Miguel Baeza (fighter)
|Born||August 23, 1992|
Davie, Florida, United States
|Other names||Caramel Thunder|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm) |
|Fighting out of||Davie, Florida, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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Miguel Baeza (born August 23, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Baeza was born in Davie, Florida to a Puerto Rican family. Baeza grew up a boxing fan, and he lists Felix Trinidad as one of his all-time favorites. Baeza first dabbled in mixed martial arts in 2011 as an amateur, compiling a record of 4–0 before turning professional in 2015. Baeza holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
Mixed martial arts career
Dana White's Contender Series
After going 6–0 on the regional circuit, Baeza was invited to compete on Dana White's Contender Series on week 3 of season 3. He faced Victor Reyna and won the bout via unanimous decision, a victory that earned him a UFC contract.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Baeza made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 161 on October 12, 2019, facing Hector Aldana. Baeza was victorious via second round technical knockout.
Baeza then faced veteran Matt Brown on May 16, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 8. Baeza rallied back after being dropped in the first round, finishing Brown via technical knockout in the second round. This win earned Baeza his first Performance of the Night award.
Baeza was set to face Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night 178. However on September 11, Gall pulled out due to an injury. He was replaced by Jeremiah Wells. On September 17, it was announced that the bout was canceled due to undisclosed reasons.
Miguel is scheduled to face Takashi Sato on November 28, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 184.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Matt Brown 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||9 wins||0 losses|
|–||Takashi Sato||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis||November 28, 2020||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Matt Brown||TKO (punches)||UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris||May 16, 2020||2||0:18||Jacksonville, Florida, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–0||Hector Aldana||TKO (leg kicks and elbows)||UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson||October 12, 2019||2||2:32||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–0||Victor Reyna||Decision (unanimous)||Dana White's Contender Series 18||June 25, 2019||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (178 lbs) bout; Reyna missed weight.|
|Win||6–0||Matthew Colquhoun||KO||XFN 22||December 15, 2018||1||3:31||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–0||Leo Valdivia||Decision (split)||Fight Time 37||September 1, 2017||3||5:00||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–0||Augustus D'Angelo||TKO||Fight Time 36||April 7, 2017||2||1:14||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–0||Mike D'Angelo||KO (punches)||Fight Time 33||October 21, 2016||1||3:48||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||2–0||Emre Orun||KO (punch)||Titan FC 40||August 5, 2016||1||1:45||Coral Gables, Florida, United States||Catchweight (178 lbs) bout.|
|Win||1–0||John McDonald||TKO (punches)||Rings of Dreams Fight Night 117||August 22, 2015||1||1:21||Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States||Lightweight debut.|
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- "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
- Thomas Albano (May 17, 2020). "UFC Jacksonville: Miguel Baeza KOs Matt Brown, stays unbeaten". Retrieved August 30, 2020.
- Brian Knapp (June 25, 2019). "UFC SIGNS MILES JOHNS, MIGUEL BAEZA AFTER EPISODE 2 OF DANA WHITE'S CONTENDER SERIES". Sherdog.com.
- Jon Realejo (October 13, 2019). "Miguel Baeza Gets TKO Victory Over Hector Aldana". BloodyCanvas.net.
- "Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza Results and News - UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Overeem vs. Harris - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- "UFC on ESPN 8 bonuses: Yadong-Vera war takes 'Fight of Night' honors". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
- Mike Heck, Guillherme Cruz (August 28, 2020). "Miguel Baeza vs. Mickey Gall targeted for UFC event on Sept. 19". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
- Mike Heck (2020-09-11). "Mickey Gall injured, out of fight with Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 11". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
- Dave Doyle (2020-09-15). "Miguel Baeza now fights Jeremiah Wells at UFC on ESPN+ 36". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
- Danny Segura (2020-09-17). "Miguel Baeza vs. Jeremiah Wells removed from UFC on ESPN+ 36". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
- DNA, MMA (2020-11-07). "BREAKING: Miguel Baeza vs. Takashi Sato toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 28 november". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
- Sherdog.com. "Miguel Baeza". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
- Professional MMA record for Miguel Baeza from SherdogLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
- "Miguel Baeza". UFC.com.
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