Steven Peterson - Official UFC® Profile
Steven
Peterson
15-5-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

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Record: 15-5-0
Summary: Aggressive, great conditioning, strong, well rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Ocho
From: Los Angeles, California United States
Fights Out Of: Dallas, Texas United States
Age: 27
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 69"

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Benito Lopez? He is a dynamic and well-rounded fighter. He's in for the toughest fight of his life.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2007 in McKinney, Texas.

What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked #1 in Texas and the southwest.  Loanstar Beatdown 145 title, Fight to Win 145 title, XKO 135 title and Legacy 135 title. 

Do you have any heroes? My Dad is my hero. He showed me how to work hard and gave me morals.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Becoming a UFC fighter has been my goal since I started MMA. Once I finally make it, I will be proud to represent the company knowing that I put in the work and it's finally paying off. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I set up bounce houses

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ, green white band in Muay Thai

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Face punch


• Pro since 2010

• Four wins by KO, seven by submission (3 RNC, 2 guillotine, Omoplata, armbar)

• Five first round finishes

• Owns 2012 win over UFC vet Matt Hobar

• Has won seven of his last eight

• Origin of nickname: “It was a high school nickname given by the varsity football players because I wore the number 8. I got in fights at school and became known as ‘Ocho.’”

Career

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