Gaston Bolanos
Gaston Bolanos

Gaston Bolanos

MMA Fighter
  • 26
  • Lima, Peru
  • September 14, 1992
  • The Dreamkiller

Known for his vicious spinning back elbow, Gaston Bolanos ranks among Bellator’s most exciting, young mixed martial artists.

A native of Lima, Peru, Bolanos began training in Muay Thai (kickboxing) at just 10-years-old. Soon after, he and his father emigrated to Northern California. He then resumed training under the tutelage of Jongsanan Fairtex and Kirian Fitzgibbons.

Fitzgibbons would eventually become Bolanos’ legal guardian when his father moved back to Peru. During this time, the young fighter trained at Combat Sports Academy. It was here that Bolanos became known as “The Dreamkiller” due to his ability to put overconfident students in their place.

His amateur kickboxing career was nothing short of extraordinary, sailing to a record of 23 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. During his amateur career, he represented the United States at the 2008 IFMA World Championship in South Korea.

After a brief but exceptional stint in professional kickboxing, Bolanos moved on to mixed martial arts. He made a splash in his debut at Bellator 172 in the featherweight division – defeating Abner Perez by technical knockout in the closing seconds of round one.

Since then, The Dreamkiller continues to impress – growing from a stand-up fighter in an MMA cage to a well-rounded contender.

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