Derek Campos Biography
The former titleholder of The King of the Cage, Welterweight Champion, born Francisco Derek Campos is an American martial artist. He is known by the nickname of The Stallion. We can see Campos this season competing in Bellator’s lightweight division.
Derek is married to his longtime girlfriend, his wife is Elizabeth Boesch. The couple has a son together.
Derek Campos Early life and Education
Campos was born in Lubbock, Texas, the United States on 1st April 1988. He grew up in Lubbock. During Derek’s high school time, he played football.
Later on, he began to show interest in boxing and martial arts. Determined to make a career out of it, Derek began to train professionally in boxing and martial arts.
Derek Campos MMA Career
Derek Campos early career began as he was training himself in martial arts. In 2009, he used to do small fights and he also went to do few promotion matches too. He strictly fought for Louisiana and Texas-based promotions.
Instagram: Derek in an MMA fight;
After Derek scored a win of 9-2 in his promotion matches he was signed in by the Bellator MMA.
In his debut match at the Bellator MAA, Campos faced his opponent, Rich Clementi on 25th May 2012. Campos lost his first match.
Then at Bellator 96, he was put up against, Brandon Girtz. Derek ended up winning the match by unanimous vote. He was applauded for his guillotine choke. About was scheduled against Martin Stapleton at Bellator 107, Derek won the fight.
Instagram: Derek training at the gym;
A rematch was scheduled between him and his former opponent Brandon Gritz for the quarterfinal match of Bellator Lightweight Tournament on 21st March 2014, at Bellator 113. But his adversary was changed to Tim Welsh, Derek was announced as the victor in the match.
However, in the semi-final of the Lightweight Tournament, he faced Patricky Freire and lost to him. Campos lost the fight by TKO.
At Bellator 126, Derek won the fight in just 13 seconds. However on 19th June 138 he was put up against former Bellator Lightweight Champion, Michael Chandler. Campos lost the match.
Youtube: Derek Vs Girtz;
Campos and Girtz were rematched against each other on 20th November 2015 at Bellator 146 which he lost.
Derek Campos’s recent match was a rematch between him and Patricky Freire on 16th February 2018. History repeated itself, Derek again lost the fight to Freire by TKO in round one.
Derek Campos Dating, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Affairs
Derek is married to his longtime girlfriend turned wife, Elizabeth Boesch. The couple has a son together, Riley Campos. Like to her husband, Elizabeth is also into fitness.
Instagram: Derek with his family;
Derek and I are each so blessed with incredible families! We are always surrounded with laughter, faith, and positivity. I couldn’t be more thankful for our rock solid support systems. The quality time we got to spend with Derek’s family this last week and weekend was just what I needed. I am truly the luckiest girl alive. ??
She and her husband seem to work out together. She also likes to cook healthy food. They both have a very healthy lifestyle.
Their son was suffering from some sort of illness or condition after his birth, but we are happy to report that he is in fine health now and enjoys time with his mom and dad.
Derek Campos Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Derek gets the salary of $19,200 USD per fight by the Bellator. Though his exact or speculative net worth has not been disclosed yet, the fighter, as announced by the California State Athletic Commission get a win bonus of $15,000 USD.
Twitter: Derek’s sponsorship;
— J.J. Grube (@JJGrube12) September 8, 2016
He is sponsored by the PowerhouseLBk. Derek is enjoying a modest lifestyle with his family as seen on his wife’s Instagram page.