Danny Chavez
The Colombian Warrior


Fortunate to leave with draw
July 31, 2021
Chavez and Kai Kamaka fought to a majority draw (27-29, 28-28, 28-28) at UFC on ESPN 28 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
All things considered, Chavez should be quite thrilled with his draw. Both men had their moments in what was a back and forth fight, but Chavez would have dropped a majority decision had Kamaka not (correctly) been docked a point by referee Herb Dean in Round 2 for repeated low blows. Our exposure to Chavez consists of all of three UFC bouts, but he's 34 years of age and didn't have much helium up his company arrival back in August 2020. The Florida native has managed a win, loss, and draw, in that order, in those previously mentioned three fights.
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Gets new opponent
July 19, 2021
Chavez will now fight Kai Kamaka at the UFC event on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Chavez was supposed to fight Doo Ho Choi, but the later was forced to withdraw due to injury. Chavez is coming off his first UFC defeat to Jared Gordon in February. Kamaka has dropped his last two fights as well.
Lacks opponent for July 31 fight
July 17, 2021
Chavez will no longer fight Doo Ho Choi at UFC Vegas 33 on July 31 due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Choi, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Chavez was set to return from a six-month medical suspension that he was handed after suffering a right foot injury in his February loss to Jared Gordon. It's not yet clear if a replacement will be found for him to compete against July 31, or if the American will have to wait longer to get back into the octagon.
Set for July return
May 24, 2021
Chavez (foot) is set to fight Doo Ho Choi at the UFC's event on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Chavez was handed a medical suspension after losing to Jared Goron in February, but he's now been cleared to return to the Octagon. Taking down Choi would allow Chavez to improve his UFC record to 2-1-0.
Handed six-month medical suspension
February 23, 2021
Chavez was handed a six-month medical suspension due to a right foot injury Tuesday, MMAFighting.com reports.
Chavez suffered the injury while losing via unanimous decision against Jared Goron on Saturday. He'll be out until April 7 at a minimum and could sit until late August unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor following an X-ray.
Suffers first UFC defeat
February 20, 2021
Chavez lost a unanimous decision to Jared Gordon (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday.
Chavez had success landing low kicks in his UFC debut, but Gordon established the low kick early and often in Saturday's matchup. Chavez had some moderate success on the feet, but Gordon's pressure, pace and grappling were too much for Chavez. Once Chavez was tired, he struggled to get up after getting taken down by Gordon. The loss can't be counted against Chavez too much, however, as he was willing to step in against an opponent who came in four pounds overweight Friday.