Across The Pond Profile: UFC fighter Waldo-Cortes Acosta

There have been numerous LFA alumni that have punched their tickets to the big league thanks to Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series throughout their run of six seasons. In today’s episode of¬†Across The Pond,¬†you will meet the newest alumni turned UFC signee ready to bring the boom at heavyweight. A professional mixed martial artist since May 2018 and representing¬†Ultimate Kombat Fitness, Waldo-Cortes Acosta¬†owns an undefeated 7-0 professional record comprised of four knockouts, one submission, and two decisions. Acosta earned his contract from the UFC on week two during the sixth season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2022. He has finished five out of his seven victories during his time in the professional ranks. Acosta has fought for various promotions over the course of his journey as a pro-MMA fighter including Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Alliance.

In his MMA debut at Iron Boy MMA 11, he faced Odell Pantin and went on to knock him out in the second round. Acosta tapped out Edison Lopes in round one via kimura at RUF MMA 42 road to one Summer showdown. He defeated Jordan Powell via unanimous decision at RUF MMA 43. Then in his lone appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 271, Acosta defeated Muhamed DeReese via unanimous decision. He defeated Derrick Weaver via TKO in the second round in his promotional debut with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 124. In the main event of LFA 129, Acosta defeated Thomas Petersen via TKO in round three to become the LFA Heavyweight champion.

At DWTNCS week two of season six, he defeated Danillo Suzart via TKO in the first round. The victory earned Acosta the fourth knockout win of his professional career. He also picked up a contract from the UFC in the process and extended his unbeaten streak to seven to kick off his career. This mountain of a prospect may carry a big bat, but he swings for the fences even harder!

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