Gil Castillo

Gil Castillo
Born (1965-10-21) October 21, 1965 (age 51)
Concord, California, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out ofPleasant Hill, California
TeamCesar Gracie Fight Team
RankWhite belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu
Years active1998-2006
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision4
By knockout3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Gil Castillo (given birth to Oct 21, 1965) is a retired American professional combined martial artist that has competed in the UFC, WEC and Ruler from the Cage. Castillo may be the previous Ruler from the Cage Middleweight Superfight Champ.


Castillo excelled in wrestling at Antioch SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and after competing for California Condition School at Long Seaside, he entered the studies for the Olympic group. He proceeded to go 2-2, and had a need to win his 4th match to can get on the squad that trains for the alternative team, but dropped on factors. After learning to be a certified stockbroker, Castillo discovered Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1995, and was educated by Cesar Gracie and Ralph Gracie before they presented him to blended martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Castillo made his professional debut in early 1997 inside a competition. He received his debut via rear-naked choke distribution only 40 mere seconds into the 1st round. He received his next battle after his challenger broke his wrist through the battle, and in the competition final, Castillo encountered veteran Vernon Light and gained via armbar distribution in just 3 minutes. Castillo fought for the Ruler from the Cage Middleweight Superfight Tournament on Apr 29, 2001 against then-champion Joe Hurley. Within a back-and-forth combat, Castillo have scored seven takedowns in the Lion's Den fighter, and gained via unanimous decision. Castillo after that fought potential Strikeforce Welterweight Champ Nate Marquardt for the IFC Welterweight Tournament and gained via unanimous decision before getting invited to contend in the UFC.


At UFC 33 on Sept 28, 2001, Castillo produced his UFC debut, fighting with each other a much-larger Dave Menne for the first-ever UFC Middleweight Tournament. Castillo dropped via unanimous decision and was handed his initial professional loss.After picking right up a unanimous decision make an impression on Chris Brennan at UFC 35, Castillo fought for the UFC Welterweight Tournament against then-champion Matt Hughes at UFC 40 on November 22, 2002. Castillo dropped via doctor stoppage because of a trim received in the initial round.


Castillo then began fighting with each other for the WEC, building his debut for the business on March 27, 2003 at WEC 6 against Chris Williams. Castillo earned via TKO.Castillo fought on, may 21, 2004 in WEC 10 against potential IFL Lightweight Champ Ryan Schultz and shed via TKO. His last appearance for the business was on Oct 14, 2005 at WEC 17 against Steve Ramirez. Castillo earned via TKO. Castillo's fought last on Apr 1, 2006 within an IFC event against current UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger. Castillo dropped via TKO in the initial round.

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown 16 fits 11 wins 5 deficits By knockout 2 3 By distribution 5 0 By decision 4 2 Res. Record Opponent Technique Event Date Circular Time Location Records Reduction 11–5 Jake Ellenberger TKO (punches) IFC Cage Fight 000000002006-04-01-0000April 1, 2006 1 1:30 Sacramento, California, USA Get 11–4 Steve Ramerez TKO (punches) WEC 17 000000002005-10-14-0000October 14, 2005 2 4:01 Lemoore, California, USA Reduction 10–4 Ryan Schultz Decision (bulk) WEC 10 000000002004-05-21-0000May 21, 2004 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, USA Reduction 10–3 Renato Verissimo TKO (part stoppage) Rumble within the Rock and roll 4 000000002003-10-10-0000October 10, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Get 10–2 Chris Williams TKO (part stoppage) WEC 6: Come back of a Story 000000002003-03-27-0000March 27, 2003 1 5:00 Lemoore, California, USA Reduction 9–2 Matt Hughes TKO (slice) UFC 40 000000002002-11-22-0000November 22, 2002 1 5:00 NEVADA, Nevada, USA For UFC Welterweight Tournament Get 9–1 Chris Brennan Decision (unanimous) UFC 35 000000002002-01-11-0000January 11, 2002 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, USA Reduction 8–1 Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) UFC 33 000000002001-09-28-0000September 28, 2001 5 5:00 NEVADA, Nevada, USA For UFC Middleweight Tournament Get 8–0 Nate Marquardt Decision (unanimous) IFC 14 Warriors Problem 14 000000002001-07-18-0000July 18, 2001 5 5:00 California, USA Won IFC Welterweight Tournament Get 7–0 Joe Hurley Decision (unanimous) KOTC 8 - Bombs Away 000000002001-04-29-0000April 29, 2001 3 5:00 Williams, California, USA Won King from the Cage Middleweight Superfight Tournament Gain 6–0 Raymond Mansfield Distribution (omoplata) IFC Warriors Problem 10 000000002000-10-11-0000October 11, 2000 1 N/A Friant, California, USA Gain 5–0 Robert Ferguson Decision (unanimous) IFC Warriors Problem 8 000000002000-06-14-0000June 14, 2000 2 10:00 Friant, California, USA Gain 4–0 Dennis Muehy Distribution (armbar) IFC Warriors Problem 6 000000002000-03-25-0000March 25, 2000 1 1:17 Friant, California, USA Gain 3–0 Aaron Sampson Distribution (armbar) Stockton Brawl 000000001998-09-28-0000Sep 28, 1998 1 1:17 Stockton, California, USA Gain 2–0 Vernon Light Distribution (armbar) Stockton Problem 2 000000001998-01-17-0000January 17, 1998 1 3:00 Stockton, California, USA Won Stockton Problem 2 Tournament Gain 1–0 Allen Fernandez Distribution (rear nude choke) Stockton Problem 2 000000001998-01-17-0000January 17, 1998 1 0:40 Stockton, California, USA