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Out Of the Ashes The Rise of "El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto: A Bantamweight Dynamo

"El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto
Muggzie and "El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto

In the world of mixed martial arts, where warriors rise and legends are born, there emerges a fighter who defies all expectations. Meet Jose Prieto, affectionately known as "El Pollo Loco," a name that perfectly encapsulates the fiery spirit he brings to the cage. In this article, we delve deep into the life, career, and upcoming battles of this remarkable Bantamweight fighter, hailing from Lansing, Michigan, United States.

A Glimpse into the Life of Jose Prieto

Age: 34 / Date of Birth: Dec 23, 1988 Height: 5'7" / 170.18 cm Weight: 135 lbs / 61.23 kg Association: N/A Class: Bantamweight

As we look at the statistics, we see a fighter who's no stranger to the trials and tribulations of the MMA world. With an impressive record that showcases his unwavering determination, Jose Prieto has proven time and again that he's not to be underestimated.

Unveiling the Triumphs and Challenges


KO / TKO: 1 (100%) Submissions: 0 (0%) Decisions: 0 (0%)

It's evident that Prieto's striking prowess is a force to be reckoned with, as reflected in his impeccable KO/TKO record. The octagon is his canvas, and his fists are the brushes that paint victory.


KO / TKO: 0 (0%) Submissions: 2 (100%) Decisions: 0 (0%)

Even in defeat, Prieto's submission defense has been tested, but it's these very challenges that have fueled his growth as a fighter. Every setback has only made him stronger, a true testament to his spirit.

"El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto
"El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto at the Baptized By Blood Grappling Tournament

The Upcoming Showdown

Get ready for the fireworks because on October 28, 2023, Jose Prieto steps into the ring at the Causeway Bay Hotel & Convention Center, Lansing, Michigan, United States. This promises to be a showdown for the ages as Prieto faces off against Leroy Ortega.

Jose Prieto: 1-2-0 (WIN-LOSS-DRAW) Leroy Ortega: 1-0-0 (WIN-LOSS-DRAW)

The stakes are high, and the anticipation is even higher. Who will emerge victorious in this clash of titans? Only time will tell.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Let's take a look at Jose Prieto's fight history, both in the professional and amateur circuits, to truly understand the evolution of "El Pollo Loco."

Professional Fight History

Loss vs. Calvin Harbaugh

  • Event: Lights Out Championship 7 - Cross vs. Hale

  • Date: Feb 08, 2020

  • Method/Referee: Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

  • Round: 1

  • Time: 3:13

This battle might have ended in defeat, but it's important to note that Prieto faced a formidable opponent. It's in the face of adversity that champions are molded.

Win vs. Joel Berman

  • Event: CLIP - Motor City Cagefights 7

  • Date: Oct 18, 2019

  • Method/Referee: TKO (Punches)

  • Round: 1

  • Time: 0:38

Here, Prieto's lightning-fast fists came into play, securing a swift victory that left the audience in awe.

Loss vs. Terry Lemaire

  • Event: Big John's MMA - Northern Comeback

  • Date: Mar 24, 2018

  • Method/Referee: Submission (Guillotine Choke)

  • Round: 1

  • Time: 2:51

A tough loss, but a valuable lesson. Prieto's journey is defined by resilience, and this setback was just another stepping stone toward greatness.

Amateur Fight History

Win vs. Tyler Eakes

  • Event: KOTC - Demolition

  • Date: Aug 06, 2011

  • Method/Referee: Decision (Unanimous)

  • Rounds: 3

  • Time: 3:00

"El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto
"El Pollo Loco" Jose Prieto

This unanimous decision victory in his amateur days showcases Prieto's ability to go the distance. His endurance and determination were evident even back then.


In the world of Bantamweight MMA, Jose "El Pollo Loco" Prieto is a name that demands attention. With a career filled with ups and downs, victories and defeats, he exemplifies the true spirit of a fighter. As he prepares to step into the cage once more, the MMA world watches with bated breath, eager to witness the next chapter in the incredible journey of this Lansing, Michigan warrior.

As we await the upcoming showdown, one thing is certain: Jose Prieto's journey is far from over. "El Pollo Loco" is a fighter with a story that continues to captivate the hearts of MMA enthusiasts worldwide. Stay tuned for what promises to be a thrilling chapter in his legacy.


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