Gustavo Lopez

USA

Next fight booked
BantamweightUFC
July 21, 2021
Lopez will take on Heili Alateng in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event Sept. 18, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Lopez is coming off a knockout defeat to Adrian Yanez back in March. Prior to that he submitted Anthony Birchak in November of 2020. Alateng will be making his first appearance in the Octagon since October of 2020 when he lost to Casey Kenney by unanimous decision.
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Dropped by Adrian Yanez
BantamweightUFC
March 20, 2021
Lopez lost to Adrian Yanez via KO (punch) at 0:27 in round 3 at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The two combatants felt one another out for the first half of Round 1. However, Yanez takes the end of the round by hurting Lopez with some sharp straight punches. Yanez has more success in Round 2 landing power counters which hurt Lopez. Within the first few exchanges of Round 3, Yanez hurts Lopez with a big punch and knocked Lopez out cold. Yanez controlled the fight from start to finish as he proved to be the superior striker in the standup affair.
To fight Yanez on March 20
BantamweightUFC
December 7, 2020
Lopez will fight Adrian Yanez in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for March 20, MMA Island reports.
ANALYSIS
This will be Lopez's first match since defeating Anthony Birchak via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 40 in Las Vegas on Nov. 7. Lopez's counterpart, Yanez, will also be coming into the match having won his previous fight against Victor Rodriguez via KO at UFC Fight Night on Halloween. Lopez currently maintains a 12-5-0 MMA record.
Secures choke against former teammate
BantamweightUFC
November 7, 2020
Lopez submitted Anthony Birchak via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:43 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 40 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The two former training partners exchanged shots early, but Lopez saw more success in the wrestling game. After recording his second takedown, Lopez started going to work with ground-and-pound from Birchak's back and eventually softened him up enough to flatten him out and get the choke. After dropping his UFC debut to the always-dangerous Merab Dvalishvili, Lopez has evened his record out at 1-1, and the 31-year-old will look to build on that momentum his next time out.
New opponent Saturday
BantamweightUFC
November 3, 2020
Lopez is slated to face Anthony Birchak in a bantamweight fight Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Amy Kaplan of FanSided.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The UFC was able to secure Birchak as a short-notice replacement for Felipe Colares, who withdrew from the fight with Lopez after testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Lopez will be looking for his first career UFC victory against Birchak, who will be fighting for the first time since early July.
Needs new opponent
BantamweightUFC
November 1, 2020
Lopez is in need of a new opponent for the UFC Vegas 13 event on Nov. 7 after his original opponent, Felipe Colares, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reports.
ANALYSIS
Lopez is currently without a challenger and is set to fight in six days. The UFC is in the process of finding a replacement for him although nobody has been chosen yet. Lopez will look to earn his first career win in the UFC after losing his debut back in June.