Juan Archuleta, nicknamed “The Spaniard”, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from the United States of America. He fights for Bellator MMA and is a former Bantamweight Champion. He also used to fight in the World Series of Fighting, Gladiator Challenge, and King of the Cage.

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Juan Archuleta was born on September 13, 1987, in Hesperia, California in the United States. He stands 170 cm and has a long reach of 175 cm. His weight was last listed at 61 kg and he has fought in the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, and Light Welterweight categories.

Height / weight 1.7 m / 61 kg
Born 13 Sep 1987
Nationality United States United States
Style Wrestling
Nickname The Spaniard

Trained in Boxing and Wrestling, he is a part of The Treigning Lab and the Cobra Kai Victorville teams. He is of Spanish and Mexican descent and he wrestled in high school and college.


He turned pro in August 2013, fighting for BAMMA USA against David Duran. He won that fight and he followed it with a streak of four more wins. He had his first loss in March 2015. It was against Andres Ponce. In June 2016, he started fighting for King of the Cage. His first KOTC fight was against Chris Tickle. Archuleta won that bout via TKO.

In March 2018, he started fighting for Bellator MMA. His first opponent in Bellator was William Joplin. After that fight, he had a string of four more wins, including fights against Robbie Peralta and Jeremy Spoon. His first loss was against Patricio Freire in September 2019.

In May 2021, he lost to Sergio Pettis and in April 2022, he lost to Raufeon Stots. He redeemed himself in October 2022 after he won against Enrique Barzola and in December 2022 when he won against Soo Chul Kim.

Career Record

Total - 31

  • Wins - 27
  • By knockout - 11
  • By submission - 1
  • By decision - 15

  • Losses - 4
  • By knockout - 1
  • By submission - 1
  • By decision - 2

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