Steven Peterson - Official UFC® Profile
Steven
Peterson
17-7-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 17-7-0
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: 29
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 70"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
869
34% Successful
297
Types of Successful Strikes
0
297
84% Standing
249
30
18
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
26
35% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
7
1
Takedown Defense
75
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Steven Peterson
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens
Sep 21, 2019
86
49
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Steven Peterson
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards
Jul 20, 2019
94
67
0
2
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Steven Peterson
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis
Mar 23, 2019
52
34
1
4
0
1
1
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Steven Peterson
Jul 6, 2018
57
74
0
2
0
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Steven Peterson
Feb 18, 2018
73
114
1
0
0
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
Steven Peterson
Aug 22, 2017
82
77
2
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: I've been grinding day in and day out. All I do is train, teach, rest and train some more. 

Thoughts on opponent, Matt Bessette? Matt is a tough, headstrong dude. This fight has all the makings of an all-out war.

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. 

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
  • Five 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 nine of his last 12
  • 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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