Mario Bautista (born July 1, 1993) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competing in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Bautista was born in Winnemucca, Nevada, United States. He started wrestling at the age of 14 and competed through out his high school years prior started training in jiu-jitsu. Bautista moved from Nevada to Arizona and joined MMA Lab and trained under John Crouch where he started his professional MMA career in 2012.
Mixed martial arts career
Bautista fought in various promotions such as Tachi Palace Fights, and Combate Americas, in regional Arizona and California circuit and amassed a record of 6-0 prior signed by UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bautista faced Jin Soo Son on July 20, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
On February 8, 2020, Bautista faced Miles Johns at UFC 247. He won the fight via technical knockout in round two. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (one time) vs. Miles Johns
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||8 wins||1 loss|
|Win||8–1||Miles Johns||TKO (flying knee and punches)||UFC 247||February 8, 2020||2||1:41||Houston, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||7–1||Jin Soo Son||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards||July 20, 2019||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||6–1||Cory Sandhagen||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||1||3:31||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||6–0||Juan Pablo Gonzalez||Decision (unanimous)||Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA||October 13, 2018||3||5:00||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||5–0||A.J. Robb||Submission (guillotine choke)||LFA 44||June 29, 2018||2||3:30||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–0||Raphael Montini de Lima||TKO (doctor stoppage)||LFA 31||January 19, 2018||2||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||DeMarcus Brown||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Smash Global 6||September 28, 2017||1||4:46||Los Angeles, United States|
|Win||2–0||Devon Chavez||Submission (D'Arce choke)||Tachi Palace Fights 32||August 3, 2017||2||0:59||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jesse Orta||TKO (punches)||Iron Boy MMA 6||May 15, 2017||1||1:28||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|