Billy Quarantillo

USA

Win streak snapped at eight
FeatherweightUFC
December 12, 2020
Quarantillo lost to Gavin Tucker via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 256 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's the first UFC defeat for the man they call "Billy Q". Despite entering as a pretty significant betting favorite (-185), Quarantillo had all sorts of difficulty with the pressure of Tucker. He constantly found himself on the defensive, and that allowed Tucker to land the cleaner, harder shots throughout the course of the fight. Quarantillo did a pretty nice job just to see the final bell, all things considered. The loss snaps an eight-fight winning streak for Quarantillo and is his first setback since April 2016.
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Added to UFC 256
FeatherweightUFC
October 28, 2020
Quarantillo will take on Gavin Tucker in a featherweight matchup at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Quarantillo and Tucker were initially slated to face off in April, but the fight was called off due to COVID-19 concerns. However, the two fighters will get the chance to fight to close out 2020. Quarantillo is 3-0 under the UFC banner after defeating Kyle Nelson via KO (punches) in September. Tucker is coming off back-to-back wins, most recently defeating Justin Jaynes via submission (rear-naked choke) in August. Quarantillo has advantages in both height and reach.
Remains perfect in UFC
FeatherweightUFC
September 12, 2020
Quarantillo defeated Kyle Nelson via KO (punches) at 0:07 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Quarantillo was getting the better of the action over the course of the first two rounds, but he wisely decided to leave the judges out of it. Billy walked across the cage at the start of Round 3 and smashed Nelson with a quick combo that turned his lights out. Referee Marc Goddard immediately stepped in and called off the bout. Quarantillo arrived in the UFC last December without much fanfare, but he has now won each of his first three fights with the company, with two coming via stoppage. We'll have to see how the 31-year-old fares against better competition, but he couldn't possibly have looked any better thus far.
September bout set
FeatherweightUFC
August 6, 2020
Quarantillo will take on Kyle Nelson at the UFC event on September 12, MMA DNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Quarantillo will be making his first appearance in the Octagon since late May when he defeated Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision. Quarantillo has recovered from COVID-19 in mid-June and appears set to move his UFC record to 3-0.
Positive COVID-19 test
FeatherweightUFC
June 18, 2020
Quarantillo has tested positive for COVID-19, his teammate Matt Frevola disclosed via his personal Instagram account.
ANALYSIS
Quarantillo was set to corner Frevola in his matchup against Frank Camacho on Saturday, but his positive test result appears to have placed this bout in significant jeopardy. Health-wise, Frevola claims Quarantillo is asymptomatic and appears 100 percent healthy. However, Frevola also acknowledged a general lack of understanding of the COVID-19 incubation period in his post, which seems to be part of the reason the UFC is uncomfortable taking on this potential liability. A similar situation happened a few weeks back when an individual set to corner Ian Heinisch tested positive, but it was later deemed a false positive and Heinish was allowed to compete. There's been no indication yet this will be the case with Frevola on Saturday. As for Quarantillo, he last competed May 30 in Las Vegas in the UFC's return to Nevada. It's unclear at exactly what point he was exposed to the virus.
Gets minimum medical suspension
FeatherweightUFC
June 1, 2020
Quarantillo was hit with the minimum medical suspension after his fight last Saturday in Las Vegas, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Quarantillo beat Spike Carlyle by unanimous decision, but still will not be able to fight again until June 30 and cannot have contact until June 21.