Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Chase “El Guero” Gibson.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 5, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
The fifth episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Chase Gibson
NICKNAME: Chase “El Guero” Gibson
WEIGHT CLASS: Lightweight
AGE: 30 years old – 2/7/90
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10, 155
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, CA
FIGHTING OUT OF: Los Angeles, CA
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Chad George / Savant Young
STRENGTHS: Dangerous on the feet and ground
TRAINING: Team practice in the morning, and then strength and conditioning at night
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 9-4
Thoughts on opponent, Tucker Lutz? No thoughts really, it doesn’t matter.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started really training to fight after I saw my twin brother Cooper Gibson become successful and focused, doing really good in life with fighting. We had both struggled for years, in and out of jail and rehab and trouble. So to see him sober and successful with fighting gave me hope and God gave me the faith to pursue it as well.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am a former two-time CXF featherweight champion (LA-based promotion). Brown belt in jiu-jitsu
Do you have any heroes? The Apostle Paul
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean a lot; it would mean everything at this point in my life, professionally.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Nothing really
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5-0 undefeated amateur in MMA
Favorite grappling technique: All chokes
Favorite Striking technique: Power
Facebook account: Chase Gibson
Instagram account: chasegibson_145
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2014
Four wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, Brabo choke)
Seven first-round finishes
Has won three of his last four and two in a row
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.