Jose Alberto Quinonez
El Teco


Not competitive in UFC 248 loss
March 7, 2020
Quinonez lost to Sean O'Malley via TKO (strikes) at 2:02 of Round 1 at UFC 248 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was obviously a lousy performance from Quinonez and it was made all the worse by the fact he was facing an opponent who hadn't fought in two years. There was nothing to suggest Quinonez would give O'Malley a serious challenge and that proved to be exactly the case. Despite entering Saturday's fight with a respectable 5-2 record with the company, Quinonez's last four victories had all come via decision and he had faced sub par competition. This had the feel of a fight in which the UFC was feeding O'Malley a sub par opponent in order to get a potential star an easy win in his first fight after a long layoff.
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Fight moves to March
January 5, 2020
Quinonez will take on Sean O'Malley at UFC 248 in Las Vegas on March 7, Farah Hannoun of reports.
The two were supposed to battle it out at UFC 247 in February, but the fight has been pushed back another month. O'Malley will be making his return to the Octagon after nearly two years sitting out due to a suspension and hip injury. Quinonez has won five of his last six bouts. O'Malley has won his only two UFC appearances.
Matched against Sean O'Malley again
December 24, 2019
Quinonez will face Sean O'Malley at UFC 247 in Houston on Feb. 8, reports.
The pair had been scheduled to fight back in October of 2018 before O'Malley was removed from the card due to a doping violation. Since then, Quinonez lost a fight by submission to Nathaniel Wood in March and defeated Carlos Huachin by unanimous decision in September. O'Malley has been out of the octagon due to injuries and a pair of failed drug tests.
Rebounds with strong performance
September 21, 2019
Quinonez defeated Carlos Huachin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Mexico City.
It was another workman-like performance from the underrated Quinonez. Coming off a submission loss to Nathaniel Wood in March, the 29-year-old rebounded with a strong effort on Saturday. He outworked Huachin on both the feet and mat. He was the more aggressive striker and used that aggressiveness to score on four of six takedown attempts. Quinonez has struggled to finish his competition throughout his seven-fight UFC run and that's a concern moving forward, but he clearly has enough ability to defeat fringe roster fighters such as Huachin.
Books match with Carlos Huachin
July 29, 2019
Quinonez (7-3-0) is scheduled to face Carlos Huachin (10-4-2) in a bantamweight fight Sept. 21 at UFC Mexico City, Thomas Gerbasi of reports.
Quinonez, a Mexican native, will return to home soil after losing his previous fight in March at UFC London. The defeat was "El Teco's" first since signing with the UFC in 2014, as he had won his previous five fights with the promotion.
Drops fight to top prospect
March 16, 2019
Quinonez lost to Nathaniel Wood via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday.
Quinonez surprised Wood with an early takedown, but he wasn't able to mount a ton of offense after that. He entered as a (+275) betting underdog and despite a few moments, he looked the part. He was losing the battle of significant strikes, especially those to the head, and looked to be a level below Wood in most areas of the game. The loss was the first for Quinonez since his UFC debut back in 2014.