Claudio "Prince of Peru" Puelles
Height: 5' 10"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Pitbull Martial Arts Center
Nationality: Lima, Peru
AccoladesWins by KO: 2
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 2
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 117
Significant Strikes Landed: 45
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 13
Claudio Puelles is a professional mixed martial artist from Peru who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has been competing professionally since 2012 and holds an impressive 16-4 record.
Puelles began his fighting career at the age of 15, when he started training in Judo, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After several years of honing his skills, Claudio made his MMA debut in 2012 with a victory over German Gonzalez via submission. The victory propelled him to sign with Chilean promotions Knockout Promociones Chile and Desafio Extreme Combat where he compiled a 9-2 record. His success earned him a chance to compete on international stages such as Bellator FC and Brave CF where he went 7-0 while claiming championship gold in both organizations.
In October 2019, it was announced that Puelles had signed with UFC after being selected by Dana White’s Contender Series Peru event earlier that year. Since entering UFC, Claudio has competed against notable opponents such as Jordan Leavitt and Marcos Mariano; earning victories over both fighters via decision. In 2021 he faced Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs Magny where he scored an impressive unanimous decision win . This victory not only marked his first win inside the octagon but also advanced him up the rankings within the light weight division offerings more opportunities for future matchups against higher ranked competitors .
On top of having an impressive resume inside combat sports ,Puelles is also known for always expressing himself through art work & poetry which can be seen on various social media platforms like Twitter & Instagram . He is also frequently seen speaking out about important issues such as animal rights & political injustices to name a few , further illustrating his value outside of simply being an athlete .
Claudio Puellas is one fighter who continues to make waves within MMA due to both his performances inside the cage & positive efforts outside of it . With plenty more fights ahead we can certainly expect great things from this young Peruvian star in upcoming years !