Stats & Records
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Team Liddell on TUF LATAM 3
- Pro since 2013
- Two wins by KO, seven by submission (3 kneebar, 2 RNC, armbar, undisclosed choke)
- Had 3-0 amateur record
- Three first round finishes
- Has won eight of his last 11 and five of his last seven
UFC Fight Night (2/24/24) Puelles lost a three round split decision to Fares Ziam
UFC 281 (11/12/22) Puelles was stopped by Dan Hooker via strikes at 4:06 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Puelles submitted Clay Guida via kneebar at 3:01 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Puelles submitted Chris Gruetzemacher via kneebar at 3:26 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Puelles won a three round unanimous decision over Jordan Leavitt
UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Puelles won a three round unanimous decision over Marcos Mariano
UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Puelles submitted Felipe Silva via kneebar at 2:23 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (11/5/16) Puelles was stopped by Martin Bravo at 1:55 of the second round in a fight for the TUF LATAM lightweight title
The Ultimate Fighter, LATAM 3
In the semifinals, Puelles defeated Marcelo Rojo via three round unanimous decision
In the quarterfinals, Puelles defeated Pablo Sabori via first round submission
In the first round, Puelles defeated Jose David Flores via second round TKO
TRAINING: I run intervals in the morning three times a week and meditate twice a week. Then hard MMA practice at noon and boxing or grappling training at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Muay Thai in 2009. Then when I discovered grappling one year later, I fell in love with the sport and never stopped training.
What ranks and belts have you held? I won the ACC amateur 145-pound title in 2012 and I’m a purple belt in Luta Livre.
Do you have any heroes? Georges St-Pierre
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s everything I’ve wanted since I started in this sport. I finally made it at just 20 years old.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started fighting at 15.
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Left round kick