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CHRIS GUTIERREZ

AGE

27

RECORD

13-4-1

REACH

67”

HEIGHT

5'8"

WEIGHT

135LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

FACTORY X

HOMETOWN

GREENVILLE, TEXAS, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 148 – VS RYAN MACDONALD

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Gutierrez opens the fight with the leg kick. Macdonald takes the outside position. Hard leg kick lands for Chris! He is exploding with the kickboxing techniques early. MacDonald returns the kick. Gutierrez is looking more confident early. Nice leg kick lands for Macdonald. Gutierrez responds with a hard kick to the body! Gutierrez is looking relaxed. 1st min in, Gutierrez starts to follow his kicks with the punches and lands a nice right hand. MacDonald is switching up his stances. Chris is throwing faints. Hard leg kick lands for Chris! He is destroying the lead leg of Macdonald. Macdonald moves forward with the punches but he is out of range. Gutierrez responds with a body shot. Halfway in, Gutierrez is walking Macdonald down. He is looking phenomenal in his UFC debut. Macdonald is looking confused. Gutierrez is showing nice footwork. Big body kick lands for Gutierrez! Macdonald is flat footed and an easy target for the kick of Gutierrez. 1 min to go, Gutierrez is landing with a jab. He is mixing his attacks high and low. Another hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez! Macdonald has no answer so far. Macdonald throws a double jab and finishes the combination with the nasty leg kick! 10-9 Chris 

Rd 2 – Gutierrez opens the round with a head kick, partially blocked by Macdonald. Gutierrez establishes pressure. MacDonald is keeping his distance with the kicks. Gutierrez is switching up his stances. Hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez! Gutierrez moves forward and lands a nasty kick to the body! He is on fire in this fight! 1st min in, MacDonald moves with a jab and lands. Gutierrez returns the jab and continues with the kicks. He is throwing them from all angles. Gutierrez is beating Macdonald up. Gutierrez explodes and lands a hard kick to the body! Those are nasty! The stomach of Macdonald is already red. Stiff jabs are landing for Gutierrez. He is very creative in his attacks. Halfway in, Macdonald is taking big damage. He has a problem with his left foot. Gutierrez spins and lands a hard kick to the body! MacDonald is showing his toughness! Gutierrez is on another level. He is destroying Macdonald on the feet. Macdonald has a hard time landing anything in this round. He dives for a takedown. Gutierrez defends the takedown and continues with the pressure. He continues to destroy the lead leg of Macdonald. 1 min to go, Macdonald catches the kick and initiates the clinch against the fence. Gutierrez separates and continues with the kicks. Macdonald desperately dives for another takedown, easily defended by Gutierrez. Macdonald moves in with a jab but eats a hard left hook to the body! 10-9 Gutierrez

Rd 3 – Both fighters are showing respect at the beginning of the round. Gutierrez takes the center. MacDonald lands a jab. Gutierrez chops the lead leg of Macdonald. Macdonald has a hard time moving. Macdonald closes the distance and tries to force a clinch. Gutierrez moves away and continues to throw his kicks. He has landed over 30 of them so far. 1st min in, Hard kick to the body lands for Gutierrez! He throws them with huge power. Macdonald is looking beaten and desperate. He has a big cut on his forehead. Macdonald wakes up and lands a couple of kicks. He establishes the pressure. MacDonald fires a double jab. Gutierrez shows his great head movement and counters with a right over the top. Macdonald pushes with the punches but misses all of them. Halfway in, Gutierrez is not as active in this round. He lands a couple of soft kicks. Nice body shot lands for Gutierrez. Hard leg kick spins Macdonald around! Gutierrez is working the legs and the body in this round. Macdonald is still in this fight. Macdonald moves forward and level changes. Gutierrez stops the takedown and resets in the center. 1 min to go, MacDonald is missing with everything he throws. Gutierrez closes the distance and lands a right hand. Gutierrez tries to trip MacDonald but finishes on the bottom. Not a smart move from Gutierrez. MacDonald is working for a position. He takes the guard but Gutierrez shoots for the triangle choke! 10-9 Gutierrez 

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 TUF 28 FINALE – VS RAONI BARCELOS

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Barcelos is in the orthodox stance. Gutierrez is in the southpaw stance. Barcelos is light on his feet. Gutierrez opens the fight with a leg kick. Barcelos returns the leg kick and takes the outside position. Barcelos is heavy on the lead leg. Both fighters are feeling each other. Gutierrez is in the wide stance. Hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez! 1st min in, Barcelos takes the center. He explodes with the double right hand. Gutierrez shows good footwork and escapes. Gutierrez lands a couple of hard leg kicks. Stiff jab lands for Gutierrez. He is switching up his stances. Gutierrez starts opening up with the kicks and punches. Barcelos is putting strong pressure on Gutierrez. Hard inside leg kick lands for Gutierrez. Barcelos is looking to explode with the punches. Gutierrez is fainting. Barcelos explodes with the right hand but he is out of the range. Halfway in, Front kick to the body lands for Gutierrez. Barcelos moves in and lands a two-punch combo. Gutierrez clinches but Barcelos trips him down to the mat. Barcelos jumps into the guard position. Gutierrez is controlling the posture from the bottom. Barcelos postures and lands a couple of punches. He stands up and lands a couple of hard leg kicks. Gutierrez explodes with the up kick from the bottom and lands! Barcelos jumps into the side control position. 1 min to go, Gutierrez is defending well. Barcelos is trying to pass the guard. He backs off and stands. Barcelos allows Gutierrez to stand back up. Barcelos starts walking Gutierrez down. 10-10

Rd 2 – Gutierrez opens the round with a leg kick.  Barcelos misses with the power right. Gutierrez starts punishing the lead leg of Barcelos. Gutierrez lands a couple of hard leg kicks. Barcelos moves in and initiates the clinch. He takes the body lock and slams Gutierrez down to the mat. Barcelos is in the guard position. He postures and lands a couple of hard elbows! 1st min in, He is looking strong on the mat. Barcelos is landing hard ground and pound! Gutierrez has a hard time defending. Gutierrez scrambles and gives his back to Barcelos! Barcelos has one hook in. Gutierrez is in trouble! Barcelos is looking to sink in the rear-naked choke! Halfway in, Gutierrez scrambles and defends. Barcelos is in the half guard position. He is dominating Gutierrez from the top position. Barcelos postures and lands a couple of hard right hands! Gutierrez is all busted up. Big elbows are landing for Barcelos! Gutierrez is taking a lot of damage! Barcelos is showing great top control. 1 min to go, Barcelos is all over Gutierrez. He is exploding with the punches. Gutierrez scrambles and gives his back to Barcelos! Barcelos sees the chance and sinks in the rear-naked choke!!! It looks tight!!! Gutierrez taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

18 MATCHES 13 WINS 4 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 6 0
SUBMISSION 1 1
DECISION 6 3
DRAWS 1
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Gutierrez is a talented kickboxer with good takedown defense and solid grappling skills.
  • Before signing with the UFC, Gutierrez was competing for the LFA, WSOF and XFL organizations.
  • He has made his UFC debut against Barcelos.
  • Gutierrez is a very motivated fighter. He took the fight against MacDonald on a short notice end was dominating from the beginning.
  • His standup is very good. He is looking relaxed but throws everything with power.
  • His kicking game is insane. As seen against MacDonald, he was destroying his lead leg early in the fight.
  • Also, he is very creative in his attack. He is mixing his attacks high and low. His switch stance is making him very unpredictable.
  • Against Macdonald. Gutierrez has shown great footwork.
  • He is very accurate with the striking. He is picking his shots well.
  • He was doing a good job of following the kicks with the punches against MacDonald.
  • Against Barcelos, Gutierrez had a hard time finding a way back to his feet. He was looking lost and got submitted easily.