UFC Vegas 69: Who is Clayton Carpenter?
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 17: Clayton Carpenter weighs in forward of their UFC Vegas 69 bout on the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on February 17, 2023. (Photograph by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire)
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Who is Clayton Carpenter?
Clayton Carpenter is an undefeated fighter out of the MMA Lab in Glendale, AZ trying to make a splash within the flyweight division. Carpenter was awarded a contract on Dana White’s Contender Sequence after a hard-fought bout with Edgar Chairez final season. Carpenter was vital of his efficiency however believes in himself sufficient to make an affect within the UFC.
Carpenter was 6-1 as an newbie from 2015 to 2018 earlier than making the leap to professional in 2019. Carpenter joined the LFA in 2020 and went 3-0 earlier than getting a name to look on DWCS. Carpenter was well-known for a viral head-kick knockout towards Rodney Kealohi simply 13 seconds into their combat at LFA 119. Carpenter went on to beat Chairez by unanimous determination and 6 months later is making his UFC debut.
Clayton Carpenter makes his UFC debut towards Juancamilo Ronderos at UFC Vegas 69
Carpenter makes his debut towards Xtreme Couture’s Juancamilo Ronderos, who is 0-1 within the UFC. Ronderos went undefeated as an newbie and was 4-0 as a professional, successful the flyweight championship within the smaller promotion WXC. Ronderos was referred to as up on quick discover to face ranked flyweight David Dvorak at UFC Vegas 27 and misplaced by first-round submission almost two years in the past.
Carpenter and Ronderos don’t have a lot expertise, with solely 11 professional fights mixed, however have seven mixed finishes in these fights. As of now, Carpenter will likely be kicking off the prelims, with an opportunity to point out individuals he might be higher than his final combat.