Benito Lopez - Official UFC® Profile
Benito
Lopez
8-0-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: Performance of the Night / Fight of the Night
Knockout of the Night / Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 8-0-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Golden Boy
From: Oroville, California United States
Fights Out Of: Oroville, California United States
Age: 23
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 73"

Striking

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Grappling

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Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Benito Lopez
Aug 22, 2017
82
77
2
0
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3
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? At 12. I got into a lot of fights growing up; it was in my blood. I love the sport. 

What ranks and titles have you held? A few amateur belts

Do you have any heroes? Urijah Faber, my grandma Maria Lopez, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything - it's fulfilling a life dream. I was born for this. It's my purpose right now. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Security guard

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 8-0 amateur champ for four different organizations

Favorite grappling technique: Everything

Favorite Striking technique: Everything 


• Pro since 2014

• Five first round finishes

• Three wins by KO, two by submission (Guillotine, arm triangle)

• Origin of nickname: “Oroville is the City of Gold, and I won a lot of gold medals competing in jits as a kid, so I was given the name.”

Career

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