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Mario Bautista says his finish of Brian Kelleher was “the biggest win of my career,” believes he’s one win away from top-15

Mario Bautista believes he made a statement with his first-round submission win over Brian Kelleher at UFC Vegas 57. Bautista entered the fight knowing Kelleher would be at his most dangerous in the first round. Yet, the plan was to also be aggressive early and force Kelleher to make a mistake, which is what happened. Just two minutes into the opening round, Bautista ended up sinking in a choke and got the first-round submission.
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UFC Vegas 57 highlights: Mario Bautista chokes out Brian Kelleher in one

Mario Bautista may have captured the biggest win of his MMA career earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the bantamweight prospect stopped Brian Kelleher via first-round submission (rear-naked choke). LIVE! Stream UFC Vegas 57...
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After helping Sean O’Malley prepare for his bout, Mario Bautista confident he will overwhelm Brian Kelleher as the fight goes on

Mario Bautista was hoping to fight around this date. Bautista was in training camp helping Sean O’Malley prepare for his UFC 276 fight on July 2 against Pedro Munhoz. During the camp, he got the call to fight Brian Kelleher at UFC Vegas 57 on just three weeks’ notice and jumped at the chance as he feels he’s in good condition.
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Mario Bautista Is Searching For His Best Performance Yet

With the high energy and intensity that comes along with having two of his teammates preparing for big fights, Mario Bautista was looking for a fight. At the beginning of June, he got one. And while he won’t be on next week’s UFC 276 card that features MMA Lab teammates Jared Cannonier challenging middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Sean O’Malley in a clash against Pedro Munhoz, he had no problem strapping up the gloves seven days early for Saturday’s matchup with Brian Kelleher.
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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 83 with Jimmie Rivera, Chris Curtis, Danny Sabatello, Christos Giagos, Mario Bautista, and Vanessa Demopoulos

The 83rd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 57, BKFC 26 and Bellator 282. We’re first joined by former UFC bantamweight and current BKFC fighter Jimmie Rivera (3:07). Next, UFC middleweight Chris Curtis (37:27) stops by. Bellator bantamweight Danny Sabatello (52:12) comes on. UFC lightweight Christos Giagos (52:12) joins the show. UFC bantamweight Mario Bautista (1:05:30) then comes on. Closing out the program is UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopolous (1:14:29).
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Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista added to UFC on ESPN 38 lineup

Bautista’s management, Iridium Sports Agency, first brought word of the bout. UFC on ESPN 38 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on June 25 and is headlined by a lightweight tilt pitting Mateusz Gamrot against Arman Tsarukyan. Kelleher is 1-1 thus far in 2022. After outpointing...
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The MMA Report Podcast: Jonathan Pearce, Mario Bautista, and Dustin Jacoby

It was a busy weekend in mixed martial arts last weekend and the guys discuss what they saw at PFL Challengers 1, UFC Vegas 48, and Bellator 274 in this edition of The MMA Report Podcast. Also in this episode, they preview this week’s Bellator 275 and UFC Vegas 49....
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With Khalid Taha out, Mario Bautista welcomes newcomer Jay Perrin at UFC Vegas 48

Mario Bautista will still compete at Saturday’s UFC event, but against a short-notice newcomer. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that Bautista will now face Jay Perrin at UFC Vegas 48. Iridium Sports Agency was first to reveal the matchup on Twitter. Khalid Taha was Bautista’s...
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Knockout! Watch Trevin Jones smash Mario Bautista to spark UFC 259

Trevin Jones proved yet again that he’s a force to be reckoned with at the bantamweight level earlier tonight (Sat., Mar. 6, 2021) at UFC 259 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “5 Star” finished Mario Bautista via second-round TKO (punches). Jones was able...
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UFC 259 video: Trevin Jones kicks off prelims with huge uppercut to flatten Mario Bautista

They say you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression but technically Trevin Jones pulled off that feat with his appearance at UFC 259. After accepting and winning his debut in spectacular fashion in one of the greatest comebacks in recent UFC history, Jones had his win taken away after he tested positive for marijuana and the victory was overturned to a no contest.
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Mario Bautista replaces Randy Costa to fight Trevin Jones at UFC 259

Mario Bautista is jumping on an opportunity. Inactive since last February, Bautista (8-1) is stepping in as a short-notice replacement for an injured Randy Costa to fight Trevin Jones (12-6, 1 NC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC 259 on March 6 in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources with knowledge of the change, following an initial report by MMA Junkie.
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