22-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 7-2-0
March 22, 2018 Claudio Puelles News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Puelles will face off against Felipe Silva at UFC Chile on May 19, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Puelles (7-2) will return to action after an injury forced him to withdraw from a fight with Sage Northcutt almost a year ago. Most recently, Puelles was declared TUF Latin America 3 lightweight runner-up following a loss to Martin Bravo during the final in Nov. 2016. His opponent, Silva (8-1), suffered his first career loss during his most recent fight, being knocked out by Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Rotterdam.
Claudio Puelles: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Fantasy AnalysisPuelles suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from his lightweight bout against Sage Northcutt. He has been replaced by John Makdessi (14-6). A return date for Puelles is not known at this time.
Fantasy AnalysisPuelles dropped his first ever UFC bout in November via TKO to Keith Peterson. The 21-year-old owns a career 7-2 record as a professional fighter and will face a tough test against another up-and-comer in Sage Northcutt. The Peru native has earned four of his victories via submission, but will give up an inch to Northcutt -- who has earned four TKO's on punches.