Danilo Belluardo
Caterpillar

Italy

Released by UFC
LightweightOther
November 5, 2019
Belluardo has been let go by the UFC, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Belluardo suffered back-to-back losses in his first two fights since arriving in the UFC. He lost via knockout to both Joel Alvarez and Mark O. Madsen. The latter defeated him in just 72 sconds. The Italian will now have to look for a new fighting opportunity.
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Easily dispatched by Mark Madsen
LightweightOther
September 29, 2019
Belluardo lost to Mark Madsen via TKO (elbows) at 1:12 of Round 1 at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Belluardo looked every bit the part of a (+450) underdog, as he was taken down early and simply couldn't find his way back to his feet. It didn't take long for the referee to step in, with Madsen raining down elbows on the overmatched opponent. Belluardo is now 0-2 under the UFC banner and hasn't shown enough to expect much improvement moving forward.
Gets second shot at UFC win
LightweightOther
August 22, 2019
Belluardo has been booked to take on Mark Madsen in a lightweight bout at UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28.
ANALYSIS
Belluardo just took part in his UFC debut in June at FC Fight Night 153 in Stockholm, where he lost to Joel Alvarez via TKO (punches) in the second round. It went downhill fast after what looked to be a strong start from Belluardo, but now he will get a second crack at earning his first win under the promotion. His opponent, Madsen, will be making his UFC debut and boasts a 7-0 professional record.
Debut turns ugly in a hurry
LightweightOther
June 1, 2019
Belluardo lost to Joel Alvarez via TKO (punches) at 2:22 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 153 in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The fight seemed to be going according to plan for Belluardo, who was able to hit reactive takedowns seemingly at will. The tides turned in Round 2, however, when the overanxious, first-time UFC fighter would push too hard for a pass, which resulted in him being swept. From there, Alvarez simply rained down the strikes until the fight was called. Belluardo came into this fight riding a seven-match win streak, but aside from his wrestling game, he didn't show much in his first opportunity at the highest level. He falls to 12-4 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Added to Stockholm card
LightweightOther
May 7, 2019
Belluardo will make his UFC debut against Joel Alvarez at UFC Stockholm on June 1, Tudor Leonte of Sherdog.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Belluardo has compiled a six-fight winning streak through various promotions, and the former Bellator fighter owns a 12-3 record as a professional. He'll be pinned against Alvarez in his debut, a fighter who dropped his UFC debut via unanimous decision.