Steven Peterson

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Steven Peterson
Born (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 28)
Redondo Beach, California, United States
Other namesOcho
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Bantamweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofPlano, Texas, United States
McKinney, Texas, United States
TeamFortis MMA
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins17
By knockout4
By submission8
By decision5
Losses7
By knockout1
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Steven Peterson (born May 29, 1990) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2010, he has also competed for Bellator Fighting Championships and the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Peterson made his Bellator Fighting Championships debut on September 2, 2010 at Bellator 27 against Ernest de la Cruz,[1] winning via unanimous decision.[2]

He made his second and final appearance in Bellator on March 23, 2012 against Chris Jones at Bellator 62,[3] losing via split decision.[4] Peterson competed extensively in both Legacy FC and Legacy Fighting Alliance, winning the Legacy FC Bantamweight title at Legacy FC 56 vs. Manny Vasquez via rear-naked choke.[5] He lost a title unification bout at LFA 1 against Leandro Higo via unanimous decision.[6]

Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series[edit]

Peterson competed on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series for a chance at a UFC contract on August 22, 2017 against Benito Lopez, losing via split decision.[7]


Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18, 2018 against Humberto Bandenay. However due to visa issue for Bandenay, he was replaced by Brandon Davis, [8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision[9]. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[10]

His next bout was at The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale on July 6, 2018 Matt Bessette.[11] He won the fight via split decision.[12]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–7 Matt Bessette Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–7 Brandon Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros February 18, 2018 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 16–6 Dustin Winter TKO (punches) LFA 28: Jackson vs. Luna December 8, 2017 2 2:38 Dallas, Texas, United States Return to Featherweight.
Loss 15–6 Benito Lopez Decision (split) Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series - Season 1, Episode 7 August 22, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15-5 Ryan Hollis Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 16: Bedford vs. Flick July 14, 2017 2 1:43 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Loss 14-5 Leandro Higo Decision (unanimous) LFA 1: Peterson vs. Higo January 13, 2017 5 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Lost Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14-4 Manny Vasquez Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 56 June 24, 2016 4 3:08 Dallas, Texas, United States Won Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13-4 Irwin Rivera Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 46 October 2, 2015 3 5:00 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 12-4 Caio Machado Submission (guillotine choke) Legacy FC 38 February 13, 2015 1 3:55 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 11–4 Ray Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 33 July 18, 2014 3 5:00 Allen, Texas, United States
Win 10-4 Ray Rodriguez TKO Legacy FC 28 February 21, 2014 2 n/a Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 9–4 Nelson Salas TKO (punches) Xtreme Knockout 19 August 17, 2013 4 1:58 Dallas, Texas, United States Defended XKO Bantamweight Championship.
Loss 8–4 George Pacurariu KO (punch) Legacy FC 19 April 12, 2013 1 3:42 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 8–3 Matt Hobar Decision (majority) Legacy FC 16 December 14, 2012 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 8–2 Cody Williams Submission (omoplata) Legacy FC 14 September 14, 2012 2 4:46 Houston, Texas, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 7–2 Matt Hobar TKO (arm injury) Legacy FC 13 August 17, 2012 1 4:04 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 6–2 Chris Jones Decision (split) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 3 5:00 Laredo, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Steve Garcia Submission (guillotine choke) Legacy FC 8 September 16, 2011 1 1:40 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 5–1 Alex Russ Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Knockout 11 July 23, 2012 1 1:57 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 4–1 Douglas Frey Decision (majority) Xtreme Knockout 10 April 9, 2012 4 1:11 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 3–1 Quaint Kempf Submission (armbar) Xtreme Knockout 9 January 29, 2011 1 0:24 Arlington, Texas, United States
Loss 2–1 Brad Mitchell Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Knockout 8 October 9, 2010 3 3:00 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Ernest de la Cruz Decision (unanimous) Bellator 27 September 2, 2010 3 3:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Marcus Dupar Submission (armbar) TCF: Puro Combate 1 August 4, 2010 3 2:26 Houston, Texas, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellator 27 main card set with four bouts, prelims feature six bouts (Updated)". MMAjunkie. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  2. ^ "Steven Peterson def.  Ernest de la Cruz :: Bellator 27 :: MMA Decisions". www.mmadecisions.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  3. ^ "Bellator 62 prelim fights include notables Cosmo Alexander, Rad Martinez". MMAjunkie. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  4. ^ "Bellator 62 Results: Lightweights Advance; Prindle Wins Title Shot Without a Fight | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ "Steven Peterson Captures Legacy Bantamweight Title". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  6. ^ "Leandro Higo Captures LFA Bantamweight Title". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  7. ^ "LIVE! 'Contender Series' 7 Results, Play-By-Play Updates". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  8. ^ "Due to Humberto Bandenay's visa issues, Brandon Davis steps in at UFC-Austin". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  9. ^ Jr., Fernando Quiles (2018-02-19). "Brandon Davis Outguns Steven Peterson In Austin". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 126 bonuses: Brandon Davis, Steven Peterson get $50,000 for slugfest". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  11. ^ Staff (2018-05-04). "Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson added to The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  12. ^ "TUF 27 Finale results: Steven Peterson wins split decision from Matt Bessette with tenacity". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-07. Retrieved 2018-07-07.

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