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KEVIN AGUILAR

AGE

30

RECORD

17-1-0

REACH

64”

HEIGHT

5'7"

WEIGHT

145LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

LONGVIEW MMA/TEAM 515

HOMETOWN

LONGVIEW, TEXAS, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC ON ESPN 2 – VS ENRIQUE BARZOLA

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Aguilar immediately takes the outside position. Both fighters are light on their feet. They are feeling each other. Barzola is displaying good footwork. He explodes with a flying kick but he is out of the range. Double jab lands for Aguilar. He is waiting for a counter. Barzola slowly establishes the forward pressure and lands a nice leg kick. Aguilar lands a kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Barzola time to recover. The fight continues in the center. Barzola continues with the pressure. Aguilar explodes with the straight punches but he is out the range. He moves in once again and lands a nice kick to the body. Aguilar lands a couple of jabs. He is looking sharp. Nice spinning kick to the body lands for Barzola. Stiff jab lands for Aguilar. He comes in and lands a left hook to the body. Aguilar is outboxing Barzola. His timing is perfect early. Halfway in, Barzola catches Aguilar with the left hand and follows with a nice kick to the body! Aguilar resets and continues to work with a jab. Barzola is patient. However, Aguilar is constantly lading straight punches. Barzola moves with a leg kick but eats a hard right counter! Aguilar is on fire. He is displaying great boxing skills. Barzola has a hard time closing the distance. Aguilar fires a right hand. 1 min to go, Barzola level changes for a takedown but Aguilar defends. Nice kick to the body lands for Aguilar! Aguilar is very accurate with the punches. Barzola continues with the pressure but he is constantly eating punches. Barzola with the late entry for a takedown but Aguilar defends once again.  10-9 Aguilar

Rd 2 – Barzola takes the outside position. Aguilar opens the round with a jab. Stiff jab lands for Barzola. Aguilar moves in and lands a left straight. Aguilar is firing and landing quick one-two combos. Barzola moves in with the left hook but eats a couple of hard uppercuts. Barzola spots the danger on the feet and dives for a takedown. Aguilar defends once again. Aguilar is moving on the outside. Barzola level changes once again but fails to score a takedown. Barzola has no answer in this fight so far. Aguilar is dictating the pace and tempo of the fight. Barzola misses with the superman punch. He fires an overhand right but he is out of range. Aguilar is doing a phenomenal job in this fight. Halfway in, Nice one two and a kick to the body lands for Aguilar! He is closing the distance very fast. Barzola responds with a right hand and lands. He level changes once again but Aguilar separates. Aguilar continues to demolish Barzola from the outside. He is working the body of Barzola and tiring him out. Big right hand lands for Barzola! He is still in this fight! Nice step in uppercut lands for Barzola! Aguilar responds with a hard right hand and a kick to the body! 1 min to go, stiff jab lands for Aguilar! Barzola resets and looks for a takedown. Aguilar defends. Barzola clearly lacks the head movement. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Barzola fires a power right, Aguilar slips the punch. 10-9 Aguilar

Rd 3 – Barzola takes the center and continues with the pressure. Aguilar continues to work with a jab. Big right hook lands for Barzola! He is not throwing volume strikes. Nice straight right lands for Aguilar. He is mixing his attacks with the kicks and punches well. Barzola moves in but eats a hard left hook! 1st min in, Nice one-two lands for Aguilar. He is so fast with his hands. His timing on the counter punches is perfect in this fight. Aguilar establishes the jab. He moves in but eats a two-punch combo from Barzola! Barzola follows with the clinch. Aguilar separates. Barzola is not setting up his combinations. He is exploding with the single power punch. Nice right hand lands for Aguilar. Halfway in, Barzola closes the distance and lands a short left hook. Barzola partially lands a spinning kick to the body. He goes high with the kick, blocked by Aguilar. Nice kick to the body lands for Aguilar! He is destroying Barzola on the feet. Stiff jab lands for Barzola. He explodes with a left hook and lands! Barzola is putting strong pressure on Aguilar. Barzola explodes and lands a double left hand! Aguilar has a hard time keeping his distance. Barzola is very aggressive. Nice double jab lands for Aguilar. Barzola responds with a double right hand! The boxing of Barzola is looking much better in this round. Aguilar moves in with a jab. Barzola explodes with a big one two and lands! Flying knee lands for Barzola! Aguilar counters with a right hand! 10-9 Barzola

 

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 TUF 28 FINALE – VS RICK GLENN

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Glenn is in the southpaw stance. Aguilar is in the orthodox. Aguilar takes the outside position. Glenn goes high with the kick, blocked by Aguilar. Glenn is busy with the kicks. Both fighters are setting up their timing. Glenn lands a nice body kick. 1st min in, Aguilar is patient and he connects with a hard kick to the body! Glen quickly closes the distance and lands a short right hand. Glenn is using his reach well. He is outboxing Aguilar. Glenn is setting up his punches with the kicks. Glenn moves in. Aguilar counters with the short uppercut. Glenn follows with a single leg attempt. Aguilar shows great takedown defense. Halfway in, both fighters are exchanging punches. Glenn closes the distance and lands a left hand. Aguilar times the counter and lands a big right hand! Glenn is hurt! Aguilar is looking to explode on Glenn! Glenn recovers and takes the center again. Aguilar is swinging and missing. Glenn continues to work the body with the kicks. Glenn is much more cautious now. He respects the counter of Aguilar. 1 min to Glenn attacks with the high kick and follows with the clinch. Aguilar connects with a nice body-body-head combination. He is looking sharp. Another hard uppercut to the body lands for Aguilar! Glenn connects with the right hand over the top. Aguilar responds with a hard kick to the body. 10-9 Aguilar

Rd 2Both fighters are patient at the beginning of the round. Glenn continues with the pressure. Aguilar explodes and connects with a right hand over the top. Glenn is throwing a lot of faints. Aguilar is waiting for the attack. Both fighters exchange kicks. 1st min in, Glenn closes the distance and initiates the clinch. He is very open during the attacks. Aguilar separates. He is feeling comfortable standing and trading. Aguilar mixes his attack with the kick to the leg and a hook to the body and connects. Glenn has a hard time closing the distance in this round. Glenn moves forward and eats a big uppercut coming in! Halfway in, Aguilar has found his timing for the counter punches. Big body kick lands for Aguilar. He is looking confident. Glenn seems to be confused. Glenn closes the distance with the left hand. Both fighters exchange punches. Glenn pushes for a clinch. Aguilar explodes with the hooks to the body. Glenn lands a nice elbow over the top. 1 min to go, Glenn continues to throw a lot of faints. Aguilar fires a piston right hand and lands! Glenn seems to be confident as he explodes with the kicks and punches. Aguilar is doing a good job countering with the right hand. Aguilar initiates the clinch as the round ends. 10-9 Aguilar

 

Rd 3Glenn immediately takes the center. Aguilar steps in and lands a left hook. Glenn pushes forward. Aguilar ducks under and initiates the clinch. Glenn separates from the clinch and lands a kick to the body. Glenn moves with the right hand. Aguilar counters with the right kick to the body. Glenn pushes once again and eats a two punch combo. Aguilar is showing incredible counter speed.  Nice one-two lands for Aguilar. He is destroying Glenn. Glenn closes the distance and lands a nasty elbow over the top! He is still in this fight. Glenn goes high with the kick, blocked by Aguilar. Glenn is firing the kicks. Aguilar is slowing down. Hard kick to the body lands for Glenn! Aguilar times the next kick and explodes with the overhand right! Glenn goes down!!! Aguilar follows him to the ground and explodes with the ground and pound! Glenn is all busted up! Aguilar is all over Glenn! Glenn rolls over and gives his back to Aguilar! Glenn tries to scramble. Aguilar makes a transition to the half guard. 1 min to go, Aguilar backs off. Fighters are back standing. Glenn is pressing forward. He eats another hard right hook to the body. Glenn connects with the hard elbow! Aguilar is hurt! Aguilar clinches. Glenn manages to score a takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Aguilar

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 DWTNCS S2E4 – VS JOEY GOMEZ

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Gomez immediately takes the center. Aguilar is moving on the outside. Aguilar explodes with the punches but Gomez counters with the left hook and lands. Aguilar moves in once again but eats a two punch combo. Aguilar moves in and lands a right hand. Big right hand lands for Gomez! Gomez is looking sharp! 1st min in, nice step in uppercut lands for Gomez! Gomez is more accurate during the exchanges. He moves in and initiates the clinch. Gomez is working for a takedown. Aguilar is defending well. Gomez takes the body lock and takes the fight to the mat. Gomez takes the side control position. Aguilar is working for his way up. Gomez is back into the guard position. Aguilar is controlling the posture from the bottom. Halfway in, Gomez lands a couple of left hands. Aguilar scrambles. Gomes doesn’t give Aguilar any space at all. He postures and lands a couple of hard punches! Aguilar sees the chance and explodes back to his feet. Both fighters are bleeding. Stiff jab lands for Aguilar! Gomez moves in with the punches but misses all of them. 1 min to go, both fighters are reading each other. Nice left hook lands for Gomez. He is not following the punches. Nice kick to the body lands for Aguilar. He lands another leg but eats a right hand counter. Both fighters are patient. Aguilar explodes with a spinning kick at the end of the round. 10-9 Gomez

 

Rd 2- Gomez opens the round with a quick one-two. Gomez rushes forward with his chin up in the air. Aguilar explodes with a two-punch combo and lands! Gomez goes down!!! Aguilar pushes for a finish with more punches! Gomez manages to recover and stand back up! Aguilar is patient. Gomez is still looking rocked. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Aguilar is walking Gomez down. 1st min in, Stiff jab lands for Aguilar. He is looking confident. Both fighters are leaving themselves exposed during the exchanges. Aguilar is looking to land a knockout punch. Nice left hand lands for Aguilar. Hard straight right lands for Aguilar! Gomez desperately dives for a single leg takedown and gets it! Gomez is in the guard position. Aguilar is controlling the posture from the bottom. Halfway in, Aguilar is looking to set up the triangle choke. Gomez spots the danger and escapes. Gomez is putting strong pressure on Aguilar. Gomez postures and lands a big right hand! 1 min to go, Aguilar is trying to scramble from the bottom. He finally finds his way up. They are back in the center. Stiff jab lands for Aguilar. Both fighters are slowing down. Nice left hook lands for Gomez. Aguilar moves in with the punches but misses with all of them. 10-9 Aguilar

 

Rd 3 – Both fighters are in the center. Aguilar opens the round with a kick to the body. He is looking like a fresher fighter. Aguilar moves in and lands a right hand! Gomez counters with a left hook. Aguilar closes the distance and lands a straight right. Both fighters are aggressive. Gomez is throwing faints. Aguilar is letting his hands go early in the round. Gomez is looking tired. He is not moving at all. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Gomez is waiting for a counter. Stiff jab lands for Aguilar. He is outboxing Gomez from his range. Halfway in, Gomez is countering the attacks with the left hook. Both fighters are respecting the power of each fighter. Aguilar is looking fresher on the feet. He explodes and lands a big right hand! Gomez partially lands a right counter. Gomez steps in and lands a right hand. Aguilar counters with the right. Aguilar has a lot of success with his jab and the straight punches. 1 min to go, Gomez stats pressing forward. He eats a left hand and dives for a takedown. Aguilar defends the takedown. Both fighters’ trade jabs. Gomez swings the right hand and misses. Big left hook lands for Aguilar! Another left lands for Aguilar! Gomez absorbs. 10-9 Aguilar

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

18 MATCHES 17 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 10 1
SUBMISSION 1 0
DECISION 6 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Aguilar is the explosive standup fighter with very good boxing skills.
  • Aguilar has earned his contract on the DWTNCS show with a win over Gomez.
  • He has made his UFC debut against Rick Glenn.
  • Aguilar has very good boxing and kickboxing skills. He prefers to counter from the outside position.
  • His jab is very accurate and powerful. He was destroying Barzola with it.
  • His timing on the counter punches was perfect against Barzola.
  • His wrestling defense is very good. He has stopped a couple of dangerous takedown attempts against Brazola.
  • However, his takedown defense was not on point against Gomez.
  • Aguilar has a hard time fighting under the strong pressure as seen in the third round against Brazola.
  • His hands are very fast. He is always a punch ahead of his opponents during the exchanges.