Current Rank
Champion - Welterweight
#1 - Lightweight
#2 - Pound for Pound
172.72 CM / 5'8"
74.752 KG / 165 LBS
67in / 170cm
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BKFC Record 9-1-0 Wins-Losses-Draws

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Watch Fight Stats
Loss AUSTIN TROUT BKFC 57 Hollywood
Feb 02 2024
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Jun 23 2023
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Win Tom Shoaff BKFC 34 HOLLYWOOD
Dec 03 2022
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Win ELVIN BRITO BKFC 26 Brito vs Palomino
Jun 24 2022
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Win Martin Trey Brown KNUCKLEMANIA II
Feb 19 2022
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Win DAT NGUYEN BKFC 22 Lombard vs Hunt
Nov 12 2021
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Win Tyler Goodjohn BKFC 18 Beltran vs Shewmaker
Jun 26 2021
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Win Jim Alers BKFC 14 Palomino vs Alers
Nov 13 2020
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Win Isaac Vallie-Flagg BKFC 11 Vallie-Flagg vs Palomino
Jul 24 2020
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Win ELVIN BRITO BKFC 10 Lombard vs. Mundell
Feb 15 2020
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Fighter Bio



BK Record: 9-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Pro MMA Record: 26-17-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)


Luis 'Baboon' Palomino made BKFC history when he became the organization's first ever double champ, holding belts in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions. The Peruvian striker began his combat sports career as an MMA fighter earning 15 wins by knockout and held a 26-17 professional record from 2006-2019.

Since deciding to take off the gloves at BKFC 10, Palomino has looked superhuman as he sits at the top of the men's pound for pound rankings while holding a 9-0 record. He hasn't taken easy fights on his way up by any means either. We have seen dominant wins over Elvin Brito twice along with Dat Nguyen, James Lilley, Tom Shoaff and a slew of other BKFC headliners. It's safe to say that we are witnessing something truly special in the world of bare-knuckle fighting any time 'Baboon' steps into the Squared Circle.

Growing up rough on the streets of Peru, he gives all his credit to hard work. Ironically what has likely separated Palomino from the rest of the lightweight pack, is his ability to work so smartly. In nearly all of his fights, Palomino throws less than his opponent, while often times landing at a higher percentage and doing the far more damage. Often times, he is putting on a striking clinic with excellent head movement, confusing footwork and lightning speed hands.

Palomino has not only set himself apart in bare-knuckle fighting, but he's also earned some high praise in the past with his fights against UFC legend and future hall of famer Justin Gaethje, along with some impressive showings in promotions like Bellator, World Series of Fighting and Absolute Championship.

On top of having impeccable striking and toughness, Luis Palomino is also a BJJ black belt awarded by Daniel Valverde. 

In Palomino's personal life, you will see him spending free time with family and friends while touring the world alongside his wife and showing off his massive belt collection he's acquired throughout the years. He's also an avid dog lover as seen on his Instagram and despite being a killer in any ring he steps into, he's got a soft spot in his heart for his loved ones.

Look forward to some beautiful violence anytime 'Baboon' sets foot in the Squared Circle!