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Lightweight Division

"Taco"

Chris Padilla

Lightweight Division

14-6-0 (W-L-D)

7

Victorias por nocaut

4

Gana por Sumisión

10

Primeros acabados redondos

Chris Padilla

Récord del Atleta

Info

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

Ciudad natal
Lynwood, United States
Años
28
Alto
69.00
Peso
166.50
Debut del octágono
Apr. 27, 2024
Alcance
76.00
  • Pro since 2014

     
  • Seven wins by KO, four by submission (3 RNC, guillotine)

     
  • Nine first round finishes

     
  • On three-fight winning streak

     
  • Most recent fight was TKO of UFC vet Justin Jaynes in October 2023

     
  • Faced UFC vets Gabriel Green, Christian Aguilera and Jason Gonzalez

     
  • Reported 6-0 amateur record

     
  • Origin of nickname: “My ability to fight any style.”

UFC on ESPN (4/27/24) Debut 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 13 years old because me, my brother and cousins started watching Spike TV. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Upnext lightweight champ, Xplode amateur and pro lightweight champ

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are everyone who supports me, my trainer, the current and former generations of MMA fighters, and various manga creators.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything I’ve done until now and everything anyone has invested in me. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? A certificate in Business 

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting has always been my job; everything else has been side work. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? NAGA champion, Grappling X pankration medals, Xplode amateur lightweight champ



Favorite grappling technique: Chokes



Favorite Striking technique: Elbows and knees