Raul Amaya (born February 2, 1986) is an Americanmixed martial artist who competes in Bellator‘s welterweight division. Amaya is a former Art of Fighting Welterweight Champion.
Amaya started his career in 2009. He fought only for the Florida-based organization Art of Fighting.
There he compiled an undefeated record of 9–0 and earned the welterweight title before signing with Bellator.
Amaya made his debut on March 30, 2012 at Bellator 63 against the UFC and Bellator veteran Ben Saunders in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season six welterweight tournament. Amaya had his first defeat via unanimous decision.
Amaya faced Kenny Moss on July 20, 2012 at Bellator 72. He won via TKO in the second round.
Amaya faced José Gomes on January 24, 2013 at Bellator 86 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season eight welterweight tournament. He won via TKO in the very first round.
In the semifinals, Amaya faced Ben Saunders in a rematch. The fight took place on February 21, 2013 at Bellator 90. Amaya lost via knock out in the first round.
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