Pro Record: 20-11-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Pitfight Team
Age: 35
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 3 Inch(es).
Weight: 135 lbs.
Out of: Arroyo Grande, CA
Born: CA

Antonio Banuelos's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 08/07/2014 Loss Joby Sanchez Tachi Palace Fights 20: Night of Champions TKO/RSC Corner Stoppage 2 2:41
05/31/2013 Loss Alp Ozkilic Legacy Fighting Championship 20 TKO/RSC 1 0:30
03/01/2013 Draw Rafael De Freitas Legacy Fighting Championship 18 3 5:00
09/14/2012 Loss Josh Sampo Legacy Fighting championhips 14 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/31/2011 Win Masakazu Imanari Dream - Fight for Japan: Genki Desu Ka! New Year! 2011 Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 12/31/2011 Loss Bibiano Fernandes Dream - Fight for Japan: Genki Desu Ka! New Year! 2011 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:21
NSF 09/24/2011 Win Hideo Tokoro Dream 17 Decision Split Decision 3
02/05/2011 Loss Miguel Torres UFC 126: Belfort vs. Silva Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/30/2010 Win Chad George WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/24/2010 Loss Scott Jorgensen WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/18/2009 Win Kenji Osawa WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/07/2009 Win Scott Jorgensen WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 09/26/2008 Win Bryan Goldsby Palace Fighting Championship 10 TKO/RSC 2 0:00
NSF 02/13/2008 Loss Manny Tapia WEC 32: Live on Versus Decision Split Decision 3
08/05/2007 Win Justin Robbins WEC 29: Live on Versus Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/24/2007 Loss Charlie Valencia WEC 26: Condit vs Allessio TKO/RSC 1 3:12
01/20/2007 Win Mike French WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/17/2006 Win Cole Escovedo WEC 23: Hot August Fights Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/05/2006 Loss Edward Wineland WEC 20: Cinco de Mayhem KO 1 2:36 Title Fight
NSF 03/17/2006 Win James Cottrell WEC 19: Undisputed Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 01/28/2006 Win Kimihito Nonaka Fury Full-Contact Fighting 5: Unleashed KO 1
NSF 10/22/2005 Win Justin Tavernini Ultimate Cage Wars 3 Decision 3
NSF 10/14/2005 Win Ed Tomaselli WEC 17: Halloween Fury 4 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:25
NSF 03/17/2005 Win Mike Lindquist WEC 14: Vengeance Submission Rear Naked Coke 1 1:38
09/23/2004 Win Brandon Shuey Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno TKO/RSC 1
NSF 10/10/2003 Win Yobie Song Rumble On The Rock 4 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 3 2:39
NSF 03/15/2003 Win Jim Kikuchi Rumble On The Rock 2: Rumble Goes Wild Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 10/18/2002 Loss Jeff Bedard WEC 5: Halloween Fury Submission Guillotine Choke 1 0:47
NSF 05/09/2002 Win Steve Hecht Universal Above Ground Fighting: Ultimate Cage Fighting Decision 2
NSF 08/25/2001 Loss Stephen Paling III Warriors Quest 2: Battle of the Champions Submission Triangle 1
NSF 07/18/2001 Win Brian Peterson International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 14 KO Punch 3 1:51
NSF 06/15/2001 Win Daniel Garlets International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 13 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Antonio Banuelos was born September 23rd, 1979. He was raised in a Tulare, located in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, a middle child, the second of three boys. Antonio was a single sport athlete. He began wrestling at an early age, continuing to wrestle throughout this childhood. As a child, he often traveled the state and country, participating in various wrestling competitions

Antonio’s first MMA bout came in 2001. During his first few years of fighting, Antonio found it difficult getting bouts at this natural weight of 135-lbs. Competing in much heavier weight classes, Antonio still found success. In 2003, Antonio began to solely compete at his natural weight of 135-lbs. It is at this weight, where he is considered to be one the best in the world.

Antonio, a member of the famed Pit Fight Team, is a Brown belt in Hawaiian Kempo under John Hackleman. He currently holds the 135-lb. W.E.C. North American Belt. When not training for a fight, Antonio instructs grappling at SLO Kickboxing Academy with long time friend and training partner Cruz Gomez.