Striving to be the best that you possibly be is a trait that all athletes possess regardless of the sport. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a bull shark of the sunny keys ripping through the opposition with the fierceness of a great white in Bellator MMA. A professional mixed martial artist since May 2019 and representing American Top Team Palm Beach Gardens, Jornel Lugo owns an undefeated 7-0 professional record comprised of four decisions, two submissions, and one knockout. Lugo fought for CES MMA prior to making his promotional debut with Bellator MMA at Bellator 232 in October 2019. He is currently 4-0 under the banner of Bellator MMA, with one finish under in four appearances with the promotion. Lugo has gone to the scorecards four times over the course of his career as a pro-MMA fighter thus far. He has earned a finish in three out of his seven wins with three first-round finishes under his belt.
In his MMA debut at CES MMA 56, he submitted Josh Oxendine in the first round. Lugo also defeated Harris Bonfiglo via TKO in round one at CES MMA 58. Then in his promotional debut with Bellator MMA at Bellator 232, he defeated John Douma via unanimous decision. Lugo defeated Cortavious Romious via a split decision. At Bellator 252, he defeated Schyler Sootho via unanimous decision. Lugo defeated Cass Bell via unanimous decision at Bellator 256.
At Bellator 265. he tapped out Keith Lee in the first round via a rear-naked choke. The win earned Lugo the second submission victory of his professional career. He also picked up victory number four under the banner of Bellator MMA in the process, At just 25 years of age and having yet to taste the bitter sting of defeat in the professional ranks, Lugo is one tidal wave that stikes with the force of a category five hurricane!