One to Watch at UFC 244: Shane Burgos

Shane Burgos (12-1) can slide into the top ten at 145 lbs. with a big win this Saturday at UFC 244. The 12th ranked Featherweight is 5-1 in the UFC but some fight fans might not know the beast born and raised in The Bronx. Here’s a rehash of “Hurricane” Shane’s MMA beginnings!

Shane got a taste for martial arts from Karate in his adolescence. One step led to another and soon enough Burgos found himself walking into Tiger Schulman’s famed fighting club in New York.

“Hurricane” Shane jumped into the amateur scene back in 2009, reeling off five straight wins, including a win over Bellator’s Ricky Bandejas (11-2). Staying close to home was a recipe for success for Burgos. He made the leap to pro in 2013 and more of the same home cookin’ followed him.

Shane Burgos obliterated every opponent on the regional circuit, winning seven consecutive finishes and earning a UFC contract in 2016. Talented boxer Calvin Kattar (20-3) caught Burgos and gave him his only professional loss but “Hurricane” Bounced back like a champ to win his next two in impressive fashion.

Shane Burgos currently holds a 5-1 UFC record and two “Fight of the Night” bonuses. He’s become known for his all-around game, 5 submissions to go with 4 KO’s, making it tough to form a game plan. Shane Burgos returns home to hunt for his 6th UFC win on Saturday, November 2nd versus Makwan Amirkhani (15-3) at UFC 244!

#12 “Hurricane” Shane Burgos | 12-1 | 5’11 145 lbs. | Age 28 | Reach 76” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Monroe, New York

Fighter profile courtesy of Tapology.com > Here

Check out our highlights on fellow UFC 244 fighters…

Darren “The Gorilla” Till > Here

Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque > Here

Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie > Here

Johnny Walker > Here

Julio Arce > Here

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