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"La Jaula"

Ignacio Bahamondes

Lightweight Division

13-4-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Decision

Ignacio Bahamondes

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Ignacio Bahamondes's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Trains at
Valle Flow Striking Academy
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
24
Height
75.00
Weight
154.50
Octagon Debut
Apr. 10, 2021
Reach
75.50
Leg reach
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Nine wins by KO
     
  • Six first round finishes
     
  • Has won eight of his last 10 
     
  • Origin of the nickname: Means “The Cage”

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (8/21/21) Bahamondes knocked out Roosevelt Roberts by spinning wheel kick at 4:55 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Bahamondes lost a three round split decision to John Makdessi

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4
Episode 8
(11/4/20) Bahamondes knocked out Edson Gomez at 2:31 of the second round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I was born into it.  My father was a kickboxer from Chile.  I've been training in the gym since I could walk.  
What ranks and titles have you held? 
Lux Fight League - 155lb Title; Ranked #2 in Mexico for Pro Welterweights, Ranked #15 in Latin America (rankings according to Tapology).  Various regional titles in Mexico and Chile.  
Do you have any heroes? 
My father - He is the person that I look up to most.  God - Religion is a very important part of my life.  My faith has made me into the person I am today.   
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? 
It's something I have been working for my entire life.  It's inevitable I will be there and will be a UFC champ one day.  
What was your job before you started fighting? 
I have been dedicated to become a professional athlete all of my life.  I moved to the United States at age 16 to pursue my career of fighting and moved to Chicago to train with Mike Valle at age 17.  
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 
35 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie in amateur kickboxing.  National Chilean kickboxing champ at age 14.  
Favorite grappling technique: 
Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: High kick