Kazula Vargas


DQ'd due to illegal knee
February 15, 2020
Vargas lost to Brok Weaver via disqualification (illegal knee) at 4:02 of Round 1 at UFC Rio Rancho on Saturday.
Vargas landed a couple combinations early that eventually led to a takedown, but he spent several minutes attempting to advance position to no avail. He slipped up and allowed Weaver to catch him in a tight guillotine, but was ultimately able to escape. While still in top position and looking for ground-and-pound, Vargas launched a heavy knee while Weaver was still downed, and Weaver went out. The referee had no choice but to rule this a disqualification, as Weaver was unfit to continue after taking the illegal shot.
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Fighting at UFC Rio Rancho
January 6, 2020
Vargas will face Brok Weaver (undisclosed) in a lightweight bout at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Vargas was unsuccessful in his UFC debut as he lost to Alex Da Silva via unanimous decision at UFC Uruguay in August. Vargas struggled to keep the fight off the floor during the matchup, but he demonstrated his striking talent and power. Weaver withdrew from his scheduled UFC debut at UFC Tampa in October for undisclosed reasons, but the striking specialist will look to make his debut in February after showcasing his boxing ability at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series in August. Weaver has a height advantage over Vargas.
Shows some inexperience
August 10, 2019
Vargas lost to Alex Da Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday.
On the feet, Vargas seemed to have the advantage. He outlanded Da Silva 13 to seven in terms of significant strikes at distance. However, he simply could not keep this fight off the floor. He recklessly rushed into takedowns and ended up on the mat. Once there, he had very little success getting back to his feet. He clearly has striking talent and power. Vargas will need to learn the overall MMA to keep a spot in the UFC going forward.
Making UFC debut
July 30, 2019
Vargas (11-2-0) was added Monday to the Aug. 10 card for UFC Uruguay after Rafael Fiziev (undisclosed) withdrew and will take on Alex da Silva (20-2-0) in a lightweight fight in his promotional debut, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Vargas, 33, will be entering the Octagon with little in the way of recent experience, as his last fight came back in May 2018 as a member of the Iowa-based Caged Aggression MMA promotion. That fight was perhaps the most notable of Vargas' MMA career, however, as he scored an 18-second knockout win over former UFC veteran Mike De La Torre. Both Vargas and Da Silva will be seeking their first Octagon wins in Montevideo.