Over the course of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series first six installments, there have been numerous LFA alumni that have gone on to hit a big-league goldmine of success. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a jaguar of electric sparks ready to give flyweights a jolt of reality as he journeys into the prime position of a seasoned prospect of poise. A professional mixed martial artist since December 2017 and representing Peak Performance Watauga, Victor Altamirano owns an 11-2 record through 13 fights comprised of five decisions, four submissions, and two knockouts. Altamirano secured his contract from the UFC during week one of season five of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2021. He fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance prior to debuting with the UFC at UFC on ESPN Plus 60 in February 2022. Altamirano has finished six out of his 11 victories during his time in the professional ranks. He is 1-1 with the UFC with one finish under his belt for the organization with a time of three minutes and 39 seconds.
In his MMA debut at LFA 28, he submitted Jesus Martinez via heel hook in the first round. Altamirano also tapped out Chris Salinas in round one via armbar at LFA 33. Then at LFA 40, he defeated Osiris Ayala via unanimous decision. Altamirano submitted Roberto Rodriguez in round two via brabo choke at LFA 55. He defeated Marquis Smith via TKO in the first round at LFA 62. At LFA 73 Altamirano defeated Joao Antonio Camillo Neto via unanimous decision. He defeated Chris Ocon via a split decision at LFA 83. Altamirano submitted Loyd Mckinney in the second round at LFA 95 via triangle choke. He defeated Nate Smith via unanimous decision in the main event of LFA 100. Altamirano defeated Carlos Candelario via a split decision on the opening episode of DWTNCS season five to earn a UFC contract.
In his second fight with the UFC on the preliminary card of UFC 278, Altamirano defeated Daniel Lacerda via TKO in round one. The victory earned Altamirano the second knockout win of his professional career. He also picked up his first win under the UFC banner in the process. At 11-2, Altamirano is a prospect whose prideful spirit can never be broken even through the tough times!