STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 345
Significant Strikes Landed: 156
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 3
Takedowns Landed: 1
Mario Bautista is an up-and-coming UFC athlete who has quickly made a name for himself in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community. He began his training in Sambo, a form of Russian combat wrestling, when he was 11 years old, and eventually moved on to train with renowned MMA coach Javier Mendez at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). Since then, Mario has emerged as one of the most promising prospects in the sport.
Born in Mexico City on August 7th 1991, Mario Bautista grew up surrounded by sports and competition. As a child he trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo before transitioning to Sambo at age 11. Although initially intimidated by its complexity, Mario quickly grew to love it after seeing his first tournament fight – the experience inspired him to pursue martial arts as a career path.
After honing his skills in Mexico City for several years, Mario decided to relocate to San Jose California where he would join AKA under Coach Mendez’s tutelage alongside training partners such as former Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and other top athletes like Luke Rockhold and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Under Mendez’s guidance Mario steadily improved both technically and physically while soaking up all of the knowledge that veteran fighters had to offer; this combined with intense daily workouts allowed him become an elite fighter within just two years of joining AKA.
In 2016 he made his official MMA debut during Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 against James Wilson which resulted in victory via decision due largely to impressive grappling skills displayed throughout the fight. Following this successful start Bautista went on compete five more times over next two years including three fights inside LFA cage plus featured bout on Combate Americas card versus fellow prospect Cheyden Leialoha plus appearance at Bellator NYC PPV main card event versus Aaron Pico earning record 4 wins & 1 loss along way demonstrating steady improvement each time out showing growing confidence with every outing culminating into signing deal with UFC last year becoming 6th current member from legendary AKA camp representing company roster today alongside aforementioned luminaries mentioned earlier thus completing amazing journey from humble beginnings back home country rapidly emerging star destined reach even greater heights future setting sights higher goals ready take advantage upcoming opportunity awaiting bright shining moment await breakthrough performance finally solidify status full blown entry level contender enough buzz created delivered immense potential world most prestigious promotion make impact lifetime soon come still early days bright sunny future ahead certainly long road hard work dedication anything possible stay tuned find much success follow should able realize potential shown far indeed sky limit now!