Height: 5' 5"
Leg reach: 36.00
Weight: 135 lbs.
Team: Yakima MMA (until 2015)
Nationality: United States
Out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
AccoladesRecent win streak: 1
Wins by KO: 6
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 1
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 100
Significant Strikes Landed: 40
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 3
Gustavo Lopez is an American mixed martial artist from San Diego, California. He competes in the UFC’s bantamweight division and currently has a professional record of 12 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws.
As a kid, Gustavo was always involved in martial arts. His father introduced him to Tae Kwon Do at a young age and he quickly developed an interest in grappling styles such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). After attending college for a year he began pursuing MMA seriously at the age of 19 when he joined Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male gym. During his time there he trained alongside fighters like Chad Mendes and Cody Garbrandt which pushed him to take his game to another level.
In 2016 Gustavo made his professional debut with an impressive first round knockout victory over Anthony Avila at West Coast Fighting Championship 7. The win earned him recognition on the regional scene and soon after opportunities with major organizations like Bellator MMA arose for him where he went 3-0 before signing with the UFC in 2020 following Dana White’s Contender Series 9 event where he won by unanimous decision against Damon Jackson.
In 2021 Miguel debuted in the octagon with a second round submission victory over Ray Borg which earned him performance bonus honors for “Submission of The Night” that also granted him entry into fight night rankings among other accomplishments such as being named one of ESPN’s top 10 rookies of 2021 so far! Now signed up to compete regularly inside the world famous octagon it looks like nothing can stop this rising star from achieving even greater heights throughout his career!
His style is comprised mostly around boxing combinations backed up by powerful low kicks while playing off opponents reactions so well that no fighter have managed to take control away from Lopez yet making many wonder what will happen if someone can out grapple or out strike this phenom? Meanwhile Gustavo remains focused on becoming one of best pound-for-pound competitors ever seen within just few years since turning pro!