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Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinal

April 18

Derek has won 5 in a row with an overall record of 14-3.


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Derek has been athletic all his life, beginning his teenage years as a skateboarder and then transitioning to football and weight lifting when he started high school. At the age of 19 he found a small gym in Lubbock that offered wrestling and boxing and he started training there as he was feeling the desire to compete in solo hand to hand combat. His hard work came to fruition in August of 2007 when Derek had his first amateur fight, eventually amassing a record of 7-1 before turning pro at the age of 20 where he would go 4-0 before dropping a hard fought decision to Diego Brandoa, now the winner of the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter.

Derek kept on working hard after that fight and has now worked his way to a record of 14 wins with only 3 loses. Derek is now fighting in the 8-man Bellator 155 lb tournament which he hopes to win so he can move on to fight for the Bellator 155 lb championship. Derek Campos derives his nickname “The Stallion” from the majestic horses that he so admires for their workability and stamina, and it is these traits that he himself emulates and will use to his advantage as he fights to get to the top of his division.