|Born||May 25, 1983|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Division|| Flyweight (2008-present)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Team||Simpson Go's Cobra Kai|
|Trainer||Simpson Go (jiu-jitsu) Gil Martinez (striking)|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ulysses Gomez (Los Angeles, May 25, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Gomez has mostly fought in PFC and Tachi Palace Fights and is also known for his grappling career.
Gomez was born in Los Angeles, California to two Mexican immigrants.He is the brother of footballer and U.S. national team representative Herculez Gomez. Before his fights, Ulysses has worn the shirt of the club that his brother plays for. This has included the Kansas City Wizards and Puebla FC.
Gomez has been training with Marc Laimon since he was in high school. Gomez' high school wrestling coach was UFC veteran and Nova União black belt Tony DeSouza. In 2004, Gomez helped Laimon found the Cobra Kai Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he trained and taught the children's class. Since Marc Laimons move to Texas in 2010, Gomez is now training under Laimon's 1st Blackbelt and now owner of Cobra Kai, Simpson Go.
Gomez began his career in PFC, in Lemoore, California. Gomez quickly amassed a record of 2–0, both via submission. Gomez then fought Thai Rambaa Somdet and lost via unanimous decision.
In his final fight for the Palace Fights Championship, Gomez defeated David Suarez.
Gomez then joined Tachi Palace Fights and competed in their first event, against Martin Sandoval.
In his second appearance for Tachi Palace Fights, Gomez defeated Chino Nicholas via technical submission (standing guillotine choke), when Nicholas refused to tap and passed out.
Gomez fought Luis Gonzalez for the inaugural Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight Championship at TPF 4: Cinco de Mayhem. Gomez defeated Gonzalez to take the title, but then immediately announced his signing with Bellator, in addition to his move in weight class.The fight was closely fought and Gomez' decision victory over Gonzalez was heavily booed by the crowd.
In May 2010, Gomez signed with Bellator Fighting Championships and moved up a weight class, to compete in their upcoming bantamweight tournament in their third season.
In his opening round fight, at Bellator 27, Gomez faced Travis Reddinger, which Gomez won via split decision. Gomez would have faced Zach Makovsky in the semi-final; however, Gomez had to withdraw with a staph infection.
Gomez made his promotional debut against John Moraga on August 4, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera.He lost the fight via KO in the first round.
Gomez next faced Phil Harris on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald.Gomez lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||9 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||9–5||Abel Cullum||Submission (guillotine choke)||RFA 18: Manzanares vs. Pantoja||September 12, 2014||1||1:29||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Phil Harris||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald||February 16, 2013||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||9–3||John Moraga||KO (elbows and punches)||UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera||August 4, 2012||1||3:46||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||9–2||Cody Gibson||Submission (guillotine choke)||TPF 11: Redemption||December 2, 2011||3||2:36||Lemoore, California, United States||Won TPF Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||8–2||Drew Bittner||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TPF 10: Let The Chips Fall||August 5, 2011||2||1:21||Lemoore, California, United States||Fought at Bantamweight|
|Loss||7–2||Darrell Montague||Decision (unanimous)||TPF 8: All or Nothing||February 18, 2011||5||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Lost TPF Flyweight Championship|
|Win||7–1||Travis Reddinger||Decision (split)||Bellator 27||September 2, 2010||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States||BW Quarterfinal Tournament Bout|
|Win||6–1||Luis Gonzalez||Decision (unanimous)||TPF 4: Cinco de Mayhem||May 5, 2010||5||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Won first-ever TPF Flyweight Championship|
|Win||5–1||Chino Nicolas||Submission (guillotine choke)||TPF 2: Brawl in the Hall||December 3, 2009||1||4:31||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||4–1||Martin Sandoval||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TPF 1: Tachi Palace Fights 1||October 8, 2009||2||0:36||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||3–1||David Suarez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||PFC: Best of Both Worlds||February 6, 2009||1||1:45||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Rambaa Somdet||Decision (unanimous)||PFC 11: All In||November 20, 2008||3||3:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Hector Sandoval||Submission (armbar)||PFC 9: The Return||July 18, 2008||1||0:51||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Greg McDowell||Submission (choke)||PFC 7: Palace Fighting Championship 7||May 20, 2008||1||0:41||Lemoore, California, United States|
Gomez is a highly accomplished grappler, having won multiple awards and competitions. These include being ranked top of his weight class in Grapplers Quest.Gomez also competed in Pancrase. Gomez began as a beginner, entering himself into pro divisions and "began submitting black belts shortly after receiving his blue belt"
Gomez then main evented the opening day of the inaugural UFC Fan Expo in a Grapplers Quest exhibition match against Shooto tournament winner and 40-fight MMA veteran Rumina Sato;a natural featherweight. Gomez was defeated by submission (armbar).
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