Abel Trujillo (born July 18, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing as a lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Trujillo lost by knockout against future World Extreme Cagefighting competitor Zachary Micklewright in his amateur debut, on July 22, 2006. Almost three years later, he rebounded and won his next amateur bout by submission in just 54 seconds.
Trujillo made his professional MMA debut in 2009, losing via armbar to Ted Wothington. He went 5-3 in his next eight fights, before winning four straight over Lucas Gwaltney, Andre Garcia, James Edson Berto and Frank Carrillo in less than a year.
In the summer of 2012, Trujillo was signed by the UFC on the strength of a four-fight win streak.He was expected to make his promotional debut on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151 against Tim Means. However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Trujillo/Means was rescheduled for UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz on December 8, 2012. Then on the day of the weigh in for the event, Means was forced out of the bout after sustaining a head injury caused by a fall in a hotel sauna and was replaced by Marcus LeVesseur. Trujillo was successful in his debut, defeating LeVesseur via TKO (knees to the body) at 3:56 of the second round. In the fight, he successfully connected on 57 of his 75 significant strikes and also defended eight of his opponent's ten takedown attempts.
Trujillo faced Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Trujillo is expected to face Roger Bowling on August 28, 2013 at UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2.