Laureano Staropoli
Pepi

Argentina

Out
Injury Nose
Est. Return 10/1/2019
Pulled from UFC Uruguay
WelterweightUFC
Out
July 29, 2019
Staropoli won't fight Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Uruguay on August 10 as previously scheduled after breaking his nose, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Staropoli was handed a 180-day medical suspension following his May 11 victory over Thiago Alves with a nose injury, but he was cleared and added to the Uruguay card last month. The Argentinian then broke his nose last weekend, costing him the chance to fight Kunchenko in August.
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Booked for Uruguay
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 20, 2019
Staropoli (nose) will take on Alexey Kunchenko in a welterweight bout at UFC Uruguay on August 10, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Staropoli was handed an 180-day medical suspension back in May after suffering a nose injury in his latest victory over Thiago Alves at UFC 237. However, it looks like the plan is for Staropoli to be cleared by a physician well before that 180-day deadline. Staropoli will have the opportunity to hand Kunchenko the first loss of his professional career come August, as the Russian boasts a perfect 20-0 record, including 2-0 in the UFC.
Facing long medical suspension
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 13, 2019
Staropoli was suspended 180 days by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) pending an X-ray of his nose, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Staropoli kept his perfect UFC record in tact in enemy territory Saturday, but did not emerge completely unscathed following the three-round affair. He'll now sit out a mandatory 45 days (30 days no contact), but to return before the six-month window, he'll need to be cleared by a physician.
Remains perfect in UFC
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 11, 2019
Staropoli defeated Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
It was a solid and competent performance from Staropoli. He started quickly and picked up the pace in Round 2 before slowing down a tad in the final frame. The 26-year-old landed the harder, more damaging shots throughout the course of the bout. Alves's footwork is non existent these days and Staropoli took full advantage. Despite being a perfect 2-0 in the UFC, it remains difficult to get a read on Starpoli's long-term potential because he hasn't faced quality competition as of yet. His next fight figures to tell us a lot about how seriously to take the Argentinian moving forward.
Will fight Thiago Alves at UFC 237
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 4, 2019
Staropoli will face Thiago Alves in a welterweight bout at UFC 237 on May 11, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Staropoli comes into the fight a winner of six straight, including most recently drawing a unanimous victory in his UFC debut in November. Staropoli comes into the fight 10 years younger than Alves, although Alves will have the crowd behind him with the fight taking place in Brazil. Alves' last fight was a split decision victory back in February.
Thrills fans with win in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 17, 2018
Staropoli defeated Hector Aldana via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 140 on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ANALYSIS
The limited tape that existed on Staropoli prior to this fight showed the 25-year-old to be a counter fighter who is easily pressured but we saw the exact opposite from him Saturday, as he blitzed forward with combinations that resulted in a nasty cut on his opponent's eye early on. Staropoli also showcased a nice kicking game en route to the unanimous decision, which could mean that the UFC has just picked up a fun action fighter for the welterweight division. He improves to 8-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.