Claudio Puelles (born April 21, 1996) is a Peruvian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts career
Puelles started his professional MMA career since 2013 and fought primary in Peru He amassed a record of 7-1 prior participated in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3.
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3
In 2016 Puelles competed on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 series under Team Chuck Liddell.
In the elimination round, Puelles defeated José David Flores via a technical knockout in the first round. In the quarterfinals, Puelles defeated Pablo Sabori via a submission. In the semifinals, he defeated Marcelo Rojoby by unanimous decision. This win earned him a spot in the finale against Martín Bravo on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Puelles made his official UFC debut against Martin Bravo on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round in order to be crowned the Lightweight tournament title winner.
On May 19, 2018, Puelles faced Felipe Silvaat UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman. He won the fight via a submission in round three.
Puelles faced Marcos Mariano on September 21, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||9 wins||2 losses|
|Win||9–2||Marcos Mariano||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens||September 21, 2019||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||8–2||Felipe Silva||Submission (kneebar)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||May 19, 2018||3||2:23||Santiago, Chile|
|Win||7–2||Martin Bravo||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson||November 5, 2016||2||1:55||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||7–1||Alvaro Sugasti||KO (head kick)||300 Sparta 6||February 16, 2015||1||1:24||Lima, Peru|
|Win||6–1||Edimar Martins Rayol||Submission||Inka FC: Inka Warriors 2||October 25, 2014||1||2:36||Lima, Peru|
|Loss||5–1||David Cubas||Decision (unanimous)||Inka FC: Inka Warriors 1||February 16, 2014||1||2:36||Lima, Peru|
|Win||5–0||Lander Duarte Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Inka FC 25||April 16, 2014||3||5:00||Lima, Peru|
|Win||4–0||Guile Calvete||Submission (rear-naked choke)||300 Sparta 5||February 16, 2014||2||N/A||Lima, Peru|
|Win||3–0||Manuel Meza||TKO (cut)||300 Spart 4||October 10, 2013||3||0:00||Lima, Peru|
|Win||2–0||Renzo Mendez||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Inka FC 23||August 24, 2013||2||0:00||Lima, Peru|
|Win||1–0||Angel Alvarez||Submission (armbar)||300 Sparta 2||July 17, 2013||3||N/A||Lima, Peru|