Billy Quarantillo


New opponent lined up
June 8, 2021
Quarantillo will now take on Gabriel Benitez in a featherweight bout at the UFC event on July 1, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
Herbert Burns was forced out of the original booking, so Burns will step in with over a month to prep. Quarantillo had won eight straight fights before dropping his last decision to Gavin Tucker in mid-December. Benitez is coming off a win last December over Justin Jaynes by TKO.
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Booked for UFC event in July
April 18, 2021
Quarantillo will fight Herbert Burns at a UFC Fight Night event on July 17, reports.
Quarantillo will look to bounce back following a December loss to Gavin Tucker at UFC 256. He had won three consecutive fights before then. Burns, who is 2-1 in his UFC career, will also be looking to get back on track after losing to Daniel Pineda via submission at UFC 252 back in August.
Win streak snapped at eight
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.
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.
Added to UFC 256
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.
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
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.
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
August 6, 2020
Quarantillo will take on Kyle Nelson at the UFC event on September 12, MMA DNA reports.
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.