Will Campuzano

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Will Campuzano
Born (1986-05-27) May 27, 1986 (age 32)
Acapulco, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Flyweight
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Fighting out of Little Elm, Texas, United States
Team Mohler Mixed Martial Arts,
Team Alpha Male
Rank Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 14
By knockout 6
By submission 4
By decision 4
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Other information
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[edit]

Early career[edit]

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."[2]

Campuzano won the first six fights of his mixed martial arts career, all by stoppage.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

He made his WEC debut as a short-notice replacement against Damacio Page at WEC 43, filling in for an injured Akitoshi Tamura.[3] Page submitted Campuzano in the first round.

In his next fight, Campuzano defeated Coty Wheeler on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46 via unanimous decision.[4] The bout earned the Fight of the Night award.[5]

Campuzano was expected to face Rafael Rebello on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49,[6][7] but instead faced former WEC Bantamweight Champion Eddie Wineland.[8] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[9] Campuzano faced Nick Pace on December 4, 2010 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale.[10] 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.[11][12][13]

Campuzano faced Chris Cariaso on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23.[14] For the fight, Campuzano moved his fight camp to Sacramento, California with Urijah Faber and his team, Team Alpha Male.[15] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently was released from the UFC.

Legacy Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[16][17]

Campuzano would successfully defend his Legacy FC title, when he defeated Allan Nascimento via unanimous decision at LFC 19 on April 12, 2013.[18]

Return to the UFC[edit]

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.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Campuzano was expected to face Darrell Montague on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171.[20] However, Montague pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Justin Scoggins.[21] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently released from the promotion once again.[22]

Post-UFC career[edit]

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.[23]

Personal life[edit]

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[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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


  1. ^ "Will Campuzano - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Will Campuzano looks to beat down Eddie Wineland". bleacherreport.com. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ MMAjunkie.com (2009-09-24). "Texas product Will Campuzano replaces injured Akitoshi Tamura at WEC 43". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  4. ^ "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2010-01-11. 
  5. ^ "WEC 46 bonuses: Campuzano, Wheeler and Faber each earn $10K". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Bantamweights Will Campuzano vs. Rafael Rebello targeted for WEC 49 prelims". mmajunkie.com. 2010-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Confident Campuzano in line for WEC 49". ESPN In The Clinch. 2010-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Will Campuzano promoted to WEC 49 main card, meets Eddie Wineland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  9. ^ "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Will Campuzano vs. Nick Pace in the works for The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale". mmajunkie.com. November 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "UFC The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale". sherdog.com. December 4, 2010. 
  12. ^ "McDonald-Pace Ticketed for UFC 133 on Aug. 6". sherdog.com. April 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "" Pillory " counter to rubber guard pass". YouTube.com/gabrielraindog. April 2, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Will Campuzano meets Chris Cariaso at UFC Fight Night 23". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://mmaweekly.com/ufc-fight-for-the-troops-2-will-campuzano-calls-on-urijah-fabers-camp-to-re-tool
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  17. ^ Keith Mills (2012-12-18). "Campuzano wins flyweight title, Hobar finds revenge at LFC 16". adcombat.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  18. ^ Mike Bohn (2013-04-13). "Legacy Fighting Championship 19 results: Campuzano defeats Nascimento in Dallas". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  19. ^ Staff (2013-11-05). "Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167 vs. Sergio Pettis, UFC seeking replacement". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  20. ^ Dann Stupp. "Darrell Montague vs. Will Campuzano joins Dallas' UFC 171 lineup". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  21. ^ Staff (2014-01-28). "Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  22. ^ Damon Martin (2014-03-31). "Will Campuzano released from the UFC following 2 straight losses". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  23. ^ Staff (2014-05-24). "MMA 300 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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