Fighting out of Tampa, Florida, United States, Billy Quarantillo, 31, was one of the winners at “UFC on ESPN 9.” It was his third victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Quarantillo was born in Ransomville, New York, USA on December 8, 1988. He made his professional MMA debut in 2013.
“UFC on ESPN 9” marked Quarantillo’s second outing in the UFC. In his promotional debut at “UFC on ESPN 7” at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., USA on December 7, 2019, he submitted Jacob “The Killer” Kilburn, 24, of Woodlawn, Tennessee, USA via triangle choke.
Billy Quarantillo vs Spike Carlyle
Featuring 11 professional mixed martial arts matches, “UFC on ESPN 9” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on May 30, 2020. In the ninth bout of the evening, Quarantillo fought Spike “The Alpha Ginger” Carlyle, 28, of San Diego, California, USA at a catch weight of 150lbs.
Mark Smith served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges, who all scored it 29-28.
In the end, Smith raised the hand of Quarantillo. The Tampa native was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
“I knew that I beat him up more than he beat me up,” Quarantillo said of Carlyle. “I almost finished him a couple times. He never really came close to finishing me.”
Winning at “UFC on ESPN 9” improved Quarantillo’s professional MMA record to 14 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Carlyle now has 9 wins and 2 losses.
“UFC on ESPN 9”
Brazil, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Peru and the U.S. were represented at “UFC on ESPN 9,” which took place amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Royval and Elliott were two of the 27 fighters who represented the U.S.
In the co-main event of the evening, Augusto Sakai, 29, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil defeated Blagoy “Baga” Ivanov (Благой Иванов), 33, of Sofia, Bulgaria via split decision in the heavyweight division. In the main event, Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 33, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil defeated Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri in the welterweight division via unanimous decision.