Welcome to the UFC: Carlos Huachin Quiroz

Carlos Huachin Quiroz UFC 237
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Carlos Huachin Quiroz is set to take on Raoni Barcelos this weekend at UFC 237 in what will be his promotional debut.

The UFC is coming to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 11 in the Jeunesse Arena. The card is full with Rose Namajunas defending her strawweight title against Jessica Andrade. UFC 237 also has legends, rising talent, and three debuts. Raoni Barcelos was originally supposed to take on Said Nurmagomedov in a bantamweight bout. With that said, Nurmagomedov would pull out due to injury and Peruvian Carlos Huachin Quiroz will step in.

Lima, Peru
Pitbull Martial Arts Center
2 Submissions (Triangle, Rear-Naked Choke)

How Does Carlos Huachin Quiroz Fare in the UFC:

I had my doubts when I heard Huachin signed with the UFC, because with all due respect, there aren’t many good Peruvian fighters. Watching footage on Huachin, he’s actually a very good signing from the UFC, especially on short notice. The Peru native is a striker mainly, although he does have two submissions. Huachin has rockets in his hands with huge knockout power in both his right and left. He’s a good striker as a whole as he has a good jab he uses often, he throws often, and has a very nice uppercut in the clinch he throws. He has a few knockdowns/finishes with a head kick so he also throws that as well. Weakness-wise, Huachin has been taken down and doesn’t offer too much off his back. Overall, I think he’s a good signing and it will be interesting to see him fight better competition.

  • Striking: B+
  • Kickboxing: C
  • Clinch: C
  • Wrestling: D
  • Grappling: C
  • Striking Defense: C
  • Takedown Defense: C
  • Cardio: C+
  • Biggest Strength: Knockout power
  • Biggest Weakness: TDD

How Carlos Huachin Quiroz Matches Up with Raoni Barcelos:

Barcelos is dangerous everywhere the fight goes. Striking-wise, Barcelos has a lot of power in his hands and has very good movement and precision. He is able to either light you up landing multiple shots or he can shut the lights out with one punch and his counter-striking is outstanding. Barcelos’ wrestling is outstanding, his level-changes are great along with some awesome ground-and-pound. He takes a risk standing with Hutchin but I think he could use his superior grappling and wrestling. I think Barcelos should win but this could be a banger.