May 27, 1986|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Little Elm, Texas, United States|
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 Bantamweight division. A professional competitor since 2008, Campuzano has also formerly competed for the UFC, WEC, Vale Tudo Japan, and Legacy FC.
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 guillotine choke submission at LFC 2: Anarchy. After a short stint 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 would successfully defend his Legacy FC title, when he defeated Allan Nascimento via unanimous decision at LFC 19 on April 12, 2013.
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.
Campuzano was expected to face Darrell Montague on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. However, Montague pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Justin Scoggins. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently released from the promotion once again.
After getting released from the UFC for a second time, Campuzano made a quick turnaround and faced Esdo de Paz at MMA 300: Salvador on May 24, 2014. He won the fight via triangle choke.
Will Campuzano lives with his wife and 2 sons in Frisco, TX. He is the owner and head instructor of Campuzano Martial Arts, which is a 4,000 sf facility with 2 mats in Frisco, TX (Corner of Stonebrook & Teel).
Championships and accomplishments
- Legacy Fighting Championship
- LFC Flyweight Championship (One time)
- World Extreme Cagefighting
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||14 wins||6 losses|
|Win||14–6||Esdo de Paz||Submission (triangle choke)||MMA 300: El Salvador||May 24, 2014||3||1:20||San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador||Bantamweight bout.|
|Loss||13–6||Justin Scoggins||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 171||March 15, 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States||Return to Flyweight.|
|Loss||13–5||Sergio Pettis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 167||November 16, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Bantamweight bout.|
|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 FC 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 FC 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|
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