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Lightweight Division

Not Fighting

"The American Bad Boy"

Charlie Ontiveros

Lightweight Division

11-9-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

3

First Round Finishes

Charlie Ontiveros

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Info

Learn more about Charlie Ontiveros' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Houston, United States
Trains at
W4R Training Center
Fighting style
Taekwondo
Age
31
Height
74.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
May. 23, 2024
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
42.00
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Four wins by KO, two by submission (Guillotine, armbar)
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Has won two of his last five
     
  • Faced UFC vet Geoff Neal in 2014
     
  • Origin of nickname: “From the LFA days. I wore red, white and blue because I was born on the 4th of July.”

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Ontiveros was stopped by Gabriel Benitez via strikes at 3:35 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Ontiveros was stopped by Steve Garcia via strikes at 1:51 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Ontiveros was stopped by Kevin Holland via slam at 2:39 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? At six years old I started Tae Kwon Do and competed in tournaments frequently.
What ranks and titles have you held? Legacy amateur champ, 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, 4th degree black belt in Kenpo, purple belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My father 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? EVERYTHING!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I only went one semester. Fighting was more for me.
What was your job before you started fighting? Worked on pipelines
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Legacy 170 champ 
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine 
Favorite Striking technique: Kicks to the head