"Prince of Peru"


Stance: Southpaw
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 72"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Pitbull Martial Arts Center
Nationality: Lima, Peru
Age: 23


Wins by KO: 2
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 2



Significant Strikes Attempted: 117
Significant Strikes Landed: 45


Takedowns 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 !

Fight History

Fares Ziam
Claudio Puelles: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 24, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2
Dan Hooker
Claudio Puelles: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:06
Sat. Nov 12, 2022
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Clay Guida
Claudio Puelles: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:01
Sat. Apr 23, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade
Chris Gruetzemacher
Claudio Puelles: Winner
by Submission in Round 3 @ 3:25
Sat. Dec 04, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo
Jordan Leavitt
Claudio Puelles: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 05, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai


Who Is Claudio Puelles' Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I cannot provide the information as the next opponent for Claudio Puelles in his upcoming fight is currently unknown.

What Is Claudio Puelles' Record?
Claudio Puelles has a record of 13 wins and 3 losses in his UFC career.

Who Is Claudio Puelles In UFC?
Claudio Puelles is a Peruvian mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Who Won The Fight Between Claudio Puelles And Dan Hooker?
Dan Hooker won the fight against Claudio Puelles on November 12, 2022, via TKO in the second round.

"What Is Claudio Puelles' Record On Tapology?"
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What Is Claudio Puelles' Record On Sherdog?
As a UFC journalist, I don't have the current detailed record of Claudio Puelles on Sherdog at my disposal.

Who Is Claudio Puelles In MMA?
Claudio Puelles is a Peruvian mixed martial artist competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

What Is Being Discussed About Claudio Puelles On Reddit?
Claudio Puelles' fight against Dan Hooker is being discussed on Reddit.

What Is Claudio Puelles' Ranking?
As a UFC journalist, I must state that Claudio Puelles' current ranking is unknown as the UFC doesn't provide official rankings for all of its fighters.