Abel Nazario Trujillo was born on September 18,1983 and is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
30 Facts About Abel Trujillo
In 2002, Abel Trujillo won the NCHSAA 4A state wrestling championship at 145lbs.
Abel Trujillo helped his team win the 2002 NCHSAA 4A state tournament championship.
Abel Trujillo continued his career at the collegiate level for William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa where he was a four-time NAIA All-American.
Abel Trujillo lost by knockout against future World Extreme Cagefighting competitor Zach Micklewright in his amateur debut, on July 22,2006.
Abel Trujillo made his professional MMA debut in 2009, losing via armbar to Ted Wothington.
Abel Trujillo was expected to make his promotional debut on September 1,2012, at UFC 151 against Tim Means.
Abel Trujillo was successful in his debut, defeating LeVesseur via TKO at 3:56 of the second round.
Abel Trujillo faced Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 25,2013, at UFC 160.
Abel Trujillo faced Roger Bowling on August 28,2013, at UFC Fight Night 27.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Bobby Green on February 1,2014, at UFC 169.
Abel Trujillo won the back-and-forth fight via knockout in the second round.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Myles Jury on June 28,2014, at UFC Fight Night 44.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Ross Pearson at the event.
Abel Trujillo faced Tony Ferguson on December 6,2014, at UFC 181.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face John Makdessi on April 25,2015, at UFC 186.
Abel Trujillo faced Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 77 on November 7,2015.
Abel Trujillo lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Tibau had taken Abel Trujillo's back, secured a body triangle from the bottom and secured a rear-naked choke grip with his arm underneath Abel Trujillo's chin.
Abel Trujillo faced Tony Sims on January 2,2015, at UFC 195.
Abel Trujillo won the fight via submission in the first round.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Ross Pearson on March 20,2016, at UFC Fight Night 85.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Carlos Diego Ferreira on May 29,2016, at UFC Fight Night 88.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Evan Dunham on September 17,2016, at UFC Fight Night 94.
Abel Trujillo lost the fight via submission in the third round.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Lando Vannata on October 7,2017, at UFC 216.
Abel Trujillo faced John Makdessi on December 16,2017, at UFC on Fox 26.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Will Brooks at Battlefield FC 2 on July 27,2019, but withdrew from the bout and was replaced by Gleison Tibau.
Abel Trujillo has twice plead guilty to charges of domestic abuse; in both cases the incidents involved the mother of his child.
Abel Trujillo was sentenced to two years of probation on August 31,2020.