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Bantamweight Division


"The Determined"

Dan Argueta

Bantamweight Division

9-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Dan Argueta

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 4, 2022
Leg reach
  • Team Ortega on TUF 29 (1st pick)

  • Pro since 2019

  • Two wins by KO, four by submission (3 RNC, armbar)

  • 4-3, 1 NC since TUF 29

  • Five first round finishes

  • Origin of nickname – “Given by coaches Izzy Martinez and Six Gun Gibson.”

UFC Fight Night (4/6/24) Argueta was submitted by Jean Matsumoto via guillotine choke at 4:59 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (9/23/23) Argueta’s decision loss to Miles Johns was overturned to a no contest when Johns failed a post-fight drug test

UFC on ESPN (6/17/23) Argueta’s bout against Ronnie Lawrence was ruled a no contest at 2:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Argueta won a three round unanimous decision over Nick Aguirre 

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Argueta lost a three round unanimous decision to Damon Jackson


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 29

In the quarterfinals, Argueta lost a three-round unanimous decision to Ricky Turcios

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to give myself a chance at becoming a better person and now I’m in love with inspiring and competing again.

What ranks and titles have you held? LFA bantamweight champion

Do you have any heroes? My father. He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever known and I’m happy have even an ounce of his blood.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that my hard work paid off and the hard work must go on. The target on your back gets bigger, so the work must get tougher.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor’s degree – double major in communications and sociology.

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling coach and construction worker

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Jackson-Wink amateur team national champions

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? First four fights were first round finishes

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite Striking technique: Oblique kick