Genaro "Rayadito" Valdez


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 9"
Reach: 72"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Age: 29



Significant Strikes Attempted: 92
Significant Strikes Landed: 36


Takedowns Attempted: 8


Genaro Valdez is a professional mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter from Los Angeles, California. He began his career in the sport of MMA at the age of 15 and has since become one of the most successful fighters in UFC history. His record currently stands at an impressive 24-4-1 with wins against some of the biggest names in MMA including Jon Jones, Dan Henderson, and Cub Swanson.

Valdez’s rise to fame began when he joined Team Alpha Male, a well-known training camp for some of the world’s best MMA fighters. Under their guidance, he quickly developed into one of the top featherweights in all divisions. He began to gain recognition for his fierce striking style which was supplemented by strong wrestling skills that allowed him to take down opponents with ease. This combination led to several impressive victories over highly rated fighters such as Rony Jason and Hatsu Hioki.

In 2012 Genaro Valdez signed on with Zuffa LLC., parent company of UFC where he made his debut against former WEC champion Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 2 event held in Chicago Illinois. Despite being a relative unknown going into this fight Genaro put on an impressive performance finishing off Swanson via rear naked choke submission just 3 minutes into round 1 earning him Fight Of The Night honors plus $50 thousand bonus money along with it!

Throughout his career so far, Genaro has had two title shots; first losing out to Brian Ortega during The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 finale then again taking part in another exciting war against Max Holloway for Featherweight Championship title during UFC 231 but ultimately fell short again due to absorbing too much damage throughout five rounds leaving him unable win via decision or TKO or submissions despite coming close multiple times during fight night Toronto showing yet again why’s he known as “El Niño Maravilla” meaning Marvelous Child due strong will power never give up attitude that leads him come back stronger every time regardless how bad things might get inside octagon!

Outside fighting cage Genaro participates charity events fundraisers helping people need through donations various causes hold fundraiser dinners parties etc… In addition also likes spend free time drawing paintings exploring nature playing various sports like football soccer volleyball basketball surfing paddle boarding running marathons reading books watching movies hanging out friends family listening music production amongst other activities keeping himself busy off work schedule keeps mind relaxed body fit living healthy lifestyle striving achieve more success future ahead!

Fight History

Evan Elder
Genaro Valdez: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 15, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Bueno Silva
Natan Levy
Genaro Valdez: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland
Matt Frevola
Genaro Valdez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:15
Sat. Jan 22, 2022
UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane