO (punches)||AF: Apocalypse Fights 1||August 7, 2008||1||N/A||Palm Springs, California, United States|
|Win||1–1–1||Bobby Sanchez||Submission (triangle choke)||Invincible: MMA||March 8, 2008||1||1:15||Ontario, California, United States|
|Draw||0–1–1||David Aguirre||Draw||KOTC: Final Chapter||December 2, 2007||2||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Scott Epstein||Submission (rear-naked choke)||PF 1: The Beginning||May 12, 2006||1||2:40||Hollywood, California, United States|
- "Reuben Duran - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Pinnacle Jiu-Jitsu Redlands - MMA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Judo Muay Thai Wrestling Boxing: Pinnacle Jiu-Jitsu Instructors". Archived from the original on 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Newcomer Reuben Duran signs on to face Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Versus 3". mmajunkie.com. February 15, 2011.
- "Reuben Duran vs. Francisco Rivera slotted for The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale". mmajunkie.com. March 12, 2011.
- George Halvatsis Jr. (September 30, 2012). "Hugo Viana Set To Fight Reuben Duran At TUF 16 Finale". mmamania.com. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "George Roop vs. Reuben Duran a late addition to UFC 158 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 21, 2013.
- "Duran, Holobaugh, Lawrence, Sicilia, Tamura among UFC fighter releases". mmajunkie.com. May 8, 2013.
- "KOTC: Slugfest Results from 06/05/14". kingofthecage.com. June 5, 2014.