22-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 8-2-0
May 19, 2018 Claudio Puelles News
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Puelles defeated Felipe Silva via submission (kneebar) at 2:23 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.
Puelles had some success in the first round with his grappling, but he was really close to losing this fight in the second and third rounds. Silva had the advantage in the grappling, and he was landing shots at will. In the third round, he hurt Puelles multiple times, but he refused to follow him to the ground. After getting hurt yet again, Puelles pulled guard and rolled for a kneebar. The hold was tight, and Silva was forced to tap. This was Puelles' first win in the UFC since competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America," and the comeback also earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
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Fantasy AnalysisPuelles (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.
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 He has been replaced by John Makdessi (14-6).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.